Winner of the Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize 2012
Sophie Chamberlain, BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate from Chelsea College of Art and Design, has been announced as the winner of the Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize at the opening event for Future Map 12 at the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, on Thursday 17 January.
The Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize
This £3,000 prize is awarded to a graduating student exhibiting in the annual Future Map exhibition.
To select and award the 2012 prize, Anita Zabludowicz will be joined by Sarah McCrory, curator and currently Director of the Glasgow International and Ben Luke, Arts correspondent for the Evening Standard .
The prize offers support to the winner in the crucial months following graduation and is one of the ways in which the Zabludowicz Collection is committed to supporting emerging artists at key points in their careers. The overall aim of the Prize is to contribute to a sustainable career for the artist.
As well as the financial award there is also an opportunity for an ongoing curatorial relationship with the collection. Previous winners Cindie Cheung (2009), Josh Baum (2010) and Wei Wang (2011) have been supported and encouraged to develop affordable limited edition art works with the Zabludowicz Collection. Proceeds from the sale of these editions are shared equally between the artist and the collection’s free and wide-ranging education programme. The art works are available from the Zabludowicz Collection shop at 176 Prince of Wales Road and online at www.shop.zabludowiczcollection.com
Previous Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize winners
Founded in 1994, the Zabludowicz Collection brings emerging art to new audiences and supports arts organisations and artists. This dynamic and growing collection spans 40 years of art from the 1970s to today, and exhibits in permanent venues in the UK, USA and Finland. The collection’s activities are shaped by an ethos of philanthropy and a commitment to engaging with local contexts and communities.
Selected by Anita Zabludowicz, Architect Amanda Levete and artist Chantal Joffe.
Internationally renowned architect Amanda Levete said:
"It's a really original piece of thinking, applying a hard and precious material like ceramics to a handbag, something that is traditionally thought of as soft - the pieces are also exquisitely beautiful."
Selected by Anita Zabludowicz, designer Ron Arad and artist Toby Ziegler.
Josh Baum was selected for 'Instrument for observing water bounce', 2010
Anuta Zabludowicz who presented the prize said of Josh Baum:
"This year's competition was very tough - Josh's work has so many elements and he shows promise as a great artist and we're really pleased to be able to support his practice with this prize and the curatorial support it includes. I'm also really excited about what Josh will come up with for the limited edition he will be creating for sale at the Zabludowicz Collection."
Selected by Anita Zabludowicz, Nancy Durrant, The Times Arts Commissioning Editor and artist Jeremy Deller.
Cindie Chung was selected for her film works.
"I've put the money into a separate account so that I only spend it on my next projects, and hopefully it'll last for maybe few." Cindie Cheung.