Art Prize


Curated by Daniela Cotimbo

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Re:Humanism 2 – Re:define the Boundaries is the final exhibition of Re:Humanism Art Prize, the first Italian art prize dedicated to the convergence between contemporary art and Artificial Intelligence. At its second edition, the art prize was born out of the need to investigate the political, social, and aesthetic implications of AI algorithms and provide a perspective about the future of these technologies.

The transformation of the concepts of body and identity in the age of artificial intelligence and the consequent political implications, the new modes of production, the changes brought by robotics and machine learning, the definition of an anthropological approach to AI and the visions on the future of our Planet are all key topics of this edition. Topics the artists interpreted following different paths.
In the first place, we find the Entangled Others, who exploited the many opportunities given by artificial intelligence to imagine new forms of relationships, starting from the analysis of the mechanisms regulating coexistence in barrier reefs. In second place, Irene Fenara metaphorically reinterprets the phenomenon of tiger extinction and our necessity to preserve a digital memory.
In third place, instead, Yuguang Zhang wonders about the relation that binds us all to the objects we all use daily and the subtle boundary between human and non-human.

Among the other finalists: Johanna Bruckner reflects on the instability of gender categories and the collective Umanesimo Artificiale turned DNA mutations into sound, while the duo formed by Elizabeth Christoforetti & Romy El Sayah puts forward a new approach to urban planning. Mariagrazia Pontorno and Egor Kraft linked ancient techniques and contemporary technologies, while Numero Cromatico raises the question of the future of human artists in the world of AI. Carola Bonfili explores a virtual world populated with her creatures, experimenting with the disturbance given by the detachment of one’s otherness and consciousness.
Besides the ten finalists, the prize also saw the participation of Francesco Luzzana, winner of Romaeuropa Digitalive Prize which will take place during the famous Roman festival in the fall of 2021.
The exhibition will also see a program of online talks with artificial intelligence experts, the artists and professionals of the world of contemporary art and culture.



The Jury

Alfredo Adamo

CEO Alan Advantage

Entrepreneur and manager with 34 years of experience in the ICT and Innovation sectors. Expert in business processes, innovation management, technology scouting, business impact analysis, impact of Artificial Intelligence on business strategies, Internet of Things and smart living, R&D management, scientific research, design. Founder of the Alan Advantage Society and co-founder of the Re:Humanism cultural programme. He is currently a startup Advisor and Business Angel Investor, personally supporting many startups. In recent months he has launched a new adventure called Frontiere, of which he is CEO, to bring innovations, precisely “frontier”. Frontiere brings valuable innovations to medium and large companies as soon as some technologies show their potential, taking into account the social, ethical and environmental impact of the technologies themselves.

Daniela Cotimbo

Founder and curator, Re:humanism

Daniela Cotimbo is an art historian and independent curator based in Rome. His research is focused on the problematic issues of the present, investigated through different means of expression, in particular new technologies. He recently founded and edited the Re:humanism Art Prize dedicated to the relationship between Art and Artificial Intelligence, becoming then a cultural association of which she is president. Daniela has curated exhibitions in several galleries, museums and festivals, including the MAXXI - National Museum of Arts of the 21st century, albumarte, Colli Independent, Operativa Arte Contemporanea and Romaeuropa Festival. She writes for numerous contemporary art magazines such as Inside Art, Flash Art, NERO and has edited or participated in a series of panels for institutions such as Palazzo Te (Mantua), Cubo Unipol (Bologna), Manifattura Tabacchi (Florence), Maker art (Rome), Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan), Ca' Foscari University (Venice), John Cabot University (Rome). In 2021 she co-founded Erinni, a curatorial collective that combines transfemmismo and media languages. Since 2022 she has taught Theory and Method of Mass Media at Rufa - Rome University of Fine Arts.

Luciano Floridi

Professor University of Oxford

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is Director of the OII Digital Ethics Lab. He is a world-renowned expert on digital ethics, the ethics of AI, the philosophy of information, and the philosophy of technology. He has published more than 300 works, translated into many languages. He is deeply engaged with policy initiatives on the socio-ethical value and implications of digital technologies and their applications, and collaborates closely on these topics with many governments and companies worldwide.

