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Chroniclers of our Times

The Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition is the place to discover contemporary artists who use art to express emotion, reflect reality and inspire change.

Shaping Perspectives

We highlight photographers from the Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist. These inspiring projects document our world from alternative perspectives.

Eyes of the Forest

Daniel Steegmann Mangrané takes us to Tijuca National Park to open our minds to the often overlooked perspectives of animals and plants.

Questioning Assimilation

Meet the Shortlist | We caught up with Hussina Raja to learn more about her film “ROOTS” and the ways in which it explores cultural assimilation.

Guided by Details

If we looked a little more closely, what might we see? Photographer Lucy Sparks answers this question in a collection of fragmented photographs.

Faces of a Revolution

Soheila Sokhanvari’s debut show in Denmark spotlights the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and preserves the legacy of women who were silenced.

Expanded Documentary

Richard Mosse’s film “Broken Specter” shows the deforestation of the Amazon. It’s a reminder of a rapidly approaching point of no return.

Layered Visions

Meet the Shortlist | Cinzia Campolese is an Italian-Canadian artist who explores the perception of space in both digital and physical environments.

Aesthetica Art Prize 2024:
Winners Announced

Maryam Tafakory and Gala Hernández López receive the Aesthetica Art Prize 2024 with thought-provoking artist films that spark key conversations.

10 Questions With…
Oli Kellett

Waiting for a Sign contrasts anonymous metropolitan life with unique human experiences, asking us to consider the stories of people we pass by.

Uneasy Scenes

Georg Kussmann’s photo book captures the zeitgeist of a German summer in 2015 through everyday scenes charged with a sense of unease.

Underwater Worlds

Meet the Shortlist | Alexej Sachov is a Ukrainian-German artist and diver who spotlights the beauty and fragility of life under the surface of the ocean.

An Evocative Visual Language

A solo exhibition of Flor Garduño shows her iconic black and white photography of indigenous cultures, peoples and place. We have a closer look at the show.

Exhibitions to Discover:
Women Artists In Focus

Here is Aesthetica’s list of exhibitions dedicated to promoting international women artists. These shows continue to challenge the rules of the art canon.

This Is The Place:
Aesthetica Art Prize Shortlist 2024

The 2024 Aesthetica Art Prize shortlist comprises 21 international artists who propose creative responses to the challenges we face as a society today.

Curator Interview:
Redefining Landscape Art

We interview Lisa Anderson, the curator of “Soulscapes,” who shares insights into a show that’s widening perceptions of landscape art.

A Space Between Worlds

For Taysa Jorge, art is a way of matching her inner thoughts with the physical world. Her works unfold in a blue-purple haze, as if in the middle of a dream.

Storytelling Landscapes

American photographer Dawoud Bey’s landscapes capture peaceful views whilst reminding us of the legacy of people who must never be forgotten.

Capturing Infinity

“The salt lake” surveys Murray Fredericks work over the past two decades, showcasing the interventions he creates and captures in space.

The Past Reimagined

Omar Victor Diop uses self-portraiture to spotlight Black people from important histories that are overlooked by Eurocentric societies.