The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Countdown: Last Chance

Its the last day of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 call for submissions, so be sure to register your entry for the competition before today’s deadline at midnight. The award is a celebration of innovation in art and design from across the world, and offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience. This internationally recognised prize is a key player in the contemporary art scene, and helps to further artists’ engagement with ever-developing and fast-paced art world.

Gaining invaluable exposure from the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition and anthology, along with editorial coverage in the magazine and online, selected artists can look forward to an abundance of new opportunities including the possibility of future exhibitions, recognition and commissions from external organisations. Recent successes include Carolina Redondo, longlisted artist in 2015, who has since been selected for In Search of the Miraculous at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange; Chilean artist Inés Molina Navea, whose shortlisted piece, 541 días, was acquired by one of the prize’s sponsors, Hiscox; and Julia Vogl’s (also shortlisted for New Sensations – Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4′s Prize) completion of a public art commission entitled Tysons Tiles earlier this year.

Further achievements include the publication of Main Prize winner (2015) John Keane’s Troubles My Sight (Mark Lawson, Flowers Gallery); the selection of Jonny Brigg’s photographic selected for Foam Talent Call 2014 and his participation in a group show in Tel Aviv with Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery; and a recent collaboration between shortlisted artist Marcus Lyon with touring contemporary dance company, Rambert.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is open for entries until 31 August. Prizes include up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, editorial in Aesthetica, art books courtesy of Prestel, and art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton.

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1. Marcus Lyon, Exodus IV, 2010. Courtesy of the artist.