Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize
THE WINNERS OF THE
HONG KONG HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS
PRIZE 2020 HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!
In-Person Exhibition Dates: 12 May – 20 June 2020 (NEW!)
Location: Goethe-Institut HongKong, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Digital Auction: 12 May – 20 June 2020 at www.hkhumanrightsartsprize.org
Please visit www.hkhumanrightsartsprize.org to view all shortlisted pieces and to bid on unique artworks and limited edition prints.
Virtual Walkthrough of the Exhibition
Grand Prize Winner (HKD$35,000): Kam Wa Magus YUEN with “Hong Kong Symposium 2019”
1st Runner Up (HKD$7,500): Benson Koo with “Dream Criminal”
2nd Runner Up (HKD$5,000): Chan Kiu Hong with “Mo Soeng”
Arts Prize Student Winner: Cristiana Papadopoulos with “Perpetual Climb”
Justice Centre Award (HKD$2,500): Ben Kostrzewa with “The Portrait Project”
Goethe Award (Trip to Berlin): Man Chi Loy (Armechan) with “Po Po Dragon”
Entries were judged by an esteemed panel of experts from the art and visual arts community, including Christy Chow, Jeremy Deller, Peter Augustus Owen, Katie Vajda, Chantal Wong and Kacey Wong. The HKHRAP 2020 curator is KY Wong.
In addition to playing a longstanding role in unearthing artistic talent in the city, the HKHRAP has successfully engaged the civic imagination and established itself as an important cultural platform in Hong Kong. Since its launch, the HKHRAP has encouraged meaningful dialogue about the state of human rights both at home and abroad. Previous fringe events have included artist discussions and the 2017 Hong Kong premiere of Ai Wei Wei’s film, Human Flow.
Previous winners have included Elva Lai with her photography project entitled ‘Family Photo Album: Washing‘ conveyed Hong Kong’s shared history as refugees; Christy Chow with her installation ‘De-stitching’ part of a larger series looking at the value of labour in a capitalist society; Filipino photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani; Katie Vajda, for her series on domestic workers in Hong Kong and Ducky Chi Tak, with his piece, 3D Jobs, which deals with ethnic minority and labour rights.
About the Arts Prize
The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP), established by Justice Centre Hong Kong in 2013, has played a pivotal role in discovering and encouraging Hong Kong artists to explore the state of human rights both at home and abroad. Justice Centre envisions Hong Kong as a fair and inclusive society where even the most marginalised enjoy fundamental rights and access to justice.
The 2020 HKHRAP exhibition is supported by the Goethe-Institut Hongkong, the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao and Sinclair Communications. Each of the exhibited works is available for purchase, with all proceeds supporting the important non-profit work of Justice Centre Hong Kong.