The Liu Kuo-sung Ink Award is a biennial award that recognises outstanding achievement in the creation of contemporary ink art in the Greater China region. The Award was established and funded by Liu Kuo-sung in 2019, and jointly-presented by The Liu Kuo-sung Archives and the Ink Society to highlight and promote the artistic practices of emerging ink artists.
This year is the second edition of the Award. There is a new panel of observers and jurists, with the exception of Liu Kuo-sung who will continue to serve as a jury member. The distinguished panel of observers and jurists is composed of curators, scholars, and critics.
For each edition of the prize, observers propose candidates for consideration by the jury. The nominated candidates must be born in or after 1981, and must be born or working in the Greater China region. The submitted ink artworks must be 2D that can be displayed on a wall, excluding video art. The jury then decides on the winner and up to two honourable mentions, based on the past five years of work. The winner will be awarded HKD100,000.
The winner and shortlisted artists will be announced at Fine Art Asia 2021. They will be invited to exhibit their work at the Ink Society booth. The official award ceremony will take place on Saturday 9 October, at 4:00pm, at the Ink Society booth. Liu Kuo-sung will present the Award via Zoom.