Discover powerful works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. Dive into previous Aesthetica Art Prize exhibitions and get inspired by photography, film, sculpture and more. Take virtual tours and hear from the artists in exclusive video clips.
The 2020 exhibition includes 18 artists that respond to today’s key issues, unpacking the layers of our digitalised, globalised planet. The featured projects ask poignant questions about what it means to be a human today.
2019’s exhibition draws on both personal and universal narratives, looking at how we are so connected to the internet and our own personal profiles – along with likes and shares – that we are forgetting how to forget something.
Each piece in the 2018 exhibition draws upon social and political structures to question the value that we place on the world around us. They span from global financial systems to technologies that replicate nature.
As the boundaries between the public and the private begin to merge into blurred depictions of reality, 2017’s art exhibition is the mechanism that enables us to respond to a renewed understanding of living.
From ecological concerns to transitions in urbanisation and developments in technology, the 2016 presentation instigates a cohesive commentary on the way we inhabit the earth. It asks questions about digital and virtual realms.
Lead image: Patty Carroll, from the series Anonymous Women.
1. Andres Orozco, Raw, (series). Photographic print, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.
2. Rebecca Reeve, from the series Through Looking, 2014 – present.
3. Reginald Van de Velde, Memento Mori
4. Emmanuelle Moureaux, I am here, 2016. Papers. 174cm x 174cm x 295cm. Photo: Daisuke Shima.
5. Ellie Davies, Stars 8, 2014 – 2015. 80cm x 120cm. Source material credit: STScI/Hubble and NASA.