Danh Vo Wins 2012 Hugo Boss Prize

Installation view of Vo’s 2010 show at Artists Space. (Courtesy Artists Space)

The winner of this year’s Hugo Boss Prize is Danh Vo, a Danish-Vietnamese artist who has exhibited only rarely in the United States. Mr. Vo will receive $100,000 and a solo show next year at the Guggenheim, which administers the biannual prize. Represented in New York by Marian Goodman Gallery, Mr. Vo’s only one-person show in New York was at Artists Space in 2010.

Carol Vogel, a reporter for The New York Times, first shared the news. From her article:

Mr. Vo, 37, has become something of a darling in contemporary-art circles, where his work has been shown in exhibitions including two recent triennials, one at the New Museum in New York this year, and the other in Yokohama, Japan, in 2011. His work was also recently shown at the Art Institute of Chicago and is still on view at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.

Mr. Vo beat out a stellar group of finalists for the prize, which was selected by a six-person jury headed by the Guggenheim’s chief curator and deputy director, Nancy Spector. The other finalists were Rashid Johnson, who showed at Hauser & Wirth in New York earlier this year; Trisha Donnelly, who has curated a show at MoMA that opens tomorrow; Monika Sosnowska, whose Fir Tree (2012) is currently on view at the southeast corner of Central Park, as part of a show sponsored by the Public Art Fund; Tris Vonna-Michell, who showed at Metro Pictures last year; and Qiu Zhijie, who’s represented in New York by Chambers Fine Art.

Congratulations, Mr. Vo.

Danh Vo Wins 2012 Hugo Boss Prize