204 young Chinese artists from many parts of China applied for the 4th Award with a selection of their current work sent as digital images. Working from these images a shortlist of 20 applicants was agreed. The shortlisted artists have been invited to send three original prints to MET’s London office.
The winners of the Fourth Award were announced on 24 February 2020.
First Prize Winner – Zhao Yiyun 赵熠芸
Zhao Yiyun was born in Zhejiang Province in 1995. She is a second year MA student at Purple Bamboo Studio at China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou.
Second Prize Winner – Cao Ou 曹欧
Cao Ou was born in Shandong Province in 1987. He graduated with a MA degree from China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou in 2015. He is a freelance artist.
Third Prize Winner – Xu Zhonghong 徐中宏
Xu Zhonghong was born in Anhui Province in 1991. He graduated with a MA degree from Yunnan Academy of Fine Arts in 2018.
Third Prize Winner – Zuo Wei 左维
Zuo Wei was born in Hunan Province in 1987. He graduated with a MA degree from Fine Art College of Hunan Science and Technology University in 2014.
Other shortlisted artists
Cao xuefeng 曹雪峰
Chang Fei 常斐
Chen Jiadi 陈嘉迪
Han Xiaoyue 韩晓月
Liu Keji 刘科技
Liu Zhenyu 刘振宇
Li Yuxuan 李雨萱
Lu Cong 卢聪
Ni Xiang 倪想
Pan Liuhua 潘柳华
Qu Zuochun 瞿作纯
Xu Hanxiao 许汉枭
Yao Yuanlu 姚元鲁
Zhang Liang 张良
Zhang Lingrui 张凌瑞
Zhao Xiaowei 赵晓玮