The London Contemporary Art Gallery Camden Arts Centre has announced French-Caribbean artist Julien Creuzet as the recipient of the 2019 Camden Arts Centre Emerging Artist Prize at Frieze. Creuzet, who is represented by High Art, Paris, will realise a major exhibition at Camden Arts Centre in October 2020.
Creuzet was selected from the 33 galleries from 19 countries in Focus at Frieze London, the fair’s celebrated section supporting younger galleries and artists in earlier stages of their careers.
Launched at Frieze London 2018 and now in its second year, this annual prize offers invaluable critical exposure to an emerging artist, that goes with having their first show at a London institution. The prize winner will be supported by the experienced Camden Arts Centre curatorial team, and the show will be underpinned by an extensive programme of public talks and events.
Martin Clark, Director, Camden Arts Centre said of the winner: “We are delighted to award the second Camden Arts Centre Emerging Artist Prize to Julien Creuzet this year. All of the jury were struck by his complex and sensitive use of textual, digital and sculptural materials, creating expansive but highly concentrated works that address timely and important issues from a very personal perspective. We are extremely excited about the exhibition Julien will present at Camden next year and look forward to beginning working with him soon.”