AVM Curiosities® has been exploring the relationship between art and the senses through a series of high-calibre events and edible interventions since 2011. Founded by food historian Tasha Marks, AVM Curiosities champions the use of food as an artistic medium, with projects ranging from museum-style exhibitions and sculptural installations to interactive lectures and limited-edition confectionery.
With a practice heavily influenced by history, Tasha has diverse culinary interests ranging from 16th century cabinets of curiosity to 1930s medicinal cookery: “The foundations of my ideas come from history but I always try to mix them with a contemporary twist. Confectionery is one of my great passions as it is truly timeless: nostalgia and novelty are powerful tools when used in an artistic context.”
Vanity Fair calls AVM Curiosities ‘London at it’s crazy-best’, while London store Sick-Note describe Tasha’s work as ‘the love child of Leonardo Da Vinci, Willy Wonka and Ferran Adria.’ Previous patrons have included the Royal Academy of Arts, Victoria & Albert Museum, National Trust and Selfridges - each of these projects eventuating in a unique and sensory art experience.
Aesthetica Art Prize 2017 - Longlist
Grey Goose Iconoclast of Taste 2013
Selfridges Bright Young Thing 2013
Young British Foodie 2013 – Experiential Finalist