The court which the future calls for

As part of the Festival University 2022, the International Environmental and Climate Court was created - a place for information, storytelling and discussion.

Diverse, fresh, exciting: Futurelab Day 2022

How the Ars Electronica Futurelab celebrated the Festival with guests and the public - open, multifaceted and always surprising.

It’s a Wrap(-Up)! – This was the Ars Electronica Festival 2022

The Ars Electronica Festival 2022 is in the books! Join us as we look back on five days of unique exhibitions, exciting performances, moving lectures and countless events.

The Ars Electronica Festival 2022 in pictures

This is by far only a small excerpt of the many impressions with which the 2022 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz thrilled us in five days.

Directors Talk: Facing crises creatively

How can creativity and art help society face crises in a resilient way? The Ars Electronica Futurelab is looking for answers.

Prix Day: An Artistic Finale

On the last day of the festival, the focus will be on art. But as always, there will also be a variety of exciting projects on contemporary topics such as climate change, robotics or crisis management waiting for you.

Gigapixel images from the Vatican: when beauty leads to faith

Experience spectacular gigapixel images from the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican Museums in Rome up close in the Deep Space 8K.

Night Performances: Experience the night anew

The Ars Electronica Futurelab invites all festival visitors: Innovative projects, unique performances and entirely new experiences are waiting for you.

Plan B Day: Creating Future Together

The Saturday of the festival awaits you with numerous inspirations for jointly taking steps towards a future in which we meet inevitable challenges as a global community.

What you shouldn't miss at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022

We have an overview and insight into what you can expect on the respective days of the Ars Electronica Festival 2022!

STARTS Day: Artistic Innovation and Musical Visions

What are the highlights of the Friday of the Ars Electronica Festival? We'll give you some interesting insights into the packed program.

Futurelab Day: Creative Resilience for Planet B

With workshops, discussions, guided tours and spectacular experiences, we want to shape the future together on September 8!

Opening Day: Highlights and Insights

The first day of the Ars Electronica Festival awaits you with exciting performances and lots of art, technology and new inspirations.

"We've got to do something!"

Ars Electronica has set itself the goal of taking its social responsibility seriously. One expression of this is the create your world program.

Expedition into the realm of ideas

From climate change to microbiology and artificial intelligence: the most experimental ideas from the Ars Electronica Futurelab will once again be presented at this year's festival.

Campus Exhibitions: Young Creation and International Perspectives

In collaboration with international academic institutions, the Campus exhibitions of the University of Art and Design Linz will once again become a platform for media art and experimental approaches.

Treetop Talks: (Eye) Level Reinterpreted

Finding common ground through a new perspective? During the Ars Electronica Festival, a meeting zone of a different sort is created in the form of the treetop talks.

A parallel (r)evolution — Digital Art in Latin America

Contemporary Latin-American Art combined with technology: The CIFO-Ars Electronica Awards offer a new perspective on media art and tackling global challenges.

Festival University 2022: Future Takes Place in Linz

With literally red-hot topics, young visions and a public simulative trial, Festival University wants to take a step towards the future again this year.

Von Schwarzen Schwänen ...

... or pink doves? The Ars Electronica Festival's Kunstunicampus attempts to think the seemingly impossible, to vision the unthinkable. Above all, the aim is to enable images and metaphors that carry a creative power within them and inspire us to create our own picture of our world.

woman and dog looking at each other
STUDIO(dys)TOPIA – At the Peak of Humankind

“STUDIO(dys)TOPIA” explores how humankind can transform sustainable practices into action and serves as a metaphor for our present, in which the concepts of dystopias and utopias find themselves in a changed reality.

Sustainable to the Ars Electronica - is that possible?

How can a festival that attracts thousands of people to Linz every year be sustainable? Christl Baur, Head of Ars Electronica Festival, confronts the many questions of mobility.

The slightly different café

This year, the Golden Nica in the Digital Communities category goes to Ory Yoshifuji, Co-founder CEO, Ory Laboratory Inc. for his project Avatar Robot Cafe DAWN ver.β.

Holly+: Come and sing like Holly Herndon!

"It takes a village to create something special" and Holly Herndon and her team have succeeded in doing just that. In the interview, she presents her machine learning project in more detail, for which she has now received the European Commission's STARTS Prize 2022.

"blood and tears" by Richard Kriesche shown at the voestalpine Stahlwelt.
Throwback: Ready to pull the lifeline?

From September 2 to 11, 2010, the Ars Electronica Festival "REPAIR - Ready to pull the lifeline" took place on the grounds of the former tobacco factory in Linz

Impressions of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021.
It's about trying out things

In this interview, Gerfried Stocker explains why it takes more than virtual meetings to get people talking and how the Ars Electronica Festival is trying to become sustainable and resource-conserving.

Change is needed when there is no way out

From the hopelessness of the climate crisis to the thinking space of art - in this conversation with Gerfried Stocker, we take a closer look at the theme of the 2022 Ars Electronica Festival.

The STARTS jury
The STARTS-Prize Jury in Linz

The international jury met for a weekend at the Ars Electronica Center to decide on the two winning projects for the STARTS Prize 2022.

The Prix Ars Electronica Jury
The Prix-Jury-Weekend 2022

Once again, 20 experts from around the world met in Linz to agree on the Golden Nicas of the Prix Ars Electronica 2022

The Sky above Atacama: Chilean Artists at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022

The interaction between the Atacama sky and clouds with the local audience in Linz: these Chilean artists will represent their home country at the Ars Electronica Festival 2022.