Frieze Art Fair announced today the call for entries to the Emdash Award 2012. The Emdash Award is open to artists living outside of the UK, up to five years from graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or under 35 years of age. The Emdash Award is part of the Frieze Projects programme, produced by Frieze Foundation, supported by the Emdash Foundation and presented in collaboration with Gasworks.
The recipient of the prize will have the unique opportunity to present their work at Frieze Art Fair 2012 to a significant international audience. Additionally the prize will cover production costs of up to 10,000 GBP, an artist’s fee, per diems, travel expenses and a studio residency at Gasworks in London from August to October 2012.
Entrance to the award is by open submission and the winner will be selected by an international panel of artists and curators. The selection committee for 2012 will be: Andrea Dibelius (Emdash Foundation), Ryan Gander (Artist), Rowan Geddis (Residencies Co-ordinator, Gasworks), Udo Kittelmann (Director of the National Gallery, Berlin), Sarah McCrory (Curator, Frieze Foundation), Dr. Matthias Mühling (Curator of the Lenbachhaus Kunstbau, Munich) and Amelie von Wedel (Emdash Foundation).
The closing date for applications is 9 January 2012. The winner of the award will be announced in May 2012.
Proposals for work can take the form of site-specific installations; performance; film; video or print work. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and its suitability for realisation at Frieze Art Fair.
The Emdash Award winner in 2011 was Anahita Razmi, whose work Roof Piece Tehran was launched at Frieze Art Fair 2011 to significant critical acclaim.
The award is open to non-UK based artists within five years of graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. For full details on how to apply see: friezefoundation.org