Art +Tech

This is an annual award specially set up for Chinese emerging curators to help Chinese emerging curators express their views on the international stage. It is also an effective training platform to inspire people with dreams from various fields.

Introducing the Hyundai Blue Prize

As one of the key projects of Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, the Hyundai Blue Prize embodies the dream of people to innovate and enjoy life. It is a completely open multi-disciplinary experimental art platform specially established for China. The Prize are dedicated to innovative curatorial talents that have a diverse mindset and can present unique insights into contemporary Chinese social phenomena and issues. Different from other Chinese art awards, the Hyundai Blue Prize breaks from the traditional methods of judging by research field. In addition to inviting senior judges from various fields, such as art and design at home and abroad, the audience and media industry representatives will also get involved in the judging process, which will create a new model for all to discuss art, innovation and technology. In addition, the Hyundai Blue Prize is a pioneering force that continues to focus on the development of Chinese emerging curators. Apart from organizing exhibitions for the winners, the Prize also enhances international exchanges and offers a chance for them to study at art+tech institutions.


Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech

Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech aims not only to discover talents, but also to enable them to develop, display and position themselves (to give full scope to the talents), so that they can be at the heart of the creative and innovative network that links art and technology to social responsibility. This is an award focusing on guidance and communication, aiming to provide winners with a platform, a group and indispensable time to actively develop and review their projects through conversation, research, observation and criticism.


[Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech 2023 Theme]
“Decentralized Reworlding”

We are living in these unprecedented times even though a post-pandemic return to normality is in sight. The repercussions of the pandemic are like a butterfly effect, causing unpredictable changes in all fields. The Hyundai Blue Prize 2023 will nurture the creative and critical forms of re-worlding through the arts, technology, and humanities that must be in action to sustain our decentralized life. The relationship between individual and collective, everyday life and the macro environment, technology and humanity is facing ever-changing challenges and urgently needs to be re-understood and redefined. 

In a bold new initiative, the Hyundai Blue Prize 2023 will encourage investigation of the complexity of the social system and rethinking the current boundaries of our social norms and human territories. The aim is to imagine new possibilities for re-worlding in the era of the metaverse, distributed networks, decentralized economies, and generative, responsible AI.