A renowned curator of performance, Edwards will oversee the Frieze Artist Award and Live programs launching at Frieze New York 2018

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Photo by Whitney Brone. Courtesy of Walker Art Center

Adrienne Edwards will collaborate with Frieze for the first time, as the Curator of the new Artist Award and Live programs at Frieze New York 2018.

Curator at Performa  - New York's first performance biennial - Adrienne is a renowned curator, scholar, and writer with a focus on interdisciplinary art, performance and artists of the African diaspora and the Global South. She is also Curator at Large at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at New York University, where she is a Corrigan Doctoral Fellow.

For Performa, Edwards has realized new cross-boundary work with a wide range of artists, including Performa Commissions by Edgar Arceneaux, Yto Barrada, Juliana Huxtable, Rashid Johnson, Laura Lima, Julie Mehretu, Jason Moran, Wangechi Mutu, and Tracey Rose in addition to projects and productions by Jonathas de Andrade, Chimurenga, Teju Cole, Kwani Trust, Benjamin Patterson, Pope.L, Ralph Lemon, Senga Nengudi, Lorraine O’Grady, Adam Pendleton, Dave McKenzie, Yvonne Rainer, Will Rawls, and Carrie Mae Weems. Edwards also works within the Walker’s Visual Arts department developing and implementing artist projects and exhibitions, and expanding interdisciplinary scholarship and research, while making key contributions to the Walker’s acquisitions planning. She is currently organizing Jason Moran’s first-ever monograph and museum show, on view at the Walker, April 26–August 19, 2018. Edwards organized the 'Blackness in Abstraction' exhibition and catalogue, and is is a contributor to numerous art publications, including Aperture, Art in America, Parkett, and Spike Art Quarterly.

Find out more about the Frieze Artist Award, supported by LUMA Foundation, here. Find out more about Live, the new programme for performance, installation and interactive projects, here.

Frieze New York will take place in Randall's Island Park, May 3-6, 2018.