[artinfo] Winners of the Third Annual Prix Net Art

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Sat Feb 18 10:54:12 CET 2017


In February 2017, after extensive deliberation, the Prix Net Art jury
announced that the third annual Prix Net Art would be awarded to
Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Eva & Franco Mattes, and Bogosi Sekhukhuni.

For the last three years, Rhizome and Chronus Art Center (Shanghai) have
partnered to present the Prix Net Art, a cash prize that goes to artists
who are committed to working online and represent important directions
in contemporary net art practice. In the past, two artists have been
awarded, but this year, the jury-comprising Zhang Ga, Artistic Director
of Chronus Art Center, Distinguished Professor at China Central Academy
of Fine Arts; Lauren Cornell, Associate Director of Technology
Initiatives and Curator at the New Museum; Christiane Paul, Associate
Professor in the School of Media Studies at the New School and Adjunct
Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and
Aria Dean, assistant curator of net art and digital culture at
Rhizome-elected to recognize three recipients, each of whom will receive

After considering a rich field of candidates nominated by the general
public and invited expert nominators, the jury selected two artists and
an artist duo who represent differently formulated but intersecting
concerns and directions in the field of net art.

- Eva and Franco Mattes (aka 0100101110101101.org), collaborators since
the mid-1990s, have continually made work that responds to and dissects
the contemporary networked condition, always approaching the ethics and
politics of life online with a darkly humorous edge.

- Porpentine Charity Heartscape creates fantastical hypertext narratives
in which bodies suffer from, and work through, futuristic traumas,
taking on new forms in the process.

- Bogosi Sekhukhuni works collaboratively across multiple platforms to
research and address questions of diaspora, pop culture, and repressed
African spirituality through the lens of emerging technologies and
network culture.

More: https://prix-netart.org/2017-winners-of-the-prix-net-art/

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