LACMA Art + Technology Lab Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

YouTube Learning Joins Art + Technology Lab Advisory Board

(Los Angeles—August 13, 2020) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 Art + Technology grants. The grant awards include monetary and in-kind support for projects that engage emerging technologies. LACMA issued the 2020 Request for Proposals in December 2019, and the museum received over 600 submissions. The grant recipients selected for 2020 will work with 3D printing and reconstituted materials, robotics and crowdsourcing, Indigenous navigation techniques, and natural building practices and additive manufacturing.

The Art + Technology Lab and its artist projects receive the support of an advisory board composed of the leading innovators across a variety of technological industries. Advisory board members lend their experience and expertise and help drive the conversation around how museums will use new technology in the future. Announced today is the addition of new technology partner, YouTube Learning. YouTube Learning joins current advisory committee members Accenture, Hyundai, Snap Inc., and SpaceX. Artists Micol Hebron and Dan Goods and technologist Chris DeFay are participating independent advisors. This year, the Art + Technology Lab welcomes Tobias Rees, founding Director of the Berggruen Institute’s Transformations of the Human Program, as a visiting advisor. The Lab is part of The Hyundai Project: Art + Technology at LACMA, a joint initiative exploring the convergence of art and technology. Hyundai Motor has been supporting LACMA since 2015 on a variety of projects, including acquisitions, exhibitions, scholarship initiatives, and programming.