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  • Jun 15, 2021

2021 Foundwork Artist Prize: Announcing This Years International Open Call and Jury

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Kotti (2018) by 2020 honoree TRACEY SNELLING. Wood, paint, images, LCD screens, electroluminescent wire, media players, speakers, lights, transformers, 71.1 × 121.9 × 88.9 cm.

Foundwork is pleased to announce the open call and jury for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize. This is the third year that Foundwork will issue its annual juried award to recognize and support outstanding practices by contemporary artists. The deadline to register is October 10 and artists working in any media are eligible.

This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted USD 10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. The honorees and three shortlisted artists will also be invited for interviews in the Foundwork Dialogues program to further public engagement with their work.

The jury for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize includes leading international curators, gallerists, educators, and artists:

Vanessa Carlos, Founder, Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, London; Founder, CONDO international gallery collaborative

Qu Chang, Independent Curator and Art Historian, Hong Kong and Shenzhen; former Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong

Bridget Donahue, Owner and Director, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York

Cédric Fauq, Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Incoming Chief Curator, CAPC Musée, Bordeaux

Thomas Lawson, Artist; Dean, School of Art, CalArts, Valencia; Editor-in-Chief, East of Borneo

Thiago de Paula Souza, Independent Curator, São Paulo; Co-Curator, 2021 Frestas Triennial of Arts, Sorocaba, Brazil; curatorial team, 10th Berlin Biennale

The Foundwork Artist Prize is open to artists residing in any location worldwide with limited exceptions. Artists should see the FAQ and Prize Rules on Foundwork for instructions, terms and conditions. If you have further questions, please email support@foundwork.art.

Foundwork membership costs USD 4 per month and can be canceled at any time. To be eligible for the 2021 prize, artists will need to have a profile on the Foundwork website, with at least six artworks published on their profile page, throughout the selection period: 5:00 pm PT, October 10, 2021 through 5:00 pm PT, November 30, 2021. Visit www.foundwork.art/signup to register.

About Foundwork

Foundwork is a platform for artists to introduce their work to people across the contemporary art community. Our purpose is to support access and discourse between artists, curators, gallerists, and collaborators, wherever they are based. 

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