K11 Art Foundation announces the launch of K11 Artist Prize, which aims to propel emerging Asian Artists to international prominence and elevate the next generation of creative talents by providing a significant platform for recognition and advancement. The K11 Artist Prize presents a unique opportunity for the selected artist to participate in an exhibition by the K11 Art Foundation. The selected artist will be revealed at a gala ceremony during the opening of the K11 Art Foundation’s flagship exhibition in Hong Kong in March 2024, coinciding with Art Basel Hong Kong.
The creation of the K11 Artist Prize has been spearheaded by the K11 Art Foundation International Council. Dr. Adrian Cheng, Founder of the K11 Art Foundation, unveiled the formation of this Council in September 2023. Under the leadership of Dr. Alia Al-Senussi, the K11 Artist Prize is a pivotal step in the Foundation’s commitment to supporting emerging Asian artists. The awarded artist will not only gain critical exposure through an exhibition but will also receive mentorship from members of the K11 Art Foundation International Council including Chairperson Alia Al-Senussi and Founding Members A4 Arts Foundation, Basma Al Sulaiman, Sarah Arison, Eugenio Re Rebaudengo and Olga Re Rebaudengo, and Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.
In addition, the K11 Artist Prize presents a range of other opportunities that facilitate the selected artist’s professional development, including but are not limited to participation in:
–One of the exhibitions by the K11 Art Foundation in 2024–2026
–A two-month residency opportunity at the K11 art village in Wuhan, China in 2024–2026
–A day at Art Basel Hong Kong 2024, hosted by the K11 Art Foundation International Council’s chairperson Dr. Alia Al-Senussi, together with the K11 Art Foundation
–Global interaction and bespoke mentoring sessions with prominent members of the K11 Art Foundation International Council in 2024–2025
–One K11 MASTERCLASS in 2024–2025 (an online cultural academic programme run by K11, with average views over 10k in the WeChat communities)
–K11 Artist Prize alumni network
Applications for the K11 Artist Prize are open from December 1, 2023–February 7, 2024.
–Asian or ethnic Asian artists, with no restriction on the current place of residence or work
–Individuals or artist collectives
–Open to all ages and art practices
–Have been active in the art industry within the past 5–10 years
Interested artists should submit their applications to the K11 Art Foundation at artistprize [at] k11artfoundation.org.
For details, please visit K11 Art Foundation’s website.
About K11 Art Foundation
Founded by Dr. Adrian Cheng in 2010, the K11 Art Foundation is a non-profit organisation in Hong Kong dedicated to nurturing emerging Asian artists on the international art scene while fostering the development of contemporary art.
The K11 Art Foundation organises diverse art projects, including exhibitions, artist residencies, and educational programmes, providing platforms for artists to showcase their talents, embark on new endeavours, and engage in exchanging ideas. Many of these projects are presented in partnership with leading art and cultural institutions around the globe, which enables cross-cultural collaborations among emerging and established artists, esteemed curators, and other industry specialists while broadening audiences’ creative horizons.
About K11 Artist Prize
Created by the K11 Art Foundation International Council, the K11 Artist Prize marks the first step in their mission to empower and support the next generation of Asian artists. This new initiative offers a platform for one outstanding artist to explore new paths in professional development, engage in creative collaborations, and gain recognition on a global scale.
Supported by the Council—which is composed of influential collectors and experts in their fields—the recipient of the award will have the opportunity to benefit from ongoing support from the K11 Art Foundation including participation in international projects, educational initiatives, and residency programmes.
Courtesy of K11 Art Foundation.