We are very proud to present the five 2023 awardees: Enzo Camacho and Ami Lien, Tishan Hsu, Mire Lee, Gala Porras-Kim, and WangShui. These artists, whose careers span generations, create artworks that challenge our existing definitions of places, how we inhabit and document them, and how technology is pushing us to redefine ourselves and how we understand the world. They were selected through a rigorous process involving our outstanding nomination and selection committees.
The Gold Art Prize, administered by art advisor Kelly Huang of KCH Advisory and Gold House, is a first-of-its-kind biennial award to support artists from the Asian diaspora. Five awardees are selected each cycle and each receives a $25,000 unrestricted cash prize, sponsored by the Kahng Foundation. Awardees are also included in Gold House Futures, an initiative that gives leading next-generation creatives, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders opportunities for exposure and mentorship. A catalogue is published for each award cycle, featuring essays and artist interviews, as a means to support and create new scholarship about artists from the Asian diaspora.
The theme for the 2023 Gold Art Prize was: Technology and the Body. Our focus is on contemporary emerging or mid-career artists from the Asian diaspora for whom the exposure and cash prize would make a significant impact at this moment in their career. The artists must have had a solo exhibition or project at an arts institution (i.e. museum, collecting or non-collecting). It was also important to us that our awardees reflect diversity in practice, gender, ethnicity, and other critical identities that represent the vast API diaspora.
Maia Cruz Palileo
Pao Houa Her
Diane Severin Nguyen
2023 Nominating Committee
Chief Curator, San Jose Museum of Art
Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Phyllis C. Wattis Senior Curator, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Founder and Co-Director, Project for Empty Space
2023 Selection Committee
Board of Trustees, SFMOMA
Fashion Designer, Prabal Gurung
Kahng Foundation; Co-Chair of Artist's Council at The Whitney Museum
Author, Host, & Executive Producer
Fashion Designer, 3.1 Phillip Lim
Collector, South Korea
Model, Transgender Advocate and Producer
Board of Trustees, SFMOMA
Board of Trustees, Art Gallery of Ontario
Founder and Creative Director, WHY
Lead underwriting support for the 2023 Gold Art Prize was generously provided by the Kahng Foundation.
Additional support was provided by Hästens, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Tina Kim Gallery, Lizelle Green, Miyoung Lee, Teresa Tsai, and Michael Hershaft.