ART HK 12: Hong Kong artist Lee Kit wins ART FUTURES prize


The 2012 ART FUTURES award was awarded to Hong Kong artist Lee Kit for his project Something in My Hands. The prize is given to an emerging artist represented by a young gallery.

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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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Australian art school graduate pockets 35,000 dollars with ‘science fiction prop’ sculpture


Lachlan Petras was awarded the AUD35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize at the 2012 “Hatched” National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

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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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North African-born curator Abdellah Karroum to direct International Contemporary Art Prize


The Prince Pierre Foundation has brought on Moroccan-born curator Abdellah Karroum as an Artistic Director for their triennial International Contemporary Art Prize.

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Curiosity bags Indian artist Navin Thomas 2011 ŠKODA Prize


The ŠKODA Prize is fast becoming the most prestigious contemporary art award in the Indian visual art scene, featuring the work of younger artists across the country.

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Indian art collective WALA wins FICA Public Art Grant 2011 with performance art


Early in February 2012, FICA announced that New Delhi-based art collective WALA had been awarded their 2011 Public Art Grant for their performance-based project Kachra Seth’s Observatory.

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Taipei Arts Awards 2011 win for mechanical installation artist Han-chih Liu


A focus on machines and narrative drive has bagged Taiwanese artist Han-chih Liu (劉瀚之) the Grand Prize in the coveted Taipei Arts Awards for 2011.

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