Venice Biennale 2017
Hassan Khan wins Silver Lion of the Venice Biennale
The Silver Lion for the most promising young artist of this year’s Venice Biennale went to Hassan Khan, who works and lives in Cairo. Khan presented Composition for a Public Park, a multilayered sound piece on a series of speakers in the gardens at the north end of the Arsenale.
The jury for the prizes was made up of Francesca Alfano Miglietti, a Milan-based curator; Manuel J. Borja-Villel, the director of the Reina Sofia in Madrid; Amy Cheng, a Taipei-based curator; Ntone Edjabe, a journalist and DJ from Cape Town; and Mark Godfrey, the senior curator of international art at Tate Modern in London.