The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world – awarding £5,000, group exhibition at York Art Gallery and publication in Aesthetica Magazine and Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists.
The prize is accepting submissions on any theme in any media, including Photographic & Digital Art, Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media, Video, Installation & Performance. This year’s judging panel brings together specialists from leading cultural institutions – including representatives from Tate, Somerset House, Sotheby’s, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Sprueth Magers and Creative Review.
Aesthetica Art Prize alumni continue to demonstrate excellence across the globe. Previous participants have gone on to headline leading events such as London Design Festival and the Whitney Biennial, and be nominated for further awards – including the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Their work has been part of shows at top institutions such as the V&A, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Barbican Centre, London; The National Portrait Gallery, London; BALTIC, Gateshead and Whitechapel Gallery, London.
2019’s finalists included Magnum photographer Sim Chi Yin, World Press Photo award-winner and Prix Pictet-nominee Giulio di Sturco, Turner Prize nominees Jane and Louise Wilson and Cannes Film Festival Voice of a Woman award-winner Jenn Nkiru. Discover 10 inspiring artists from the prize here.
The Aesthetica Art Prize is open for entries until 31 August. Find out more and submit here.
Lead image: Reginald Van de Velde, from Memento Mori. Courtesy of the artist.