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Announcing the Social Art Award’s Top 10 + 2

Posted on May 29, 2017

The Social Art Award is entering the next stage. The very active public voting ended last night. So did the heated internal discussion about the TOP 10.   Here is the TOP 10 (in alphabetical order): Christa Joo Hyun D’Angeleo (Germany) David Bert Joris Dhert (Belgium) Diogo da Cruz (Portugal) Gerd Brockmann (Germany) Glen Farley (Norway) Lino Tonelotto (France) Nina Sumarac Jablonsky (Cyprus) Quek Jia Qi (Singapore) Rachel Reid (United Kingdom) Tatjana Macic (Netherlands) Congratulations to the 10 short listedRead More

THE PUBLIC VOTING IS NOW OPEN TILL MAY 28, 2017

Posted on May 10, 2017

The Social Art Award, organised by the Institute for Art and Innovation, is now entering its next stage. The public voting starts today. Please check: www.social-art-award.org/voting – Presenting the longlist with the 50 most promising entries to the Social Art Award 2017 for public voting. The two most voted entries win a wild card to the short list and by this they enter the competition for the final prize. THE PUBLIC VOTING IS NOW OPEN TILL MAY 28, 2017

Open Call is closed

Posted on April 3, 2017

The open call for the Social Art Award is closed now. A big thank you to all applicants for sharing your visions in the field of Social Art! We are happy to invigorate the rise of Social Art together with you!

About Viktoria Trosien

Posted on February 3, 2017

Viktoria Trosien is an innovation facilitator, digital strategist and serial entrepreneur working with companies and startups worldwide. She is driven by her passion for people and ideas. Her purpose is to inspire and enable. To do so, she is backed with a highly creative problem solving mindset and entrepreneurial thinking combined with strong emphatic skills and best of all tons of curiosity, to really understand and solve challenges! Viktoria Trosien applies her skills for social causes through kicking of projectsRead More

About PSJM

Posted on February 3, 2017

PSJM is an artist duo formed by Cynthia Viera (*1973 Las Palmas/ES) and Pablo San José (*1969 Mieres/ES). They present themselves as an “art brand”, thus appropriating the procedures and strategies of advanced capitalism to subvert their symbolic structures. The brand-team has been included among the 100 most representative artists of International Political Art in “Art & Agenda: Political Art and Activism”, (Berlin: Gestalten, 2011). They have been included too in “Younger than Jesus. Artist Directory. The essential handbook to theRead More

About Kaethe Wenzel

Posted on February 3, 2017

Dr. Kaethe Wenzel (*1972 Aachen/GER) works about Utopian ideas, urban systems, and alternative concepts for society. She systematically co-opts techniques from survey to speculative fiction. Her projects function as dystopian/utopian footnotes to global history. They aim at participation, the destruction of hegemonial clichés and furthering communication – from the streets into the internet and back. Her main instruments are interview-based drawings, internet, mechanics/electronics, and street art. She often makes use of urban systems such as signage, advertising spaces, public screens.Read More

About Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez

Posted on February 3, 2017

Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez is a media artist and trans-disciplinary researcher from Brazil and the United States, where she was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Kansas/USA. Her artistic practice delves into meta-narratives, intersecting structuralist image-making processes, design, society and technology. She extends generative video art as performance into interactive performative installations, where the public is invited to participate, in order to co-create an experience. An embodiment of this practice, the work titled ‘Coded Narratives’, with guest musician A Guy CalledRead More

About Barbara Hoppe

Posted on February 3, 2017

Barbara Hoppe studied General and Comparative Literary Studies, Romance Philology and Business Administration at the University of Bayreuth/GER. Before she started serving as Managing Director of the Entrepreneurship Foundation in 2006, she had worked for the internationally recognized auction house Grisebach in Berlin/GER. Barbara remains faithful to the passion for literature, art and culture, and has been a blogger at Feuilletonscout for 6 years, presenting artists in interviews and reviewing the world of feuilletons. To her, entrepreneurship is a perspective on humanRead More

About Nicole Loeser

Posted on February 3, 2017

Nicole F. Loeser is an independent curator and art manager with over ten years of experience in working with institutions and companies across Europe. With great passion she realized numerous projects with international artists, curators and collectors. Understanding exhibitions to be opportunities for discourse, she presents artwork in conjunction with lectures, workshops, discussions and publications as a means of engaging the community and fostering learning. Her central interest is in featuring socially reflective and environmentally focused projects that introduce diverseRead More

About Michael Zheng

Posted on February 3, 2017

Conceptual and performance artist Michael Zheng was born and grew up in China. He studied computer science at the prestigious Tsinghua University in China. Afterwards he had a successful career working in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur and computer software designer. Some years later he left his job to attend San Francisco Art Institute, where he studied with Paul Kos, Tony Labat and John Roloff. While he was in SFAI, he got a fellowship from Skowhegan School of Painting andRead More

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Call for Entries 2017 is CLOSED and public voting ended on May 28, 2017. Stay tuned for the final decision of the jury - Winners will be announced soon.
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