The names of the shortlist were revealed at the historical headquarters of Max Mara in Reggio Emilia, Italy on 15 October 2017. The winner was announced on 16 April 2018.
The shortlist was selected by a panel of judges including:
Iwona Blazwick OBE, former Director, Whitechapel Gallery (Chair)
Vanessa Carlos, Owner, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Laure Prouvost, Artist and previous recipient of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women (2011 – 2013)
Marcelle Joseph, Collector
Rachel Spence, Art Critic
The Max Mara Art Prize for Women is a collaboration between Max Mara, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti.