MaxMara Art Prize for Women in association with the Whitechapel
MaxMara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel is a biannual Art Prize for British-based female artists organized by the MaxMara fashion house and The Whitechapel Gallery in London. The Prize includes a 6 month residency in Italy to realize an Art project which may be exhibited at The Whitechapel Gallery in London and it will be acquired by the Collezione Maramotti (Italy)
The first winner of the first MaxMara Art Prize in collaboration with the Whitechapel in 2006 was Margaret Salmon.
The Judging pannel was chaired by Iwona Blazwick, and included Jennifer Higgie, Editor, Frieze; Victoria Miro, Gallerist; Turner Prize winning artist, Gillian Wearing; and collector, Anita Zabludowicz.
Margaret Salmon had a show at the Whitechapel in early 2007 which included the film 'Ninna Nanna' made during her residency.
For the second edition of the prize the 5 short listed artists were: Yasmeen Al Awadi (b. 1978), Georgie Hopton (b. 1967), Melanie Jackson (b. 1968), Lisa Peachey (b. 1973) and Hannah Rickards (b. 1979). On January 2009, at the Italian embassy in London, Hannah Rickards was announced as the winner of the second edition of the prize. Rickards' work, No, there was no red. results from the 6 month residency in Italy - as part of the prize - and it will be showcased at the Whitechapel Gallery from September 5 to September 23, 2009. From October 2009 it will be presented in Italy at the Maramotti Collection.
- "Laure Prouvost wins women's art prize". BBC News. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
- Collezione Maramotti Max Mara Art Prize Second Edition
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