Sigg Art Prize 2024


The Sigg Art Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the Sigg Art Prize, a groundbreaking initiative set to redefine the boundaries of artistic creation through the lens of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As we stand on the brink of a new era in art, the Sigg Art Prize 2024 invites visionaries to explore and shape the future of creativity.

How to Apply?

Submit your application through the following dedicated form on our website. Your submission should include:


1.⁠ ⁠A portfolio document:

  • Biography
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Past works with visuals
  • Past exhibition with visuals

In a unique PDF document titled SiggArtPrize24_Lastname_Name_portfolio.pdf


2.⁠ ⁠Your project proposal:

  • ⁠Intention letter
  • Visuals for the project
  • ⁠⁠Production budget
  • Detailed timeline

In a unique PDF document titled SiggArtPrize24_Lastname_Name_project.pdf

Make sure to have all the requirements before filling the form.


Sigg Art Foundation posits that AI is not merely another technological innovation destined to be swiftly superseded, but rather a transformation as profound and significant as the emergence of photography during the industrial revolution. AI is reshaping our approach of reality representation, memory construction, traditional practice and language innovation with a reconfiguration of the global scale cultural landscape. AI is not a disembodied, autonomous machine; AI acts as a transformative force, reshaping our legacy and knowledge process. Fed from billions of media artifacts loaded over two decades on the web, AI learns to create shapes that are sufficiently resemblant for recognition yet different enough to evoke alternative versions of reality, allowing to rediscover the essence of possibility. In an era where attention is singularly focused on the creation of software solutions and expansive models aiming at challenging the economic and ideological hegemony implemented since decades, Sigg Art Foundation endeavors to cast a fresh perspective on the visionaries who are presently embracing this new form of creation to predict the forthcoming world: Artificial Imagination. 

Bridging New Ideas and Cultures

Since its creation, Sigg Art Foundation empowers emerging creatives, with a special focus on artists challenging history and its artistic heritage through the lens of digital and technological innovation. With the constant vision of supporting the development of new ideas, encouraging knowledge, and creating bridges between cultures, Sigg Art Foundation wishes to amplify the realm of possibilities with the creation of Sigg Art Prize, allowing a talent to conceive an original project in collaboration with organizations and individuals spearheading AI development. This year 2024, the launching theme -“Future Desert”- offers a canvas open to individual interpretation, inviting participants to explore its countless dimensions. Our panel of experts – gathering both globally recognized human entities and an artificial counterpart – will undertake the discerning evaluation of each artist’s trajectory and the innovative essence encapsulated within the project synopsis to ensures equitable representation and deliberation, fostering an environment of intellectual rigor and diversity of perspective in the adjudication process.

Unveiling New Narratives

Through the Sigg Art Prize, the Foundation seeks to foster a visionary outlook on AI by harnessing Artificial Imagination to craft new narratives from archived knowledge, we aspire to unveil an alternative historical continuum, seamlessly connecting the past and traditions to the future and innovation.

The visualisation of our AI committee member


One of the members of the jury is an AI who will analyze the artistic projects from a textual and visual point of view, using LLM and machine vision. It will evaluate them qualitatively and quantitatively, making her criteria as explicit as possible, and in particular the originality of the proposals in their treatment of the problematic, the technologies and the history of art. The result will be presented to the other members of the jury by the cloned voice of the AI’s author.


Grégory Chatonsky, who was asked to take part in the jury, preferred to give the AI a voice. As the AI is a statistical accumulation of texts, images and opinions, it can mimic the judgment of a jury and express the average.

Selection Committee

This year, our esteemed jury, composed of leading figures from diverse fields such as art, technology, philosophy, and cultural management, will conduct a meticulous review of each submission.


Digital Curator & Art Critic – President of the Jury
Dominique Moulon is an art critic and digital curator. Holding a PhD in Arts and Art Sciences, he is a member of the French Association of Exhibition Curators (CEA) and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).

To ensure impartiality in assessing all projects, Dominique, in his role as Jury President, will refrain from evaluating the candidates. His role will involve presenting the 6 projects pre-selected by the Foundation, guiding the final selection process.


Co-founder and Artistic Director at Le Féral
Independant curator, she has been establishing a long – standing relationship with international artists, such as Pierre Huyghe. She recently curated his exhibition Liminal at the Pinault Collection. In 2023, she co- fo unds with the artists Fabien Giraud and Raphael Siboni  The Feral , a 1000 – year collective artwork at the scale of a landscape, fully shot and edited by an artificial intelligence.


Philosopher, Writer, and Program Director at the Collège International de Philosophie (Paris)

Anna Longo is a philosopher particularly recognized for her book “Le Jeu de l’Induction” where she examines how knowledge, when treated as information, is automatically generated in today’s innovation-driven economy. This exploration is pivotal for understanding the shifts in knowledge production influenced by the rise of Artificial Intelligence.


Professor at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris Senior & Curator

Antonio Somaini is Professor of Film, Media, and Visual Culture Theory at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. He is the chief curator of an exhibition on AI and contemporary art which will be presented in 2025 at the Jeu de Paume museum in Paris.


Professor in Art, Culture and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gediminas Urbonas is artist, researcher, educator, and former director of MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology. Urbonas is co-curator of Zooetics (2014-18), co-founder of MIT Climate Visions (2021) co-curator of the Swamp School (2018-ongoing).


Head of Art and Culture at the World Economic Forum

Joseph Fowler stands out as a cultural leader in the art world, with over two decades of experience, currently serving as Head of Arts & Culture at the World Economic Forum, celebrated for his innovative vision in programming international festivals and commissioning work with leading artists.


Curator and art critic

Currently the Artistic Director of the 15th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea

Nicolas Bourriaud, a French curator and theorist, is recognized for his concept of relational aesthetics and for significant contributions to contemporary art through roles like the directorship at Montpellier Contemporain (MoCo), foundational work at Palais de Tokyo, founder of Pinchuk Art Center in Kyiv, curator at Tate, and Director of Beaux-Arts de Paris. Among past shows : Taipei Biennale (2014), Istanbul biennale (2019) and Planet B in Venice (2022).


NFT & Digital Art Collector

Seedphrase, known as Daniel Maegaard, is a prominent digital art collector, famous for owning the “Mona Lisa of NFTs,” a highly rare CryptoPunk, and for exploring the digital identity through his expansive NFT collection​.

Sigg Art Prize Award

In alignment with our mission to support and elevate the creative voices of artists who are reshaping the narrative of art through digital and technological innovation, we are proud to announce the award for the Sigg Art Prize 2024.


The Sigg Art Prize is designed not only to celebrate the pioneering spirit of artists delving into the realms of Artificial Imagination but also to materially support their journey. To this end, we are delighted to offer an award of 10,000€ to the winning artist of the 2024 Sigg Art Prize.


This award signifies our belief in the transformative power of art and technology and our commitment to fostering innovation within the artistic community. It is a testament to our ongoing effort to amplify creative voices and to sustain the pursuit of groundbreaking work that challenges, inspires, and transcends traditional boundaries.

Participation and Timeline

  • Open Call: March 2nd – 4th
  • Second Call: April 3rd
  • Application Close: May 25th
  • Selection Committee Session: September 16th
  • Award Ceremony: October (TBC)


The selection criteria will focus on the AI innovative approach of the candidate in the context of visual arts and traditions, the engagement and relevance of the project with the theme « Future Desert » and the quality of the conceptual and technical proposal.

Applications submitted after the 25th of May (4pm CET) won’t be considered.

All submitted works and application documents remain strictly confidential and are for internal review only. Applicants retain full rights to their submission materials.