Frieze Art Fair
Jordan Wolfson Wins 2009 Cartier Award
Frieze Art Fair is delighted to announce American artist Jordan Wolfson as the winner of The Cartier Award 2009.
Wolfson's winning proposal was selected from over 450 applications. Once again, entries were made by artists from all over the world, demonstrating the international scope of the award. At Frieze Art Fair 2009, sponsored for the sixth year by Deutsche Bank, Wolfson will present a new site-specific work.
The Cartier Award is supported by Cartier UK, Associate sponsor of Frieze Art Fair, and is widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading art awards. It allows an emerging artist from outside the UK to realise a major project at Frieze Art Fair as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme, curated by Neville Wakefield.
The award provides production costs of up to £10,000, an artist's fee of £1,000 and a three-month residency at Gasworks in South London. The award is open to non-UK-based artists within five years of graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or under 30 years of age.
Jordan Wolfson (b. 1980) is an American conceptual artist whose recent work focuses on film and video. He lives and works in Berlin and New York and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003.