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Pilvi Takala, Wallflower, (still), 2006. Video, 10:26 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Carlos/Ishikawa.

Pilvi Takala, Players, (still), 2010, Video, 7:50 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Carlos/Ishikawa.

Pilvi Takala, Real Snow White, (still), 2009, Video, 9:15 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Carlos/Ishikawa.

The winner of the 2013 Emdash Award is Pilvi Takala, a Finnish artist who lives and works in Istanbul. Takala has previously worked with video to document experimental performances that challenge silently agreed rules within particular communities of people. As a starting point for the Frieze Projects commission, Takala will establish a committee of children, around the age of 12, who in a series of workshops will decide on the final form and scope of the project. By working with this committee Takala aims to establish a collective decision-making process with an outcome that has the potential for children to operate as equals, with a common ground and language. The workshops will take place ahead of the fair, over a three-month period, and will be led by Pilvi Takala and artist and educator Polly Brannan. The committee’s final decisions will be presented at Frieze London 2013.

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Pilvi Takala studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helskini and Glasgow School of Art. Recent solo shows include Slight Chance at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; and Random Numbers at Carlos/Ishikawa, London. Recent group shows include Nouvelles vagues at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Maintenance Required at The Kitchen, New York and Apparatus Criticus & Locus at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.