Lumen Prize, CYFEST 11, St Petersburg, Russia

About Us

The Lumen Prize for Digital Art 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. Our annual juried competition draws entries from artists globally and has given away more than US$60,000 in prize money since its launch in 2012.

Lumen is owned by Lumen Art Projects Ltd, a not-for-profit based in the  UK, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for digital artists 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.

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Since its first show in London’s Cork Street back in 2013, Lumen has staged more than 40 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

Director & Founder

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. Since then, she has organised and spoken at over 35 Lumen Prize shows and events globally. Carla lives near Brecon, Wales and is a member of Visual Arts Panel of Theatr Brycheiniog & Andrew Lamont Gallery.

Jack Addis

Creative Director

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

Céline Villaneau

Assistant Director

Céline graduated with a Masters in Fine Art Digital from the University of the Arts London (Camberwell). As well as managing the Call for Entries, she takes care of the Lumen Prize website and marketing.

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.