2019 Winners

A mesmerising data-driven sculpture revealing the inner workings of the brain has won the 2019 Lumen Prize Gold Award for Art and Technology.

Melting Memories, by Refik Anadol Studio, a life-sized moving image work comprised of data-based sculpture and light projections, was awarded the top prize and US$4k at the 8th Lumen Prize Awards Ceremony at the Barbican Centre for Performing Arts in London on 24th October.


 The other 8 prize winners – who collected a further US$7k – underline the international nature of digital art, including artists from Lithuania, Canada, the US and Europe
Gold Award

Melting Memories

by Refik Anadol

“Melting Memories” is a series of digital artworks that explore the materiality of remembering by offering new insights into the representational possibilities emerging from the intersection of advanced technology and contemporary art. Comprised of data…
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Moving Image Award
Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds
by Cassie McQuater
Still Image Award
Drawing Operations
by Sougwen Chung
Lichtsuchende by Dave Murray-Rust and Rocio von Jungenfeld
BCS A.I. Award
by Dave Murray-Rust and Rocio von Jungenfeld
We We Are All Made Of Light by Maja Petic
3D/Interactive Award
We Are All Made Of Light
by Maja Petric
XR Award
Trail of Angels
by Kristina Buozyte & Vitalijus Zukas
The Rapoport Award for Women in Art & Tech
Resurrecting the Sublime, 2019
by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Dr Christina Agapakis/Ginkgo Bioworks & Sissel Tolaas
People’s Choice Award
Phygital Palimpest
by Stefan Gant
Photomonitor Student Award
A Capricious Pathway
by Cassie Suche