Aesthetica Art Prize Talks: Cherie Federico, Editor of Aesthetica Magazine

Cherie Federico is the Editor of Aesthetica Magazine, and judge for the Aesthetica Art Prize. She will be leading the fourth talk in the series held at York St Mary’s as part of the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition – a dynamic and innovative display of outstanding contemporary art from around the world, running until 22 June.

Join Federico on Wednesday 28 May from 12.30 to approximately 1pm, as she explains the selection process for the shortlisted artists within the setting of the exhibition. There is an opportunity to ask questions following the talk, and to walk around the exhibits at your leisure.

The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition features eight shortlisted pieces. Selected from over 3,000 entries, the judging process was fierce, with exhibiting artists hailing from around the world including New Zealand, Chile, Germany, Italy and across the UK.

A further 92 longlisted artworks are also displayed on monitors within the gallery, extending the international scope of this show and presenting a rare opportunity to engage with so many compelling new works. The categories are Photographic and Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design and Sculpture; Painting and Drawing, and Video, Installation and Performance.

Aesthetica Magazine is an international contemporary art and culture publication, with stunning visuals and compelling critical debate in its articles, interviews and news pieces. The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition is covered in Issue 58. Pick up a single copy, or subscribe to the magazine here

Following Contemporary Art Talks, Free and Open to All:

Wednesday 4 June
Mark Doyle, Head of Collector Development North for the Contemporary Art Society, talks about widening the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.

The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition runs until 22 June at York St Mary’s, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN. Open daily from 10am – 5pm, free admission. For more information visit

1. Bharat Sikka, from Jodhpur series. Cover Image for Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 52. Courtesy of the artist and Julian Meijer Associēs.

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