Frieze Artist Award at Frieze New York 2019

Frieze, New York, United States
Deadline: 11 January 2019

Kapwani Kiwanga, Shady, 2018. Commissioned for Frieze Artist Award, supported by Luma Foundation. Installation view at Frieze New York 2018, Randall's Island Park, New York City. Photo: Mark Blower. Courtesy: Mark Blower/Frieze

Applications are now being accepted for the Frieze Artist Award at Frieze New York 2019, curated by Courtney J Martin (Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Dia Art Foundation).

Welcoming applications from across the world, the Artist Award is an open call for an emerging artist to realize a major site-specific work at Frieze Art Fair, as part of the fair’s non-profit program. The Frieze Artist Award is supported by the Luma Foundation. The deadline for submission is January 11, 2019, at 5pm EST.

Frieze invites proposals for new, ambitious and site-specific works that respond to the dynamics of the New York fair in Randall’s Island Park. The Award includes a budget of up to 25,000 USD for production, research and development, artist fees and travel expenses.

Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their idea and its potential for realization. Proposals will be reviewed by a selection panel of prominent artists and curators (TBA); and the winner will be announced in February. Frieze New York will take place May 1–5, 2019.

The first Frieze Artist Award winner at Frieze New York 2018 was Kapwani Kiwanga. Previous artist award winners in London include Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Cécile B Evans, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Yuri Pattison, Rachel Rose and Jordan Wolfson. Explore all projects here.

For further information and how to apply for the 2019 Frieze Artist Award at Frieze New York, please visit and



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