Art Prize


Curated by Daniela Cotimbo

Powered by Alan Advantage, Frontiere

Sparks and Frictions is the title of the third edition of Re:Humanism Art Prize, which since 2018 is dedicated to exploring the relationship between art and artificial intelligence.

This edition consolidates the idea of contemporary art as an agent capable of arousing reflections and developing imaginations about the future to come but also to oppose technocratic regimes as part of sustainable and inclusive development. With this edition, the program expands through the relationship with all forms of technological media and scientific topics that bring important reflections on identity, relationships and possible futures into play.

From quantum technologies to metaverse, from genetics and biohacking, while retaining a look at the new scenarios of AI, will be evaluated different forms of artistic speculation that, as in each edition, should not necessarily involve the direct use of the technologies concerned.

Photo credits: Giorgio Benni


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. Her research is focused on the problematic issues of the present, investigated through different means of expression, in particular new technologies. She recently founded and edited the Re:humanism Art Prize. 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. 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.

Andrea Bellini

Director, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève

Andrea Bellini is the Director of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Artistic Director of the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement in Geneva and curator of the Pavilion of Switzerland at the Biennale di Venezia 2024. Previous positions include serving as co-director of Castello di Rivoli, director of the art fair Artissima, curatorial advisor to MoMA PS1, and editor-in-chief of Flash Art International. He holds a degree in philosophy (1996) and a postgraduate diploma in archaeology and art history from the University of Siena (2002). Bellini has curated curated numerous group shows and solo exhibitions, including those of Marina Abramović, Hannah Black, Roberto Cuoghi, Chiara Fumai, Ernie Gehr, Giorgio Griffa, Sonia Kacem, John McCracken, Nicole Miller, Philippe Parreno, Thomas Schütte, Hannah Weinberger and Guerreiro do Divino Amor. He has directed various publications to which he contributed with essays or interviews.

Ilaria Bonacossa

Director, Digital Art Museum, Milan

Ilaria Bonacossa has been Director of the National Museum of Digital Art in Milan since 2022, already director of Artissima Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea from 2017 to 2022. Graduated in History of Contemporary Art at the University of Milan, after a master’s degree in curatorial studies at Bard College, USA, she collaborates in New York with the Whitney Museum. Curator for nine years at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, in 2007 she became member of the jury for the Golden Lion of the 52. Art Biennale of Venice. From 2012 to 2016 she is artistic director of the Villa Croce Museum, Genoa and curator of the permanent contemporary art installations of Antinori Art Projects from 2019. In 2013 she curated the project by Katrin Sigurdardottir at the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Bonacossa was a member of the Technical Committee for Acquisitions of the FRAC Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur Museum in Marseille, of the Scientific Committee of the PAC in Milan, of the Selection Committee of the Prince Pierre Prize, Monaco as well as director for Italy of the international program Artist Pension Trust. Since 2016 she has been artistic director of the La Raia Foundation. From 2019 he is the leading course advisor of the Contemporary Art Markets Academic Master at the Naba Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan and Arts and Culture Liaison Royal Commission for Riyadh Art Public Art project.

Carola Bonfili


Carola Bonfili (1981, Rome) lives and works between Brescia and Rome. Taking inspiration from natural forms and cognitive mechanics, her work is structured in multy-layered narrations that develop towards mixed source texts. Her work has been presented in various institutional locations in Italy and abroad, including: the MAXXI Museum, Rome; the Milan Triennial; the Los Angeles Italian Culture Institute; the GNAM National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome; the Ludwig Museum, Budapest, the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, MAMbo - Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. She has received various prizes and awards, including the 2022 Italian Council 11th edition; the 2020 Re:Humanism Prize; the 2011 LUM Prize; the 2008-2009 Rome Prize and the 2009 Strozzina Prize, Florence, while also participating in residences at the American Academy of Rome (2009) and MACRO, Rome (2012). Works of hers in public collections include those at MAXXI Museum, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Farnesina Collection and the MACRO Museum in Rome. Since 2004 she has been working with Nero Editions, with which in 2011 she began publishing her Names of Numbers, a series of monographic books on drawing.

Tiziana Catarci

Director, DIAG, Sapienza University of Rome

Tiziana Catarci has been a full professor of computer engineering since 2000 and is currently director of DIAG. Her research activity has focused on the fields of HCI and databases, topics on which she has published over 200 articles in prestigious international journals and conferences. In recent years she has been interested in ethics and Artificial Intelligence, being also among the founding members of SIPEIA, the Italian society for the ethics of artificial intelligence. In 2020, she was included in the list of the World's Top 2% Scientists created by Stanford University. She has received many prizes and awards, most recently the international 'Le Tecnovisionarie' award in 2021. Finally, Tiziana Catarci is very active in the fight against gender inequality and the promotion of STEM disciplines among the younger generations.

Mauro Martino

Principal Research Scientist, MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Mauro Martino is a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab (Cambridge, MA, USA), where he founded and directs the Visual Artificial Intelligence Lab. He was formerly an Assistant Research Professor at Northeastern University working with Albert-Laszlo Barabasi at the Center for Complex Network Research and with David Lazer at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. He obtained his PhD with a thesis in Urban Interaction Design within Carlo Ratti’s Senseable City Lab (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Polytechnic University of Milan. Mauro holds several patents and has co-authored over 40 scientific publications. His work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, GAFTA in San Francisco, Lincoln Center in New York, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (Germany), the MEET in Milan, and his work is part of the permanent collection of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz.

Laura Tripaldi

Writer and independent researcher

Laura Tripaldi is an independent writer and researcher. She works at the intersection of science, technology, philosophy and media. In 2022 she obtained a PhD in Materials Science and Nanotechnology. Since 2022 she has been editor of the webzine Not by NERO editions. Her latest books are Ambiguous Bodies. Looks, Gender, Technology (Einaudi, 2021) and Parallel Minds. Discovering the Intelligence of Materials (Urbanomic, 2022).

Romaeuropa Digitalive Commission

​​The Romaeuropa Digital Commission is composed of Federica Patti and the Re:humanism curatorial staff

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.

Romaeuropa Digitalive Commission

The Iaconesi Commission for the Re:humanism Art Prize 3 Sparks and Frictions consists of:

Oriana Persico (artist and cyberecologist), Daniele Bucci (systemic designer), Stefano Capezzuto (philosopher and digital humanist), Arianna Forte (independent art curator), Nikky (multi-disciplinary artist)


Joey Holder

1st Prize

Riccardo Giacconi

2nd Prize

Alice Bucknell

3rd Prize

Albert Barqué-Duran

Romaeuropa Digitalive Prize

Luca Pagan

Romaeuropa Digitalive Prize Special Mention

Mara Oscar Cassiani

Salvatore Iaconesi Special Mention

Yue Huang

Emerging prize

Federica Di Pietrantonio

Ginevra Petrozzi

Pier Alfeo

Robertina Šebjanič

Sahej Rahal

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