The Hugo Boss Prize 2016Celebrating talent and art

Anicka Yi organic and
synthetic contrasts

The Hugo Boss Prize honors outstanding achievement in contemporary art, celebrating the work of those remarkable artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential of our time. The biennial prize—which marks its 20th anniversary this year—sets no restrictions on 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 artist receiving the award presents his works in a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. This year The Hugo Boss Prize 2016 winner is Anicka Yi a Seoul born artist that lives and works in New York.

Yi combines and contrasts organic and synthetic materials in distinctive, immersive installations that explore hybridity and entropy as their perishable elements rot, decay, and ferment.Some of her projects incorporate food items and cooking processes, while others are designed to emanate carefully calibrated scents.

“IT HONOURS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHAMPIONS REMARKABLE ARTISTS WHO HAVE LONG BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF THEIR PROFESSION.” – DR. HJÖRDIS KETTENBACH, HEAD OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AT HUGO BOSS