The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024: Visual Art Jury Announced

Each year we invite established professionals, subject experts, artists and creatives from across the UK to form part of the independent Jury that will select this year’s Shortlisted Artists and Fellow.

We are thrilled to share that the Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024 for Visual Art Jury Members are:

Adelaide Bannerman

Adelaide Bannerman is a curator, and the curatorial director at Tiwani Contemporary, London and Lagos who are focused on contemporary, international art from the African continent and its diaspora. Since 1998, she has largely worked with London and South-East England based arts organisations who work with international agendas, that have included: International Curators Forum, Invisible Dust, Autograph, Iniva, Tate, Live Art Development Agency, Platform London, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Arts Council England, the African and Asian Visual Artists Archive and the 198 Gallery. She is a trustee of PUBLICS, Helsinki, Finland and the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London.

Maria Fusco

Maria Fusco is a working class writer. Her work spans the registers of critical, performance and theoretical writing, most recent pieces are the experimental opera-film, History of the Present, co-made by Margaret Salmon and Who does not envy with us is against us, a book of essays about class. She is Professor of Interdisciplinary Writing at the University of Dundee.

Zadie Xa 

Zadie Xa is an artist who has developed an expansive practice that addresses the nature of diasporic identities, global histories, familial legacies and interspecies communication. She explores these themes through immersive installations that appeal to the sensory experience of the viewer, often incorporating painting, sculpture, textile, sound and performance elements. Born in Vancouver, Canada and now based in London, Xa draws upon her Korean heritage as she seeks to elevate narratives that have been erased or repressed by the West and occupying powers. For her, art offers a means to analyse socio-political conditions and cultural behaviours through a lens of masquerade, play, costuming and storytelling. Embracing a highly collaborative mode of working, she has developed ongoing exchanges with dancers and musicians, and has worked closely with the artist Benito Mayor Vallejo since 2006.

The Arts Foundation Futures Awards support the UK’s most promising artists and creatives at a breakthrough moment in their careers with £10,000 unconditional Fellowships.

The Visual Art Award is supported by The Yoma Sasburg Estate.

The Visual Art category Shortlist will be revealed in January 2024, and the winning Fellow receiving £10,000 will be announced  at a live Award Ceremony in February 2024, with all shortlisted artists awarded £1,000.

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