Randa Art|Science Residency

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Ars Electronica x Institut Ramon Llull x Hac Te x NewArtFoundation

Together with Ars Electronica, the Institut Ramon Llull, Hac Te and the NewArtFoundation enable artistic research through scientific expertise in the Randa Art|Science Residency. The partners invite together an artist or artist group from Catalonia to develop a new work in collaboration with the scientific partner, the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology. The goal is to exhibit an artwork dedicated to the challenging questions around the digital transformation of our society and its impact at the Ars Electronica Festival in September 2023.

The focus is on media art from Catalonia. In line with this mission, the Randa Art|Science residency is dedicated to artists from this region or who stand in close relation with it, who work at the intersection of art, technology, and science and who are particularly interested in researching the social impact of technological developments.

Credit: courtesy of the artist

Selected artist 2023

About Institut Ramon Llull

The Institut Ramon Llull is the public institution responsible for promoting Catalan language and culture internationally. The Institut represents a cultural and linguistic community of more than 10 million people who participate actively in global events and conversations through performing arts, literature and knowledge exchange. Created in 2002, the Institut is a consortium formed by the Government of Catalonia, the Government of the Balearic Islands and Barcelona City Council.


About Hac Te

Explore and develop intersections between art, science and technology to boost the digital transformation of society: this is the aim of Hac Te (Art, Science and Technology Hub), promoted by catalan institutions of great relevance to make Barcelona a global centre for research, training, dissemination, transfer and production in this field.


About .NewArt { foundation;}

The .NewArt { foundation;} is based in Reus, Catalonia. Its ambition is to help the artistic community develop new technological, scientific, conceptual, and social practices. The foundation disseminates art at the intersection and transgression of science and technology as a strategy for social development and empowerment. It acts not just as a witness, but as an active agent.