The Cartier Award 2010

Frieze Art Fair announced today the call for entries to The Cartier Award 2010. The Cartier Award is open to artists living outside of the UK, up to five years from graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or under thirty years of age. The Cartier Award is organised by Frieze Projects, sponsored by Cartier and presented in collaboration with Gasworks.

The recipient of the prize will have the unique opportunity to present their work at Frieze Art Fair 2010, guaranteeing a major international audience. Additionally the prize will cover production costs of up to £10,000, an artist&8217;s fee, per diems, travel expenses and a studio residency at Gasworks in London from August to October 2010.

Now in its fifth year, The Cartier Award has proved to be an important milestone in the development of young artists&8217; careers. The inaugural winner in 2006, Mika Rottenberg, showed at the Whitney Biennial in 2008 and the 2007 winner, Mario Garcia Torres, received a solo exhibition at White Cube, London in 2008.

The winner of The Cartier Award 2009 is Jordan Wolfson, an American artist whose work focuses on film and video. At Frieze Art Fair 2009 he will present Your Napoleon, a new site-specific work. His proposal was chosen from over 450 applications submitted by artists from across the world.

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 selection committee for The Cartier Award 2010 comprises Roger Hiorns (Artist), Catalina Lozano (Residencies Co-ordinator, Gasworks), Grazia Quaroni (Curator, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art) and the 2010 Curator of Frieze Projects.

Application forms will be available from 1 October 2009 and the deadline for applicants is 5 January 2010.

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