Federica Patti

Curator, Digitalive, Romaeuropa Festival

Federica Patti (b. 1983) is an independent curator and criticism based in Bologna. Her research focuses on contemporary experimental art movements, with a particular interest in multimedia, liminal practices, emerging artists and interactive and participatory projects. She actively collaborates with several institutions, galleries and festivals (MAMbo - Museo di Arte Moderna Bologna, CUBO – Centro Unipol Bologna, Romaeuropa Festival among others) on the presentation and development of her research topics curating exhibitions, screening, talks and workshop. She is part of LaRete Art Projects curatorial collective and of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art). Since 2013 she is a frequent contributor for Artribune magazine and



Lorem is a multidisciplinary artist inquirying about human-computer interaction in the age of Artificial Intelligence. Working with neural networks and AI systems, he produces sound, visuals and text. He collaborates with a wide range of institutions, including among others: Ars Electronica, London Design Biennale, NXT Museum Amsterdam, Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Museo Triennale di Milano, HEK Basel, Transmediale, Fiber Festival, Design Museum. Lorem is one of the winning project of the Re:Humanism Art Prize #1 Edition.

Trond Wuellner

Product Director Google

Trond Wuellner is a seasoned product leader working at the intersection of software and AI with thoughtfully designed hardware products. A general manager responsible for all aspects corporate development spanning strategy formation, building diverse high-performance teams, engineering, design, relationship development and executing to go to market at scale. Passionate about creating positive impact for the Ocean through sustainable businesses innovation.

Ilaria Gianni

Independent art curator

Independent curator and art writer. She is co-founder of the Magic Lantern Film Festival. She has curated a number of exhibitions in museums and institutions, as well as in project spaces, and galleries. From 2016 she is guest curator at the American Academy in Rome. Between 2009 and 2016 she was co-founding Director and curator of Nomas Foundationì. She curated the Opening section at ARCOmadrid in 2018 and 2019. Between 2015 and 2017 she co-founded and curated the project Granpalazzo. She teaches at John Cabot University, Rome; Master of Art, Luiss, Rome; and IED, Rome. On the occasion of the Art Quadriennale in 2020, she curated the first edition of the Premio AccadeMibact, Domani Qui Oggi. Currently she is in the curatorial board of Artissima.

Valentino Catricalà

Art curator and scholar

Valentino Catricalà (Ph.D) is a scholar and contemporary art curator specialised in the analysis of the relationship of artists with new technologies and media. He is currently the curator of SODA Gallery in Manchester and lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also the director of the Art Section of the Maker Faire-The European Edition, the biggest Faire on creativity and innovation in Europe and Art Consultant at Paris Sony COSA Lab. Valentino has been the founder and the artistic director of the Rome Media Art Festival (MAXXI Museum), Art Project coordinator at Fondazione Mondo Digitale. Valentino has curated exhibitions in important museum and private Galleries such as Hermitage (San Petersburg), Minnesota Street Project (San Francisco), New York Media Center, Stelline (Milano), MAXXI Museum (Rome), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Ca’ Foscari (Venice), New Dheli Italian Cultural Institute (India), among others. He is the author of several essays (see and books such as “Media Art. Prospettive delle arti verso il XXI secolo. Storie, teorie, preservazione” (Mimesis, 2016) and the book “The Artist as Inventor” (Rowman & Littlefiled, 2021).

Mauro Martino

Head of Visual MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Mauro Martino is the founder of the Visual Artificial Intelligence Lab at IBM Research. His projects have been shown at different art galleries and museums including the Lincoln Center (New York), ZKM | Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe), Serpentine Gallery (London), Ludwig Museum (Budapest),“kim?” Contemporary Art Centre (Riga). His work is part of the permanent collection of the Ars Electronica Center, Linz. Martino is based in Cambridge, U.S.A.

Michael Mondria

Managing Director Ars Electronica

Michael Mondria (formerly Michael Badics) is Managing Director of Ars Electronica Solutions, a division within Ars Electronica ( He founded and ran Memetics GmbH in Berlin, a software company in the field of media art and creative technologies. Before that, he was Director Business Development at the Ars Electronica Futurelab ( He worked as a software engineer and manager at the multinational software company Fabasoft AG ( He started his career after studying computer science at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz.


Entangled Others

1st Prize

Irene Fenara

2nd Prize

Yuguang Zhang

3rd Prize

Francesco Luzzana

Romaeuropa Digitalive Prize

Carola Bonfili

Egor Kraft

Elizabeth Bowie Christoforetti and Romy El Sayah

Johanna Bruckner

Mariagrazia Pontorno

Numero Cromatico

Umanesimo Artificiale

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