About the Dogma Prize
The Dogma Prize was established in 2009 and is funded by the independent Dogma Collection. The Prize occurs every two years, and the Dogma Prize 2019 is the sixth edition, managed by Bao Chau.
The purpose of the Prize is to encourage and promote Vietnamese artists, whether resident in Vietnam or overseas, through a focus on Self-portraiture in all disciplines. Self-portraiture has a long and distinguished history throughout human civilization, and involves those practised in self-expression providing their views on themselves, as a metaphor for the cultures and societies in which they live. This is the spirit of the Prize.
The Dogma Prize 2019 is honoured to have a well-rounded panel of artists-jurors consisting of: Dinh Q. Le, Le Thua Tien and Dinh Thi Tham Poong. These appointments highlight the Prize’s recognition of the vast array of artistic practice ranging from experimental to figurative in Vietnamese contemporary art.