Rachel Rose receives the Frieze Artist Award 2015

Frieze, London

May 15, 2015

14–17 October 2015

Frieze London
The Regent’s Park

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The winner of the 2015 Frieze Artist Award is New York-based artist Rachel Rose. Supported by the LUMA Foundation, the Frieze Artist Award allows an emerging artist to realise a major commission at Frieze London as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme.

At Frieze London 2015, Rose will create a scale-model of the fair structure. Inside the model, lighting and sound design will simulate the sonic and visual sense frequencies of animals inhabiting the Regent’s Park. Drawing attention to the park’s multiple layers of communication and perception, Rose will open up a spectrum of sensory worlds for fair visitors to inhabit and experience. This commission invites Rose—who has previously worked in film—to pursue an ambitious installation-based project.

Rachel Rose (b. 1986) lives and works in New York. Her forthcoming solo exhibitions include those at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; and the Aspen Art Museum.

Now in its second year, the Frieze Artist Award is a high-profile initiative from Frieze Projects, inviting an artist to create a site-specific artwork at Frieze London under the auspices of Frieze Projects. Rose’s proposal was selected from over 1,200 applications by artists from all over the world.

The selection committee for the Frieze Artist Award 2015 was Bonnie Camplin (artist), Raimundas Malašauskas (curator and writer), Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London) and Nicola Lees, (Curator, Frieze Projects), with Frieze Artistic Director Jo Stella-Sawicka acting as chair.

Frieze London will take place 14 to 17 October and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank.

Find out more
On Thursday 14 May at Frieze New York, the Frieze Artist Award winner joined Tony Oursler and Hans-Ulrich Obrist in a special panel moderated by Tom Eccles. Presented in partnership with the LUMA Foundation, their discussion is available to watch on the Frieze website.

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