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The short list of nominees for the Hugo Boss Prize was announced last week and includes Paul Chan, Sheela Gowda, Camille Henrot, Hassan Khan, and Charline von Heyl. This year brings the 10th inauguration of the biennial award, which is given in coalition with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Former winners have included Rirkrit Tiravanija in 2004 and Douglas Gordon in 1998. The prize includes a stipend of $100,000 and a solo exhibition at the museum.
Two of this year’s nominees already have works in the museum’s permanent collection. Chan, who was born in Hong Kong in 1973 and is now a denizen of New York, has his 2007 animation installation 6th light in the collection. Simultaneously a political activist and artist, Chan is best known for his animated films and font works. He has been the subject of many national and international solo exhibitions and the recipient of a number of awards including the National Endowment for the Arts Development Fellowship in 2001 and the Rockefeller Foundation New Media Arts Fellowship in 2003.
Gowda also has her photographic series Loss from 2008 in the museum’s permanent collection. Born in 1957 in Bhadravati, Karnataka, India, the artist now resides in Bangalore. Formerly a painter, Gowda’s current practice incorporates sculpture, installation and photography dealing with Middle Eastern politics. She has been featured in a number of national and international solo exhibitions including shows at Serpentine Gallery in London and Bose Pacia Gallery in New York.
The subject of a solo show at the New Museum last spring, Henrot was born in 1978 and lives and works in New York. Her practice incorporates a diverse range of media including sculpture, drawing, photography, and film, blurring the hierarchies common to art history, and dealing most recently with ideas of the “other” and “elsewhere.” She was the recipient of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship in Washington, DC in 2013.
Born in 1975, Khan lives and works in Egypt, where his practice involves sculpture, light and sound installations, film, animation, and performance. He has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions and has lectured and performed across the globe.
Finally, abstract painter on Heyl was born in Germany in 1960, and is represented by Petzel Gallery in New York. The wife of renowned American artist Christopher Wool, Heyl has been the subject of many of her own solo and group exhibitions including the traveling show “Now or Else,” which was shown at Tate Liverpool and Kunsthalle Nurnberg, Germany, as well as shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
This year’s winner will be announced on Thursday, November 20 in a ceremony at the Guggenheim in New York.