Michael Armitage Wins South Bank Sky Arts Award for Visual Art | David Zwirner
A detail of a painting by Michael Armitage, titled The Chicken Thief, dated 2019.

Michael Armitage Wins South Bank Sky Arts Award for Visual Art

The award recognizes the artist’s exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London

For his 2021 exhibition, Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Michael Armitage was awarded the South Bank Sky Arts Award under the Visual Art category. Winners were announced at a ceremony on July 10 at The Savoy Hotel in London.

On view from May through September in 2021, Paradise Edict featured Armitage’s paintings alongside a selection of thirty-one works by six East African contemporary artists, chosen by Armitage for their important role in shaping figurative painting in Kenya, as well as their profound impact on Armitage’s own artistic development. Paradise Edict was previously exhibited at Haus der Kunst, Munich, in 2020.

The South Bank Sky Arts Award celebrates its 26th anniversary this year, and is hosted by Sky Arts, a UK television channel dedicated to the arts. 

Learn more about the South Bank Sky Arts Awards at Sky News.


Cover image: Michael Armitage, The Chicken Thief, 2019 (detail)

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