The Prize


The Frontier Art Prize is a contemporary art award that supports an artist of international stature to pursue a bold new work in the context of the WFF Convergence Project. As a public expression of the World Frontiers Forum, the prize encourages aesthetic exploration at the crossroads of biology, ecology, architecture, food, communications, transportation, human health, biotechnology, design and physics that changes how we think and live.  Founded by David Edwards (Harvard, Le Laboratoire) and Bridgitt Evans (VIA Art Fund), the Prize invites the Frontier Art Prize artist to collaborate with the WFF Young Pioneers and propose a new work for funding within the interdisciplinary proposal of the young pioneers.

In addition to the founders, current jury members includes:

Jennifer Flay (FIAC)
Evelyn Hankins (HirshhornMuseum)
Laurent Le Bon (Musée national Picasso-Paris)
Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery)
J.D. Talasek (National Academy of Sciences).

The 2018 Frontier Art Prize

The 2018 Frontier Art Prize recipient, Tavares Strachan, was honored at the World Frontiers Forum annual gathering in October 2018. 

Read the 2018 prize announcement press release

2018 Frontier Art Prize winner - Tavares Strachan

2018 Frontier Art Prize winner - Tavares Strachan


The first Frontier Art Prize recipient, Doug Aitken, was honored at a dinner on 18 October 2017, the opening night of the FIAC Art Fair, at the Musée national Picasso-Paris.  The artist received an award of $100,000 as seed support for a contemporary art dream.

Read the 2017 prize announcement press release

2017 Frontier Art Prize Recipient - Doug Aitken

2017 Frontier Art Prize Recipient - Doug Aitken


Frontier Art Prize Gala dinner Oct 2017 at the Picasso Museum