Maria Zahle, Tree Stripe, 2012, Frieze Sculpture Park, London
Maria Zahle has been chosen to undertake the 2014 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA) Artist Residency at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. The Danish-born artist will undertake the prestigious residency and commission during 2014.
Beginning in February 2014, Maria will spend ten weeks in residence at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, developing a series of workshops for families and younger visitors to the museum as well as an exciting opportunity for schools. The results of the workshops will inform a commissioned artwork to be enjoyed by both children and adults alike.
The proposed installation, scheduled for completion by October 2014, will encourage visitor engagement and physical play within Gallery 6, the museums Victorian art gallery, currently under refurbishment.
Maria Zahle was born in Copenhagen and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and Royal Academy Schools in London.
Maria Zahle has worked on large-scale installations at Frieze Sculpture Park, London; Solo Objects, ARCO, Madrid; and Baltic39, Newcastle. Maria is currently working on a large public commission, a site-specific work for a new university building in Aalborg, Denmark.