FUTURE ART AWARDS: THE DIGITAL AWAKENING

An arts-based exploration and interrogation of meta-futures.

3D Virtual Group Exhibition

As human beings begin to shift away from the physical world in favor of virtual and augmented realities, the world of art stands at the center of a global movement where immersive worlds, online avatars, and the advent of a digital blockchain-based-future will inevitably have a profound impact on art, culture, politics, activism and the economy.

The 2023 Future Art Awards: The Digital Awakening extended an open call to U.S. artists from all walks of life and creative expressions wishing to use their art to reimagine what a high-tech, highly connected future metaverse could look that is also deeply human. Over 350 artists submitted works that contemplated our relationship to the digital realm, including the impact of Web 3.0. on individual and collective identity, the environment, and the latent potential of a democratized, decentralized art world.

25 award-winning U.S. artists were selected by a jury of their peers to exhibit in the virtual exhibition across the following three art categories: Non-NFTs, NFTs and NFT Collections. Each featured artist uses the power of contemporary art to shape important ideas, questions, values and themes in the crypto-art space. We celebrate their creative contributions to this emerging field of art.

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The 2023 Future Art Awards: The Digital Awakening honors outstanding contemporary artworks, individual NFTs as well as NFT collections for creative excellence across the following categories: originality, personality, quality of composition, creativity, skills, concepts of activism, justice or representation, overall emotional impression and adherence to the awards’ theme: The Digital Awakening.

FUTURE ART AWARDS: THE DIGITAL AWAKENING

Award Winners (NON-NFTs) - $2,500 Art Grants

Artificial Galapagos

Sichen Liu

Synesthesia Machine

Shaun Hu

Ecstasis

Kevin Cobb

Cambio en la conciencia 

Juan Jimenez 

I am where I am 

Entung Liu

5 Body Problems #2 – Lost and Found in the Wash

Dev Harlan

X-Reality: A Manifesto for Mixed Reality Futures

By Inferstudio and Atom Futures

Not Alone 

Aminta Paiz

Art For The Future

Raul Gonzalez

HumanNotHuman

Rafael Rodriguez

FUTURE ART AWARDS: THE DIGITAL AWAKENING

Award Winners (NFTs) - $2,500 Art Grants

Hyper Excavation

Chanoh Heo

Keyboard Warrior 

Brittany Kurtinecz

Islands

Shaun Hu

Metaeden

Courtney Carter and Paola Pinna

After Me Comes The Flood

Flowrah

LOVER.CHILD.SERVANT

Alex Trochut

The Things It Carried

Arit Emmanuela Etukudo

Destiny’s World: Beyond The MotherBoard

John Jahni Moore

Protest with Veins

Sarah Sipling

A World Within

Rashad Ali Muhammad

FUTURE ART AWARDS: THE DIGITAL AWAKENING

Award Winners (NFT Collections) - $5,000 Art Grants

Uncanny sf valley

Casey Kauffmann

 

Hint 仚

Juecheng Chen

 

Pink Dystopia

Giulia Scalese

Glitchsquiat

Dawnia Darkstone

 

Metaverse Archaeology

Andrea Castillo

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