press release

On the evening of November 14 at a reception at the Guggenheim Museum, Thomas Krens, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Lisa Dennison, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Dr. Bruno Saelzer, Chairman and CEO, HUGO BOSS AG, announced that Tacita Dean has been named the winner of the biennial Hugo Boss Prize. Dean is the sixth artist to win the prestigious prize. She was selected from a group of seven shortlisted artists: Jennifer Allora (US) and Guillermo Calzadilla (Puerto Rico), John Bock (Germany), Damián Ortega (Mexico), Aïda Ruilova (US), and Tino Sehgal (UK), in addition to Dean (UK).

Tacita Dean's oeuvre includes such diverse mediums as drawing, sound, and found photographs, but she is perhaps best known for her compelling 16mm films. While focusing on architectural relics, portraiture, history, and memory, these films also investigate cinematic mechanisms and materials.

only in german

Tacita Dean
HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2006