Saigon-based artist Bui Cong Khanh, whose artwork is currently on display at the 5th Singapore Biennale, has also been shortlisted for the 11th Benesse Prize in Japan.
Organised by Benesse, in conjunction with Singapore Biennale 2016 (SB2016) and its main organiser SAM, the 11th edition of the Benesse Prize will award an outstanding SB2016 artist whose art practice embodies an experimental and critical spirit, and for his/her potential to develop a reflection around the theme of “Benesse” (Well-Being). This will be the first time that the Benesse Prize, awarded at the Venice Biennale for the last ten editions, is presented in Asia.
The winning artist will be chosen from the short-list by Benesse Holdings and Fukutake Foundation. The winning artist will receive a commission to create a work to be exhibited at Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan, and a cash prize of JPY 3,000,000 from Benesse.
Five artists shortlisted for the 11th Benesse Prize (in alphabetical order) include:
Martha Atienza, Philippines/ Netherlands
Bui Cong Khanh, Vietnam
Ade Darmawan, Indonesia
Qiu Zhijie, China
Pannaphan Yodmanee, Thailand
The winner will be announced during Singapore Art Week in January 2017 at Singapore Art Museum.