The Frontier Art Prize is a new contemporary art award that supports an artist of international stature pursuing bold projects that challenge the boundaries of knowledge and experience to reimagine the future of humanity. An initiative 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 (Le Laboratoire) and Bridgitt Evans (VIA Art Fund), the Prize is awarded annually by an international jury. In addition to the founders, this year’s jury includes:
Jennifer Flay (FIAC)
Evelyn Hankins (Hirshhorn Museum)
Laurent Le Bon (Musée national Picasso-Paris)
Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery)
J.D. Talasek (National Academy of Sciences).
The first Frontier Art Prize recipient will be honored at a dinner on 18 October, the opening night of the FIAC Art Fair, at the Musée national Picasso-Paris. The artist will receive an award of $100,000 as seed support for a contemporary art dream.