UOB Painting of the Year 2022

UOB Indonesia invites artists to push the boundaries of their imagination at the 2022 UOB Painting of the Year Competition launch

UOB Indonesia today launched the 2022 UOB Painting of the Year (POY) competition and invites established and emerging artists in Indonesia to explore and showcase their artistic talents. The annual UOB POY competition, Singapore’s longest-running and one of Southeast Asia’s most prestigious annual art awards, is UOB’s flagship visual art programme that aims to uncover and to nurture artistic talent across the region.

Maya Rizano, Head of Strategic Communications and Brand, UOB Indonesia, said, “Art plays an essential role in enriching our lives and bringing our communities together. For more than a decade, we have been supporting many Indonesian artists to develop their talent and helping them to connect to more opportunities on the local and regional art stage.”

“The UOB POY competition has enabled us to deepen our relationship with the community as we continue to encourage the enterprising spirit and creative mind of Indonesians. In the current challenging situation, we have seen how Indonesian artists have consistently pushed their creative boundaries to the regional level and I hope that they can achieve greater success in the future and continue to inspire more generations of artists.”

The panel of judges for the 2022 UOB POY (Indonesia) competition include:

  1. Dr Agung Hujatnika (Chief Judge), Independent Curator and Lecturer at Bandung Instituteof Technology;
  2. Ms Farah Wardani, Art Curator, and Programme Director of Jakarta Biennale 2021 and Visual Arts Committee of Jakarta Arts Council (Dewan Kesenian Jakarta);
  3. Ms Syagini Ratna Wulan, Contemporary Artist, whose works are held in public collections in Singapore Art Museum, Obayashi Private Museum, Japan, and Indonesian Exchange.

Similar to previous years, submissions will be received digitally. UOB POY submissions will be open from 26 April 2022 until 31 July 2022. The competition is for citizens and permanent residents across Indonesia.

The winners of the 2022 UOB POY (Indonesia) award will be announced at an award ceremony in 20 October 2022. The winner of the 2022 UOB POY (Indonesia) award will also compete with fellow country winners from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand for the coveted UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award which will be announced at the award ceremony in Singapore. The prestigious regional award will go to the artist with the most outstanding artwork.

In addition to the cash prizes, one of the four country winners will be able participate in an art residency programme at the renowned Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan to enable them to learn about art culture of the host country and various approaches to art creation.

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