The 6th VH Award Is on the Hunt for the Next Great Media Artist

Established in 2016, the VH Award has come to be recognized as Asia's leading award for promising media artists.

Installation view of the 5th VH Award at Vision Hall. Courtesy of Hyundai Motor Group VH Award.

The open call for the 6th VH Award has recently been announced by Hyundai Motor Group, inviting both individuals and collectives within the context of Asia to submit proposals for audiovisual, screen-based artworks. Open to everything from video art and film to motion graphics, animation, gaming, and more, the juried award offers an unparalleled opportunity to emerging creative talents. Submissions for the 6th VH Award will be accepted through July 5, 2024, via the VH Award website.

Established in 2016, the VH Award increased participant eligibility beyond only South Korean artists, resulting in an incredible and diverse breadth of responses. The expansion allows for artists to engage with a greater swathe of issues, both cultural and sociopolitical, across Asia, while showcasing their practice and work on an international platform.

Infographic with details of the 6th VH Award.

The 6th VH Award.

Last year, the 5th edition of the award, the Grad Prix was bestowed upon Nepalese artist Subash Thebe Limbu, whose filmic work Ladhamba Tayem; Future Continuous (2023) delved into ideas around time travel from an Indigenous perspective. For the 6th VH Award, submissions will be reviewed by an established panel of jurors, comprised of Christl Baur, Festival Director of Ars Electronica; Sabine Himmelsbach, Director of House of Electronic Arts; Martin Honzik, Chief Executive Officer of Festival X; Sook-kyung Lee, Director of the Whitworth; and Roderick Schrock, Curator and Executive Director of Eyebeam. Each juror will review proposals based on their originality and quality of presentation, as well as how compelling the core concept is and the level of innovation and sophistication in the employment of technology within the project.

Five award finalists will be chosen, each of whom will receive a grant amount of $25,000 to create new artwork in addition to an invitation to an online residency program facilitated by New York non-profit Eyebeam.

Installation view of the 5th VH Award screening at Ars Electronica Festival. Courtesy of Ars Electronica.

The Grand Prix winner of the 6th VH Award—announced in June 2025—will also be awarded a grant of $25,000, and the artwork created from this grant will be exhibited at several high-profile venues around the world. Some of these include the Vision Hall of Hyundai Motor Group, Yongin, South Korea; the House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland; Ars Electronica Festival Linz, Austria; and another venue in Singapore through a partnership with the National Art Council in Singapore.

Installation view of the 5th VH Award at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN). Courtesy of Museum MACAN.

“The VH Award is globally recognized for its boundless exploration of participating artists from the Asian region, as well as those of Asian descent and diasporas from around the world,” said Art Director of Hyundai Motor Dooeun Choi. “We eagerly anticipate the active participation of artists who embrace diversity and inclusion in shaping the past, present, and future of Asia.”

Learn more and submit to the 6th VH Award here.

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