Organized by Trias Culture, with the support of an international curatorial team and international partners, the Africa Artbox Award is an initiative to stimulate creativity, research and experimentations of new artistic languages from the realm of digital arts. Through this competition and associated actions – training and creative workshops, meetings, exchanges in the continent and internationally with artists and various professionals – the objective is to contribute to the creation of a more encouraging ecosystem, and to support a new generation of digital artists in Africa.
For the first edition of the award, the winning African digital artists will obtain an artistic residency at Plataforma Bogotá, an interactive media lab for art, science and technology, in Bogotá, Colombia. On top of providing the winning artist with the opportunity to create and develop his/her research in one of the most renowned media labs in Latin America, this residency aims to create and enhance south-to-south dialogues and exchanges, based on the idea that digital culture and art is experienced, produced, and thought of differently in the global south.
To know more about the initiative, the team, and the guidelines of the award, please visit us here.