Tasha Marks | AVM Curiosities British, b. 1988

AVM Curiosities® has been exploring the relationship between art and the senses through a series of events and interventions since 2011. Founded by award-winning 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 both food and art history, AVM Curiosities’ projects draw from the art of the table as well as the sensory museum. Over the last decade AVM Curiosities has developed a diverse portfolio and a wide range of skills that means they can tackle almost any sensory project; from recreating an Ancient Egyptian Beer, to manufacturing the scent of breast milk.

 

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.