Congratulations to Tuan Andrew Nguyen on becoming the 8th recipient of the 2023 Juan Miró Prize. One of the most prestigious international awards throughout the art world, the prize is given in recognition of recent work by artists demonstrating the spirit of exploration, innovation, commitment and freedom that characterised Joan Miró's life and work. Along with a cash prize the artist will be given a solo exhibition at the Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona, Spain) in 2024.
Known for the wide range of his artistic practice, Tuan's work is informed by extensive research and engagement with communities that have been traumatized by war, colonialism and displacement. The works that come out of this process, whether moving image, sculptural or 2-dimensional are all incredibly unique to Tuan and create a powerful resonance with the beholder due to both their content and exquisite execution.
This award precedes the upcoming solo presentation of Tuan Andrew's work at the New Museum in New York (opening June 29 and running through September 17). This exhibition will feature three of his more recent films - Because No One Living Will Listen (2023), The Unburied Sounds of a Troubled Horizon (2022) and The Specter of Ancestors Becoming (2019) alongside related sculptures.
Tuan follows in the footsteps of such luminaries as past winners Nalini Malani (2019), Kader Attia (2017), Ignasi Aballí (2015), Roni Horn (2013), Mona Hatoum (2011), Pipilotti Rist (2009), and Olafur Eliasson (2007).