Vietnam-born artist Danh Vo wins ninth Hugo Boss Prize


On 1 November 2012 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation announced artist Danh Vo as the ninth winner of the Hugo Boss Prize. The artist was born in Vietnam and grew up in Denmark.

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First Syrian artist among 5 Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2013 recipients


The Abraaj Capital Art Prize (ACAP) announced the five winning artists for its fifth edition on 27 August 2012. Among them is first time Syrian winner, artist Hrair Sarkissian.

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Ai Weiwei wins White Box award for “defending human rights against oppression”


During a benefit for New York non-profit art space White Box on 25 April 2012, dissident artist Ai Weiwei was awarded the first Richard J. Massey Award for Arts and Humanity.

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Bangladeshi artists win Dhaka Art Summit 2012 awards for exposing social ills


Closing out the inaugural Dhaka Art Summit, which ran from 12 to 15 April 2012, the Samdani Art Awards were given to Bangladeshi artists Khaled Hasan and Musrat Reazi.

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ART HK 11 Hong Kong art fair: Chinese artist Gao Weigang wins 2011 ART FUTURES award


We look 2011’s ART FUTURES award winner Gao Weigang. The ART FUTURES award, worth US$25,000, is presented to one emerging artist by ART HK each year.

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First time for Afghanistani, Kyrgyz and Iraqi artists in Sovereign Asian Art Prize finalist line-up


Thirty finalists have been chosen from over four hundred nominees from all over Asia Pacific for the 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize. For the first time ever the list includes works from Afghanistan, Kyrgyztan and Iraq. In another first, the Sovereign Art Foundation will hold a major fundraising event in Singapore, selecting twenty of the best works by Singaporean artists to be sold at a special auction dinner. Art Radar lists five of the finalists.

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Korean Canadian artist Tim Lee takes Canada's premier art award – Globe and Mail


ART PRIZE CANADA PHOTOGRAPHY The Sobey Art Award is Canada’s leading visual-art prize and its aim is to throw a spotlight every year on the work of one of this country’s most promising emerging artists. So when the announcement was … Continue reading