Anicka Yi has been named the winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize. Yi is the 11th artist to receive the biennial prize, which was established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art, and marks its 20th anniversary this year.
The prize carries an award of $100,000 and is administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Yi's work will be presented in a solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, opening in April 2017.
"The Hugo Boss Prize is a pillar of the Guggenheim's contemporary program and we are proud to be commemorating its illustrious 20-year history," stated Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation. "Since 1996, the project has identified and celebrated artists working at the forefront of cultural production, and we thank the many eminent international curators and critics who have served as jurors over the past two decades. We congratulate the 2016 prize winner, Anicka Yi, and applaud each of this year's nominees for their groundbreaking work."