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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.
Click the thumbnails below to view this year’s shortlisted artworks and vote for your favourite using the button provided under each image.
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 Azizullah Hazara, Maryam Kouhestani, Nabila Horakhsh
Australia Alan Pigott, Gene Sherman, Felicity Fenner, Iain Dawson, Mikala Tai, Natalie King
Bangladesh Liakat Ali Lucky, Md. Muniruzzaman, Nadia Samdani, Rajeeb Samdani, Shawon Akand, Tayeba Begum Lipi
Bhutan Pema Tshering
Brunei Hj Osman Mohammad, Osveanne Osman (Osveous)
Cambodia Dana Lamglois, Erin Gleeson, Serey Siv
China Gary Mok, Xiaobei Cheng, Zhenhua Li
Hong Kong Chantal Wong, Freya Chou, Kurt Chan, May Fung, Maria Mok, Qu Chang, Ying Kwok
India Akansha Rastogi, Bose Krishnamachari, Kriti Sood, Neeraj Gupta, Tasneem Premjish Achari, Zakaria Mehta
Indonesia Asep Topan, Carla Bianpoen, Citra Smara Dewi, Melati Suryodarmo, Rifky Effendy, Sally Texania
Japan Nozomu Ogawa, Takashi Serizawa, Yuko Hasegawa
Kazakhstan Kulzhazira Mukazhanova, Natalia Muravjeva, Vladislav Sludiskiy
Korea (South) Gun Soo Choi
Laos Alice Kok
Maldives Khaled Ramadan
Mongolia Dolgor Ser-Od and Marc Schmitz (Land Art Mongolia), Solongo Tseekhuu, Uranchimeg (Orna) Tsultem, Yo.Dalkh-Ochir
Myanmar Aung Myat Htay, Aye Ko, Nathalie Johnston
Nepal Sangeeta Thapa, Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha
New Zealand Charlotte Huddleston
Pakistan Adeel Uz Zafar, Muhammad Zeeshan, Naiza Khan
Philippines Victoria “Boots” Herrera
Regional (Asia Pacific) Brian Curtin, Iaroslav Volovod, Lisa Botos, Michael Laub, Rachel Rits-Volloch, Shormi Ahmed, Silke Schmickl, Tiffany Leung, Waseem Ahmed
Singapore Daryl Goh, Milenko Prvacki, Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, Suzzana Chew, Ute Meta Bauer
Sri Lanka Alnoor Mitha, Pradeep Thalawatta
Taiwan Darkun Wu
Thailand Bangkok Biennial Team, Kittima Chareeprasit, Lyla Phimanrat, Tom Van Blarcom, Vipash Purichanont