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Portrait of Tuan Andrew Nguyen. Photo by Harry Vu.

Portrait of Tuan Andrew Nguyen. Photo by Harry Vu.

Congratulations to Tuan Andrew Nguyen on receiving the 2023 Joan Miró Prize. The Vietnamese-American artist is the winner of the eighth Joan Miró Prize, one of the most prestigious contemporary art accolades in the world, which this year is being awarded by the Fundació Joan Miró with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). In addition to a cash prize, Nguyen will be the subject of a solo exhibition at the Fundació Joan Miró in 2024. 

The jury placed special value on the social, political and environmental commitment of Nguyen’s work, which addresses challenging themes related to history, collective memory and the impact of colonialism through rigorous and poetic art projects in which he combines the moving image and sculpture. 

The members of the jury, all of them renowned figures in the realm of contemporary art, selected Nguyen from an outstanding shortlist of artists that included Tala Madani, Frida Orupabo, Mika Rottenberg, and Haegue Yang. In their announcement of the award, the jury of the 2023 Joan Miró Prize noted: "as a person who has lived the experience of migration firsthand, the authenticity of Nguyen’s output has the rare ability to touch both our minds and hearts."

The winners in previous editions are: Olafur Eliasson (2007), Pipilotti Rist (2009), Mona Hatoum (2011), Roni Horn (2013), Ignasi Aballí (2015), Kader Attia (2017) and Nalini Malani (2019).

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