NEWS: GUAN Xiao as shortlisted artist for 2015 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award

Antenna Space is pleased to announce that GUAN Xiao is nominated as as shortlisted artist for 2015 HUGO BOSS ASIA ART Award. 

As part of the HUGO BOSS arts programme, the biannual Award aims to honour emerging contemporary artists who are in the early stages of their artistic creation and exhibition practices. The six artists selected in recognition of their artistic practice are: Guan Xiao (China), Huang Po-Chih (Taiwan), Moe Satt (Myanmar), Maria Taniguchi (Philippines), Vandy Rattana (Cambodia), and Yang Xinguang (China). All were selected to participate in the upcoming HUGO BOSS ASIA ART group exhibition, conceived and curated by RAM. The exhibition will be shown from 30 October 2015 to 3 January 2016, with newly commissioned artworks to be created and unveiled specifically for the Award. The winner of the Award will be announced in November, and be chosen based on the exhibition, receiving a stipend of ¥300,000 to further develop the artist’s practice. 

From left to right: HUGO BOSS President & CEO, Asia Pacific, Gareth David Incledon; Larys Frogier, Maria Taniguchi, GUAN Xiao and YANG Xinguang (Photo Credit: Artron) 

As a defining component of each edition of HUGO BOSS ASIA ART, a jury is in charge of nominating and selecting the shortlisted artists and the final winner. In 2015, the jury comprises a strong mix of independent and institutional members who have a deep knowledge on artists or projects in Asia. Their insights into the development of the contemporary art scene in Asia today, and their clear visions of the challenges and opportunities of the future, will stimulate a strong contribution to the evolution of contemporary art in Asia, through the Award.

GUAN Xiao (left) was introducing her creations (The Documentary: Geocentric Puncture; the installation was presented at both "Surround Audience", New Museum Triennale, New York (2015) and Accidental Message- Art is not a system, not a world, Oct Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, OCAT, Shenzhen (2012).) 


GUAN Xiao was born 1983 in Chongqing, China. She now lives and works in Beijing. GUAN Xiao works with multiple media including video and sculpture. She received her BA in Directing at the Communication University of China in 2006 and is known for juxtaposing the past and future, primitive and classical, crude and high-tech and combining the various elements into a distinct and unique formal aesthetic. She practices from the standpoint that the internet’s openness provides a kind of flat surface on which to work, with a lack of hierarchy in the contemporary visual world. 

Her recent and upcoming exhibitions include: "La Vie Moderne", the 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015); "Surround Audience", New Museum Triennale, New York (2015); "Performance and Imaginations: Photography from China 1911-2014", Museum Stavanger, Norway (2014); Don't You Know Who I Am? Art After Identity Politics, Muhka, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium (2014); Die 8 der Wege - Kunst in Beijing, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany (2014); Accidental Message- Art is not a system, not a world, Oct Contemporary Art Terminal of He Xiangning Art Museum, OCAT, Shenzhen (2012) and so forth. 


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