A total of ten locations in the Linz city area will be the venues of the 2022 Ars Electronica Festival. One hotspot will again be “Kepler’s Garden” on the sprawling campus of Johannes Kepler University Linz, while a second major festival hub will be formed by LENTOS Kunstmuseum, University of Art and Design Linz, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Stadtwerkstatt and Ars Electronica Center in the city center. There are also the Tabakfabrik, Francisco Carolinum and OK Linz, as well as the Anton Bruckner Private University on the Pöstlingberg.
In Kepler’s Gardens at JKU Campus Linz
The main venue for 2022 Ars Electronica will once again be Kepler’s Gardens on the campus of Johannes Kepler University Linz. This is the home of the theme exhibition, the CyberArts exhibition, the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) exhibition and the STARTS Prize exhibition. Conferences such as the theme symposium or the Prix forums will also take place here, as well as events such as the Big Concert Night or create your world, the Future Festival of the Next Generation.
Ars Electronica Center
Situated on the northern bank of the Danube, its striking architecture has shaped the cityscape of Linz since 2009. The headquarters of Ars Electronica will be presenting several exhibitions, OpenLabs and the newly equipped Deep Space 8K during the festival. The Ars Electronica Futurelab will be represented at this location with public events and presentations.
University of Art and Design Linz
The premises of the Art and Design University are located at the northern end of Linz’s Main Square. Here you enter the Ars Electronica Campus, where students from local and international art universities hold exhibitions, conferences and workshops.
LENTOS Art Museum
During the 2022 Ars Electronica Festival, the LENTOS Art Museum on the southern bank of the Danube will this time focus on media artworks from South and Latin America.
The Atelierhaus Salzamt is a cultural institution for local and international artists. Several studios are available here, and international artists in residence are given a small flat and a studio.
Anton Bruckner Private University
The Anton Bruckner Private University for Music, Drama and Dance impresses with its architecture and technical equipment. Let yourself be inspired by immersive sound worlds here.
Francisco Carolinum Linz
During the Ars Electronica Festival, the downtown art museum is devoting its “Meta.space” exhibition to visions of the world and space from the Middle Ages to the present day.
OK Linz – a location of the OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH – you enter the analog world of the “PIXELS”, composed of the pixel works by the artists collective CryptoWiener.
The STWST was initiated in 1979 and has helped to shape the development of the city of Linz. The former artists’ collective has developed into several initiatives that are now bundled under the umbrella of STWST. In the context of Ars Electronica, the STWST offers a varied programme directly on the Main Deck of the Ars Electronica Center.
This former industrial facility is home to the creative minds of Ars Electronica Solutions and many other companies in the creative industries. During the festival you can take a look at some of the studios located there.