CyberArts 2020: The latest trends in media art

For over three decades, the Prix Ars Electronica has been one of the world's most coveted awards for digital media art. With the CyberArts exhibition, the OK, as part of the newly founded OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH, will once again devote itself to the award-winning works of international artists during the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. We'll show you what there is to see this time!

Kalina Bertin: "ManicVR was part of a deeply healing process"

Kalina Bertin, filmmaker and director of ManicVR, invites us to join her on a journey into the "inner worlds" of her siblings who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In 2019, she was awarded the Golden Nica in the Computer Animation category for her work.

With OK│CyberArts 2019 on the pulse of time

Every year, the OK im OÖ Kulturquartier exhibition takes on its role as a visionary observatory and uses international media art projects that received awards at the 2019 Prix Ars Electronica to showcase the trends and current developments of our time.

Gender, Virtual Reality and playfulness at the Ars Electronica Animation Festival 2019

The best of 835 Prix Ars Electronica submissions in the Computer Animation category will be presented at the Ars Electronica Animation Festival. In an interview, curator and director Jürgen Hagler talks about what visitors will be able to expect this year, what trends the industry is currently experiencing and what he personally looks forward to the most.

"What does exploitation smell like?"

Sweat and work are inseparably linked in Paul Vanouse's installation LABOR. In an interview, the winner of the Golden Nica explained to us how odours develop and why he recreates this process in the laboratory.

Prix Ars Electronica 2019: One Weekend, Four Golden Nicas

Every year a new jury, every year an extraordinary treasure of media artworks that want to be judged. Once again this year, 20 experts from all over the world met in Linz to agree on the Golden Nicas of the 2019 Prix Ars Electronica. A brief stroll through the jury weekend.

CyberArts 2018: Showcase of Artistic Excellence

The CyberArts Exhibition—as always at the OK Center for Contemporary Art—features the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica prizewinners. This interview provides a preview of the fascinating works on display during the Ars Electronica Festival (September 6-10, 2018) and the 6 days thereafter.

“K-9_topology”: On Humans, Dogs and Bioethics

“K-9_topology,” a series of works by Slovenian artist Maja Smrekar, won last year’s Golden Nica in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Hybrid Arts category. In this interview, Maja Smrekar explains what’s behind these four projects, how dogs and wolves characterize her work, and which ethical questions she investigates.

CyberArts 2017: Excellence in Media Art

The CyberArts exhibition running during the Ars Electronica Festival September 7-11, 2017 once again showcases this year’s Prix Ars Electronica prizewinners. In this interview, the exhibition staff tells us about the show and the accompanying program of events including OK Night.

CyberArts 2016: The Best of Media Art

One of the highlights of each year’s Ars Electronica Festival is always the CyberArts exhibition, a showcase of the works singled out for recognition by the Prix Ars Electronica, one of the most important awards honoring creativity and pioneering spirit in the digital media genre. Here, Genoveva Rückert, the curator of CyberArts 2016, tells us about this year’s show.