MAX MARA Art Prize for Women Lecture

MONDAY 6 DECEMBER, 18.00-19.30 CET

Emma Talbot (Max Mara Art Prize for Women recipient) in conversation with Valentino Nizzo (Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia). Chaired by Abigail Brundin (BSR).

This event will be in English and Italian.

A limited number of in-person spaces are also available for this event. Everyone attending an event in Rome must pre-register using the link below, and will be required to present a valid Covid vaccination pass.

Emma Talbot is the winner of the eighth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. As the winner, she has been awarded a 6-month tailor-made residency in Italy, which started in June. The last step of her Italian residency will be in Rome and Emma will there be tutored by Valentino Nizzo, Director of the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia and British School at Rome.

Emma Talbot (b. 1969, UK) studied at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art. Her work has previously been exhibited at DCA, Dundee, CIRCA Piccadilly Circus, Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Arcadia Missa, New York; GEM Kunstmuseum, The Hague; Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Drawing Room, London, The Freud Museum; London; Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam; Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Lisson Gallery, Centre d’Art Kunsthaus Paquart, Switzerland and Tate St. Ives, Cornwall. In March 2020 she was awarded the 8th Max Mara Prize for Women in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery London and Collezione Maramotti Italy, and through this award is working towards solo exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery and Collezione Maramotti in 2021/22. She is represented by Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam and Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf.

Valentino Nizzo (b. Todi, 1975), completed his studies at the “Sapienza” University of Rome where he obtained a degree, specialization and PhD in Etruscology. After a two-year post-doctorate in “Global Archeology” at the Italian Institute of Human Sciences in Florence, in 2010 he became archaeologist of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, first at the National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara and then at the General Directorate for Museums. In 2017 he won the international selection for the direction of the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia. In 2014 he obtained the qualification as an associate professor of archaeology.
Since 2018, as a highly qualified expert in the field, he has taught Museology at Udine University.  He has conducted numerous excavations and earned various awards and scholarships. He also has more than 150 publications (partially accessible online: and 4 monographies. His interests focus on the historical and material culture issues of the Etruscan-Italic civilizations, on the first Greek colonization, on the comparison between archaeology and anthropology, on funerary ideology and the mechanisms of archaeological communication.