The Hugo Boss Prize honors outstanding achievement in contemporary art, celebrating the work of remarkable artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential of our time. The prize sets no restrictions in terms of age, gender, nationality, or medium. Juried by an international panel of distinguished museum directors, curators, and critics, it is administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and carries an award of $100,000.
The year 2014 marks the tenth presentation of the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum. The five finalists for this cycle are Paul Chan (b. 1973, Hong Kong); Sheela Gowda (b. 1957, Bhadravati, India); Camille Henrot (b. 1978, Paris); Hassan Khan (b. 1975, London); and Charline von Heyl (b. 1960, Mainz, Germany). A publication featuring the work of these artists with accompanying essays on their work will be published in summer 2014. The winner will be selected and announced in fall 2014, followed by an exhibition of the artist’s work to be presented in spring 2015 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Since 1996, the Hugo Boss Prize has been awarded to Matthew Barney (1996); Douglas Gordon (1998); Marjetica Potrč (2000); Pierre Huyghe (2002); Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004); Tacita Dean (2006); Emily Jacir (2008); Hans-Peter Feldmann (2010); and Danh Vo (2012).
Previous finalists have included Laurie Anderson, Janine Antoni, Cai Guo-Qiang, Stan Douglas, and Yasumasa Morimura in 1996; Huang Yong Ping, William Kentridge, Lee Bul, Pipilotti Rist, and Lorna Simpson in 1998; Vito Acconci, Maurizio Cattelan, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, Tom Friedman, Barry Le Va, and Tunga in 2000; Francis Alÿs, Olafur Eliasson, Hachiya Kazuhiko, Koo Jeong-a, and Anri Sala in 2002; Franz Ackermann, Rivane Neuenschwander, Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij, Simon Starling, and Yang Fudong in 2004; Allora & Calzadilla, John Bock, Damián Ortega, Aïda Ruilova, and Tino Sehgal in 2006; Christoph Büchel, Patty Chang, Sam Durant, Joachim Koester, and Roman Signer in 2008; Cao Fei, Roman Ondák, Walid Raad, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul in 2010; and Trisha Donnelly, Rashid Johnson, Qiu Zhijie, Monika Sosnowska, and Tris Vonna Michell, in 2012.