• Deadline: September 26th, 2022
• Prize: $10,000 Grant + Exposure
• Category: Contemporary Art / Any Media
• Entry Fees: Free
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Born in Oakland, California and based in Berlin, Germany, Tracey Snelling works across media—sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance—to create meticulous environments that capture the essence and specificity of time and place. Ranging in scale from miniature dioramas to life-sized installations—some of which serve as sets for performance—the works make us want to pry into the lives of their imagined inhabitants. Positioning us somewhere between viewer and voyeur, Snelling navigates the gray area between observation and storytelling, illuminating the complex relationship between location and identity. Currents of empathy and humor run through Snelling’s practice, reminding us that our own experiences have inevitably colored our perception of the peculiar people and gritty places that she presents.
Snelling’s work has been shown widely with solo exhibitions at venues including The Institute for Endotic Research, Berlin; the Swatch Pavilion of the Arsenale, 2019 Venice Biennale; Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam; Studio la Città, Verona; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; Pan American Art Projects, Miami; Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids; and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose. She has been in group exhibitions at venues such as Museum Ludwig, Budapest (forthcoming); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels; and the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. Snelling has been an artist-in-residence at the Swatch Artist Residency, Shanghai; the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Orleans; and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; and is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and a Center for Cultural Innovation Artistic Innovation Grant.
Snelling is represented by Cokkie Snoei in Rotterdam, Studio la Città in Verona, Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels, and Pan American Art Projects in Miami. As the honoree of this year's Foundwork Artist Prize, Snelling will receive an unrestricted $10,000 grant and studio visits with each member of our 2020 jury.