Introducing The Lumen Prize Exhibition

“The world’s pre-eminent digital art prize” – Guardian Culture Blog


Founded in 2011, The Lumen Prize Exhibition celebrates the very best art created digitally by artists globally. Its goal is to focus the world’s attention on this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an international panel of judges.

The works you will see tonight were created by artists using electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablets, 3D printers and computers using apps, software or coding of their own design.

A non-profit organisation proudly based in Cardiff, Lumen believes in the power of art and the uniquely enabling and engaging aspect of digital art.  Currently on our third international tour, the 2014 Lumen Prize Exhibition is made up of 28 works selected from over 800 works submitted from more than 45 countries globally. Lumen’s Jury Panel includes Doug Dodds, senior curator of the V&A Museum, Bruce Wands, Chair of the MFA Computer Art Department, New York School of Visual Art and Michael Fukushima of the National Film Board, Canada. The exhibition also includes  the People’s Choice Winners, chosen by an open vote, and the Founder’s Prize.

Before Amsterdam, this show opened at venues in Cardiff, Wales and then travelled to the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens as well as New York City where it opened at the Auditorium on Broadway, hosted and curated by New York Institute of Technology.  Following the Amsterdam show, Lumen will open at The Crypt Galley in London in May.

For more information about Lumen, please contact James Brittan at

From 9 January until 30 January at 5&33 Gallery.

Free admission. Open daily.


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