President Halimah Yacob with (from left) Debbie Ding, Yanyun Chen, Singapore Art Museum chairman Edmund Cheng, Weixin Quek Chong, Zarina Muhammad and Hilmi Johandi at the ceremony last night. The jury panel said the installation by Chong, who won the Grand Prize, “stood out for its command of space and material, and the fluidity with which she executed her concept”.
Singapore Art Museum recently announced the winners of the seventh edition of the President’s Young Talents award ceremony. Weixin Quek Chong won the Grand Prize with her artwork titled sft crsh ctrl, while Yanyun Chen‘s The scars that write us garnered the most votes by members of public at the exhibition, clinching the People‘s Choice Award. The Grand Prize and People‘s Choice Award are worth $20,000 and $5,000 respectively, and will go towards the development of their artistic practices.
The President’s Young Talents award ceremony was inaugurated in 2001 and is presented every two years. This award focuses on young artists under the age of 35, providing platforms and resources for them to create. Weixin Quek Chong, a part-time lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), shared that receiving the Grand Prize had been more than she had expected and she was very grateful to have such support to take her work further.
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