Acme Studios — Maaike Anne Stevens

Supporting Artists since 1972

Maaike Anne Stevens

Chadwell Studio Award

Maaike Anne Stevens is a visual artist based between Amsterdam and London. During her residency with Acme, Maaike used the port city of Odessa on the Black Sea as a point of enquiry, researching the rich synthesis of historical events and contemporary narratives surrounding the sea and the city. Utilising moving image, text, print and sculptural forms, the resulting body of work acted as a psychogeographical exploration of a landscape demarcated by online posts and underwater archaeology.

Maaike received a BSC/MSC Industrial Design Engineering at the TU Delft (2005), completed a BFA at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design (2008) and an MFA Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College (2012). Past exhibitions include group shows at The Jerwood Space (London), Vitrine Gallery (London), The Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton), and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago). She had solo shows at the Acme Project Space (London), the Whitechapel Idea Store (London), Artpocalypse Collective (Amsterdam) and Galería Tajamar (Santiago).

Chadwell Studio Award

The Chadwell Studio Award was established by Andrew Post and Mary Aylmer, philanthropist art collectors, in memory of Andrew’s mother. The award was active between 2010 – 2014. It aimed to provide a bridge between art school and practice as a professional artist.

A recent Fine Art MA graduate received a rent-free studio at Childers Street, SE8, for 12 months together with a bursary of £5,000 jointly funded by Acme, and professional mentoring. The award was offered to students who are about to complete postgraduate courses, and different colleges were involved each year.