2021 Foundwork Artist Prize



<em>Lost Year Motel</em>, 2020. Wood, plaster, paint, metal, lights, fabric, lcd screens, media players, electroluminescent wire, water, speakers, transformer. 24 x 50 x 24 in.

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists. The deadline to register for the 2021 prize is October 10 and artists working in any media are eligible.

This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. The honorees and three shortlisted artists will also be interviewed 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 of the 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, São Paulo; 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 [email protected]

Foundwork membership costs $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 6 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.


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