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The Sovereign Asian Art Prize was launched in 2003 to increase the international exposure of artists in the region, whilst raising funds for programmes that support disadvantaged children using expressive arts. Held annually, The Prize is now recognised as the most established and prestigious annual art award in Asia-Pacific.
The Prize invites mid-career contemporary artists, nominated by a board of independent art professionals, to each enter up to three artworks online. A judging panel comprised of world-class art experts shortlist the 30 best artworks from a range of digital images. The shortlisted artworks are then exhibited in Hong Kong, where they are judged for a second time and voted on by the public. The Grand Prize Winner receives US$30,000, while the winner of the Public Vote Prize receives US$1,000. The Vogue Hong Kong Women’s Art Prize, launched in 2019 in partnership with Vogue Hong Kong, awards the highest-scoring female artist with US$5,000. The shortlisted artworks, except for The Grand Prize-winning entry, are sold and proceeds are split evenly between the artists and the charity. Artists receive the same split as they would through a gallery, and the artworks often fetch higher prices thanks to generous bidding from charity patrons. The Prize acts as a springboard, enabling many artists to achieve record prices and wider audiences for their work. Notable successes include Adrian Wong, Debbie Han, Haris Purnomo, Jeongmee Yoon, Qi Zhi Long, Rashid Rana and Yang Yongliang, amongst others.
The Sovereign Art Foundation works with hundreds of independent arts professionals around the world.
For information about how we select our nominators and criteria for nomination, please contact us.
Afghanistan Nabila Horakhsh
Australia Alan Pigott, Blair French, Claire Richardson, Gene Sherman, Lara Strongman, Liz Nowell, Mikala Tai, Nina Miall, Nina Shadforth, Ross Rudesch Harley
Azerbaijan Suad Garayeva
Bangladesh Mahbubur Rahman, Nadia Samdani, Rajeeb Samdani, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Shawon Akand
Bhutan Pema Tshering
Brunei Hj Osman Mohammad
Cambodia Dana Lamglois, Erin Gleeson, Meta Moeng, Michael Laub, Serey Siv, Vuth Lyno
China Feng Boyi, Gary Mok, Zhenhua Li
Hong Kong Clara Cheung, Doris Poon, Freya Chou, Kurt Chan, Leona Yu, May Fung, Valerie C. Doran, Ying Kwok
India Jeebesh Bagchi, Kerstin Winking, Kriti Sood, Kurchi Dasgupta, Premjish Achari
Indonesia Carla Bianpoen, Sally Texania
Iran Hamidreza Pejman, Maryam Kouhestani
Japan Yuko Hasegawa
Kazakhstan Natalia Muravjeva, Vladislav Sludiskiy
Korea (South) Gun Soo Choi, JeongMee Yoon, Mihee Ahn, Tcheon Nahm Park
Malaysia Alina Abdullah, Lim Wei Ling, Rahel Joseph
Maldives Khaled Ramadan
Myanmar Aung Myat Htay, Aye Ko, Sai Htin Linn Htet
Nepal Mahima Singh, Sangeeta Thapa, Saroj Mahato
Pakistan Adeel Uz Zafar, Amra Ali, Natasha Malik, Muhammad Zeeshan, Waseem Ahmed, Zahra Khan, Zara Sajid
Papua New Guinea Hillary Miria, Joan Winter
Philippines Tessa Guazon, Victoria “Boots” Herrera
Regional (Asia Pacific) Kirsten Paisley, Lisa Botos, Pamela Kember
Singapore Daryl Goh, Suzzana Chew
Sri Lanka Alnoor Mitha, Godwin Constantine, Pradeep Thalawatta
Taiwan Hsu Chia-Wei, Li-Chen Loh
Thailand Tom Van Blarcom, Vipash Purichanont
Vietnam Thanh Ha, Quynh Nguyen