New positions and prizes: Yung Ma at Hayward Gallery; Humberto Moro at Dia; inaugural Gold Art Prize winners announced

Yung Ma; Humberto Moro. Photo: Hollis Johnson; Gold Art Prize 2021 publication

London’s Hayward Gallery has announced the appointment of Yung Ma as curator. This year Ma was the artistic director of the 11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale; he was also, until his move to the Hayward Gallery, curator of the Contemporary Art and Prospective Creation Department at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Prior to this, he was associate curator of Moving Image at M+, Hong Kong, and has twice co-curated the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2009 and 2013).

Across the pond, Dia Art Foundation prepares to welcome Humberto Moro who will take up the position of deputy director of program. He is currently deputy director and senior curator at Mexico City’s Museo Tamayo, and also works at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, as adjunct curator. Moro has previously held other curatorial positions at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, and at Museo Jumex, Mexico City. He will begin his new role at Dia in early 2022.

Meanwhile, the inaugural Gold Art Prize, formed by adviser Kelly Huang and California-based nonprofit Gold House, which focuses on the activities of Asian and Pacific Islander leaders, has been awarded to Jes Fan, Maia Ruth Lee, Candice Lin, Moved by the Motion, and Miljohn Ruperto. Each artist will receive a $25,000 unrestricted cash prize, as well as participate in a new initiative, Gold House Futures, which offers mentorship and the opportunity to raise the profiles of creatives, entrepreneurs and social impact leaders.

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