Prudential Eye Awards for Contemporary Asian Artists Announced

A new international contemporary art award, the Prudential Eye Awards, to recognize emerging talent from Asia has been announced.

Shortlisted artists from over 30 countries from five artistic disciplines (photography, painting, sculpture, installation and digital/video) will feature in an exhibition at Singapore’s Suntec City running January 16 to February 5, 2014.

The winners of each of the five categories will be announced at an awards ceremony on January 18, along with an overall winner, who will go on to be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London, in the summer of 2014.

The Prudential Eye Awards are founded by the Global Eye Programme, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging artists, established by Parallel Contemporary Art in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery. Prudential is the title sponsor of the new awards, having previously supported Indonesian Eye (2011) and Hong Kong Eye (2013) exhibitions that were organized by the Global Eye Programme, and which are collectively known as “Asian Eye.”

Artists will be nominated by a group of experts in the field of Asian art and judged by an independent panel featuring Serenella Ciclitira, founder, Parallel Contemporary Art; Nigel Hurst, CEO, Saatchi Gallery; Tsong-Zung Chang, co-founder, Asia Art Archive; Sir David Green, former director-general, British Council; Nick Mitzevich, director, Art Gallery of Southern Australia; Lee Young Hye, creative director, Gwangju Design Biennale; AndreŃ— Erofeev, independent curator and critic; and Tan Boon Hui, group director, Programmes Group, National Heritage Board of Singapore.

The winner of each category will be awarded a prize of US$20,000 and the overall winner will receive a further US$30,000.

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