While contests and challenges are highly popular among the estimated
20m 200m users of social image networks, there is no prize more prestigious or more valuable than Prix Mobile.
This is partly because of the design of the contest, which makes it strictly mobile and sets the bar high, and partly because of the distinguished nature, strength and depth of the judging panel, which is composed of luminaries from the digital and fine art worlds, as well as from film and video, photography, television, design, performance, business, and academia.
Importantly, it also includes passionate and engaged users of social image networks, stemming from all continents and all backgrounds. In 2013, contestants will have direct input into the judging process.
Prix Mobile Panel of Judges
Kika Nicolela – Contest Consultant, Chair – Finalists, Winners
Anne Roquigny – Chair – Finalists, Winners
Heidi Raatz – Digital Art Advisor
Jeroen Schouten – Technical Advisor
Kika Nicolela is a Brazilian artist, filmmaker and independent curator. She was the recipient of several grants and stipends, and has participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Her videos have been screened and awarded in festivals of more than 30 countries, such as Art Film Biennale, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, Videoformes New Media &Video Art Festival and International Electronic Art Festival Videobrasil. Since 2008, Kika Nicolela also curates and coordinates the Exquisite Corpse VideoProject, an ongoing collaborative series of videos that involves more than 70 artists from 25 countries.
Anne-Cécile Worms graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. Entrepreneur, editor and journalist, she co-founded the company DigitalArti, and Musiques & Cultures Digitales. Digitalarti is a company dedicated to Digital Art & Innovation with a community site (all platforms, internet tablets and mobile) and a quarterly magazine (available in French and in English). Digitalarti works on digital art innovation missions for companies worldwide (and has already organised events with Accenture, SFR. Digitalarti is also producing and distributing digital artworks & prototypes, and has just inaugurated its new “Art Lab” in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. Digital Art International has created and manages the first investment fund dedicated to Digital Art.
Raphaëlle Heaf is founder of ArtSpotter, an Interactive Mobile Art Map. Their products allow art lovers to discover, explore and interact with exhibitions anywhere in the world. While only her first startup, Raphaëlle’s passion and drive for art and tech have lead her from attending her first technology conference a year ago to develop ArtSpotter from an idea to a reality, presenting at DLD Women, Geek’n’Rolla and AppCircus.
Raphaëlle originally studied Architecture at the Architectural Association and has been working in the art industry for over 15 years. She is also working towards her MBA with The Open University on the side.
Jorge Lozano: “I have been working as a film and video artist for the last 20 years and have achieved national and international recognition. My fiction films have been exhibited at the Toronto Film Festival and at the Sundance Film Festival amongst others. My experimental work has been exhibited at many international festivals and galleries. I have expanded my practice to the organization of many cultural and art events, the creation of aluCine, Toronto Latin Media Festival and facilitating self-representations video workshops for marginalized Latin and non- Latin youth in Canada since 1991 Colombia 2005-2009 and Venezuela 2005. Works are distributed by V TAPE.”
Attila Morocz, Eidg.dipl.Arch.ETH/EPFL works in different fields as an architect, scenographer, exhibition designer, retail designer, light designer, director and photographer. Creator of photo works for 25 years, he started with his best loved 6×6 format. He has in all his works and activities a main concern about the space, the light, the timeline and the movement in the space, melting together the expression of architecture, colours, the meaning of the objects, and the dramaturg of light and space.
Annakarin Quinto aka Kalikimaka, Kali, queentoh and other online avatars is an errant with a camera and muse. She has a passion for borders, a passion for difference, and she hates plastic. A resident of Paris, France, she is among other things, the creator of The Unconventional Travel Agency.
Nung-Hsin Hu was born 1981 in Taiwan. She has been living and working in New York since 2006. Hu has primarily been working in sculpture, installation, and video.
She has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. She received the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s Van Lier Fellowship, Taipei Artist Village’s Boundary-Break-Through Project Grant, the NYFA-Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists and the fellowships from the I-Park residency, CT, the Casa das Caldeiras residency in São Paulo, Brazil, as well as the Taipei Artist Village residency in Taipei, Taiwan.
Cyrille de Lasteyrie aka VinVin is a man with a unique sense of self-destiny, a polymath, writer, TV producer, actor, ballroom dancer, football fan and fashion obsessive. In 2007 he left France for the US, claiming that he could not speak the French language, and that until that point, he had just been inventing sounds to see how people reacted.
He holds the world record for being banned from the most Michelin-starred restaurants, his passion for fruit with the exception of plums causing problems throughout the civilised world. He once challenged Johnny Depp to a grape and banana duel, which he won, cited as being the reason why Mr Depp continues to make Pirates of the Caribbean films to this day.
