We welcome artist Emma Talbot out to Rome, the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women

Emma Talbot during her residency in Italy, Ph. Studio Abruzzese

Emma Talbot is the 8th winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery, a biennial award which aims to encourage and support emerging female artists who live and work in the United Kingdom. The Prize provides the winner with an opportunity to develop her career as an artist through a bespoke residency in Italy, finely organised by Collezione Maramotti.

She will be spending the last two months in residence with us at the BSR, where she will work on a new body of work, taking as a starting point Gustav Klimt’s painting Three Ages of Woman (1905), housed at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna next door. We look forward to welcoming Emma back to the BSR, where she previously spent time as a resident and award-holder (Emma was awarded the Rome Scholarship in Fine Arts in 1995-6).


“This prize comes at a crucial point that seems incredibly timely for me, as I have only recently began to focus fully on my own work, having for many years taken on teaching roles to support my family, as a single parent. The Max Mara Art Prize for Women will help me make the most of this major step. Just at the perfect time, this supportive and amazing opportunity to concentrate totally on my work, and undertake extended first-hand research, will be life-changing.”


Don’t miss Emma in conversation with Valentino Nizzo (Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia) on Monday 6 December, 18.00-19.30 CET, for which you can now sign up here: (https://www.bsr.ac.uk/?p=32971).