Design Prize in Milan Winner 2017, M+ Pavilion West Kowloon Building, Curator Aric Chen
Design Prize in Milan
Aric Chen of M+ receives top Design Curator Award
30 Jun 2017
Design Prize in Milan 2017 – Design Curator Award
Aric Chen of M+ receives top Design Curator Award at the inaugural Design Prize in Milan
30 June 2017, Hong Kong – Aric Chen, Lead Curator for Design and Architecture at M+, has been named the winner in the Design Curator and Design Critic category of the newly-inaugurated Design Prize.
Launched this year, The Design Prize is an annual awards programme, organised by the media outlets designboom and Abitare under the auspices of the City of Milan, that recognises excellence in design on a global scale. The 2017 recipients, in 10 categories, were selected by an international jury from over 750 nominees.
Chen was presented the award at a ceremony in Milan, one of the world’s leading centres for design. “It’s an honour to have received this award on behalf of the design and architecture team at M+ and our colleagues at the museum,” says Chen. “I’m grateful to our peers for recognising the work we’ve done, and for putting such faith in our efforts towards contributing new ways of seeing design and visual culture—and building a museum that Hong Kong can be proud of.”
“Aric has been an integral member of M+, where he spent the past years leading the M+ Design and Architecture programmes and collection development, playing an important part in building the foundation of the region’s new visual culture museum. We are privileged to have such great talent on our team and congratulate Aric in achieving this recognition,” said Suhanya Raffel, Executive Director of M+.
Since joining M+ in 2012, Chen has led the museum’s efforts in building its design and architecture collection, which currently includes approximately 3,000 works out of a total of more than 6,000. He also led the curatorial teams for the exhibitions ‘Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection,’ ‘NEONSIGNS.HK,’ and most recently, ‘Shifting Objectives: Design from the M+ Collection’, and has initiated programmes including the annual ‘M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship’ and the upcoming ‘Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium’.
Previously the Creative Director of Beijing Design Week, Chen has been a regular contributor to publications such as the New York Times, Metropolis, and Architectural Record, and has served on numerous juries and advisory boards. He received his BA in Architecture and BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, and his MA in the History of Design from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in New York.
24 Jul 2016
M+ Pavilion West Kowloon Completion
M+ Pavilion Dedication Ceremony marks the first permanent venue for art exhibitions in WKCD
Design: Vincent Pang from VPANG architects ltd, Tynnon Chow from JET Architecture Inc and Lisa Cheung
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) celebrated the completion of M+ Pavilion, the first permanent venue for exhibitions and arts events in the West Kowloon Cultural District, marking a significant milestone in the development of the art hub.
11 Jan 2014
M+ Architecture Exhibition
“Building M+: The Museum and Architecture Collection”
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24 Jan 2014
M+ West Kowloon
Arts Pavilion Design Competition Winners
Design: VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung
Location: West Kowloon, Hong Kong
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) have announced that VPANG architects ltd + JET Architecture Inc + Lisa Cheung, have been appointed to design the Arts Pavilion in the West Kowloon Cultural District, after achieving first prize in a single stage international design competition.
28 Jun 2013
WKCDA announces M+ West Kowloon Design Competition Winner
M+ Building Design Team Appointed as WKCDA Charts the Way Forward for Arts Hub
28 June 2013, Hong Kong – The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) announced today the appointment of Herzog & de Meuron + TFP Farrells, a partnership of two leading architectural practices in the world and in Hong Kong, to design the building of M+, the museum for visual culture, in the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD).
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