Danh Vo Wins 2012 Hugo Boss Prize

Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vo has won this year’s Hugo Boss Prize, which includes $100,000 in cash as well as a solo exhibition in 2013 at the Guggenheim, which administers the biannual prize. Vo, who is represented by Marian Goodman Gallery in New York, had a solo show in New York at Artists Space in 2010 – the only solo show of his career in the Big Apple. That being said, Vo has contributed to an impressive roster of exhibitions across the globe, including the New Museum and Yokohama triennales (in 2012 and in 2008, respectively).

Founded in 1996, the Hugo Boss Prize was established as a forum for recognizing achievement in contemporary art. The six-person jury, headed by the Guggenheim’s chief curator and deputy director, Nancy Spector, selected Vo over an impressive roster of five other artists, including Rashid Johnson, who showed at Hauser & Wirth in New York earlier this year; Trisha Donnelly, who curated the current Artist’s Choice show at MoMA; Monika Sosnowska, whose Fir Tree (2012) is currently on view in Central Park as part of a show sponsored by the Public Art Fund; Tris Vonna-Michell, who showed at Metro Pictures last year; and Qiu Zhijie, who’s represented in New York by Chambers Fine Art.

Installation view of Danh Vo’s “Autoerotic Asphyxiation” exhibition at Artists Space, 2010 (via GalleristNY)


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