Sophie Chamberlain wins Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize

18 January 2013

Sophie Chamberlain, Untitled, 2011
Sophie Chamberlain, Untitled, 2011

Sophie Chamberlain, BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate from Chelsea College of Art and Design, has been announced as the winner of the Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize at the opening event for Future Map 12 at the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, on Thursday 17 January.

Sophie has won the prize of £3,000 for her piece Untitled, enabling her to continue to develop her work in the months following her graduation. The prize is also intended to support Sophie financially and facilitate her creation of a new limited edition piece.

Future Map is London’s pre-eminent annual exhibition of graduating artists and designers from University of the Arts London, returning for its fifteenth year and opening today until 9 February. Future Map 12 is supported by Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, three of the world’s most famous art material brands.

The Future Map 2012 prize judging panel was comprised of Zabludowicz Collection co-founder Anita Zabludowicz, Ben Luke, arts correspondent for the Evening Standard and Sarah McCory, curator and Director of Glasgow International.

Sophie said of her win:

“This is such an incredible surprise to win; I’m so overwhelmed, especially when the other artists in the exhibition are of such a high standard. This award means I’ll be able to continue to work and develop as an artist, which I’m so thankful for, and I’m really looking forward to working with the Zabludowicz Collection.”

Anita Zabludowicz said:

“Sophie has created a unique sculpture out of ‘nothing’. Her work does not address the market and we look forward to working with her.”

Ben Luke said:

“The work’s matter of factness, with its repurposed materials, produces something magical. Sophie goes to the core of what sculpture is; investigating the process of making, form and materials with real fluency.”

Sarah McCory said:

“It’s a brave and ambitious sculpture and I think winning the prize, and the support that comes with it will be great for Sophie. I look forward to seeing where this takes her in the future.”

More information about Sophie’s work and images of the piece can be found on the Future Map 12 website: http://showtime.arts.ac.uk/Chamberlain

Future Map has steadily built a reputation amongst industry insiders for identifying artists and designers destined to define our visual landscape. Artists who were discovered in previous Future Map exhibitions include Raqib Shaw who went on to exhibit at Tate, Victoria Miro, exhibitor at the National Portrait Gallery and in the collection of MoMA and Northern Art Prize winner Haroon Mirza, who has exhibited at Lisson Gallery, Mothers Tankstation and the Zabludowicz Collection.

A uniquely diverse exhibition, this year participants are drawn from nearly 10,000 graduating students from the UAL’s six colleges.

The Future Map 12 Exhibiting Artists are:

Aaron Harris, Alzbeta Jaresova, Angela Yeates & Lisamarie Harris, Camille Viérin, Caroline Claisse, Catherine Potter, Conall McAteer, Darragh Casey, Dominique Caplan, Elaine Brown, Eleanor Watson, Elisavet Tamouridou, Emily Dillon, Esteban Pena Parga, Flora Cranmer-Perrier, Freya Guest, Gemma Marmalade, Henry Blackshaw, Izat Arif Saiful Bahri, Jake Caleb & Mario D’Asgostino, James Woodgate, Jihee Hwang, Julia Parkinson, Kevin Logan, Kyle Galloway, Lara Morrell, Linda Krefft, Marianne Morild, Martin Cordiano, Michael McManus, Minna Pöllänen, Oscar Gaynor, Paulo Goldstein, Philip Booth, Phoebe & Lydia Lake, Rafal Zajko, Renee Odjidja, Sam Pullen, Shih Hsiung Chou, Shinji Toya, Sophie Chamberlain, Stephanie Thandi Johnstone, Tess Faria, Tilly Shiner, Tom Brown, Venisha Francis-Hinkson and Victor Ivanov.