Hugo Boss Prize
The Hugo Boss Prize honours outstanding achievement in ontemporary art. It is awarded alternate years to an artist or group of artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential of our time. Established in 1996, the prize has no restrictions on age, gender, nationality or medium. The prize is administered by the Guggenheim Museum and sponsored by the Hugo Boss clothing company. The award is USD100,000 plus a trophy.
Since its inception in 1996, the Hugo Boss Prize has been awarded to Matthew Barney (1996), Douglas Gordon (1998), Marjetica Potrč (2000), Pierre Huyghe (2002), Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004), Tacita Dean (2006), Emily Jacir (2008), Hans-Peter Feldmann (2010), Danh Vo (2012), Paul Chan (2014), and Anicka Yi (2016). Each winner is awarded a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Artists nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize 2018 are Bouchra Khalili, Simone Leigh, Teresa Margolles, Emeka Ogboh, Frances Stark, and Wu Tsang the winner will be announced in autumn 2018.
John Moore's Painting Prize
The John Moores Painting Prize in Liverpool was first awarded in 1957. It is a biennial award to the best contemporary painting within the UK and was named after Sir John Moores, who established the award, after becoming concerned at London’s monopoly of the arts circuit. Past winners have included Jack Smith’s Creation and Crucifixion, Roger Hilton’s March 1963 and David Hockney’s Peter getting out of Nick's Pool. These and other purchases from the exhibition means the Walker Art Gallery's representation of post-war British art remains high.
Submission is open to the public. The winning work and short-listed pieces are exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery as part of the Liverpool Biennial festival of visual art. The 2018 winner with a painting on three cotton sheets named King and Queen of Wands is Jacqui Hallum who beat 2,700 other entries to become the 30th winner of the £25,000 prize.
Vincent Award, The Vincent van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in Europe
The Vincent van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art in Europe known as The Vincent Award for short, was established in 2000 by the Broere Charitable Foundation in memory of Monique Zajfen, the owner of Gallery 121 in Antwerp. The Vincent Award is a biennial Dutch prize awarded to a It is awarded to a mid-career artist working or living in Europe who has had considerable influence on the development of international art.
Five artists are nominated for the award and are exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The winner of the Vincent Award is selected by a jury of six members that change every two years, but always made up of professionals from the European art world with an extensive knowledge of current developments in European art. The jury is led by the director of the Stedelijk Museum. The winner is awarded a €50.000 prize is intended to give the recipient complete freedom to work on their artistic development.
Marcel Duchamp Prize
The Marcel Duchamp Prize (Prix Marcel Duchamp), named after the artist, is an annual award that began in 2000. The prize is given to a young artist by the Association pour la Diffusion Internationale de l'Art Français (ADIAF).
The Marcel Duchamp Prize honours a French artist or artist resident in France, who is representative of their generation and working in the field of the plastic and visual arts: installation, video, painting, photography, sculpture. The prize aims to bring together the most innovative French artists and encourage new artistic forms, stimulating creation.
The winner receives €35,000 personally and up to €30,000 in order to produce an exhibition of their work in the the French National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Georges Pompidou, giving them greater visibility to their works and helps promote their international career, offering a vision of contemporary art in France.
Turner Prize for British artists under 50
Awarded at Tate Britain, the Turner Prize first began in 1984 and is an annual prize awarded to a British visual artist, being artist working primarily in Britain or an artist born in Britain working elsewhere. The award is named after the English painter J. M. W. Turner, who at the time he was working was both innovative and controversial yet later recognised as one of the greatest British artists. Between 1991 and 2016, only artists under the age of 50 could apply. A prize of £25,000 goes to the winner and £5,000 each goes to the other shortlisted artists
The Turner Prize has been controversial, mainly for the exhibits, including The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a shark in formaldehyde by Damien Hirst and My Bed, a dishevelled bed by Tracey Emin. Each July, the panel of judges including curators, critics and a Tate director announce the names of four nominees, chosen based upon work staged in the preceding year. A show of the nominees' work opens at Tate Britain in late October; the prize is announced in December with the exhibition remaining on view until January.
The 2018 nominees are Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen, Charlotte Prodger, and Luke Willis Thompson.