To Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist Tracey Snelling!
Foundwork is excited to announce that Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist Tracey Snelling has been awarded the 2020 Foundwork Artist Prize, now in its second year. In recognition of her outstanding practice, Snelling will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with each member of Foundwork’s distinguished 2020 jury:
Rachel Adams, Chief Curator and Director of Programs, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Anat Ebgi, Owner and Director, Anat Ebgi Gallery
Natasha Ginwala, Artistic Director, 13th Gwangju Biennale; Associate Curator, Gropius Bau
Kalup Linzy, performance and video artist
Humberto Moro Deputy Director and Senior Curator, Museo Tamayo; Adjunct Curator, SCAD Museum of Art
Michael Ruiz, Founder and Managing Director, Future Gallery
Three artists were named to Foundwork’s 2020 Short List: Mexico City-based multidisciplinary artist Melanie McLain; Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Joiri Minaya; and Bellingham, Washington-based painter Andrea Joyce Heimer.
In conjunction with the prize, Snelling and the short-listed artists will each participate in long-form interviews as part of Foundwork’s Dialogues program conducted by visiting editors Alina Cohen, Isabel Flower, Francesca Gavin, and Wendy Vogel.
“We’re thrilled to honor Tracey Snelling, whose practice has the capacity to connect with many communities around the world, and speaks about the turbulence of urban anxiety and the extenuating living conditions experimented by many,” says juror Humberto Moro. “In the midst of an art world which is increasingly sanitized, it’s fundamental to highlight the practices—like Snelling’s—that deal with these subjects from a generous and empathic point of view.”
“Tracey makes us reconsider the relationship between identity and place—the way we so often project narratives onto one another based on the environments we’re used to,” says Adam Yokell, Foundwork’s Director. “We’re thrilled to help propel her socially resonant work during these polarized times.”
The Foundwork Artist Prize reflects the New York-based digital platform’s larger purpose to create visibility and engagement for emerging and mid-career artists, and to enable access and discourse between artists, curators, and collaborators, wherever they are based. The prize’s inaugural 2019 honoree, Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator Edra Soto, has since been awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculpture Grant, invited to present her work in the State of the Art 2020 exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum, and joined the roster of represented artists at Luis De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles.
For more information, visit www.foundwork.art/artist-prize.