Digital Art Award Shortlist

The Digital Art Award focuses on artists engaging critically with technology and digital infrastructure and interrogating their impact on society. ⁠Meet the Shortlist:


Uma Breakdown

Uma Breakdown is an artist and award-winning game designer interested in animals, horror, queer feminist literature, and ecology, working at the intersections of love, grief, hallucination, and an excess of joy.


GLOR1A is a boundary-defying multidisciplinary artist exploring Black Futurism through emotive music, digital art and intoxicating tech-laced live performances in physical and metaphysical spaces.

Emily Mulenga

Emily Mulenga is a multimedia artist whose practice spans video, digital collage, sculpture and live coded music. Her practice explores themes of capitalism, feminism, technology, millennial nostalgia, love and existential anxieties.

Nye Thompson

Nye Thompson is an artist turned software designer turned artist. She is known for her experimental software architectures exploring network-embedded power dynamics and machinic visions of the world.


With thanks to our independent Jury Stephanie Hankey, Mark Leckey and Antonio Roberts, who said:

“It was an honour to be on the jury for the Digital Art Award. I was excited to see artists explore the many facets of screen-based digital art, with work ranging from interactive storytelling, and avatar-based fiction, to 3D virtual worlds. It is equally exciting to see artists exploring digital art beyond the screen, working with experimental hardware and code.”

The recipient of the £10,000 Arts Foundation Fellowship will be revealed at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday 23 February 2023, with all Shortlisted Artists receiving £1,000. Presented in partnership with Leeds 2023 Year of Culture!

The Digital Art Award is supported by the Yoma Sasburg Estate.⁠