For the fourth, year De’Longhi returns as sponsor of the Art Projects Artist Award. One artist exhibiting in Art Projects will receive a cash prize of £2,500, assessed on the merit of their practice and work on display at the Fair. The winner will be chosen by a judging panel carefully selected to include key art world figures from the areas of collecting, journalism, curating and education.

“Judging the De’Longhi Art Projects Award at London Art Fair was a fantastic experience. The presentation of the works was outstanding and as a judge it gave me the chance to engage with the artworks and many instances the artists and their galleries. London Art Fair’s support for new and emerging talent is a breath of fresh air.” – Cherie Federico, Director, Aesthetica.

Through these unique arts partnerships, De’Longhi has raised over £1 million for charity over the last decade and continues to support the arts on all levels.

Art Project Artists Award 2019

The 2019 winner will be announced at the Fair on Tuesday 15 January. They will be chosen by a panel compromising Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art, Alistar Hicks, writer and curator, Cherie Federico, director of Aesthetica, and Francesca Gavin, writer and curator.

2018 Winner

The winner of the De’Longhi Art Projects Artist Award for 2018 was Nilbar Gures, from Galerie Tanja Wagner.

Arriving in the morning on Tuesday 16 January, the Judging Panel made up of carefully selected art world figures from the areas of collecting, journalism, curating and education selected the winner for her experimental work and exciting display at London Art Fair 2018.

Now in its 14th year, Art Projects is a critically acclaimed global platform for contemporary galleries and artists and one of the most exciting feature areas of the Fair. The winning artist for the prize receives an unrestricted cash prize of £2,500.

Artist Nilbar Güreş chooses a performative approach for her works, using photography, collage, drawing and video – where she places everyday life realities in theatrical settings which deal with cultural identity codes of mainly female or queer identities.

Supported by De’Longhi

De’Longhi is the UK’s number one premium Italian coffee machine brand. With an ethos on style, design, and innovation, De’Longhi has a proud affiliation with art in the UK, including working in partnership with some of the UK’s leading artists for the Macmillan De’Longhi annual art programme over the last ten years. De’Longhi also has a longstanding headline sponsorship of Pallant House Gallery in West Sussex, which houses one of the UK’s biggest collections of modern art outside of London. For more information about De’Longhi visit delonghi.com or seriousaboutcoffee.com