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2021 Nominating Committee

Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander

Assistant Curator of American Art at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Asian American Art Initiative

Abby Chen

Head of Contemporary Art, Asian Art Museum

Christine Y. Kim

Curator of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Christopher Y. Lew

Nancy and Fred Poses Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art

Sohrab Mohebbi

Curator of the Carnegie International’s 58th edition

Daisy Nam

Director, Ballroom Marfa

Anuradha Vikram

Independent writer, curator and educator based in Los Angeles

X Zhu-Nowell

Assistant Curator, Guggenheim

Kelly Huang

Co-Founder, Gold Art Prize

Kelly Huang has held roles as a curator, advisor and dealer at leading institutions over the course of her 15-year career in the art world. She established KCH Advisory in 2020 with the goal of helping clients navigate the contemporary art market and build meaningful art collections aligned with individual goals, personal interests, and passions.

Huang dedicates time to lead efforts to expand access to the art world and build community through roles as the Co-Founder of the Gold Art Prize, consulting on curatorial and collections strategy for Arkive, and as the Art Basel VIP Representative for the SF Bay Area.

Gold House

Co-Founder, Gold Art Prize

Gold House is the premier nonprofit collective of Asian founders, creative voices, and leaders dedicated to unifying the world’s largest populace–Asians and Pacific Islanders–to fight for authentic multicultural representation and societal equity. Our ventures include membership systems and benefits to fortify relationships among Asians and with other marginalized communities (#StopAsianHate, All of Us Movement); championing authentic Asian representation through media to reshape public opinion (Gold Open, Gold Records, A100 List); and accelerating economic success and commercial representation through Asian founders (Gold Rush, Founder Network, Angel Network). To learn more, visit or follow @GoldHouseCo on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

2021 Selection Committee

Angelo Chan

Asian Art Circle and Collection’s Council, Guggenheim Museum

Gemma Chan

Actress, Producer, Activist

Lorin Gu

Founder, Recharge Foundation

Prabal Gurung

Fashion Designer, Prabal Gurung

Cathy Park Hong

New York Times bestselling author

Padma Lakshmi

Author, Host, & Executive Producer

Miyoung Lee

Vice Chair, Board of the Whitney Museum of American Art

Dennis Lim

Director of Programming, The Film Society of Lincoln Center

Phillip Lim

Fashion Designer, 3.1 Phillip Lim

Komal Shah

Board of Trustees, SFMOMA

Akiko Yamazaki

Chair of the Board, Asian Art Museum

2021 Finalists

Jaishri Abichandani

Kelly Akashi

Patty Chang

Tiffany Chung

Daniel Chew

Jesse Chun

Shaghayegh Cyrous

Chaw Ei Thein

Jes Fan

Brendan Fernandes

Chitra Ganesh

Oto Gillen

Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork

Glenn Kaino

Cindy Ji Hye Kim

Josh Kline

Maggie Lee

Maia Ruth Lee

Summer Meiling Lee

Candice Lin

Beili Liu

Michelle Lopez

Moved by the Motion

Shahryar Nashat

Tuan Andrew Nguyen

Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo)

Miljohn Ruperto

Aki Sasamoto

Sin Wai Kin

Kenneth Tam

Evelyn Taocheng Wang

Cici Wu