ASIA ART PRIZE WINNERS
Five artists from across the Asian region have been named as winners in the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011, announced at an award ceremony held at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) on 17 November 2011.
Filipino artist Rodel Tapaya was awarded the Grand Prize, worth SGD45,000, for his acrylic on canvas, Baston ni Kabunian, Bilang Pero di Mabilang (Cane of Kabunian, numbered but cannot be counted), a painting which was completed by the artist in 2010. Tapaya’s artwork was selected as the winning entry from fifteen artworks shortlisted from the 130 nominations received from 24 countries and territories across Asia Pacific.
Four other artists were also presented with awards. A Jurors’ Choice Award, worth SGD10,000, went to Daniel Crooks from Australia for Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement), Sheba Chhachhi from India for The Water Diviner and Aida Makoto from Japan for Ash Color Mountains. The Peoples’ Choice Award, worth SGD10,000, went to Michael Lee from Singapore for his artwork Second-Hand City.
The fifteen shortlisted artworks can be viewed at the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011 Finalists Exhibition from now until 4 March 2012 at the Singapore Art Museum.
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