Iconic, avant-gardefashion artists, Viktor & Rolf; seminal patron of design talent and first female executive of world-leading crystal manufacturer, Nadja Swarovski; visionary director of global art and culture brand, Aesthetica, Cherie Federico; and multi-award-winning British choreographer and director,Wayne McGregor CBE are among 15 world-leading creative figures to be given honorary awards by University of the Arts this year.
They will be recognised for their outstanding contributions to the creative industries at UAL Graduation Ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall from 16 - 19 July 2019.
The ceremonies will be streamed live on mygraduationfilm and live-tweeted under the hashtag #UALGrads.
The full list of Honoraries for 2019:
Haroon Mirza creates immersive environments and kinetic sculptural installations that explore the interaction between technology, sound, light, and electric signals.
Wayne McGregor, CBE is a multi- award-winning British choreographer and director, internationally renowned for trailblazing innovations in performance that have radically redefined dance in the modern era.
Viktor&Rolf is a luxury fashion house which specialises in creating conceptual and avant-garde.
Richard Hollis is a British graphic designer. He has taught at various art schools, written books, and worked as a printer, as a magazine editor and as a print-production manager.
Maria Gertrudis "Mieke" Bal is a Dutch cultural theorist, video artist, and Professor Emerita in Literary Theory at the University of Amsterdam.
Nadja Swarovski is an Austrian businesswoman and member of the Executive Board of Swarovski, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer.
Cherie is the Editor of Aesthetica Magazine and the Director of the BAFTA-Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF).