Lumen Prize, CYFEST 11, St Petersburg, Russia

About Us

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition, exhibitions and events worldwide.

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, a financial journalist who moved into arts management in 2010.  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. We are always eager to hear from new partners. Please contact us at to start the ball rolling.

Since its first show in London’s Cork Street back in 2013, Lumen has staged more than 45 exhibitions in venues across Asia, Europe and the US, as well as seminars, workshops and lectures.  We work with a wide range of partners to create new audiences and opportunities for artists’ work, such as commissions, acquisitions, exhibitions and speaking engagements.  

The team

Carla Rapoport - Founder of Lumen Prize

Carla Rapoport

Founder & CEO, Lumen Art Projects

Following a career as a journalist with the Financial Times and The Economist Group located in Tokyo, Hong Kong and London, Carla moved into arts management in 2010 and founded the Lumen Prize in 2012. An established writer, speaker and consultant on art and technology, she has spoken at numerous panels, conferences and Lumen events around the world.

Jack Addis - Lumen Art Projects Director

Jack Addis

Director, Projects & Exhibitions

Jack graduated with distinction from the University of the Arts London (UAL) in 2016 with an MA (Hons) in Fine Art Digital and has eight years’ experience working in the digital arts. Alongside producing Lumen’s events globally, Jack works closely with our partners to build opportunities for Lumen artists

Céline Villaneau - Director Lumen Prize

Céline Villaneau

Director, Competition & Websites

Céline graduated with a Masters in Fine Art Digital from the University of the Arts London (Camberwell). As well as managing the competition, she is Lumen’s webmaster.

Curatorial advisors

Tessa Jackson

A former Lumen Prize jury panel member, Tessa is an international contemporary art curator and writer, based in the UK, who advises Lumen on the development of its programme and curatorial approach.

Huijun Guan (Gigi)

Lumen's Asia Representative based in Shanghai, Gigi has an MA Fine Art Digital from University of the Arts London. She has curated three Lumen exhibitions in China and is developing Lumen's links across the country.

Mary Ginsberg

A director of Lumen Projects, Lumen's parent company, Mary is an expert in propaganda and political art, and has curated shows on these subjects for the British Museum and other institutions.