Frieze Impact Prize

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Wrongly convicted of murder, the Los Angeleno was sentenced to death and spent 42 years incarcerated. His work often uses fabric quilting techniques he learned in prison

Launched with Endeavor Impact, and presented in partnership with the Center for Art & Advocacy, the 2024 prize has three finalists—Jared Owens, Beverly Price and Gary Tyler. They discuss their work and the importance of recognition for artists marginalized by incarceration

The artist spent 42 years in prison before his release in 2016, making the acquisition of his work In Memoriam of an Ashanti Warrior (2024) especially poignant

The fair returns to Santa Monica Airport for its fifth edition with new public spaces, a new Focus curator, and new local and international exhibitors 

In collaboration with the Center for Art & Advocacy, the award highlights inequities in the US prison system and promotes inclusion for formerly incarcerated artists 

Presented in partnership with Define American, an organization that uses the power of storytelling to humanize conversations about immigrants

Mary Baxter, Maria Gaspar and Dread Scott are awarded the inaugural Frieze Impact Prize, in partnership with the Art for Justice Fund and Endeavor Impact

Deadline extended to July 3, for the new Prize recognizing justice-involved artists and those contributing to the movement to end mass incarceration