Nordic Award

Call for entries 2020 is now closed. View Lumen’s website.

Announcing Nordic Award

We are partnering with Lumen Prize, London, to promote artists working at the intersection between art and technology in Nordic countries and to enable more Nordic artists to connect with global audiences.

The 2020 Lumen Prize Nordic Award seeks to recognize 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.

Our artistic director, Trude Gomnæs Ugelstad, comments:

“We see a very exciting development in digital art internationally and are very pleased to be able to anchor our commitment to art and technology through this collaboration. We believe that when artist groups such as Tokyo’s teamLab Borderless museum tops the visitor statistics, and institutions such as the Royal College of Art expand their curriculum to include technology, there is a significant change going on that affects the art field. We not only want to experience change but contribute to a shift that we see will be important, both for Nordic artists and their audiences.”

In addition to a cash prize of US$1000, the winner will also be invited to a dialog with Sørlandets Kunstmuseum regarding a possibility of exhibiting the work at the museum.

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.