Nordic Award

Sørlandets Kunstmuseum is a proud sponsor of the Nordic Award, which seeks to recognize excellence in digital visual artists living in the Nordic region. Read about the winner of Nordic Award 2020, Søren Krag, here.

Lumen Prize 2021 Nordic Award Sørlandets Kunstmuseum

Announcing Nordic Award

Now in its second year, this award seeks to recognise excellence by an artist or artist collective living and working in Nordic countries, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Artists with passports from these countries – no matter where they live – are eligible. The prize is sponsored by the museum, executed in collaboration with Lumen Prize, which is based in London, England.

Deadline to apply: June 4th, 2021. Apply here.

In 2020, Sørlandet Kunstmuseum featured two 2019 Lumen Prize Award winners in its first digital exhibition Re.Memory.

About Lumen Prize

The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition, exhibitions and events worldwide run by Lumen Art Projects. Our annual juried competition draws entries from artists globally and has given away more than US$70,000 in prize money since its launch in 2012. Lumen Art Projects, a not-for-profit based in the  UK, is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists who engage with technology globally through links with cultural venues, festivals and institutions globally. 

The Lumen Prize and Lumen Arts Projects were founded by Carla Rapoport in 2012.  Carla’s goal is to widen the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of art created with technology while widening the opportunities for artists working in this field globally. Read more about how she «…is helping bolster digital art in the contemporary art world.»


Meet Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm

Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm is an artist employing new media (e.g. machine learning) to create interactive artworks. Cecilie’s artworks have been exhibited internationally among others at “Victoria and Albert Museum” in London and “Experimenta 2020 – Biennale Arts Sciences” in France. Her artwork “ARTificial Intelligence FRANK” has been awarded the international digital art prize “The Lumen prize 2017”, “The BCS Artificial intelligence Award” and the British Art and Humanities Research Counsel’s “TECHNE Award 2017”. Cecilie has studied Fine Art at University of the Arts London and Royal College of Art in London.

Read more about Cecilie and her work here.