Laura Gaggero

Laura Gaggero explores the relationship between participatory photography and contemporary representations of women.

Nilufar Nuthall

Delving into her family’s past, Nuthall marks her position as an artist in relation to her family today. She works with film, structures and projections.

Natalia Lazaro Prevost

Lazaro Prevost explores historical depictions of the female reproductive anatomy, and its influence on how women perceive their body image.

Shihui Gao

Shihui Gao draws on her personal story. It explores loneliness and the search for emotional understanding in a post-Internet era. 

Can Shui

Can Shui is a Chinese visual artist and educator. Greeting From Strangers comprises twelve photographs, each recording a month in one year.

Alvaro Lopez Gimenez

Alvaro Lopez Gimenez is a Spanish visual artist who experiments with gender and identity through video art and performance.

Mandy Williams

Across image and video, Mandy Williams examines the exclusionary politics of modern England through the metaphor of landscape.

Ran Bi

Brian Bi is a Chinese artist born in Beijing, and currently based in London. He is interested in the living experience constructed by images.

Yura Kim

Yura’s work shows her relationship with her grandmother and deals with the issues concerning senior citizens and their challenges in Korea.

Bart Seng Wen Long

Bart’s practice is situated within the intersections of fetishism, queerness, contemporary appearance, post-racial politics and neoliberalism.

Sofia Leppan

Sofia Leppan is a visual artist based between Ibiza and London. Leppan creates video art, book design and photography of all kinds.

Renée Marie Kiangala

Renée Marie Kiangala’s practice is a contemporary critique of the involvement of surveillance studies in human development.

n00oodies

n00oodies is an interactive collaboration between artists and participants, exploring nude culture and the synthetic unreality of sex online.

Millie Hardingham

Feeling as though women in cinema were often represented as one dimensional and unrealistic, Hardingham created self-portraits.

Maya Gurung-Russell Campbell

Maya Gurung-Russell Campbell is a Brixton-based artist who creates evocative landscapes that explore dual heritage in a wide range of mediums.

Lai Lam Fave

Lai Lam Fave is a Singaporean-born, London-based artist. Her works centre around the ideas of performance, satire and embodiment.

Jack Lumer

Jack Lumer was born in Milano in 1998, and grew up in New York. At the age of 16, he left home and moved to Brussels to develop his artistic identity.

Danielle Anderson

Danielle Anderson’s images are filled with tension and ambiguity; they are unconscious repetitions, metaphors and expressions of emotion.

Bella Cholmeley

Through her work, Bella Cholmeley explores subjectivity, identity and human narrative. A journey into an ever-shifting, ambiguous dream.

Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts works between Glasgow and London. His multidisciplinary work queers the photographic medium through playful acts of trickery.

Vaishnavi Pandey

Touch Me Not is an ongoing exploration of the lack of touch and intimacy between couples who were kept apart during the lockdown.

Vanessa Endeley

Vanessa Endeley was born and raised in Lagos. Her individual portraits are brought to life using a lot of colour, and are often obscured by blindfolds.

Robin Hunter Blake

Robin Hunter Blake’s images document irreplaceable moments with unique people, whilst projecting the artist’s search for identity.

New Creatives: 10 Shows to See

How have artists responded to the pandemic? What are the latest trends, ideas and media? Discover our top 10 graduate shows. You saw them here first.

Personal Projections

Tsai-Ling Tseng is an award-winning and recognised Taiwanese artist with a studio practice based between Taipei and Brooklyn. She has been awarded with admission into highly selective artist residence programmes such as Anderson Ranch Arts Center, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Architectural Collage

The Serpentine’s 20th Pavilion splices together architectural features from culturally significant structures and buildings across London.

An Artistic Cosmos

Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s most important contemporary artists. Aesthetica interviews the curator of a new retrospective in Berlin.

Global Resonance

The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize is back for its 25th edition. The shortlist presents artists who use the medium in original and surprising ways.

New Directions

Minneapolis-based painter Owen Brown holds degrees from Yale College and the University of Chicago. His works are known for their luminosity, colour range and ebullient geometries. He notes: “outrage can guide my brush towards the figurative; at other times I am captured by the language and longing of abstraction.”

Improvisational Spirit

Julia Buruleva’s bright, bold and unusual images combine performance and installation – filled with a spirit of experimentation and play.

A Pioneering Lens

James Barnor is a highly significant modernist photographer, best known for capturing iconic images of London and Accra during the 1960s.

Visual Ambiguities

“Mystery feeds my imagination.” Erwin Olaf’s latest photobook delves into 40 years’ work. The artist speaks to Aesthetica about the new release.

Altered Landscapes

Ellen Jantzen is drawn to the natural world: oceans, rivers, lakes and mountains. Yet, her artworks do not depict nature as we know it.

Glasgow International: Highlights

This year’s festival explores the theme of attention: how we observe things and the people around us. We pick out five exhibitions to see.

Creative Journeys

Art holds up a mirror to our times. The past year has been a period of uncertainty, but also innovation. How are new artists responding?

Ecstatic Bodies

The entwining of sexuality with spirituality defines Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s remarkable oeuvre, proposing new visions of Black queer masculinity.

Protecting our Waterways

“Public spaces are for the free exchange of ideas.” At Mazzoleni London, Melissa McGill draws attention to the impact of rising sea levels.

Embracing Change

After over a year online, how do we keep things fresh and exciting? University of Worcester’s creative talents have embraced this opportunity.

Distorting Reality

In Luka Khabelashvili’s images, green grass warps like a painting by van Gogh and clouds cover faces. This is our world, but not as we know it.

Looking Twice

Leo Fitzmaurice has perfected the art of the double take. His sculptures, on view at Humber Street Gallery, encourage audiences to look again.

Designing for Crisis

The London Design Biennale 2021 shows us what world-leading designers and artists are doing to highlight and combat today’s biggest challenges.

Mindful Documentation

“Traces of beauty exist everywhere around us,” says Mark Forbes, a photographer recognised for atmospheric images of urban landscapes.

5 to See:
London Festival of Architecture

Throughout the month of June, a programme of exhibitions, installations, talks, debates – both physical and virtual – explores the theme of ‘care’.

Tactile Framing

Tbilisi-based George Tyebcho’s digital scenes are mysterious and evocative; there’s a sense of narrative lurking behind the polished exterior.

Visions of Home

We have spent more time at home than ever before. Winners of the Life Framer Photography Prize reflect on domestic spaces through the lens.

Hidden Forces

The title of Joanna Piotrowska’s new collection, Stable Vices, yields many possible readings. Entrapment emerges as a key theme throughout.

Questions of Being

What does it mean to be human? Paulo Abreu’s images are rich in metaphor and surrealism, probing how it feels to exist in today’s world.

Reflections on the Pandemic

Prix Pictet presents a bold and original publication, highlighting a range of responses to the pandemic through the eyes of 43 visual artists.

Natural Reflections

Rui Sha is an artist with a focus on sculpture and new media. A background as a furniture designer in her native Beijing and an MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago have influenced her art practice. Video and nature soundscapes are combined with objects fabricated with natural materials to become carriers of emotional expressions.

Automated by Design

@rachaellic will continue posting images on Instagram without human intervention, as long as the computer on which she is running is online.