Frieze Artist Award Debuts in New York

An emerging artist follows the path of Yuri Pattison, Mika Rottenberg and Jordan Wolfson 

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The Frieze Artist Award makes it debut at Frieze New York, commissioning an artist to create an ambitious, site-specific work within the fair site in Randall’s Island Park.

Forming part of the fair’s non-profit programme, the Frieze Artist Award is supported by the LUMA Foundation.

Adrienne Edwards collaborates with Frieze for the first time as the Curator of the Artist Award, and will form part of a selection panel that also comprises Loring Randolph (Artistic Director, Americas, Frieze Fairs) and including Liam Gillick (artist), Eungie Joo (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) and Pablo León de la Barra (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York).

The winner will be announced in February 2018, and will receive a budget of up to 30,000 USD for production, research and development, artist fees and travel expenses. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their idea and its potential for realization.

The launch of the Artist Award in New York follows an established program of Artist Award commissions at Frieze London. The 2017 Frieze Artist Award winner (London) was Kiluanji Kia Henda, whose two-part installation took the cult of Marxism-Leninism in Angola as its starting point.

Previous winners of the Frieze Artist Award include Yuri Pattison (2016), Rachel Rose (2015) and Mélanie Matranga (2014), while Mika Rottenberg (2006), Jordan Wolfson (2009), Simon Fujiwara (2010) and Cécile B. Evans (2012) have also received artist awards at the London fair.

Read more about selected recipients’s experiences and further achievements here, or explore the full archive of projects here.

Tickets for Frieze New York 2018 are available here.

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