Musquiqui Chihying wins the Han Nefkens Foundation - Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Award 2019, in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró.
Musquiqui Chihying (*1985 Taipei) is the winner of the Han Nefkens Foundation - Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Award 20119, in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró, recognising his geopolitical perspective which utilizes the historical past to examine contemporary politics in an increasingly illiberal world, attempting to connect world histories together. He does so in a distinctive style that celebrates complex narratives delivered through a dead-pan sense of humor. The jury therefore believes that he would benefit most from the Award at this moment in his career.
Established by the Han Nefkens Foundation in collaboration with Loop Barcelona and the Fundació Joan Miró in 2018, the annual award aims to increase contemporary artistic production in the video art field by supporting artists of Asian origin or nationality. Musquiqui Chihying receives $15.000 funding for the production of a new work which will be presented at the Fundació Joan Miró in November 2020 to coincide with Loop Barcelona 2020. At a later stage, the work awarded will be presented also at Art Sonje Center in Seoul, at Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing, at the MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art of Tapei, Taiwan and at Ilham in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.