Announcement of Award Winner
‘Han Nefkens Foundation - BACC Award for Contemporary Art’ in Asia
The Han Nefkens Foundation and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) are pleased to announce today (10 January 2013) the winner of their first Award for Contemporary Art in Asia. This bi-annual award seeks to encourage artists in Asia under the age of 40 who already have a solid body of work but have not yet been shown in major institutions. The bi-annual award consists of 15,000 US dollars: 3,000 for artist’s fee and 12,000 towards the production of a new work as well as a residency and an exhibition in the city of Bangkok. The international jury has unanimously chosen the Chinese artist Mr. Zhou Tao.
In his multi-layered work, Zhou Tao born in 1976 and living in Guangzhou shows great curiosity for his environment. Through the clever use of the right medium he is able to contrast and investigate different spheres such as urban and rural, public and private spaces as well as the history of art itself. The jury has observed growth and maturity in his work so far. Most of all, he is an artist who is in the process of finding his own voice in an original and sophisticated way. Because of the deep involvement with his surroundings, the jury is convinced that his residency in Bangkok will be most beneficial both for him and the city.
Mr. Han Nefkens (President of Jury), Founder of Han Nefkens Foundation
Ms. Hilde Teerlinck, Director of Han Nefkens Foundation / Director of FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais
Ms. Luckana Kunavichayanont, Director of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Ms. Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator at Museum of Comtemporary Art, Tokyo
Mr. Feng Boyi, Independent, Art Critic (China)
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