Frieze Artist Award

Cartier Award 2007

Mario Garcia Torres reframes the work of film auteur Allen Smithee

Winner of the 2007 Cartier Award, Mexican artist Mario Garcia Torres reframes the body of work of film auteur Allen Smithee through a series of interventions around the fair.

During the Frieze Talks programme, Smithee delivers a keynote lecture elaborating the complex relationships between his public persona and the long filmography for which he has become known.

Script written by Mario Garcia Torres and Aaron Schuster and performed by Stephen Campbell Moore.

Mario Garcia Torres is a Mexican conceptual artist whose work includes film, video and photography. His proposal for the 2007 Cartier Award was selected from over three hundred applications submitted worldwide.

The Cartier Award 2007 selection committee was Kitty Anderson (Associate Curator, Frieze Projects), Hervé Chandès (Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris), Mia Jankowicz (Gasworks, London) and Matthieu Laurette (artist).

The Cartier Award, for emerging artists living outside the UK, was a major initiative in collaboration with Gasworks and sponsored by Cartier.