Max Mara, Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti are delighted to announce Emma Talbot as the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. This prestigious prize supports UK-based female artists who have not previously had a major solo exhibition. Awarded in alternate years since 2005, it is the only visual art prize of its kind in the UK. As the winner Talbot will spend six months in Italy on a bespoke residency planned for 2021, creating a new body of work to be shown in 2022 first at the Whitechapel Gallery and then at the Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Iwona Blazwick, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, announced Talbot as the eighth winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women at a ceremony held at Whitechapel Gallery, London. She was chosen from a shortlist including Allison Katz, Katie Schwab, Tai Shani, and Hanna Tuulikki, by a panel of art-world experts comprising gallerist Florence Ingleby, artist Chantal Joffe, collector Fatima Maleki and art critic Hettie Judah, chaired by Blazwick.