Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October, the Maramotti Collection will host the eighth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize For Women – a biennial prize for artists resident in Great Britain supported and organized by Max Mara, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti
The Max Mara Art Prize for Women is born from a collaboration between Max Mara, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti. Established in 2005, the award, which is held every two years, aims to support artists who live and work in the United Kingdom and to whom an important personal exhibition has not yet been dedicated. The Award, known for having contributed to the launch of important artists, represents the only recognition for the visual arts in the United Kingdom dedicated to women and intends to promote and support the artists by allowing them to develop their potential, giving them time and space. The winner spends a six-month residency period in Italy designed for the artist and the winning proposal for the Award. During the residency, which is organized by Max Mara, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti, the artist has the opportunity to create a new ambitious project that will be presented in a solo show at the Whitechapel Gallery in London and at the Maramotti Collection in Reggio Emilia.
For each edition a jury, chaired by the director of the Whitechapel Gallery Iwona Blazwick, and composed of a gallery owner, a critic, an artist and a collector, selects five finalists, before choosing the winner based on the proposals presented. The Max Mara Art Prize for Women received the British Council Arts & Business International Award in 2007 and allowed the winning artists to achieve important milestones in their careers.
Saturday 12 October 2019
Inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to the artist Helen Cammock, winner of the seventh edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women.
The work That can be done is the fruit of the 6-month residency created by the artist in Italy. Helen Cammock, after winning the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, was named a finalist in the prestigious Turner Prize (the winner will be announced in December 2019).
That can be done will be open to the public from Sunday 13 October 2019 to Sunday 16 February 2020
Sunday 13 October 2019
The finalists of the eighth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women will be announced
Iwona Blazwick, OBE, director of the Whitechapel Gallery and president of the jury of the Max Mara Art Prize, will communicate the names of the artists selected by a women’s-only jury chaired by Blazwick herself and formed by Florence Ingleby, gallery owner; Chantal Joffe, artist; Fatima Maleki, collector; Hettie Judah, art critic. The commission will evaluate the proposals and announce the winner of the eighth edition at the beginning of 2020.