HIX Award 2016 Shortlist Exhibition 25 August – 9 September 2016
Unit London, 147-149 Wardour Street
The shortlist for this year’s 2016 HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed competition for art students and recent graduates.
The winner of the award will be announced at a prize-giving ceremony on Monday September 5th, and an exhibition featuring work by all the shortlisted artists will be held at the Unit London gallery from Thursday August 25th until Friday September 9th.
Founded in 2013 by the restaurateur Mark Hix and Rebecca Lidert, the award aims to help young artists take their first steps into the art world. Past winners have included Felix Treadwell, Nicholas Permain, and Ally McIntyre.
Its 30-strong judging panel is chaired this year by the acclaimed British artist Gavin Turk. Other members include the head of Royal Academy Schools Eliza Bonham Carter, the collector Anita Zabludowicz, GQ editor Dylan Jones, and entrepreneur Liz Murdoch.
This year’s winner of the HIX award will receive a £1,000 cash prize; a £1,000 voucher for art materials from CASS Art Supplies; £1,000 HIX dining vouchers; a trip to HIX Townhouse in Lyme Regis and a feature in the autumn issue of HIX magazine.
Says Rebecca Lidert: ‘Throughout the past four years the HIX Award has supported many emerging artists and gallerists, and through their involvement in the award we’ve seen them all go on to achieve some amazing things.’
Says Mark Hix: ‘The HIX Award is our most popular and my favourite show. Being an art lover and collector myself, the award gives me the opportunity to discover what’s coming next to London’s art scene.’
The shortlisted artists are: Alex Roberts, Alexandria Frances Clow, Alice Chandler, Alicia Reyes McNamara, Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh, Claudia Cole, David Jaramillo Klinkert, Emily Carrington Freeman, Gareth Bunting, Genevieve Slater, Helen J Young, Hun Kyu Kim (Jake the Dog), Jaeyeon Yoo, Joshua Raz, Karen Esther Doyle, Keun Wook Ji, Kyung Hwa Shon, Sophie Shickle, MC Llamas, Gili Lavy and Rui Fan Wang.