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 ( HirshhornMuseum)
Laurent Le Bon (Musée national Picasso-Paris)
Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery)
J.D. Talasek (National Academy of Sciences).
Aitken was honoured at a dinner on 18 October, the opening night of the FIAC Art Fair, at the Musée Picasso Paris.
Work by Doug Aitken is included in the current institutional exhibitions: Again and Again, Sammlung Goetz in the Haus der Kunst, Munich; La Biennale de Lyon; Performance: Les collections du Centre Pompidou, 1967 - 2017 at Le Tripostal, Lille; Future Shock at SITE Santa Fe.
Image: Portrait of Doug Aitken, 2017
Photography Amy Sioux