AVM Curiosities® has been exploring the relationship between art and the senses through a series of events and edible interventions since 2011. Founded by food historian Tasha Marks, AVM Curiosities champions the use of food and fragrance as artistic mediums, with projects ranging from museum exhibitions and scented 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, The National Gallery and The British Museum - 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