Hugo Boss Prize exhibition opens at the Guggenheim April 21

Anicka Yi

Anicka Yi, installation view, ‘7,070,430K of Digital Spit,’ Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 2015. Courtesy 47 Canal, New York, and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel.Photo: Philipp Hänger


NEW YORK – From April 21 to July 5, an exhibition of new works by artist Anicka Yi, winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize, will be on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Interweaving Yi’s ongoing study of microorganic forms, data collection and sensory perception, this exhibition presents a densely layered examination of the intersecting biological, social, political and technological systems that define our lives.

South Korean-born Yi, who lives and works in New York, is the 11th artist to receive the biennial prize, which was established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art and which recently marked its 20th anniversary.

“The Hugo Boss Prize 2016: Anicka Yi” is organized by Katherine Brinson, curator, Contemporary Art, and Susan Thompson, assistant curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

In October Yi was selected as the winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize from a short list of six finalists that included Tania Bruguera, Mark Leckey, Ralph Lemon, Laura Owens and Wael Shawky.

A timeline and a video on the history the Hugo Boss Prize, as well as an archive of past prize catalogs, are available at