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Frieze Artist Award

Frieze Artist Award 2018

A major opportunity for an emerging artist to realize a site-specific work, curated by Adrienne Edwards

Launching in New York for the first time, the Frieze Artist Award is an international open call for an emerging artist to realize a major site-specific work at Frieze Art Fair. Applications are now closed and the winning commission will be announced in February 2018.

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

Adrienne Edwards will collaborate with Frieze for the first time, as the Curator of the Artist Award at Frieze New York next spring. Edwards is a renowned curator, scholar, and writer with a focus on interdisciplinary art, performance and artists of the African diaspora and the Global South. She is Curator at Performa, New York’s first performance biennial; Curator at Large at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at New York University, where she is a Corrigan Doctoral Fellow. Edwards is also Curator of Live a program of performances, installations and interactive projects at Frieze New York.

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection panel chaired by Loring Randolph (Artistic Director, Americas, Frieze Fairs) and including Adrienne EdwardsLiam Gillick (artist) Eungie Joo (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) and Pablo León de la Barra (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York).