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MGM and Art Basel Hong Kong Jointly Unveil “MGM Discoveries Art Prize”
Nurturing Emerging Artists, Advancing the Global Arts Scene
MGM invited Macau’s cultural leaders and representatives to join an exclusive tour of the Discoveries sector of Art Basel Hong Kong

As a pioneer of cultural tourism, MGM consistently embraces innovation and creates platforms for the global cultural exchanges of Macau and the Greater Bay Area. In collaboration with Art Basel Hong Kong since 2017, MGM has forged a long-term partnership with the prestigious global art fair. This year, MGM and Art Basel Hong Kong have joined forces to announce the launch of the “MGM Discoveries Art Prize” in 2025. The prize is dedicated to supporting emerging artists and fostering new talent. It recognizes the originality and innovation showcased in the art fair’s Discoveries sector and support the artists in their pursuit of limitless possibilities in the field of art. In addition, MGM invited Macau’s cultural leaders and representatives to join an exclusive tour of the Discoveries sector and a separate cocktail reception hosted by MGM, providing them with a preview chance to appreciate the artworks from global renowned and emerging artists, with an aim to bring new perspectives and vitality into Macau’s arts scene.


The cocktail reception was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 27, where Cristina Kuok, Senior Vice President of Arts and Culture of MGM, and Angelle Siyang-Le, Director of Art Basel Hong Kong, jointly unveiled the “MGM Discoveries Art Prize”. Kuok said: “MGM has always been actively promoting art, culture, and entertainment by collaborating with artists globally. We hope to ride on this partnership with Art Basel Hong Kong to jointly propel global emerging talent to advance their careers and aspirations. At the same time, we aim to connect the international platform of Art Basel to Macau, inspiring the public in Hong Kong, Macau, and beyond to embark on their own artistic discoveries.”


MGM also organized a preview tour for leaders and representatives of the cultural sector in Macau – with the objective to facilitate their engagement with the exhibits and dialogues with global renowned artists and emerging talent, thus fostering fresh inspiration for Macau’s art and cultural development. Among the attendees were Leong Wai Man, Director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau and Vice President of the Cultural Development Consultative Committee, and representatives of the Cultural Development Consultative Committee, the Board of Trustees of the Cultural Development Fund, the Cultural Affairs Bureau, as well as universities and youth art groups.


Julia Lam, Secretary-General of the Macao Youth Art Association, said: “As a young artist from Macau, I'm honored to be part of the preview tour. The opportunity to interact with artists from various countries and regions as well as explore diverse arts scenes is invaluable.”



About MGM


MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner, and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau. 


MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.


MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.


MGM China is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Park MGM. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at


About Art Basel


Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong, and Paris. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms and initiatives such as the Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. Art Basel’s Global Media Partner is The Financial Times. For further information, please visit



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