2020 Siemens Ingenious Digital Art Award

for the Siemens Ingenious Award

This award will go to one of 11 young artists "who is able to demonstrate originality, digital creativity, and find extraordinary ways of incorporating digital technologies into the creative process".

It will be presented on October 28, 2020 following a vote by a jury drawn equally from the worlds of contemporary art and industry.

Interview of the 3 nominated artists


Salomé Chatriot

Having graduated from ECAL, Salomé Chatriot (born in 1995) is now based in Paris where she works as a contemporary artist and interaction designer. Her work focuses on the creation of physical and virtual spaces: she builds machines and installations where electronic sculptures and digital images coexist. Fascinated by breathing, she invents multiple futures in which bodies, machines, nature, and objects merge in biometric harmony. In late 2020, she will present her work at a personal exhibition at the New Galerie (Paris) and at the Studio Orta - Les Moulins for the La Totale biennale, with Samuel Fasse.

Discover Salomé Chatriot
Web: https://salomechatriot.net
Instagram: @salomechatriot
Twitter: @SalomChat

Marie Lelouche

Marie Lelouche (born in 1984) is a graduate of Beaux-Arts de Paris, the Sorbonne, and Le Fresnoy . Studio National des Arts Contemporains. She is currently studying for a research/practice PhD in post-digital sculpture at the Université du Québec à Montréal and Le Fresnoy. Her work draws on digital technology’s full potential for interacting with viewers.

Discover Marie Lelouche
Web: http://marielelouche.com
Instagram: @marie.lelouche

Fabien Zocco

Fabien Zocco was born in 1980. He is a graduate of Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains. He explores the plastic potential of technological outsourcing, applications, and other software. His works range from robotic sculptures to a film where all the dialog is produced instantaneously by artificial intelligence.

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Web: https://www.fabienzocco.net/index.html
Instagram: @zoccofabien

Barthélemy-Antoine Loeff

Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff is a visual artist and filmmaker who produces optical and digital artworks that are both interactive and immersive. His works reflect a contemplative and ecological relationship with nature and the elements. In 2016, his installation Ljós was nominated for the Prix Cube International Digital Art Prize for Emerging Artists.

Disover Barthélemy-Antoine Loeff
Web: https://ibal.tv
Instagram: @bartloeff

NoArtist Collective

NoArtist, formed in 2018, is a collective of three friends who met at the École Polytechnique. They are data science specialists drawn together by a shared passion for art. Using mathematics and information technology, they create artificial intelligence algorithms based on thousands of existing works to generate original artworks. Limited series of these digital works are then printed on various media for dissemination.

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Web: https://www.noartist.io/le-projet
Instagram: @noartist_collection
Facebook: NoArtist

Obvious Collective

Obvious is a collective made up of Pierre Fautrel, Hugo Caselles-Dupré, and Gauthier Vernier, three young French artists, researchers and friends who use algorithms to paint. They work with the latest deep learning models to explore the creative potential of artificial intelligence. In 2018, a portrait of a fictional aristocrat Edmond de Belamy produced using artificial intelligence brought them fame when it sold for almost €400,000.

Discover Obvious
Web: https://obvious-art.com
Instagram: @obvious_art
Facebook: Obvious

Maxime Matthys

Maxime Matthys was born in Brussels in 1995. He is a photography graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from ETPA Toulouse awarded in 2015. His work focuses on the way technologies are affecting our modern lifestyles. He produces images blending virtual and real elements in partnership with scientists and artists. His work "2091: The Ministry of Privacy"" featuring photographs taken in the Xinjiang province of China and retouched using facial recognition software, was notably exhibited at the Pompidou Center

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Web: https://www.maximematthys.com

Jonathan Pêpe

Jonathan Pêpe was born in 1987 and is a graduate of Beaux-arts de Bourges and Le Fresnoy. He exhibits drawings, videos, and installations. His work provides the outline for a fictional narrative featuring digital artefacts that simulate life. In partnership with the DefRoSt team at the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA), he drew on soft robotics research to produce Exo-Biote (2015) and Haruspices (2019), showcasing silicone sculptures that breathe and convulse. He is currently completing a residency in Rome through the Wicar Award.

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Web: https://jonathan-pepe.com
Instagram: @jonathan_pepe
Facebook: Jonathan Pêpe

Paul Heintz

Paul Heintz was born in 1989. He is a graduate of Beaux-Arts de Nancy, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, and Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains. His work manifests as objects, sound, video, and installations. It has featured in contemporary art events and film festivals including FID Marseille, IFFR Rotterdam, Paris Nuit Blanche and Circulation(s). He is the winner of the 2019 Révélations Emerige award.

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Web: https://paulheintz.fr
Instagram: @heintzpaul

Jean-Baptiste Lenglet

After completing a research masters in cinema at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, Jean-Baptiste Lenglet moved to the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris where, in 2017, he defended a doctoral thesis through the SACRe program entitled "Lost horizons: how experimental cinema and and sculpture open to installation"
Jean-Baptiste Lenglet has presented his work at several exhibitions in France and abroad. He is the co-founder of the "Virtual Dream Center" and the "Atelier Lumierrante" which specializes in ceramic 3D printing

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Web: http://www.jeanbaptistelenglet.com
Facebook: Jean-Baptiste Lenglet

Olivier Bémer

Olivier Bémer was born in Paris in 1989 and studied at ECAL (2013), ENSBA Paris (2018) and Le Fresnoy (2021). His work examines our growing use of information technologies and artificial intelligence and the way in which these new means of representation and narration affect our relationship with time and others.

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Web: https://obemer.eu
Instagram: @o.bemer

2020 Siemens Ingenious Digital Art Award

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