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One Iranian Artist Recently Nominated for $100k Hugo Boss Prize 2020

The Hugo Boss Prize honors outstanding achievement in contemporary art, celebrating the work of remarkable artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential of our time. The biennial prize, established in 1996, sets no restrictions on age, gender, nationality, or medium. Juried by an international panel of distinguished museum directors, curators, and critics, it is administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and carries an award of $100,000. Nairy Baghramian has been nominated along with five other internation Artists for 2020's Hugo Boss Prize.


Nairy Baghramian was born in Isfahan, Iran in 1971. She has lived and worked in Berlin since 1984. Baghramian's work comprises sculpture and installation often in reference to architecture and the human body. Her work addresses temporal, spatial and social relationships to language, history, and the present, with forms which materialize in response to contextual conditions or the premises of a given medium. These structures offer the possibility of an open and discursive dialogue in response to a site, or a freeing of the assigned relationship between an object and its meaning.

Janette Laverrière and Nairy Baghramian, Entre deux actes—Loge de comédienne (1947/2009). Photo courtesy of Nairy Baghramian (@ARTNET NEWS)

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