The judging panel for the second edition of the Awards are:
Serenella Ciclitira, Co-Founder of Global Eye Programme and Parallel Contemporary Art
Serenella Ciclitira has an Honours Degree in Art History from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked extensively with artists and galleries throughout the world. With her husband, David Ciclitira, she is the co-founder of Global Eye Programme and a member of its curatorial board. She has been an Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Art in London, and since 1990 has been awarding the Parallel Prize for Painting and the Serenella Ciclitira Scholarship for Sculpture. Winner of the Parallel Prize, Gillian Carnegie, was later nominated for the Turner Prize and Benedict Carpenter and Gereon Krebber went on to win the prestigious Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Martin Westwood, a former Parallel Prize winner, was featured in the Art Now exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2005.
Tsong-Zung Chang, Founder and Director, Hanart Gallery TZ
Chang Tsong-Zung (Johnson Chang) is 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. He has been active in curating Chinese exhibitions since the 1980s, including China’s New Art Post-1989 (travelling 1993-98), Special Exhibitions at São Paulo Biennial 1996 and Venice Biennale 2001. Major curatorial projects include the Power of the Word series of exhibitions (since 1999), the Yellow Box series of research projects about contemporary art practice and Chinese culture of connoisseurship (since 2004). He co-curator of Guangzhou Triennial 2008 Farewell to Post-Colonialism, West Heavens projects of India-China art and social thought (since 2010), and was co-curator of the 9th Shanghai Biennale 23012, Reactivation.
Nigel Hurst, Director and Chief Executive, Saatchi Gallery
Nigel Hurst is Director and Chief Executive of the Saatchi Gallery in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, London University in 1986 and since then has curated numerous international exhibitions. He joined the Saatchi Gallery as a curator in 1997, working on Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the National Galerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. More recent exhibitions have focused on Asian contemporary art, including The Revolution Continues: New Art from China (2008), Unveiled: New Art from Middle East (2009), The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today (2010), The Silk Road in collaboration with the City of Lille, France (2011) and Korean Eye (2012). He has also been a member of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Public Art Advisory Board since 2009, is a collection advisor for Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and also sits on the Development Council of University of the Arts London.
Fumio Nanjo, Director of Mori Art Museum
Fumio Nanjo is the director of Mori Art Museum since November in 2006. He graduated from Keio University in the faculty of Economics (1972) and Letters (Aesthetics/Art History;1977). His main achievements include commissioner of the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1997), commissioner at the Taipei Biennale (1998), member of jury committee of the Turner Prize (1998), artistic director of the Yokohama Triennale 2001, jury member of the Golden Lion Prize of the Venice Biennale (2005) and artistic director of the Singapore Biennale (2006/2008). Publications include Asian Contemporary Art Report: China, India, Middle East and Japan (2010) and A Life with Art (2012).
Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief, ArtReview and ArtReview Asia
Mark Rappolt is Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia. His writing has appeared in a number of publications and includes catalogue essays on Bharti Kher, Slater Bradley, Alex Katz, David Cronenberg, and women artists of the 1960s, amongst others. Books include monographs on the architects Greg Lynn and Frank Gehry. He was formerly a member of the Jarman Award Jury, has taught at the Architectural Association in London and delivered recent talks and lectures at the Japan Foundation, the London School of Economics, Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach.
Niru Ratnam, Director of the Global Eye Programme and Fair Director of START Art Fair
Niru Ratnam is Director of the Prudential Global Eye Programme and Fair Director for START Art Fair. He holds over 20 years of experience in the arts industry, working for both private and public bodies. Niru has held senior gallery and art fair positions; most recently Head of Gallery Development and Head of External Projects at Art13 London, London's global art fair. Prior to this he held roles with the Arts Council England and Aicon, as well as founding the gallery STORE which specialized in discovering emerging artists such as Ryan Gander, Bedwyr Williams and Margaret Salmon.