APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014

Started in 2008 by the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation and Singapore Art Museum, the triennial APB Foundation Signature Art Prize returns for its third edition this year. Recognising the most outstanding contemporary work by both emerging and established artists over the last three years, the prize puts the spotlight on compelling works of visual art from across the Asia-Pacific region.

Selected by a panel of five eminent judges from around the region, 15 finalists were chosen from a total of 105 nominated artworks from 24 countries and territories. The artworks address topical issues and collectively shed light not just on the region’s contemporary art landscape but also on concerns and conversations relevant in society today.

The APB Foundation Signature Art Prize is worth SGD 100,000 with SGD 60,000 awarded to the Grand Prize winner and SGD 15,000 each for two Jurors’ Choice Award winners. A People’s Choice Award of SGD 10,000 will also be offered to the artwork that receives the highest number of public votes via on-site at the museum and online.   


artists & artworks

Arin Runjang
Golden Teardrop (2013)

Choe U-Ram
Custos Cavum (Guardian of the hole) (2011)

Farida Batool
Kahani Eik Shehr Ki (Story of a City) (2012)

Go Watanabe
one places / on “the room” (2013)

Ho Tzu Nyen

Lisa Reihana
in Pursuit of Venus (2012)

Liu Jianhua
Trace (2011)

Melati Suryodarmo
I’m a Ghost in My Own House (2012)

Naeem Mohaiemen
Rankin Street, 1953 (2013)

Nguyen Trinh Thi
Unsubtitled (2013)

Owen Leong
Infinite Love (2011)

Peng Wei
Letters From A Distance (2012 – 2014)

Ranbir Kaleka
House of Opaque Water (2012)

Robert Zhao Renhui
Eskimo Wolf Trap often quoted in Sermons (2013)

Yao Jui-chung + Lost Society Document
Mirage – Disused Public Property in Taiwan (2010 – 2014)


custos cavum (guardian of the hole)

choe u-ram


metallic material, resin, motor, gear, custom cpu board, and led


liu jianhua




nguyen trinh thi


video projection on wood cut-outs