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Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize Winners!

ByThe Artling Team
Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize Winners!

I Do Miss Hospital Visit, by Shwe Wutt Hmon, 2020 (Part of a Series)

Julius Baer, the leading Swiss private banking group, recently launched the inaugural Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize, with an open call to Southeast Asian artists, aged 18 to 40, to send in their digital art creations in the form of moving or still images.

At closing bell, the first-time art prize received a total of 204 entries.

To commemorate the success of the inaugural art prize and celebrate some of the works received, a curated finalist showcase - in the form of a virtual exhibition - is open to the public from 30 April to 30 June 2021. 

"The number of entries exceeded our expectations. We are pleased that this prize has helped to galvanize the region’s burgeoning art scene as well as culturally diverse and technologically advanced arts community. Many of the entries are outstanding and we look forward to present to the world, selected works of these Southeast Asian digital artists,” — Jason Moo, Head Private Banking Southeast Asia, and Manager of Singapore Branch, Julius Baer.

Dihadapan Harapan (In the Face of Hope), by Fajar Riyanto, 2020 (Part of a Series)

The Art Prize is for two categories of Digital Art: Still Image (e.g. digital photography) and Moving Image (e.g. video art). Three winners were selected from each category and each received a cash prize of USD$15,000, USD$10,000 and USD$5,000 respectively. Prizes totalled up to US$60,000.

The Winners Are:

Still Images
1st Prize: Shwe Wutt Hmon (Myanmar)
2nd Prize: Robert Zhao (Singapore)
3rd Prize: Fajar Riyanto (Indonesia)

Moving Images
1st Prize: Mark Chua & Lam Li-Shuen (Singapore)
2nd Prize: Khiev Kanel (Cambodia)
3rd Prize: Arief Budiman (Indonesia)

And A Great Sign Appeared (Thailand-Singapore), by Robert Zhao, 2021

The Cup, by Mark Chua and Lam Li Shuen, 2020, Single-channel black and white video with sound

The panel of jurors include Barbara Staubli, Curator of The Julius Baer Art Collection in Switzerland; Dr. Wiyu Wahono, Art Collector based in Indonesia; Dr. Cheryl Loh, Contemporary Art Collector and practicing doctor based in Singapore; Audrey Yeo, Gallerist of Yeo Workshop in Singapore, and Inti Guerrero, Curator based in Manila.

Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize Virtual Exhibition, Installation View

Click here to view the virtual exhibition.

About Julius Baer

Julius Baer is the leading Swiss wealth management group and a premium brand in this global sector, with a focus on servicing and advising sophisticated private clients. At the end of 2020, assets under management amounted to CHF 434 billion. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., the renowned Swiss private bank with origins dating back to 1890, is the principal operating company of Julius Baer Group Ltd., whose shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: BAER) and are included in the Swiss Leader Index (SLI), comprising the 30 largest and most liquid Swiss stocks.

Julius Baer is present in over 20 countries and more than 50 locations. Headquartered in Zurich, we have offices in key locations including Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mexico City, Milan, Monaco, Montevideo, Moscow, Mumbai, São Paulo, Singapore and Tokyo. Our client-centric approach, our objective advice based on the Julius Baer open product platform, our solid financial base and our entrepreneurial management culture make us the international reference in wealth management. For more information, visit them here

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