Frieze Artist Award Winner Adham Faramawy Will Debut New Work at Frieze London

Frieze Artist Award
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Adham Faramawy, the 2023 Frieze Artist Award winner, will debut his new work “And These Deceitful Waters” at Frieze London. The work is a video and sculptural assemblage examining the history of the Thames, its underground tributaries, and the people who live along its banks.

Faramawy’s project will be installed at the entrance to Frieze London this year. 

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Frieze London Artist Award

Frieze Artist Award

“The Frieze Artist Award has proved an invaluable platform for early-career artists. The award reflects Frieze London’s ongoing commitment to championing new voices, a tenet that is woven into the fair’s programming,” said Eva Langret, Director of Frieze London.

The Frieze Artist Award is a coveted prize that recognizes the work of emerging artists. The award has helped launch the careers of some of the most exciting artists working today. Past recipients include Himali Singh Soin, Alberta Whittle, Sung Tieu, and Abbas Zahedi. It is a prestigious honor that can change the course of an artist’s career.

The 2023 Artist Award at Frieze London was chosen by a panel of leading industry experts, including Andrew Bonacina (Independent Curator), Carmen Juliá (Curator, Spike Island), Eva Langret (Director of Frieze London), Chris Rawcliffe (Artistic Director, Forma), and Abbas Zahedi (Winner of the Frieze London Artist Award 2022).

Adham Faramawy, The air is subtle, various and sweet – The Understory

Adham Faramawy

Adham Faramawy is an artist of Egyptian descent based in London. Their work spans media, including moving images, sculptural installations, photography, print, and painting.

Above is a video of their work “The air is subtle, various and sweet – The Understory” at Serpentine Galleries in 2020.

Faramawy’s work is often described as being both beautiful and unsettling. He uses various materials and techniques to create visually arresting pieces that are powerful reminders of the human cost of war, poverty, and discrimination.

In “And These Deceitful Waters,” Faramawy explores the complex relationship between humans and the environment. He uses the Thames, its underground tributaries, and the plants along its banks to explore the river as a colonial artery and a site of ecological collapse.

In a three-person dance performance accompanied by music and spoken word, Faramawy will tell the migration stories of the river and its flora.

The work will survey how these stories build national identity and can construct, reinforce, and dissolve borders. It will weave tales, illustrating how land becomes co-opted into nation-building projects, colonization, ecological collapse, toxicity, and migration.

Frieze London Map

Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2023 is a must-attend event for anyone interested in art and culture. The program is packed with exciting and innovative events.

The map is marked for easier planning. Art fairs have yellow pins. Galleries and museums are blue pins with numbers.

Zoom into London, England, and pan over to the north side of the city center to find The Regent’s Park.

Frieze London is held on the south side of The Regent’s Park in the Marylebone Green. It’s one block from the Regent’s Park Underground Station if you walk down Park Square West.

Art Galleries & Spaces in the United Kingdom

50 Golborne
Addis Fine Art London
Aleph Contemporary Ltd
Alison Jacques Gallery
Almine Rech – London
Amanda Wilkinson Gallery
Anima Mundi
Annely Juda Fine Art
Atlas Gallery
Bartha Contemporary
Ben Brown Fine Arts
bo.lee gallery
Cardi Gallery
Carl Freedman Gallery
Carlos Ishikawa
Collective Ending HQ
Cooke Latham Gallery
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Cromwell Place
Cynthia Corbett Gallery
David Hill Gallery
David Zwirner
Dellasposa Gallery
Diba Art London
Ed Cross Fine Art
Edel Assanti
Flowers Gallery
FOLD Gallery
Francis Gallery
Frith Street Gallery
Galerie Max Hetzler
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
Gazelli Art House
Goodman Gallery | London
HackelBury Fine Art Ltd
Hales Gallery
Hamiltons Gallery
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Hauser & Wirth
Herald St
HOFA Gallery (House of Fine Art)
Ingleby Gallery
Jack Bell Gallery
Jack Shainman Gallery: The School
Janet Rady Fine Art Ltd
JD Malat Gallery
Kate MacGarry
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery
Large Glass
Lévy Gorvy Dayan – London
Lisson Gallery
Long & Ryle Ltd
Lumitrix ‘The Studio’
Lyndsey Ingram
Massimo De Carlo
Maureen Paley
Mazzoleni Art
Michael Hoppen Gallery
Modern Art – London Bury Street
Modern Art – London Helmet Row
Michael Werner Gallery London
New Art Projects London
Nicoletti Contemporary
Offer Waterman
Pangolin London
Patrick Heide Contemporary Art
Pilar Corrias
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery
Pontone Gallery
PUBLIC Gallery
Rabley Drawing Centre
Repetto Gallery
Rhodes Contemporary Art
Richard Saltoun
Sadie Coles HQ
Skarstedt Gallery
Sid Motion Gallery
Simon Lee Gallery
Southard Reid
Sprueth Magers London
Stephen Friedman Gallery
Sulger-Buel Gallery
TASCHEN Store London
Tate Modern
Taymour Grahne Projects
The Approach Gallery LLP
The Cob Gallery
The Hepworth Wakefield
The Modern Institute
The Paragon Press
The Perimeter
Thomas Dane Gallery
Timothy Taylor
TJ Boulting
Turley Gallery
Union Gallery
Victoria Miro
Vigo Gallery
Waddington Custot
Wren London

Frieze London | Oct 11-15 | The Regent’s Park’s Marylebone Green in the Marylebone district of London, UK | Tickets


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