Liverpool FACT and Biennial Exhibitors up for Major Art Prize

c. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
c. Apichatpong Weerasethakul

More evidence that exhibiting in Liverpool is a good career move. The six shortlisted artists for the 2010 Guggenheim Hugo Boss Prize includes Apichatpong Weerasethakul whose ‘Primitive‘ exhibition is currently on at FACT, he also exhibited in 2006 Biennial. Another is Cao Fei who is taking part in FACT’s forthcoming ‘Space Invaders’ show also Walid Raad was in FACT in 2005 and Roman Ondak was in the Biennial in 2008.

Established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art, this biennial award is administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and juried by a distinguished international panel of museum directors, curators, and critics. The following artists are finalists for the eighth presentation of the prize:
• Cao Fei (b. 1978, Guangzhou, China) — video, installation, performance, photography, and online projects.

• Hans-Peter Feldmann (b. 1941, Düsseldorf) — sculpture, installation, photography, and artists’ books.

• Natascha Sadr Haghighian — sculpture, installation, performance, video, photography, sound, and online projects.

• Roman Ondák (b. 1966, Žilina, Czechoslovakia) — performance, installation, photography, drawing, and sculpture.

• Walid Raad (b. 1967, Chbanieh, Lebanon) — photography, video, mixed media, essays, and lectures.

• Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970, Bangkok) — film and installation.
“The Hugo Boss Prize is internationally recognized as one of contemporary art’s most prestigious accolades,” said Armstrong. “In line with the Guggenheim’s commitment to supporting the most innovative and compelling art of our time, the prize is an opportunity for us to honor artists around the world who are redefining the parameters of creative production. We are delighted to have this opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the six short-listed artists.”

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