The Camden Arts Centre Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze 2019

Julien Creuzet will realize a major exhibition at Camden Arts Centre in October 2020

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Camden Arts Centre and Frieze announce Julien Creuzet as the recipient of the 2019 Camden Arts Centre Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze. Creuzet, represented by High Art, (Paris) will realize a major exhibition at Camden Arts Centre in October 2020.

Launched at Frieze London 2018 and now in its second year, this annual prize offers invaluable critical exposure to an emerging artist, that goes with having their first show at a London institution. The prize winner will be supported by the experienced Camden Arts Centre curatorial team, and the show will be underpinned by an extensive programme of public talks and events.

French-Caribbean artist Julien Creuzet is a visual artist, video-maker, performer and poet. Creuzet’s work addresses his own diasporic experience and focuses on issues of migration, creolization and, recently, the troubled intersection of the history of Martinique and the events of European modernity. Creuzet was selected from the 33 galleries from 19 countries in Focus at Frieze London, the fair’s celebrated section supporting younger galleries and artists in earlier stages of their careers.

The 2019 Prize was selected by a panel chaired by Martin Clark, (Director, Camden Arts Centre), with Gina Buenfeld, Sophie Williamson (Exhibition Curators, Camden Arts Centre) and Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, (Head of Programme at Kettle's Yard (Maternity Cover). A group of UK and international patrons have generously supported the Prize, including Lead Supporters Alexandra Economou, Noach Vander Beken, and Georgina Townsley. These patrons share an interest in supporting the work of emerging artists and the economy of younger galleries within the contemporary art scene.


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