PERFORMACE BY: Alex Baczynski Jenkins
1 June 2018 – 22 June 2018
For the first time, the Artist Award will focus on performance-based work and the winning artist will benefit from a residency at Delfina Foundation, London. The new partnership with Delfina Foundation provides the artist in residence with an additional opportunity to develop their practice through a greater access to learning, resources and networks.
Aaron Cezar (Director, Delfina Foundation, London) said, ‘Delfina Foundation has had a long-standing commitment to nurturing performance, one of the most popular yet under-supported mediums. We are excited to join forces on the Frieze Artist Award to create a career-defining opportunity for an artist to produce a new performance in one of the most visible platforms in the world.’
The Frieze Artist Award winner was judged by a panel of curators including Diana Campbell Betancourt, Aaron Cezar (Delfina Foundation), Christodoulos Panayiotou (artist) and Kathryn Weir (Pompidou, Paris); chaired by Lewis Gilbert and Tania Doropoulos (both Frieze).
The nominators of the shortlist of artists included: Pablo Leon de la Barra, Mélanie Bouteloup, Sebastian Cichocki, Cosmin Costinas, Martijntje Hallmann, Susan Hapgood, Venus Lau Sau Yee, Chus Martínez, Yvette Mutumba, and Philippe Pirotte.
Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (born 1987, London) lives and works in Warsaw and London. Previous solo exhibitions include: Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw (2018) and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2017). He has also presented work at: Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (both 2017); Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York; Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź (both 2016); and Basel Liste (2014). He is co-founder of feminist and queer project space Kem in Warsaw. Kem have recently realised projects at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (Kem Care, 2017) and are currently on a one year residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Three Springs, 2018-2019). He was a fellow at the Home Workspace Program, Beirut between 2012-2013.
Frieze Artist Award is in partnership with Delfina Foundation
Supported by European Arteast foundation and Cultural Polish Institute London