Soho House announces inaugural art prize
Pursuing a career as an artist is not an easy choice, especially during a global pandemic. Thankfully, Soho House has teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to support emerging talent with a new, global art prize, and you’ve got two weeks to submit your creations.
Open to artists from around the world until 28 July 2020, the Soho House Art Prize invites submissions for a wall-based exhibition within Miami Beach House and an outdoor installation in the grounds to be presented during Art Basel Miami Beach 2020. The winner will receive funds to realise the final artworks, all travel and accommodation costs, an every house Soho House membership (to toast your win with a picante or two), as well as access to key artworld figures including judges Maria Balshaw CBE, Director of Tate, Hebru Brantley, contemporary American artist, and Kate Bryan, Head of Collections for Soho House.
Kate Bryan said: “We are thrilled to be launching the Soho House Art Prize with Bombay Sapphire. I love that we are not judging finished artworks, but rather powerful concepts that we would like to help make a reality. I am so honoured we have such extraordinary, creative minds judging this prize. I am sure that for the artists who enter part of the buzz is going to be the knowledge that an artist like Hebru and one of the world’s most respected museum directors will be looking at their concepts.
“Now more than ever, it is important that we provide more advancement opportunities and platforms to nurture great ideas and talented up-and-coming artists. 2020 will be a year forever remembered in history, so it felt right that we launch the Soho House Art Prize during such a pivotal moment. I suspect we will have some powerful, affirming and provoking work on display.”
Work from the winning artist’s exhibition will also enter the permanent Soho House Art Collection. It plays a key role in creating Soho House’s identity and features more than 5,000 art works by artists such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Nan Goldin, Tacita Dean, George Condo, Jenny Holzer and Ed Ruscha, alongside emerging local talent.
For more information, selection criteria and to submit your entries click here. The winner will be announced on 10 August 2020.