De’Longhi is delighted to be sponsoring the Art Projects Artist Award at London Art Fair 2018.
London Art Fair 2018
For the third 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.
Dr. Ziba Ardalan – Founder/Director of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Cherie Federico – Director, Aesthetica
Hettie Judah – Writer and Art Critic (The i, Frieze, New York Times, The Guardian, Garage)
Javier Pes – UK Editor, artnet News
Fatoş Üstek – Independent Curator and Writer
“De’Longhi is proud to be supporting the Arts Projects Artist Award at London Art Fair 2017. We pride ourselves on innovative, modern design and we’re privileged to be able to reward an emerging contemporary artist and support their work as they develop their exciting career in the art world.” – Neal Jones, UK and Ireland Country Manager, De’Longhi
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.
We’re pleased to announce the winner of the De’Longhi Art Projects Artist Award for 2018 is 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.
Art Projects Artist Award 2018: Judging Panel
Founder/Director of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Dr. Ziba Ardalan is the Founder, Director and Curator of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, an educational charity and a not-for-profit exhibition space in London established in 2004. A graduate in the History of Arts from Columbia University, New York, Ardalan worked as Guest-Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and went on to become the first Director/Curator of the city’s Swiss Institute. At Parasol unit she has curated and overseen 50 exhibitions. Before moving to London and founding Parasol unit, Ardalan was based in Zurich, Switzerland, where she lectured on art and worked as Art Advisor. Prior to a career in art, Ardalan obtained a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry.
Writer and Art Critic (The i, Frieze, New York Times, The Guardian, Garage)
Writer Hettie Judah is chief art critic for The I and a regular contributor to The Guardian, The New York Times, The Telegraph, ArtReview, Frieze, Artnet, Sotheby’s Museum Network, Garage and Numéro Art. As a panellist and interviewer she has participated in events at institutions including the ICA and Design Museum in London, and MoMU, Antwerp. She is a contributing author to numerous books including Ding Yi (Anomie, May 2017), Olafur Eliasson: Your Glacial Expectations (Thames & Hudson, May 2017), Fashion Game Changers (Bloomsbury) and Footprint (Lannoo). She lives in London.
Independent Curator and Writer
Fatoş Üstek (London) is curator of miart Talks 2018, Milano; Art Night 2017, East London; and fig-2, 50 projects in 50 weeks, 2015, ICA Studio, London. Üstek is juror for Rise Art 2018, chief-juror for the Celeste Prize 2017, juror for the sculpture section at the 2017 Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice. She is founding member of Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA); Art Nights Trustee, member of Block Universe Advisory Board, member of AICA UK, and ICI Alumni. She curates, lectures and publishes internationally.
Managing Director, Aesthetica
Cherie Federico is the Director of Aesthetica Magazine which was founded in 2003. A strong believer in clean design, striking photography, critically engaging content, Cherie is a key protagonist of bringing the best new contemporary talent to the fore alongside established practitioners. She is also the Director of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, which is a BAFTA-Recognised event and screens films from over 40 countries, as well as attracting key industry from across the sector. In addition to this, Cherie is also the Director of the Aesthetica Art Prize, which champions new talent.
UK Editor, artnet news
Javier Pes, London-based UK editor of artnet News, formerly editor of The Art Newspaper and Museum Practice magazine, who began his career as a museum curator.
London Art Fair 2017
2017 Art Projects Artist Award winner
British photographic artist Hannah Farrell, presented by PAPER, was awarded the £2,500 De’Longhi Art Projects Artist Award at London Art Fair 2017. Find out more about last years judging and winner here.
Alex Pickering of De’Longhi group presents David Hancock, Director of PAPER, with the De’Longhi Art Projects Artist Award for Hannah Farrell
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