LONDON.- The Cartier Award, one the world's leading art awards, 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 2009, guaranteeing a major 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 2009.
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 2009 comprises Neville Wakefield (Curator, Frieze Projects), Grazia Quaroni (Curator, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art), Alessio Antoniolli (Director, Gasworks) and Mario Garcia Torres (Artist). The deadline for applicants is 5 January 2009. For full details of the award and an application form please www.friezefoundation.org/cartier.