Secret Art Prize 2019 Shortlist Results


The Secret Art Prize only urban and contemporary art prize in the UK. Focusing on nurturing and celebrating new talent, the Secret Art Prize is designed to guide young and emerging artists pave their ways into the art world.

Metro Imaging is once again working with the Curious Duke Gallery, to support the fifth edition of the Secret Art Prize. This year’s winner will have the opportunity to showcase their work within a dedicated space at Moniker Art Fair, full representation from Curious Duke Gallery,  mentoring from CDG founder Eleni Duke, a cash prize, gifts from Great Art, and, as part of Metro’s collaboration, a Premier Print and Portfolio Prize worth over £500. There will also be a prize for runners up, including a £250 voucher from Great Art, mentoring with Eleni Duke, representation from Curious Duke Gallery, and a place in a group exhibition at Curious Duke Gallery.

As per the People’s Choice Award –after the long list of 100 applicants’ artwork was open for public voting, the public has placed their votes, and there’s a favourite! The winner is Attia Rashid with 903 votes, and the artist will be immediately accepted into the shortlist of the 10 finalists.

Metro would like to congratulate all the shortlisted artists! To see their artwork and know more about their practice please visit Zealous website.

Final results will be announced on the 4th of September in Central London and will be hosted by a special guest, announcing the four runners-up and winner of 2019!

The ceremony will kick start with a panel discussion at 7pm with industry experts – RSVP Here!


1. ‘Contrast City’. Mora Kirchner, 2019.
2. ‘La Grande Allee’. Lola Romance, 2019.