Hugo Boss Prize

(prize, since 1996-present)

The biennial HUGO BOSS PRIZE is administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and is juried by a distinguished international panel of museum directors, curators, and critics. According to the HUGO BOSS PRIZE criteria, the award is given to an artist whose work represents a significant development in contemporary art. The prize sets no restrictions in terms of age, gender, race, nationality, or media, and the nominations may include young, emerging artists as well as established individuals whose public recognition may be long overdue. The prize carries with it an award of $50,000.
"It has been over a decade since the Guggenheim entered into this collaboration with HUGO BOSS to administer the prize that bears its name," said Lisa Dennison. "Since its inception, the HUGO BOSS PRIZE has become one of the premier juried prizes of the contemporary art world. Perhaps its greatest reward is giving the Guggenheim the opportunity to identify, exhibit, collect, and honor the work of extraordinarily talented artists who are actively redefining cultural and intellectual boundaries around the world."

Since the inception in 1996 of the biennial HUGO BOSS PRIZE five artists have been awarded the prize, including: American artist Matthew Barney (1996); Scottish artist Douglas Gordon (1998); Slovenian artist Marjetica Potr? (2000); French artist Pierre Huyghe (2002); and Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004). The list of finalists in previous years includes: Laurie Anderson, Janine Antoni, Stan Douglas, Cai Guo Qiang, and Yasumasa Morimura in 1996; Huang Yong Ping, William Kentridge, Lee Bul, Pipilotti Rist, and Lorna Simpson in 1998; Vito Acconci, Maurizio Cattelan, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Tom Friedman, Barry Le Va, and Tunga in 2000; Francis Alÿs, Olafur Eliasson, Hachiya Kazuhiko, Koo Jeong-a, and Anri Sala in 2002; and Franz Ackermann, Rivane Neuenschwander, Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij, Simon Starling, and Yang Fudong in 2004.

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