The Max Mara Art Prize for Women was established by Whitechapel Gallery in collaboration with the Max Mara Fashion Group in 2005, and with the participation of Collezione Maramotti from 2007. Its aim is to promote emerging female artists based in the UK, enabling them to develop their potential with the gift of time and space; and to inspire new artistic perspectives on 21st century Italy.
The winner is awarded a six month Italian residency, organised by Collezione Maramotti, tailored to fit the artist and their winning proposal for the Prize. During the residency the artist has the opportunity to realise an ambitious new project which is presented in major solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery in London and Collezione Maramotti in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Iwona Blazwick, Director of Whitechapel Gallery, announced Emma Talbot as the winner of the 8th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women at Whitechapel Gallery on Tuesday 10th March 2020.
The shortlisted artists were: Allison Katz, Katie Schwab, Tai Shani, Emma Talbot and Hanna Tuulikki.
The shortlist was selected by a panel of judges including:
Florence Ingleby, Gallerist, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
Chantal Joffe, Artist
Hettie Judah, Art Critic
Fatima Maleki, Collector
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