DevArt – art made with code

Ahead of its Digital Revolution exhibition, which opens in the summer, the Barbican has teamed up with Google to commission four pieces of ‘DevArt’ – artworks made using code.


The Digital Revolution show, which is being developed with Ab Rogers Design and 59 Productions, promises to be a ‘festival-style exhibition’ featuring digital work across disciplines including design, visual art and architecture.

As part of the show, the Barbican and Google are developing a project to explore art made with code.

Four pieces of work are being commissioned, and the creative process behind each piece will be shared, from concept and early sketches to finalised work, between now and July. Google has created the online DevArt platform to showcase the process.

Three artists have already been commissioned for the project: Kartsten Schmidt, Zach Lieberman, and duo Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Carnet.


To join this trio, Google and the Barbican are seeking to commission an up-and-coming developer to create the fourth piece of work to be displayed.

Submissions will be judged by the three artists, as well as representatives from Google and the Barbican, and the winner will receive £25 000 to turn their work from concept to a digital art installation in the Barbican.

You can submit your entry to DevArt, and follow the project’s progress, at

Digital Revolution is at the Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2, from 3 July-14 September.

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