Alex Baczynski-Jenkins wins a 6-week residency and a new commission for Frieze London.

Alex Baczynski Jenkins, Performance at ‘The Mentalists’, 2015. Photo Tim Bowditch. Courtesy Delfina Foundation.

As a partner of the Frieze Artist Award 2018, Delfina Foundation is delighted to be hosting winner Alex Baczynski-Jenkins for a five-week residency at Delfina this autumn. The residency seeks to provides the selected artist with the opportunity to develop their practice through a greater access to learning, resources and networks.

In addition to the residency, the Frieze Artist Award is a major opportunity for an emerging artist to present a new artwork at the fair. This year for the first time, the Artist Award will focus on performance-based work.

The Frieze Artist Award winner was judged by a panel of curators including Diana Campbell Betancourt, Aaron Cezar (Delfina Foundation), Christodoulos Panayiotou (artist) and Kathryn Weir (Pompidou, Paris); chaired by Lewis Gilbert and Tania Doropoulos (both Frieze).

Alex Baczynski-Jenkins has twice before participated in Delfina Foundation’s public programme Performance as Process, in winter 2015 as a UK Associate (supported by the Arts Council) and in spring 2016.

Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (born 1987, London) lives and works in Warsaw and London. Previous solo exhibitions include: Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw (2018) and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2017). He has also presented work at: Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (both 2017); Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York; Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź (both 2016); and Basel Liste (2014). He is co-founder of feminist and queer project space Kem in Warsaw. Kem have recently realised projects at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (Kem Care, 2017) and are currently on a one year residency at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Three Springs, 2018-2019). He was a fellow at the Home Workspace Program, Beirut between 2012-2013.

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