Wu Chi-Tsung on Prudential Eye Awards 2015 Shortlist:
Best Emerging Asian Contemporary Artists

Prudential Eye Award 2015


The Prudential Eye Programme is pleased to announce the second edition of the Prudential Eye Awards, which will be presented at MasterCard Theatres – Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. The integrated resort is the Official Partner for the Prudential Eye Awards.

A public exhibition of works by the shortlisted artists will be showcased at ArtScience Museum between 17 January and 31 March 2015. Launched in 2014, the prestigious annual Awards recognises the best emerging Asian contemporary artists as well as the leading exhibitions, galleries, institutions and art critics working to promote Asian contemporary art.

The second edition of the Prudential Eye Awards features 13 prizes, with six categories of Best Emerging Artist, using mediums such as digital/video, drawing, installation, painting, photography and sculpture. Each category winner will be awarded USD$20,000 and a specially commissioned trophy. Out of these six artists, one overall winner will be chosen for the prize of ‘Best Emerging Artist’, winning a further USD$30,000 and the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at the renowned Saatchi Gallery in London.

Some 500 artists, nominated by over 100 art experts from across Greater Asia, submitted portfolios of their work earlier this year. Members of the Global Eye Academy, a newly introduced panel comprising the Awards founders, judges, previous winners and expert curators, selected the three most outstanding artists per award category. The Awards’ seven-member panel of judges will cast their votes to announce the winners for the 2015 Emerging Artist categories at the Prudential Eye Awards on 20 January 2015.


The shortlisted artists for Digital/Video:
teamLab (Japan)
Chim↑Pom (Japan)
Chitra Ganesh (India)

The shortlisted artists for Drawing:
Genevieve Chua (Singapore)
Ahmet Doğu İpek (Turkey)
Mithu Sen (India).

The shortlisted artists for Installation:
Donna Ong (Singapore)
Hannah Bertram (Australia)
Wu Chi-Tsung (Taiwan)

This category encompasses dream-like theatrical scenarios (Ong), ephemeral, temporal interventions post-pop (Bertram) and shadowy deconstructed cities (Chi-Tsung), all highlighting the best of Asian installation art.

The shortlisted artists for Painting:
Christine Ay Tjoe (Indonesia)
Amir Hossein Zanjani (Iran)
Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo (Indonesia)

The shortlisted artists for Photography:
Seung Hee Hong (South Korea)
Sherman Ong (Malaysia/Singapore)
Khvay Samnang (Cambodia)

The shortlisted artists for Sculpture:
Kohei Nawa (Japan)
Ichwan Noor (Indonesia)
Meekyoung Shin (South Korea)

Judges for the second Prudential Eye Awards are Johnson Tsong-Zung Chang, curator, guest professor of China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Director of Hanart TZ Gallery and Board Member of Asia Art Archive and Inter-Asia School; Serenella Ciclitira, Chair of the Judges and Founder Prudential Global Eye Programme; Nigel Hurst, Gallery Director and Chief Executive of Saatchi Gallery; Fumio Nanjo, Director of the Mori Art Museum; Mark Rappolt, Editor of Art Review and Art Review Asia; and Niru Ratnam, Global Eye Programme Director.
source: Prudential Eye Awards


Crystal City - Wu Chi-Tsung

水晶城市 Crystal City 006, dimensions variables, 2013