Rhizome, Tsinghua Art & Science Media Lab (TASML), and Center for Art and Technology (CAT) announce Prix Net Art, a new $10,000 prize for internet art. The prize will recognize the future promise of an artist making outstanding work on the internet, as demonstrated by excellent past achievement. A second distinction prize of $5000 will also be awarded. Awards are made on a “no strings attached” basis, acknowledging those who have continued to make work on the internet despite limited financial and institutional support, and who remain committed to working online.
The “no strings attached” prize, which will be awarded three times in total in 2014, 2015, and 2016, will recognize the past work and future promise of one artist making outstanding work on the internet. The awardee will receive $10,000; a second distinction award of $5,000 will also be made each year.