in Frieze | 11 SEP 19

Cultural Icons: Solo Presentations at Frieze London and Masters 2019

Discover new and ambitious works by today's most exciting and influential artists

in Frieze | 11 SEP 19

Significant artists from all over the world will present solo shows with galleries at Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2019. 

Donna Huanca, AMYLOPLAST, 2019 Oil, sand, synthetic hair on steel 201 x 189 x 83 cm (79 1/8 x 74 3/8 x 32 5/8 in.) Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery 

Solo highlights include artists featuring in major museum exhibitions, such as Kara Walker, presenting with Sikkema Jenkins & Co. at Frieze London, to coincide with her Turbine Hall commission opening at Tate Modern; and Donna Huanca, who will welcome audiences into a new and immersive installation comprising sculpture, painting, video, sound and scent, ahead of her exhibition at Copenhagen Contemporary (Simon Lee Gallery, Frieze London).

ROBIN RHODE, Mandala, 2018 (detail) C-print 8 parts, each: 23 x 28.5 inches (framed) 58.6 x 72.4 cm. Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin

Celebrated international figures presenting solo shows will include Do Ho Suh, presenting newly executed thread drawings which explore connections between the home and the self, showing with STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery; Robin Rhode, the South African artist known for his public performances and murals, showing new works shot in the West Bank at Lehmann Maupin's booth (both at Frieze London); and Italian artist and advertising creative Armando Testa, with works selected by Michelangelo Pistoletto (Galleria Continua, Frieze Masters).

Michael Craig-Martin, Drawer, safety pin, bulb, chair, 1990, Hand applied black crepe tape on drafting film, 60.5 × × 42 cm, Courtesy of The Artist, Alan Cristea Gallery 

Pioneering London-based artists include Master of Pop, Michael Craig-Martin with a solo retrospective of drawings dating from 1967-2000, all selected from the artist’s own archive (Cristea Roberts Gallery, Frieze Masters); the late Susan Hiller, with domesticity, family and gender roles, and featuring some of the artist’s earliest known works, many on show for the first time (with Lisson Gallery, Frieze Masters); and Ryan Gander with a new iteration of his series Time Well Spent, a matt black vending machine that vends randomly at £1000 per object (with Taro Nasu, Frieze London). 

Plus many more!