FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT  

The jury of the SOLO AI ’24 AWARD is made up of renowned professionals from artistic and academic institutions, as well as leading figures from fields and institutions linked to creativity, innovation, and narrative.

Accompanying Colección SOLO as the organising entity, the jury’s mission will be to recognise the quality, innovation and narrative of the winning piece of the 2024 edition of the awards.

RACHEL FALCONER

Rachel Falconer is Head of Digital Arts Computing BSc and a Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths University

She is a digital art curator, researcher, writer and educator operating at the critical intersections of contemporary art practice, feminist technoscience, emergent technologies, civic data infrastructures and networked culture.

She is regularly invited to speak at public events and has participated in public programmes at institutions including; Tate, Barbican, ICA,V&A , The Photographers Gallery, FACT, Royal College of Art, The Lumen Prize, Rhizome, Arebyte Gallery, London Design Festival, The Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam), FABRIKKEN (Copenhagen), EVA London and Furtherfield. Her research and writing has been published across a wide range of platforms including; the Guardian, Frieze, the British Journal of Photography, and The White Review.

SOPHIE NEUENDORF

Sophie Neuendorf is Vice President at Artnet.

Her particular focus is on data-driven decision making, fine art as an asset class, the digitalization of the art market, and ESG in the cultural sector. Together with her family, she also supports artists at their artist residency in Mallorca, Neuendorf House.

Additionally, she is a Professor at IE University in Madrid.

LADY CACTOID

Lady Cactoid is an artist, curator & co-founder of Cactoid Labs.

She holds a PhD in Art History, specializing in the intersection of art & technology. With over a decade of experience in the traditional art world, she has organized large-scale exhibitions at major institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) and the Getty Foundation.

With Cactoid Labs and LACMA, she has recently spearheaded a blockchain initiative inviting contemporary digital artists into the museum to respond to works in the collection. She is also curating two upcoming exhibitions for the Getty PST Art + Science Initiative (2024-2025).

ANA BRZEZINSKA

Ana is an immersive and digital media expert with a demonstrated history of working at the intersection of art, storytelling, and technology. Currently, she is responsible for Immersive programming at Tribeca Festival founded by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Tribeca Immersive, the in-competition section for spatial and digital storytelling, is considered one of the most prestigious selections in the world.

Ana serves as an XR and innovation expert to the Creative Europe (European Commission framework programme for support to the culture and audiovisual sectors) and collaborates as a mentor and advisor with a number of organizations, universities, and businesses in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.