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Pannaphan Yodmanee Wins 2016 Benesse Prize

14 Jan 2017

Congratulations to Pannaphan Yodmanee for winning the prestigious 2016 Benesse Prize!

Pannaphan was selected from a shortlist of five artists for her work, Aftermath, which mixes Buddhist imagery of heaven and hell onto Southeast Asian political imagery. Aftermath is currently on view at the Singapore Biennale.

In addition to receiving a cash prize, Pannaphan will be commissioned to create a work to be exhibited at the Benesse Art Site Naoshima, a network of art spaces funding by Benesse Holdings and Fukutake Foundation on three islands in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan.

The Benesse Prize was previously awarded in conjunction with the Venice Biennale from 1995 to 2013. Previous winners included leading artists Cai Guo-Qiang, Olafur Eliasson and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

(Image via Singapore Art Museum)