Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2013

Aesthetica Art Prize Opening Night

Mary Humphrey: Roma: Transylvania: January 2011

Aesthetica Art Prize Opening Night

Kyunghee Park: Untitled

Sara Brannan: Mary

Mary Humphrey: Roma: Transylvania: January 2011

Artists Films: Installation view

Caroline Jane Harris: Untitled, 2012

Hyung Gyu Kim: Chromaphone II

Art Prize Longlist Projection: Currently showing: Luzena-Adams, Walk With Me

Clare Walter: Trafficking

Damien O'Mara: Airport (from the Tresspassing series), 2012.

Poppy Whatmore: The Family Meal

Aesthetica Art Prize at York St Mary's

8 March – 28 April 2013, York St Mary's

Showcasing innovative and outstanding pieces, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2013 featured shortlisted works from artists in the following categories: Photographic and Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture; Painting and Drawing, and Video, Installation and Performance.

The medieval backdrop of York St Mary’s, York Art Gallery's contemporary art space, provided a unique setting for the exhibition, challenging the notion of the white cube and inspiring a dialogue between the historic and the contemporary.

This show highlighted artistic talent from locations including the USA, South Korea, Australia, Denmark and the UK. From thousands who entered, eight were selected for exhibition and the work of a further 92 longlisted artists was projected within the space. This offered visitors an opportunity to experience the international breadth, and appreciate the range and quality of the work.

We would like to thank all of the artists involved and extend our gratitude to our partners and sponsors, including York St John University, The Hepworth Wakefield, Awol Studios, Lawrence Art Supplies, Prestel, 1331 and York St Mary's.


The 2013 Aesthetica Art Prize Winners

Damien O'Mara
Photographic & Digital Art (Main Prize Winner)

Poppy Whatmore
Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture (Student Prize Winner)

Explore the work of our 2014 Longlisted Artists.


Lunchtime Talks at York St Mary’s

These talks presented an opportunity for visitors to enhance their experience of the Aesthetica Art Prize.