Art Stage Singapore and the U.S. Embassy Singapore present the 2nd Edition of the Joseph Balestier Award for the Freedom of Art to honour an artist or curator from the Southeast Asian region who is actively committed to the ideals of freedom and liberty, and through his or her work, continually seeks to express these ideals.
The Jury is led by the Director of Singapore’s NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Prof. Ute Meta Bauer, and also includes Ms Luckana Kunavichayanont, Director, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) and celebrated Indonesian curator Mr Enin Supriyanto. The Award will consist of a trophy, certificate and a US$15,000 (S$20,000) grant to help the winner continue his or her work. It will be jointly presented by U.S. Ambassador to Singapore HE Kirk Wagar and Mr Lorenzo Rudolf, Founder and President, Art Stage Singapore.
- Lee Wen, Harvesting Beauty in the fields (...walking), 2015; Courtesy Lee Wen and iPreciation