Open Call – Frieze Artist Award 2016

The applications for 2016  Frieze Artist Award  are officially open! Seeting the closing date for submissions on 10 February, the International Open Call seeks for artists between 25 and 40 years to produce a site-specific work at this year’s Frieze. The winning commission will be presented as part of Frieze Projects, the non-profit program of the Fair, established in 2003, and curated by Raphael Gygax.

The  submitted proposals should be original and designed specifically in accordance with the fair itself. Applicants will be well evaluated not only for the innovative character of the proposal, but also for its potential for realization, with a budget of £ 20,000 (which must include production, research / development, travel expenses and artist fees).

This year’s selection panel is chaired by Jo Stella-Sawicka (Artistic Director of Frieze), accompanied by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (artist), Beatrix Ruf (Director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) and Bettina Steinbrügge (Director of the Kunstverein Hamburg).

Previous Editions

In 2015, the Frieze Artist Award was given to Rachel Rose, an american artist who recreated the structure of the Fair simulating, using light and sound, the sonic and visual sense frequencies of the animals inhabiting The Regent’s Park. In 2014 it was Mélanie Matranga who won the Prize with her A to B coffee project, where she explored the dynamics of human interaction from an installation built at the fair’s own coffee.


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