The Global South Award

With 9 years under our belt, Lumen’s community is truly international. But we are not as diverse as we’d like. To help change this, this year we are launching the Lumen Prize Global South Award to celebrate the very best art made with technology by artists from Africa, Latin America and the developing economies of Asia. Artists living in those countries – or with passports from those countries and living outside those countries – are eligible.

As announced on 9 September, the shortlist for this year’s Global South Award is:

Circles of Care – Ana Carolina Estarita Guerrero, Colombia

Iceberg  Installation – Fernando Velázquez,  Brazil

QuantumRejane Cantoni, Brazil

Does resisting make us men?Maksaens Denis, Haiti

Walk with meChao Wang, China

The Cosmos Within Us – Tupac Martir, Mexico

Nuestra Victoria / Our Victory – Julieta Gil, Mexico

Terram in AspectuLiliana Farber, Uruguay

The winner, who will be announced at our awards ceremony on 22/10, will receive a cash prize of US$1000.

This prize has been made possible by the kind support from a member of Lumen Art Project’s Board of Advisors, Chris Choa as well as Jury Panel Member Melanie Lenz, digital curator of the V&A.

Countries eligible: All countries in Asia  – with the exception of Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan – Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, and the Middle East – with the exception of Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.