Cyrille now lives in a fortified bunker outside Paris with his beautiful wife and two attractive midgets he claims are his children. He denies everything.
Efisia Fele has worked as a self-taught artist in music, theatre, film and photography in different guises – she doesn’t really know what she is. Being self-taught means that she has no clue what the academics say makes ‘good art'; her broad passion and sensibilities make her receptive to art-as-experience, rather than being an observer of ‘good’ technique.
Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia, Efisia plays bass in a rock band, Barabas, and takes photos on her phone almost daily.
Director of photography at SURROUND, Caleb Ming leads his team of image makers and storytellers in helping their clients in brand building through photography and films. His love for publishing and printed material keeps him busy with contributions to magazines like Monocle and Broadsheet Melbourne.
The mysteries of life, the strange and whimsical are his inspirations to image making.
As the Visual Resources Librarian at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Heidi Raatz aka heideland has been wrangling images and descriptive data for over two decades. Currently her interaction with the museum’s digital image assets focuses on ensuring usability, interoperability, and sharing via the inclusion of embedded descriptive and technical metadata and adherence to data standards. She can frequently be found reminding people that in the online world, data connects everything. Though metadata may be her primary focus, she is known to pause and consider the aesthetic qualities and visual impact of the images she works with day to day.
Heidi is also a modest photographer — now wielding a vintage Zeiss Ikon Box-Tengor 120 film camera along with the digital — who prefers to describe herself as the creator of accidentally good photos. She’s mad about social media, travel, languages, books and knitting.
Pamela Prado is a Curator and co-founder of Curating Contexts, Santiago, Chile. She holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of Chile (2000) and graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with an MA degree in Curating Contemporary Art (2009). She has curated performances and video exhibitions: “Short Voyage”. 98weeks, Lebanon, Beirut (2011), Traffic Jam, Le Giv, Montreal, Canada (2011), “Wonderland: Actions and Paradoxes” (Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, February 2010), “Office of Real Time Activity” (Royal College of Art, London, March 2009).
Jan Kather (MFA, Cornell, 1982) is an artist and educator living in Elmira, New York. Her work includes the 2011 international video installation project “Fragments” at the Arnot Art Museum (Elmira, NY) as well as the “Exquisite Corpse Video Project” orchestrated by Kika Nicolela. Jan recently served on a panel of judges for “Letters from the Sky,” an international experimental film programme on climate change for the UN’s COP17 organized by Kai Lossgott in Durban, S.A.
Wai Kit Lam graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 1996. In 2003, she received her MFA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her practice involves photography, video art & sound.
Jan Van Mol is the founder of Addictlab, a unique cross-over laboratory which publishes the internationally acclaimed “Ad!dict Inspiration Books”, allowing individuals, brands, non-profit organisations, governments and cities to tap into Ad!dict’s unmatched pool of creative and multidisciplinary talents to further enhance their product innovation and brand identity.
Ad!dict Creative Lab is home to more than 4,000 registered creatives from all over the world and from 32 disciplines (fashion, photography, architecture, cooking, design, textile, music, advertising, branding…). Ad!dict is a bottom-up and self-managed cultural platform that guests, at the same level, Northern and Southern creatives, aiming at the same time to create a global display for cultures and ideas through networking and improve local talents’ empowerment.
Niclas Hallberg works in video, photo, installation, performance and painting. His experimental works deal with questions concerning identities, masculinity and humanity. He is using the moving picture to express feelings, make changes and to document performances. He often uses himself as an actor and thereby he creates a feeling of intimacy and individuality.
He works in several international projects, focused on collaborational exchanges resulting in exhibitions and video screenings, and also in different art projects together with artists around the world. Niclas Hallberg founded Formverk (art zone) 2004, together with Stina Pehrsdotter, an experimental exhibition and project space.
Anne Roquigny, French media arts curator, has specialised during the last 15 years in the production and curating of hybrid digital projects related to sound, visual arts, networks and the internet. After 3 years (1995-98) devising and organising the cultural events programs of the Web Bar, an internet café/art gallery in Paris, in 1999 she joined the CICV Pierre Schaeffer, one of the first French new media centres, where she worked as artistic co-ordinator and curator of the international Urban Multimedia Arts festivals, then as co-director of the venue with Pierre Bongiovanni.
From 2002 to 2004, Anne was in charge of the general co-ordination of the preliminary project for a future Digital Arts Center in Paris, dedicated to digital production and to electronic music, at la Gaité Lyrique. Anne is now developing the web performances project WJ-S and co-coordinating in parallel with Peter Sinclair and Jérôme Joy Locus Sonus a research lab specialising in audio art and its relation to space and networked audio systems.