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Frieze Artist Award 2014


A major new initiative by Frieze Projects, the Frieze Artist Award is open to artists, between 25-40 years of age. Submissions for 2014 are now closed and the winner will be announced in May 2014.

We invited artists to propose a new site-specific work for Frieze London 2014, as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme. The award includes:

• A Production budget up to £10,000
• A Research and Development budget up to £5,000
• An Artist’s Fee of £2,000
• Per diems and travel expenses

We were looking for new ideas that respond to the experience of Frieze London in a thought-provoking way. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and its ability to be realised at Frieze London.

The Frieze Artist Award sits within a distinguished history of artist awards presented at Frieze Art Fair, which include the Emdash Award (2011-2013) and Cartier Award (2006-2010).

Entrance to the Frieze Artist Award was by open submission and the winner will be selected by an international jury of artists and curators: Hilary Lloyd; Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen; Nicola Lees.

Hilary Lloyd (b. 1964) works in video, photography and installation.  She has exhibited internationally with major solo exhibitions at Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland (2012); Artists Space, New York (2011); Raven Row, London (2010); Tramway, Glasgow, UK (2009); Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2009); Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany (2006); Waiters, Henry Moore Foundation Contemporary Projects, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2003); Kino der Dekonstruktion, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (2000); at the Chisenhale Gallery, London (1999). Recent group shows include Janice Kerbel, Hilary Lloyd, Silke Otto-Knapp, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany (2012); and Remote Control, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2012); and Art Sheffield 08. In 2011 Lloyd was nominated for the Turner Prize. She lives and works in London.

Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen are directors of gta exhibitions, an institution for art and architecture exhibitions at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. Currently they are guest curators of the Gebert Stiftung für Kultur where they organize an exhibition series in collaboration with Bob Nickas. They studied art history at the University of Zürich and Basel founded the art institution STUDIOLO. For their curatorial work they got awarded with the Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi EnterPrize of the museum GAMeC in Bergamo. Together with the publishing house Edition Patrick Frey they initiated a publication series on international artists and architects.

Since 2013, Nicola Lees has been the curator for Frieze Projects, the annual not-for-profit programme featuring artist commissions, film and music at Frieze London. Nicola previously worked as Senior Curator of Public Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London, where she oversaw interdisciplinary, time-based and performance projects, including the Serpentine Gallery Marathon (co-curated with Hans Ulrich Obrist), the Serpentine Cinema series, artist commissions and Park Nights.

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