The Golden Nicas 2022

Monday 20th June, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

*Well, they’re nice to have.


2338 submissions to Prix Ars Electronica 2022:

Golden Nicas for artists from Japan, the USA, Taiwan, Colombia and Austria

(Linz, June 20, 2022) 2338 artistic projects from 88 countries were submitted to the Prix Ars Electronica 2022. The “Interactive Art +” category received the most submissions with 928 projects, followed by the “Computer Animation” category with 657 works. In the “Digital Communities” category, 395 projects were submitted. The “u19-create your world” category, which is open to entries throughout Austria, received 358 submissions. The 2022 Golden Nicas go to Ory Yoshifuji and Ory Lab (JP) for “Avatar Robot Cafe DAWN ver.β,” Rashaad Newsome (US) for “Being,” Jung Hsu (TW) and Natalia Rivera (CO) for “ Resist like bacteria,” and Mary Mayrhofer (AT) for “The Black Blanket.” We will also be honoring the US artist Laurie Anderson as a “Visionary Pioneer of Media Art.” The winners of the Golden Nica will receive 10,000 Euro, the Golden Nica in the category “u19-create your world” is worth 3,000 Euro.

This year, the second “Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity” was announced in parallel with the Prix Ars Electronica. The award, which was initiated in 2021, is once again made possible by the Ministry of European and International Affairs. The prize showcases projects that aim at a fundamental rethinking of the way we deal with technology.  In 2022, the “Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity” will go to Sarah Newman (US), Kasia Chmielinksi (US) and Matthew Taylor (US) for their “Data Nutrition Project.” The winners will receive 10,000 Euro.