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 limited financial and institutional support, and who remain committed to working online.
Rhizome is an arts organization based on the internet, affiliated with the New Museum in New York. It advocates for contemporary art that creates richer and more critical digital cultures. Working online and off, it re-thinks artistic creation, distribution, and reception in relation to changing conditions associated with the internet, through exhibitions, events, commissions, collection and critical writing. It is a leading international organization to support art and technology, online since 1996.
TASML | Tsinghua University Art and Science Media Laboratory. Under the auspices of the Art and Science Research Center of Tsinghua University, TASML is a research laboratory that aims to synergize the rich resources available among the Tsinghua's diverse research institutions and laboratories to create an incubator for crossbred, interdisciplinary experiments among artists, designers, scientists and technologists. TASML also functions as a center and a hub for worldwide exchange and collaboration both with academic and research institutions and the global media art and design community.
CAT / CCIA | Center for Art and Technology is a research and creation branch of CCIA. CAT aims to develop and promote cutting edge cultural products. With new media art as its unique catalyst and source of inspiration, aligning artists, scientists and technologists, CAT is conceived with four art and technology research labs supplemented by a social research institute to carry out research agenda with demonstrable outcomes. CAT is also committed to knowledge sharing and information dissemination through its regular exhibition and educational programs.
CAT/CCIA, Rhizome, TASML. ©Prix Net Art 2014