Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2015

26 March – 31 May 2015, York St Mary’s

Showcasing cutting-edge practice from today’s ground-breaking contemporary artists, the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition 2015 invited viewers to discover global concepts through pioneering art and design, and encouraged an awareness of the innovative work being produced across a variety of media today.

From contentions of physical and digital space to the political struggles of localised regimes and globalised laws, key contemporary themes were discussed by 2015’s dynamic practitioners. Connecting with visitors on many levels, be it visually or conceptually, the innovators selected for this year’s award hailed from locations including Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.

Celebrating individual mediums whilst recognising the richness of interdisciplinary practice, the 2015 selection was distributed across the categories of Photographic and Digital Art; Painting and Drawing; Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture, and Video, Installation and Performance.

Longlisted and shortlisted artists have gone on to achieve success around the globe, including Jason deCaires Taylor, creator of the first underwater sculpture park in Grenada and recently the artist behind an environmental installation on the banks of the River Thames. Chilean-born photographer Carolina Redondo has since been selected for In Search of the Miraculous at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and French photographer Noémie Goudal has had solo shows at FOAM in Amsterdam and The Photographers’ Gallery in London.

The 2015 Aesthetica Art Prize Winners

John Keane
Painting & Drawing (Main Prize Winner)

Suzanne Mooney
Photographic & Digital Art (Student Prize Winner)

Explore the work of our 2015’s Longlisted Artists.

Special Events: Lunchtime Talks