NOVA Prize

BIG HOUSE Contemporary Art Center and Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation co-launch the inaugural NOVA New Media Interactive Art Prize. Collaborating with an array of the world’s innovative art and cultural institutions, foundations, art academies, and professional media services, Nova Prize aims to inspire and encourage young artists to break the boundary between art and technology and redefine the two disciplines. The NOVA Prize annually discovers an interactive-art artist who has great potential for originality and independence, and provides the artist with a scholarship of 100,000 RMB (12700 EUR) as well as opportunities for international art residency, exhibition tours, media collaborations, academic research, and social projects for public awareness, etc.

Keeping a foothold in the present and looking into the future. The NOVA Prize is dedicated to uniting artistic concepts and ideas with future-oriented technologies and exploring how the development of new technologies will influence new media art creation. In the meantime, the Prize facilitates the communication between new media art and global audiences.

The jury of the Prize is constituted by international leading contemporary artists and curators, including Cao Fei (Artist), Martin Honzik (Director of the Ars Electronica Festival), Huang Xufu (Board Member of New Museum of Contemporary Art, Co-Founder of M Woods), Li Zhenhua (Curator of Film Sector, Art Basel Hong Kong), Christiane Paul (Adjunct Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art), Margit Rosen (Head of Department of Collections, Archives & Research, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe), Qiu Zhijie (Artist, Head of the School of Experimental Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts).


Organizational Structure: Organizers: Wuhan BIG HOUSE Contemporary Art Center Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation Collaborating Institutions (A-Z): Asia Society / Art Basel Hong Kong / Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University / Massachusetts Institute of Technology / New Museum of Contemporary Art / New York Foundation for the Arts / New York University / Prix Ars Electronica / School of Experimental Art, Central Academy of Fine Arts / School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art / SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, The University of Western Australia / V2_Lab for the Unstable Media / ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe