Emma Talbot wins Max Mara Prize for Women

Emma Talbot in her studio, London. Photo: Thierry Bal


The Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti have announced Emma Talbot as the winner of the 2020 Max Mara Prize for Women. The prize, awarded on alternate years since 2005, comes with a six-month residency in Italy, during which Talbot will create a new body of work to be shown in 2021 at both the Whitechapel Gallery in London, and the Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia. The artist plans to spend time in Rome, Reggio Emilia and Sicily to research classical mythology, textile craftsmanship and permaculture.

Now in its eighth edition, the prize supports UK-based woman artists in producing their first major solo exhibition. Talbot was selected from a shortlist including Allison Katz, Katie Schwab, Tai Shani and Hanna Tuulikki, by a panel comprising gallerist Florence Ingleby, artist Chantal Joffe, collector Fatima Maleki and art critic Hettie Judah, chaired by Whitechapel director Iwona Blazwick.

11 March 2020