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Aesthetica Art Prize 2020

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, 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. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

Aesthetica is looking for artists redefining the parameters of contemporary art. The Prize is open to multiple genres including photography, sculpture, installation, digital media, video, painting and more.

Previous exhibitions have posed larger questions about what it means to exist in a digitised, post-industrial landscape, as well as the effects of over-consumption, media stimulation, globalisation, and the climate crisis. We are looking for pieces that challenge us – that redefine the parameters of contemporary art and compel audiences to connect with one another. Winning pieces have reflected upon both social and political structures, questioning the value that we place on the planet and each other. They have pushed the boundaries of form and technique, providing a new set of possibilities and ideas.

Fees:

Free

Prizes:

Main Prize - Open to all practitioners working at any level, including students and graduates.
- £5,000 prize money for the winner
- Group exhibition with the Finalists hosted by Aesthetica
- Publication in the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
- Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
- £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art
- Selection of art books courtesy of Prestel

Emerging Prize - Open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years.
- £1,000 prize money for the winner
- Group exhibition with the Finalists hosted by Aesthetica
- Publication in the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
- Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
- £150 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art
- Selection of art books courtesy of Prestel

Eligibility:

The Art Prize is open to works in any genre, and on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.

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