May 14, 2009 - frieze - The Cartier Award 2009: Jordan Wolfson
May 14, 2009

The Cartier Award 2009: Jordan Wolfson

The Cartier Award 2009:
Jordan Wolfson

Frieze Art Fair is delighted to announce American artist Jordan Wolfson is the winner of The Cartier Award 2009.

Wolfson’s winning proposal was selected from over 450 applications. At Frieze Art Fair 2009, sponsored for the sixth year by Deutsche Bank, Wolfson will present a new site-specific work.

The Cartier Award is supported by Cartier UK, Associate sponsor of Frieze Art Fair, and is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading art awards. It allows an emerging artist from outside the UK to realise a major project at Frieze Art Fair as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme, curated by Neville Wakefield.

The award provides production costs of up to 10,000 GBP, an artist’s fee of 1,000 GBP and a three-month residency at Gasworks, an arts organization in South London which houses 12 artists’ studios. The award is open to non-UK-based artists within five years of graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or under 30 years of age.

Jordan Wolfson (b. 1980) is an American conceptual artist whose recent work focuses on film and video. He lives and works in Berlin and New York and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003. Selected solo shows include: ‘Untitled false document’, Swiss Institute for Contemporary Art, New York (2008); ‘Optical Sound’, Gamec – Galleria Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo (2007) and Kunsthalle Zürich (2004). Group shows include: T – Torino Triennale Arte Contemporanea, 50 lune di Saturno, Turin (2008); Gladstone Gallery, Brussels (2008); ‘Passengers’, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco (2008); ‘Learn to Read’, Tate Modern, London (2007) and ‘Day for Night’, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2006).

Frieze Art Fair, the UK’s largest art fair and one of the leading contemporary art fairs in the world, takes place from 15-18 October 2009 in Regent’s Park, London.

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