Escape to AORA’s virtual gallery on this virtual tour and discover artists from around the world.
The tour was held as part of the Cambridge Festival 2022.
At this event, participants learnt about AORA and how it is pioneering a culture of care through the meeting of art, architecture, design, music and technology.
AORA is a collaborative virtual space and platform co-founded by art curator and patron Jenn Ellis and award-winning architect Benni Allan. With a focus on provoking the senses and wellbeing in a virtual setting, AORA aims to promote emerging to established artists and engage art enthusiasts through the curated meeting of architecture, fine arts and music. Since launch in June 2020, AORA has collaborated with over 160+ creatives and welcomed 50,000+ unique virtual visitors from around the globe.
Jenn has been a curator in the fine arts industry for over a decade, working from Geneva to London to Hong Kong. She has built innovative businesses, projects and been was featured across major media platforms. With a passion for entrepreneurship and solution-finding, Jenn is also the founder of her curatorial practice APSARA Studio, which has collaborated with leading galleries and museums globally. Jenn sits on the committee of Chisenhale Gallery and is a Tate Young Patrons Ambassador.
Benni runs his architectural studio, EBBA Architects, with commissions in the arts, fashion, retail, education and exhibition sectors. He was listed as ‘One to Watch’ by the British Design Council in 2015, received the RIBA’s Rising Stars Award in 2019 and is winner of the BD Young Architect of the year in 2021. Alongside his practice, Benni also teaches and lectures in architecture, including at the University of Greenwich, the Bartlett School of Architecture and Central Saint Martins.
Together, Jenn and Benni bring visions for AORA being the new form of exhibiting art in an increasingly digitised world.
Photo credit: Installation view, AORA IV, 2021, works by David Murphy, Alfredo Jaar, Ellie Antoniou, Lucas Dupuy, courtesy AORA