AppArtAward 2011
People standing in front of a green background
Fri, July 08, 2011 8 pm CEST, Award Ceremony
App goes Art – Art goes App. The ZKM | Center for Art and Media as institution has been dealing with theory and praxis of new media as well as its impact on contemporary art and society since its founding year 1989.
On 8 July, 2011 the ZKM | Karlsruhe will be awarding for the first time the International AppArtAward, together with its partners CAS Software AG, CyberForum e.V., MFG Baden-Württemberg, Innovationsagentur des Landes für IT und Medien, GFT Technologies AG, and BOKELA GmbH.

More then 90 Apps had been submitted from fourteen countries, among others, from Germany, Austria, England, France, South Korea and the USA. The selection criteria were advanced artistic applications and/or technically outstanding software solutions, which have distinguished themselves by interactivity, creativity, design, look & feel, degree of innovation, stability, usability, technical complexity and overall artistic impression (idea, concept, implementation). The international, renowned jury under chairman Peter Weibel selected 3 winners.
The Prize for Artistic Innovation to the sum of €10.000 is to be awarded by the ZKM and BOKELA GmbH, and a Prize for Technical Innovation by MFG Baden-Württemberg, Innovationsagentur des Landes für IT und Medien will also be awarded, likewise to the sum €10.000, as well as a Junior Prize by GFT Technologies AG amounting of €5.000.

The best Apps may be viewed at the Media Museum from 9 July, 2011 as part of the exhibition »CAR CULTURE. Media of Mobility.«


Starting at 8 p.m. the award presentation will take place at the ZKM_Cube.
From 9 p.m. visitors will be able to test the most creative and innovative apps at the AppArtAward Lounge as well as meet their makers in person.
At 10 p.m. the after-show-party kicks off in the neighboring HfG (Karlsruhe University of Art and Design).
Organization / Institution
ZKM ; CyberForum e.V. ; CAS Software AG

MFG Baden-Württemberg ; Innovationsagentur des Landes für IT und Medien ; BOKELA GmbH ; GFT Technolgies AG ; Ivo Wessel ; version1 GmbH


HfG | Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe