Invitation to the Social Art Award Ceremony!

Posted on August 22, 2017

Dear artists, colleagues, friends and art-enthusiasts, We proudly invite you to the opening of our exhibition “The Social Art Award – Invigorating the Rise of Social Art”, presenting the final winners of the first edition of the Social Art Award and launching the accompanying book.   The Social Art Award Ceremony will be held on September 5, 2017 at 7 pm at WHITECONCEPTS Gallery, Auguststrasse 35, 10119 Berlin. The exhibition will run through September 10, 2017.   We look forward toRead More

Announcing the winners of the Social Art Award 2017!

Posted on July 19, 2017

Dear artists, Thank you for all your amazing and inspiring contributions to the Open Call for the Social Art Award. The professional jury was very impressed and had a hard time to decide! We congratulate the TOP 3 winners: 1. Lino Tonelotto (France) 2. Quek Jia Qi (Singapore) 3. Diogo da Cruz (Portugal) Now we warmly invite you to the exhibition that will take place SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2017 at WHITECONCEPTS Gallery, Augustrasse 35, 10119 Berlin and celebrate this event withRead More

Jury session is almost over!

Posted on July 5, 2017

Dear artists and friends! We are announcing the winners of the first Social Art Award very soon. The exhibition will take place in the first week of September. Stay tuned!

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’Angelo (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


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: – 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 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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