Two NWCD Residency Artists shortlisted for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2015-2017: Tania Kovats and Ruth Ewan

Oct 06th 2015

We are delighted that two NWCD Residency Artists have been shortlisted for this year's Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Tania Kovats (in Residence with us in 2013/2014) and Ruth Ewan (currently artist in residence). Hannah Rickards won the prize in 2007-2009 was one of our first artists in residence in 2013/2014.

The Max Mara Art Prize for Women was established by the Whitechapel Gallery in collaboration with the Max Mara Fashion Group in 2005. Its aim is to promote and support UK-based female artists who have not previously had a solo survey exhibition, making it the only visual art prize of its kind the UK. The winning artist, announced in early 2016, is awarded a bespoke six-month artist residency in locations around Italy after presenting the judges with a proposal for a new body of work. In 2017, work by the winning artist is shown in a major solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery before touring to Collezione Maramotti in Italy.

For more information on the prize please see the Whitechapel Gallery Press Release

Ruth Ewan will be talking about her work in Cambridge for our Festival of Ideas Event on 19 October.


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North West Cambridge Development Project Team

Ruth Ewan

May 2015 to April 2016

Earth Sciences

Hannah Rickards

May 2013 to April 2014


Tania Kovats

May 2013 to April 2014



Hannah Rickards

Hannah Rickards work deals with perception and its description; with how one can translate an encounter - be that with a sound, an object, a space or an image.

Ruth Ewan

Ewan’s work takes many forms including events, installation and printed matter. Her practice explores histories of radical, political and utopian thought, bringing to light specific ideas in order to question how we might live today.

Tania Kovats

Tania Kovats' practice encompasses sculpture, installation, drawing and time-based works exploring our experience and understanding of landscape.
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