Finalist in Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018

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The Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize is a triennial celebration of the most outstanding examples of contemporary art from across the Asia Pacific region and Central Asia. The prize was inaugurated by the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation and the Singapore Art Museum in 2008 as a recognition of artistic excellence. In the past decade, the prize has grown both in terms of geographical reach as well as stature, being extended to Central Asia for the first time in this 2018 edition.

From its beginnings with nominators from 12 different countries and territories, and a presentation of nine finalists, the fourth edition of the prize this year sees 38 nominators from more than 40 countries and territories, with 15 finalist works that span the length, breadth and diversity of the Asian continent and beyond. These finalist works were drawn from 113 nominated works by a panel of distinguished jurors, themselves leading experts and practitioners in the field of contemporary art. This edition’s finalists represent the most engaging and compelling works of art produced over the past three years, and were made by artists from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. They are materially innovative, embracing a broad sweep of media ranging from painting to video and installation. The works are also conceptually rigorous, critically examining issues of both personal and socio-historical import.

From the group of 15 finalists, the jurors will select a recipient of the Grand Prize, worth SGD 60,000, and two Jurors’ Choice Award winners, who will each receive SGD 15,000. On-site public voting will decide on the recipient of the People’s Choice Award, who will receive SGD 10,000.

Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong as a collective are only artists from Hong Kong among the 15 finalists.


Awarded dateMay 2018
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsSingapore Art Museum
Awarded at eventAsia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018