Dentons Art Prize
Winner: Alzbeta Jaresova
Special Commendation: Maha Ahmed & Cameron Morgan
Staff Prize: Orlanda Broom
Judges: David Roberts, Collector & Founder of David Roberts Art Foundation
Carrie Scott, Curator & Arts Broadcaster
Mark Titchner, Artist
Shortlisted Artists: Caroline Abbotts, Maha Ahmed, Chris Baker, Orlanda Broom, Maria De Lima, Monika Firley, Alzbeta Jaresova, Lisa Chang Lee, Ella McCartney, Rory Menage, Cameron Morgan, Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings
Alzbeta Jaresova has won the third Dentons Art Prize, awarded by Dentons, the global law firm. The prize was awarded by an independent panel of judges David Roberts, Carrie Scott and Mark Titchner.
Jaresova (b. 1987 Czech Republic) lives and works in London. She explores the connection between history, memory and the functioning of social structures in painting and drawing. Jaresova received a MFA from Camberwell College of Art (2012). As the winner of the Dentons Art Prize, Jaresova received a prize of £5,000.
Dentons is collaborating with curator Niamh White and artist Tim A Shaw to host a biannual prize for the most exciting emerging contemporary artists working today. One artist is selected by an expert panel of independent judges for a £5,000 prize and our previous panels have included artists Richard Wentworth, Susan Hiller and Michael Landy, gallerists Neil Wenman, Simon Lee and Maureen Paley, and curators Ziba Ardalan and Ellen Grieg. As part of the initiative, the shortlisted artists are given access to expert pro bono legal advice and their artwork is offered for sale.
Dentons is committed to supporting promising artists as they progress in their careers and values the vibrant and responsive insights on both local and global culture that they provide. As part of the initiative, the shortlisted artists are given access to expert pro bono legal advice and their artwork is offered for sale. The initiative gives the Dentons community the opportunity to engage with the artworks through a series of booklets, artist talks and events. Previous winners of the Dentons Art Prize include Paresha Amin (S/S17), Alexandra Lethbridge (A/W16) and Aimee Parrott (S/S16).
We'd also like to offer special thanks to Project Ability who have supported Cameron Morgan in taking part in the Dentons Art Prize A/W17.