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We are very proud to present the five 2023 awardees: Enzo Camacho and Ami Lien, Tishan Hsu, Mire LeeGala 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.


Learn more about the Gold Art Prize and who is involved here.

2023 Finalists

Patty Chang

Carl Cheng

Maia Cruz Palileo

Pao Houa Her

Cole Lu

Diane Severin Nguyen

Catalina Ouyang

Stephanie Syjuco

Jaret Vadera

Peter Wu+

2023 Nominating Committee

Lauren Dickens

Chief CuratorSan Jose Museum of Art

Clara Kim

Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


Sohrab Mohebbi

Director, SculptureCenter

Victoria Sung 

 Phyllis C. Wattis Senior Curator, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Jasmine Wahi

Founder and Co-Director, Project for Empty Space

2023 Selection Committee

Wayee Chu

Board of Trustees, SFMOMA

Prabal Gurung

Fashion Designer, Prabal Gurung

Peter Kahng

Kahng Foundation; Co-Chair of Artist's Council at The Whitney Museum

Padma Lakshmi

Author, Host, & Executive Producer

Phillip Lim

Fashion Designer, 3.1 Phillip Lim

JaeMyung Noh

Collector, South Korea

Geena Rocero

Model, Transgender Advocate and Producer

Komal Shah

Board of Trustees, SFMOMA

Eleanor Shen

Board of Trustees, Art Gallery of Ontario

Kulapat Yantrasast

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.

2023 Gold Art Prize Sponsors

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