Danh Vo Wins Hugo Boss Prize


South Vietnamese-born, Berlin-based artist Danh Vo is the recipient of this year’s Hugo Boss Prize, which brings $100,000 and an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Vo’s exhibition will take place in spring 2013.

Vo’s work is currently on view in Chicago, with the exhibition “Danh Vo: Uterus,” at the Renaissance Society through Dec. 16.

The other finalists were Trisha Donnelly, Rashid Johnson, Monika Sosnowska, Tris Vonna-Michell and Qiu Zhijie.

The jury was chaired by Nancy Spector, deputy director and chief curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and included Magali Arriola, curator, Colección Jumex, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico; Suzanne Cotter, curator, Abu Dhabi Project, Guggenheim Foundation; Kate Fowle, executive director, Independent Curators International, New York; Nat Trotman, associate curator, Guggenheim; and Theodora Vischer, senior curator at large, Fondation Beyeler, Basel. 


PHOTO: Vo’s sculptural installation We the People