The Longlist 2018 is here

By Carla Rapoport August 1, 2018

Finally, the wait is over. Congratulations to the artists who’ve been selected for the 2018 Lumen Prize longlist! Here are some stats:


The Lumen Prize’s 7th Call for Entries attracted entries from artists from 48 countries globally. Our International Selectors Committee considered nearly 700 submitted artworks, by category, and picked this year’s longlist of 60 works, published here.


The longlisted artists come from 28 countries, from Brazil to Russia and New Zealand. A dozen artists had entered before, one-third are women and 10% are academics. Interpreting data is a big theme this year, as is our relationship with nature, and the divide between real and digital.


It goes without saying that we’re really proud to be showing this incredible roster of talent. Well done to all!


While the jury panel works on selecting the shortlist – which will be announced on September 1st – it’s now up to you to help us find a People’s Choice winner from one of these 60 works. We hope you enjoy looking through them – and don’t forget to save the date for the Lumen Awards Ceremony on September 27th at the Frontline Club. You can reserve your free place here.


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