Li Binyuan | China
Having received the highest score from our panel of judges, Li takes home the Grand Prize of USD30,000 for his work Tilted Portrait (pictured above). A self-portrait, the work captures Li’s spiritual quest for his ‘missing limb’ in nature – hoping to support himself for a better life. Stood tilted in this ancient tree, Li believes he has finally found an adequate prosthesis. Nominated by friend, and long-time nominator Li Zhenhua, Li is the second Chinese artist to receive the top award in the Prize’s history.
David Elliott, writer, curator, museum director, and Chair Judge, virtually presents Li with his award and interviews him about his practice, winning work, and exciting (if not slightly dangerous) future projects.
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