Performance artist Ida Sophia is the winner of the ‘life-changing’ Ramsay Art Prize for 2023. An Adelaidean who has studied at the Marina Abramović Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art in Greece, Ida Sophia’s work spans performance art, media, sculpture and installation.
Presented biennially by the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) and funded in perpetuity by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, the Prize includes an award of $100,000 and acquisition of the winning work by AGSA to become part of the Permanent Collection. The Foundation was established in 2008 by Diana Ramsay AO and now honours the legacy of both James and Diana Ramsay – South Australia’s leading philanthropists – and their spirit of generosity. It aims to impact the lives of many people by fostering excellence in the arts, health innovations and programs for young people.