Prize Specimens

Frieze & 2016 Turner Prize artists; a short guide to the nominees

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Michael Dean, Analogue series cabbage, hnnnhhnnn-hnnnhnnnnh (2014) on the stand of Herald St, Frieze London 2015.

Michael Dean, Analogue series cabbage, hnnnhhnnn-hnnnhnnnnh (2014) on the stand of Herald St, Frieze London 2015

 

Michael Dean

Born: 1977, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Shortlisted for: 'Sic Glyphs' at South London Gallery & 'Qualities of Violence' at de Appel
'Frieze Moment': Sculptures featured all over the stands of Herald St and Supportico Lopez at Frieze London 2015.
In a sentence: 'Suggesting either human figures with peephole eyes, clenched fists, lolling tongues or cursive script, [Dean] tracked the migration of language from speech to writing' — Paul Clinton,  frieze 181
Read more: In Focus: Michael Dean by Paul Teasdale, frieze 143
Galleries at Frieze London: Herald St, E2; Supportico Lopez, G2; Mendes Wood DM, C15

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Anthea Hamilton

Anthea Hamilton, Kar-a-Sutra (after Mario Bellini) (2016) at Frieze Projects New York 2016

Anthea Hamilton

Born: 1978, London, UK
Shortlisted for: 'Lichen! Libido! Chastity!' at SculptureCenter
'Frieze Moment': Filling a disused public swimming pool with inflatable sculptures for Frieze Projects East (with Nicolas Byrne) in 2012 and setting a car full of mimes roving around Frieze New York 2016
In a sentence: 'Hamilton’s brand of performative pop places an accent on the line between acceptability and disdain' — Andrew Hunt reviewing the 13th Biennale de Lyon, frieze 174
Read more: 'Body Image' by Martin Herbert, frieze 140

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Helen Marten, Under Blossom: E. takes eclipse (detail) (2014) on the stand of t293 at Frieze London 2014. Courtesy: t293, Rome

Helen Marten, Under Blossom: E. takes eclipse (detail) (2014) on the stand of t293 at Frieze London 2014

Helen Marten

Born: 1985, Macclesfield, UK
Shortlisted for: 'Eucalyptus, Let Us In' at Greene Natfali
'Frieze Moment': Talking with artist Jordan Wolfson and curator Beatrix Ruf at Frieze Talks New York in 2014
In a sentence: 'Marten treats physical stuff the digital way: she drags and drops, compresses and unpacks, crashes and reboots' — Joerg Heiser, frieze 143
Read more: 'My Influences' by Helen Marten, frieze 155
Galleries at Frieze London: Sadie Coles HQ, F2; Greene Naftali, C13; König Galerie, B2; T293, A13

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 Installation view, Josephine Pryde, Simon Lee Gallery at Frieze London 2015.

 Installation view, Josephine Pryde, Simon Lee Gallery at Frieze London 2015.

Josephine Pryde

Born: 1967, Alnwick, UK
Shortlisted for: 'lapses in Thinking By the person i am' at CCA Wattis
'Frieze Moment': A one-day solo presentation at the stand of Simon Lee Gallery at Frieze London 2015
In a sentence: 'Pryde’s macro photographs of hands using smart phones or tablets […] are stock brought to life [...] a critique that is complicated by looking somewhat like approbation' — Karen Archey, frieze 181
Read more: 'Josephine Pryde at Reena Spaulings Fine Art' by Dan Fox, frieze 132
Galleries at Frieze London: Simon Lee Gallery, E6

Lead Image: Michael Dean, analogue series (tongue), 2013, installation view, Raven Row, London, 2015. Courtesy: Danjuma Collection, London, the artist and Herald St, London

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