APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018

Inaugurated in 2008 by the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation and the Singapore Art Museum, the triennial APB Foundation Signature Art Prize returns for its fourth edition in 2018. Recognising outstanding examples of contemporary art from both emerging and established artists over the previous three years, the prize puts the spotlight on the most compelling, cogent and complex works of art from the Asia-Pacific rim to the region of Central Asia.

The APB Foundation Signature Art Prize is worth SGD 100,000, with SGD 60,000 awarded to the Grand Prize winner and SGD 15,000 each to two Jurors’ Choice Award winners. A People’s Choice Award of SGD 10,000 will also be offered to the work that receives the highest number of public votes on-site.

For this fourth edition of the Prize, there were 113 nominated artworks from 46 countries and territories. 15 finalist works are presented in an exhibition taking place at the National Museum of Singapore, venue supporter for the Prize.


View this exhibition on Google Arts & Culture.


artists & artworks

Au Sow Yee
The Kris Project (2016)

Bae Young-whan
South Korea
Abstract Verb – Can you remember? (2016)

Club Ate
(Bhenji Ra + Justin Shoulder)

Ex Nilalang (Balud, Dyesebel, Lola ex Machina) (2015)

Fang Wei-wen
Republic of Rubber Tape (2016)

Jitish Kallat
The Infinite Episode (2016)

Leung Chi Wo + Sara Wong
Hong Kong
He was lost yesterday and we found him today and Museum of the Lost (2015)

Mata Aho Collective
New Zealand
Kaokao #1 (2014)

Yerbossyn Meldibeikov
Brand (2014 – 2015)

Phan Thao Nguyen
Tropical Siesta (2015 – 2017)

Propeller Group, The
AK-47 vs. M16 (2015)

Shubigi Rao
Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book. Vol I: Written in the Margins (2014–2016)

Thasnai Sethaseree
Untitled (Hua Lamphong) (2016)

Yuichiro Tamura
Milky Bay / 裏切りの海 (2016)

Chikako Yamashiro
Mud man (2016)

Gede MAahendra Yasa
After Paradise Lost #1 (2014)


after paradise lost #1

gede mahendra yasa


acrylic on canvas

pulp: a short biography of the banished book. vol I: written in the margins

shubigi rao

2014 – 2016

mixed media installation with video clips, giclée prints with text, ink drawings, books and table with 3 texts

tropical siesta

phan thao nguyen

2015 – 2017

2-channel video and oil painting on x-ray film backing (set of 6)

untitled (hua lamphong)

thasnai sethaseree


paper collage on buddhist monk robes