‘Our Impact on Ecosystems. Richard Mosse & Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg’

1 Dec.'23 →
21 Jan.'24

STARTS Prize 2023

This year, the STARTS Prize '23 (European Prize for the best collaborations between Art, Science and Technology) focuses on climate change and our impact on the environment. The hybrid and poignant projects by Richard Mosse (Grand Prize for Innovative Collaboration) and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (Grand Prize for Artistic Exploration) demonstrate how technological and artistic innovations can be intertwined.


Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (1982, London) is a multidisciplinary artist examining our fraught relationships with nature and technology. Through subjects as diverse as artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, conservation, and evolution, she explores the human impulse to "better" the world. She experiments with simulation, representation, and the nonhuman perspective to question our ongoing societal fixation on innovation over preservation despite the environmental crisis. Ginsberg received her PhD from the Royal College of Art, London, and has exhibited work at MoMA New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, the Centre Pompidou, and the Royal Academy. Her work is in collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and ZKM Karlsruhe. In April 2023, she opened her first US solo exhibition Machine Auguries: Toledo at the Toledo Museum of Art.

​​​​​​​Richard Mosse (1980, Ireland; based in New York) has consistently documented historically significant subjects using photographic media that foreground elements of these narratives. Mosse seeks to heighten and extend the language of documentary photography to draw attention to overlooked yet urgent conflicts, often with a critical emphasis on the limitations of photojournalism, an activist’s sense of purpose, and a belief in the power of aesthetics to communicate, creating immersive and groundbreaking new forms in documentary photography and the moving image. He was awarded the Prix Pictet (2017), the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2014), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011). His work has been exhibited at the Akademie der Künste, Barbican Art Gallery, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hayward Gallery, Louisiana Museum, National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Victoria, SFMOMA, and he represented Ireland at the 55th Venice Biennale.

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