HASH Award

The production prize of Akademie Schloss Solitude and ZKM | Karlsruhe

The award ceremony of the HASH Award 2020 with Elke aus dem Moore, Director of the Akademie Schloss Solitude

What are creative people working on on the net worldwide? Which topics move them? What are your questions? And what artistic answers do they give to developments in technology, society and the Internet?

The production prize »HASH« is awarded to an outstanding project of the »Web Residencies by Solitude & ZKM«. The title of the award is based on the hash value from information technology, which is unique for each file and is used as a verification value during data transfer.

The award for net-based projects in the fields of art, technology and design is presented every two years. In 2020, juror Nishant Shah chose the Web Residencies of Natasha Tontey and Pedro Oliveira. 2018 Dutch artist Marloes de Valk was selected by juror Marisa Olson.

HASH Award 2020

Fri, February 21, 2020 3 pm – 10 pm CET, Award Ceremony
Media Theater
Natasha Tontey & Pedro Oliveira

HASH Award 2018

Thu, February 15, 2018 3 pm – 9 pm CET, Award Ceremony
Media Theater

Presentation of the production prices

HASH Award 2018 – Marloes de Valk
Presentation of the production prize 2018

Web Residencies by Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM

From virtual reality to artificial intelligence to surveillance technologies - three times a year, calls for proposals are developed with different focuses within the framework of the »Web Residencies«. The result is poetic as well as political, experimental as well as utopian works, mostly undecided between critique and optimism, reality and fiction. They show the tensions between technology and people, intervene in common narratives of the Internet and society or create space for the ideas of another future. They reflect the role of art and its institutions in the age of the web and digital (re)production.

The Web Residencies programme is supported by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts. The prize money for the »HASH« award is sponsored by the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Foundation.

Since 2017, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe have been publishing joint calls for »Web Residencies« with different themes, conceived by invited curators.

The projects are presented on the website:

Organization / Institution
Akademie Schloss Solitude & ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe
Project team
Project Development and Management Akademie Schloss Solitude (2016-2019)Clara Herrmann 
Project Management ZKM (2017-2020)Margit Rosen
Assistant ZKM (2018–2020)Jenny Starick

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