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Xin Liu wins the inaugural K11 Artist Prize

Xin Liu winner K11 Artist Prize
Xin Liu, Photo by Pok Lam

K11 Art Foundation and the K11 Art Foundation International Council today announce Xin Liu as the recipient of the inaugural K11 Artist Prize. This new annual prize offers an emerging Asian artist international visibility through creative collaborations, critical recognition, and other significant opportunities.
The Council was established by Adrian Cheng (Founder of K11 Art Foundation) in 2023 to empower and nurture up-and-coming Asian artists. Xin (b. 1991) – an artist and engineer working at the intersection of art, technology, and science – was selected from a shortlist of eight artists.

We’re thrilled to announce Xin as the winner of our inaugural K11 Artist Prize. It is a year of many firsts for us, and to celebrate Xin is special in this context. Xin is distinguished by an innovative, interdisciplinary practice deeply inspired by her Chinese identity and heritage. Born and raised in Xinjiang, and now based in New York, her work explores and celebrates the perspectives of different contexts and worlds, serving as an important bridge between cultures and communities. We look forward to seeing her continue to flourish on the world stage under the guidance of the K11 Art Foundation and its International Council, whose essence she embodies so brilliantly.

Alia Al-Senussi, Chairperson of the Council,

The winning artist will also be supported by mentorship from the Council which includes founding members A4 Arts Foundation, Basma Al Sulaiman, Sarah Arison, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Eugenio Re Rebaudengo and Olga Re Rebaudengo.
The announcement took place during Hong Kong Art Week on a special occasion that celebrates the opening of Boundless Reverie: Chinese Savoir-Faire and Contemporary Art, an exhibition that highlights the intersection of cultures across time as fertile ground for artistic inspiration, exhibiting rare Chinese antiquities alongside contemporary artworks that look to our shared global heritage and the fluidity of cultural expression. Other artists shortlisted for the Prize included Han Mengyun, Greg Ito, Yeonsu Ju, Melissa Ling, Shota Nakamura, Sun Yitian, and Alexandre Zhu.

About K11 Art Prize

Created by the K11 Art Foundation International Council, the K11 Artist Prize marks the first step in their mission to empower and support the next generation of Asian artists. This new initiative offers a platform for one outstanding artist to explore new paths in professional development, engage in creative collaborations, and gain recognition on a global scale.

Supported by the Council – which is composed of influential collectors and experts in their fields the recipient of the award will have the opportunity to benefit from ongoing support from the K11 Art Foundation including participation in international projects, educational initiatives and residency programmes



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