Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, Lunchtime Talk with Whitney Hintz, Independent Advisor and Curator of the Hiscox Collection

The Aesthetica Art Prize lunchtime talks programme continues this week with Whitney Hintz, independent advisor and curator of the Hiscox Collection. Part of a series of special events accompanying the 2015 art prize exhibition, Hintz will be at York St Mary’s on Thursday 14 May to discuss the process of curating a collection in a Q&A with Jenny Alexander, Senior Curator of Art at York Art Gallery.

The Hiscox Collection comprises approximately 600 works on display across the company’s offices in the UK, Europe and USA. In addition to overseeing the collection and advising private clients, Hintz is a board member of the Crossrail Arts Programme and Sculpture in the City, an annual outdoor public sculpture exhibition located within the City of London’s Square Mile. She is also a consultant for the Kenneth Armitage and Eduardo Paolozzi Foundations, and was previously Associate Director at Frith Street Gallery where she worked on projects at Venice Biennale 2009 and Tate Britain 2010.

As a panellist for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 Hintz has played an important role in the final stages of the selection process. She has also contributed to this year’s art prize anthology, Future Now, in the form of an essay about the use of art in the working environment. In 2014 the Hiscox Collection acquired 541 días, a photographic series of five portraits by Chilean artist Inés Molina Navea, who was one of the finalists in last year’s Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, Free Lunchtime Talk with Whitney Hintz, 12.30pm, 14 May, York St Mary’s, Castlegate, York YO1 9RN.

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1. Suzanne Mooney, Come Away, O’…, 2013. Installation view, the Aesthetica Art Prize 2015, York St Mary’s. Courtesy and copyright of Jim Poyner.