After extensive deliberation, the Prix Net Art jury—comprising curators Michael Connor, Samantha Culp, Sabine Himmelsbach and Zhang Ga—is proud to announce that inaugural $10,000 Prix Net Art is awarded to artist duo JODI, with a $5,000 Award of Distinction granted to Kari Altmann. Explore their work here.
“The internet is more than just a canvas, medium or publishing platform for art. The internet is a system that links human and machine intelligence to produce politics, economics, culture, and subjectivities. To make “internet art” is to intervene in, or participate mindfully in, these processes.
For this inaugural edition of the Prix Net Art, the top award was given in recognition of the rich tradition of web-based art. Following the release of the first widely used web browser in 1993, a number of artists embraced the web for its aesthetic and political possibilities, particularly as a way of reaching far-flung publics with a minimum of resources. JODI were key figures in this generation, often disrupting the web—its HTML and other code—in order to make its processes and effects more transparent. Throughout their careers, they have remained committed to the internet, in its changing forms over the years, as a contested and vital site for artistic practice.
Read more about JODI and the other Dutch nominees for the prize here.
Rhizome, Tsinghua Art & Science Media Lab (TASML), and Center for Art and Technology (CAT) announce Prix Net Art, a new $10,000 prize for internet art. The prize will recognize the future promise of an artist making outstanding work on the internet, as demonstrated by excellent past achievement. A second distinction prize of $5000 will also be awarded. Awards are made on a “no strings attached” basis, acknowledging those who have continued to make work on the internet despite
The Prix Net Art (PNA) prize is an award for two artists demonstrating promise and achievement in the field of internet art. US$10,000 The “no strings attached” prize will be awarded 3 times total, once in each of 2014, 2015 and 2016, with an option to renew the agreement.
limited financial and institutional support, and who remain committed to working online.