In celebration of its 25th anniversary, The Armory Show art fair has announced the creation of its Gramercy International Prize. The prize is a new, annual award that will support “the advancement of young and pioneering New York galleries who have not previously participated in The Armory Show,” according to Thursday’s announcement.
Every year, a jury will award a nominated gallery with a free booth in which they may show a solo or two-person presentation. This award will allow the gallery to take on creative and experimental endeavors, as well as provide them with a platform for discovery, with little to no financial risk. Ramiken (formerly Ramiken Crucible) has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the award and will exhibit a two-person booth featuring the artists Darja Bajagić and Andra Ursuţa. The jury’s runner-up was 56 Henry.
Nicole Berry, executive director of The Armory Show, said in a statement:
The 2019 edition of The Armory Show runs from March 7th to 10th on Piers 92 and 94 on Manhattan’s west side.