Danh Vo Wins 2012 Hugo Boss Prize

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By Stephanie Murg Comment


An installation view of “Danh Vo: Uterus,” an exhibition on view through December 16 at the University of Chicago’s Renaissance Society gallery. (Photo: The Renaissance Society)

hugobossprize.jpgThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Hugo Boss announced that Vietnam-born, Berlin-based artist Danh Vo is the winner of the 2012 Hugo Boss Prize. He will receive $100,000 (plus a a terrific tetrahedral trophy, at right), and an exhibition of his work will be on view at the Guggenheim Museum next sping. Other artists shortlisted for this, the ninth Hugo Boss Prize were Trisha Donnelly, Rashid Johnson, Qiu Zhijie, Monika Sosnowska, and Tris Vonna-Michell. Established in 1996, the biennial award “is conferred upon artists whose work represents a significant development in contemporary art,” according to Hugo Boss and the Guggenheim. Past winners include Hans-Peter Feldmann, Emily Jacir, and Matthew Barney.