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Simone Leigh, detail of trophallaxis, 2017, terracotta, porcelain, epoxy, graphite, gold and platinum glazes, and antennas.

Founded in 1996, the Hugo Boss Prize is a biennial award administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum that honors significant achievement in contemporary art. Simone Leigh is the recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize 2018 and a solo exhibition of her work will be presented at the Guggenheim in the spring of 2019. Leigh was selected from a list of finalists by a jury of international curators and critics chaired by Nancy Spector, Artistic Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation.