What are the Prudential Eye Awards?
Prudential Eye Awards were launched in 2014 by the Prudential Eye Programme, a
partnership between Parallel Contemporary Art, Saatchi Gallery and Prudential.
The inaugural awards were staged on 18 January 2014 at Suntec City, Singapore.
The annual awards focus on emerging artists from across Greater Asia and
highlight the breadth, range and diversity of the works being made by emerging
Asian artists. In partnership with the Saatchi Gallery they enable the work of
these artists to reach audiences and receive international exposure.
edition of the Prudential Eye Awards was held in Singapore on 20 January 2015,
at Marina Bay Sands and the Japanese collective ChimPom were awarded the
Overall Best Emerging Artist prize, winning USD$50,000 and a solo show at
Saatchi Gallery, London.
What are the categories?
The 10 Awards that will be presented in
Emerging Artist Using Digital/Video
Emerging Artist Using Installation
Emerging Artist Using Painting
Emerging Artist Using Photography
Emerging Artist Using Sculpture
Artist of the Year
Achievement Award for Asian Contemporary Art
Contemporary Art Institution
Exhibition of Asian Contemporary Art
Visual and Popular Culture
How are the finalists and winners selected?
are the finalists and winners of the Emerging Artist Awards selected?
Nominators from 20 regions across Greater Asia are
asked to propose artists. The nominators are leading curators, critics and
gallerists. They are given our criteria as to how we understand emerging
artists; that is artists who are in the early stages of their career, who are not already a major award winner
and have yet to achieve a prominent international profile. They are also asked
not to nominate artists who they have a commercial interest in.
Nominated artists send in portfolios of images and
their CVs which the Judges review. The Judges are asked to pick ten artists in
each category at this stage and from this, a
shortlist of three is drawn up for each category.
The shortlisted artists are invited to exhibit at
the Awards Exhibition. On the day of the Awards the Judges meet and decide the
winners of each Emerging Artist category on the strength of their exhibited
works, their portfolio and CV.
The Judges then decide one overall winner from these
category winners to take the prize of Emerging Artist of the Year.
are the other Awards decided?
The other awards are decided through public online
voting and the votes of the Global Eye Academy. The Academy comprises winners
of previous Eye Awards and those involved in setting and running the Global Eye
Programme – the Founders, Curatorial Board and Advisors of the Eye Programme as
well as previous judges of the Eye Awards.
What are the geographic regions?
Nominees are drawn from each of the 20 geographic regions below:
1.Southeast Asia (Region 1) – Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam
2.Southeast Asia (Region 2) –Brunei & Malaysia
3.Southeast Asia (Region 3) –East Timor & Indonesia
4.Southeast Asia (Region 4) –Myanmar & Thailand
5.Southeast Asia (Region 5) – Philippines
6.Southeast Asia (Region 6) – Singapore
7.East Asia (Region 1) – China & Mongolia
8.East Asia (Region 2) – Hong Kong & Macau
9.East Asia (Region 3) – Japan
10.East Asia (Region 4) – North Korea & South Korea
11.East Asia (Region 5) – Taiwan
12.South Asia (Region 1) – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka
13.South Asia (Region 2) – India
14.West Asia (Region 1) – Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE & Yemen
15.West Asia (Region 2) –Turkey
16.West Asia (Region 3) – Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine & Syria
17.Central Asia – Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
18.North Asia – Russia & Ukraine
19.Oceania (Region 1) – Australia & New Zealand
20.Oceania (Region 2) – Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Naur, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu
What is the schedule for Prudential Eye Awards 2016?
4 October –
5 October to 18 October - Collection of portfolios from
Mid November – Shortlisted
16 January - Prudential Eye Awards Exhibition opens at ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands
- Winners announced at a ceremony in Singapore