The 2021 Asia Digital Art Award Fukuoka (ADAA) is a media art competition organized primarily by Kyushu University, Fukuoka Prefecture, and Fukuoka City, which started in 2001 as a space for discovering and cultivating creators possessing the high-level skills and sensitivity digital content creation demands from Northern Kyushu.
For this competition marking the 21st annual event, we received submissions of 649 works from 14 countries and regions, and a total of 52 works were selected to receive awards, in addition to the Asia Digital Art Award. There were six works from Kyushu University which received awards, including The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Award, the Fukuoka Governor’s Award.
The results will be announced on the Asia Digital Art Award Fukuoka official website. Exhibitions of the award-winning works will be held from 3/8 (Tue.) to 3/13/2022 (Sun.) at Fukuoka City Science Museum (4-2-1 Ropponmatsu, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi) and Fukuoka Art Museum (1-6 Ohorikoen, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi), with the awards ceremony held on 3/12/2022 (Sat.) at Fukuoka Art Museum.
*Depending on the situation of the spread of the new coronavirus, the schedule and contents of the event may be changed.
Please refer to the ADAA official website for details on award-winning works and exhibition schedules for each venue, etc.
In addition to the announcement of award-winning works, the talk session “Speaking on the Future of the Media Arts in Asia 2021” is now available.
Through the ADAA award-winning works, the ADAA judges passionately discuss digital artworks’ trends and future prospects in 2021 from their viewpoints. Please visit Asia Digital Art Award FUKUOKA Youtube channel to watch the session.
Faculty of Design, Kyushu University will continue to make various efforts to further revitalize the media art field.
“Speaking on the Future of the Media Arts in Asia 2021”
Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo / Chairman of Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ) / Director of Kirishima Art Forest
Professor at the Tokyo International Institute of Technology
President and Chief Executive Officer at Tohoku Shinsha Co., Ltd. / CM Director
Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Art and Engineering, Kyushu University
Professor at Musashino Art University
Eizo Workshop LLC President / Media Art Researcher
DENTSU INC. CX Creative Center / Dentsu Lab. Tokyo Communication Planner
[Host] Faculty of Design, Kyushu University / 2021 Asia Digital Art Award Exhibition Executive Committee
[Cohost] Creative Lab Fukuoka / Center for Designed Future, Kyushu University
the ADAA award-winning works
Asia Digital Art Award Exhibition Executive Committee Office (at the Kyushu University Faculty of Design)