NEWS: “I Want To Live A Thousand More Years (Self-Portrait After Dengue…)” Finalist at the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2018

Wawi Navarroza’s I Want To Live A Thousand More Years (Self-Portrait After Dengue, with tropical plants and fake flowers) has bested entries from Asia and is included in the last 30 Finalists for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2018 to culminate in May 2018.

©Wawi Navarroza, I Want To Live A Thousand More Years (Self-Portrait After Dengue, with tropical plants and fake flowers), 2016

Held annually, the Sovereign Asian Art Prize invites mid-career contemporary artists - nominated by a carefully selected board of independent art experts from the region. Entries are then shortlisted by a small judging panel consisting of world-class art specialists, who select the best 30 artworks to be exhibited in Hong Kong.

Public Exhibition : April 26 — May 5, 2018
HART Hall at H Queen’s, G/F 80 Queen’s Road, Hong Kong

The Grand Prize winner will be revealed at the annual Gala Dinner in Hong Kong. All artworks are then auctioned to the public - with the exception of the winning entry, which becomes the property of the Foundation and is used to further its charitable aims.

For the MAY 11 Gala dinner tickets and tables, contact [email protected] 

Fore more information and to cast Public Vote, click HERE


About the Sovereign Art Foundation: 

The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) was established in 2003 with a well-defined twin focus: to recognise the growing wealth of contemporary art talent in Asia, and bring the proven benefits of expressive arts to underprivileged children. “The beauty of our model is that we are able to achieve both goals in an eminently sustainable way. The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, now recognised as the most prestigious prize in its field and region, raises funds by auctioning those artworks that reach the final stage of the competition. The proceeds are then shared equally between the artists and the Foundation, to be used for our charitable projects across Asia.”

SOURCESovereign Art Foundation


BOOK OUT: Wawi Navarroza in GR-09022017, published by Fotogalleriet (Norway)

We are pleased to announce Wawi Navarroza’s inclusion in the book GR-09022017, which accompanies Fotogalleriet’s exhibition What Remains and includes work by over 100 photographers and artists, amongst them Alec Soth, Daisuke Yokota, Lorenzo Vitturi, Pieter Hugo, Katrin Koenning, Pipilotti Rist, Torbjørn Rødland, Trevor Paglen, Vivian Sassen, Wolfgang Tillmans. Launched earlier this year, GR-09022017 has been curated by Silja Leifsdottir, Charlotte Cotton, Pippa Milne, Edson Chagas, Nina Strand, Mariela Sancari, Mahmoud Khaled, Shimpei Takeda, Tim Clark, Ivan Galuzin, Alina Șerban, Beatrix Pang, and Anouk Kruithof.

The publication is inspired by the Voyager Golden Records, an archive established in 1977 and sent out into space as a coded record, intended as a greeting to extraterrestrial life and/or our future descendants. In the context of the 40th anniversaries of both the Golden Records and Fotogalleriet, this publication examines the notion of “photography today”, looking into the future and comparing it with the past. Contemporary art and photography, because it is always in formation, necessarily admits its own instabilities, its limits and powers, and how images and practices clarify social relationships as well as destabilize positions and scramble histories. Images do not smoothly translate between eras, or between places. There will always be friction and slippage within interpretation; time itself distorts, erodes, and recodes meanings. So to intentionally exclude art historians and artists from writing our history seems a mistake, as artists invent new tools with which to mine the rich interface between past, present, and future

GR-09022017 book, in homage to the Golden Records (1977) sent to outer space

©Wawi Navarroza, Land, Untitled, bougainvillea


IN THE PRESS : Voices of Photography (TW) — Issue #18

Wawi Navarroza for THOUSANDFOLD in

Voices of Photography 攝影之聲
Issue 18: The Photobook As Method

May 2016

“Also, we specially put together a feature connecting new photography organizations and publishers from the Asia-Pacific region, such as those from Singapore, Philippines, Japan, China and Australia etc, highlighting the Asia-Pacific viewpoints as a prolific study of regional photography publishing.” —VOP, Taiwan

Buy a copy HERE

Photos from website: www.vopmagazine.com

© Wawi Navarroza 2014
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