The winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award was New York-based artist Rachel Rose
Frieze Artist Award-winner Rachel Rose created a scale-model of the fair structure. Inside, lighting and sound design simulated the sonic and visual sense frequencies of animals inhabiting The Regent’s Park. Drawing attention to the park’s multiple layers of communication and perception, Rose opened up a spectrum of sensory worlds for fair visitors to inhabit and experience. This commission invited Rose – who has previously worked in film – to pursue an ambitious installation-based project. Supported by the LUMA Foundation, the Frieze Artist Award allows an emerging artist to realise a major commission at Frieze London as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme.
Rachel Rose lives and works in New York. Her work explores concepts of mortality, with subjects ranging from zoos to Philip Johnson’s Glass House, to the American Revolutionary War and 19th-century park design. Her forthcoming exhibitions include solos at Castello di Rivoli, Turin and the Aspen Art Museum. She was the recipient of the 2014 Illy Prize. Recent solo and group exhibitions and screenings include: 'Everything and More', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); 'Palisades', Serpentine Galleries, London (2015); ‘Cloud Cover’, CCS Hessel Museum, New York (2015); ‘The Importance of Being a (Moving) Image’, National Gallery, Prague (2015); Taipei Biennial, ‘The Great Acceleration’, Taipei (2014); ‘Phantom Limbs’, Pilar Corrias, London (2014); ‘Geographies of Contamination’, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2014) and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), New York (2014).
Frieze Projects is a non-profit programme of artists’ commissions realised annually at Frieze London. Frieze Projects and the Frieze Artist Award are supported by the LUMA Foundation.
Additional support for Frieze Projects is provided by Arts Council England.