Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Finalist Ingrid Hu

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: Finalist Ingrid Hu

There is still time to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, which welcomes submissions from artists at all levels working across media from photography to painting, installation to sculpture and performance to artists’ film. A celebration of excellence in contemporary art, the Aesthetica Art Prize supports and nurtures rising talent from across the world and prizes include group exhibition, editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine and £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox.

Ingrid Hu was shortlisted in 2014 and exhibited her piece Longplayer at York St Mary’s – York Art Gallery’s contemporary art space. The steel structure, designed by Ingrid Hu, was commissioned to display and store bowls as part of the musical installation Longplayer conceived and composed by Jem Finer. The original installation is housed in the Lighthouse at Trinity Buoy Warf, London. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Hu is currently based in London. She is a multidisciplinary designer who practises scenography on an urban scale. She has designed for theatre, dance and sound performances, as well as public art projects.

After receiving her MA in Scenography from Central St Martins in London in 2002, Hu subsequently joined the Heatherwick Studio for 7 years, where she worked on a wide range of projects including the Lubetkin-winning UK Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo. She has recently been shortlisted for the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay international sculpture commission. Hu is a member of the Society of British Theatre Designers and an associate lecturer at UAL Central St Martins.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is open for entries until 31 August 2014. The Judging Panel features artist Anna Vogel; Dr Sam Lackey, Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield; Matthew Flowers, Managing Director of Flowers; Professor Rob Dickins, CBE; and Whitney Hintz, Independent Advisor and Curator at Hiscox among others. Prizes include £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, exhibition, editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, publication, art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton and art books by Prestel.

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1. Ingrid Hu, Longplayer. Aesthetica Art Prize: Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture Finalist. Courtesy of Jim Poyner.

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