Lady Skollie has been awarded the 10th annual FNB Art Prize.
Lady Skollie (born Laura Windvogel) remarks on her win, “As someone who never fit in, someone who dropped out of art school, someone who only got South African representation at the age of 31, winning a local art prize makes me feel like my existence in it is validated.” She is the 10th FNB Art Prize recipient, joining a prestigious list of winners since the launch of the prize in 2011.
The FNB Art Prize has since become one of the coveted visual art prizes on the African continent. In addition to a page on the online fair (taking place 6-18 November on www.artjoburg.com) and cash prize, Lady Skollie will be awarded an international residency to be booked in 2021-2022. Last year the FNB Art Prize shifted format to include the residency, in aims to offer deeper support in building sustainable careers for African artists.
The 2020 FNB Art Prize recipient was selected by a committee made up of Khwezi Gule (Chief Curator, Johannesburg Art Gallery), Aspasia Karras
(Publisher; Sunday Times Lifestyle, Edit, Edit Man, Business Day Wanted and Sowetan Magazine) and Nicole Siegenthaler (fair manager FNB Art Joburg. Of Windvogel’s win Karras says “Lady Skollie has an incredible energy and an inherent vigour that makes her work both timely and timeless. Her work feels of the moment – it speaks to the greater narratives in our country, sometimes with wit, sometimes with poignant beauty.”
Congratulations to Lady Skollie from all at ArtThrob!