The Rapoport Award for Women in Art and Technology

Lumen is proud to announce the 2019 Shortlist for the Rapoport Award for Women in Art and Technology. The winner, to be revealed on 24th October at our Awards Ceremony, will win a cash prize of $1000.

Shortlisted Artists:

Category                Title of work                                            Artist

3D/Interactive Microbiocene: Anicent ooze to future myths Baum & Leahy
3D/Interactive Resurrecting the Sublime, 2019 Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Christina Agapakis, Sissel Tolaas
Moving Image Desire Line Ruini Shi
Still Image Words That Remake The World «The Seeker» Nye Thompson
XR Relation • Ship Zoey Lin


To see their work, please see our Shortlist and search by category.

We are pleased that women make up nearly 50% of our longlist this year and nearly 40% of our shortlist which is a big improvement on 2018. The award was launched in 2018 by our founder and CEO, Carla Rapoport, who notes: “It’s really exciting to see that the numbers of women applying – and being selected – has gone up year-on-year. This is exactly why the prize was launched.”

Please find last year’s winner below.


Winner, 2018 Rapoport Award for Women in Art and Technology

This photographic installation, In Defence of Industry, by Felicity Hammond, brings into focus the relationship between the industrial history of the northwest of England and the wider Cumbrian landscape, in particular the area’s mining history and the subsequent shift towards the nuclear industry. Using an arresting palette of earthy tones along with a mix of images placed into a built environment, the work raises themes around defence, secrecy and the unseen earth below the surface. This work was commissioned by Sigal Film and Media.