With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling 
we shall not cease from exploration 
and the end of all our exploring
 will be to arrive where we started
 and know the place for the first time.

Laure Prouvost

Laure Prouvost was announced as the 2011 winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, at the Italian Embassy on 22 November 2011.

She was chosen from a distinguished shortlist of artists which included Spartacus Chetwynd, Christina Mackie, Avis Newman and Emily Wardill.

The winner
Laure Prouvost was born in 1978 in Croix-Lille, France; she graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2002 and was part of the Lux Artist Associate Programme. Prouvost lives and works in London, showing with the MOT Gallery in East London.

Her work includes film, performance and installation. She has been part of group shows at Tate Britain, the ICA, Serpentine and BFI Galleries. She was awarded the EAST International Award in 2009 and a FLAMIN commission in 2011.

The artwork

Laure Prouvost is now spending her residency period in Italy (at the British School in Rome and the Pistoletto Foundation in Biella), where she will complete her artwork that will be exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery in London and at the Maramotti Collection in Reggio Emilia.

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