Prix Day

Prix Forum: Interactive Art +

José-Carlos Mariategui (PE/GB), Cristhian Avila (PE), Jung Hsu (TW), Natalia Rivera (CO), Sam Lavigne (US), Tega Brain (AU)

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Sun Sep 11, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
KEPLER'S GARDENS, Keplergebäude, Lecture Hall 1
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Panel Discussion with Q&A

The Prix Forum – Interactive Art + is an open discussion between the top three winners of Prix Ars Electronica 2022 and a jury member. Jung Hsu, Natalia Rivera (Golden Nica/ Resist like bacteria), Christhian Avila (Award of Distinction / The Eternal Return, pre-Hispanic Interactions), and Tega Brain, Sam Lavigne (Award of Distinction / Perfect Sleep) will be on the panel, while juror José-Carlos Mariategui will chair the session.

José-Carlos Mariategui (PE/GB)

Cristhian Avila (PE)
Jung Hsu (TW)
Natalia Rivera (CO)
Sam Lavigne (US)
Tega Brain (AU)


Cristhian Avila (PE), (b. Lima, 1982) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Lima, Peru. Second place winner in the Photography category of Maravillarte 2022. IRRADIA 2020 award winner, organized by MALI (Lima Art Museum) and Fundación Telefónica del Perú. He has been part of the exhibits: En busca de algo perdido…Perú un sueño, MUNA 2021, Otra Feria, Lima + Santiago (2021), Dos Generaciones, Centro Cultural Británico drawing contest, Lima, 2021, Bellas Artes: Voz y huella de los egresados (1918-2018), Lima, 2018, Ojo Andino Perú, Venice, 2016, among others.

Tega Brain is an Australian-born artist and environmental engineer whose work examines issues of ecology, data systems, and infrastructure. She has created wireless networks that are controlled by natural phenomena, systems for obfuscating personal data, and a smell-based dating service. She is Assistant Professor of Integrated Digital Media at New York University and her first book, “Code as Creative Medium”, is co-authored with Golan Levin and published by MIT Press.

Jung Hsu (TW), is a researcher and new media artist based in Berlin. She attempts to combine interdisciplinary knowledge with artistic research to create heterogeneous encounters. In her process, she responds to the current social situation with multiple perspectives and uses metaphorical objects to create a speculative scenario. Her recent work has focused on micro-biopolitics and cryptoguilty.

Sam Lavigne (US) is an artist and educator whose work deals with data, surveillance, cops, natural language processing, and automation. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at UT Austin. He was formerly Special Projects editor at the New Inquiry magazine and he creates and contributes to open-source software projects for the arts.

José-Carlos Mariátegui (PE/UK) is an author, curator, scientist and entrepreneur in the field of culture and technology. He studied Biology and Applied Mathematics and holds a Master’s and PhD in Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE (London). Dr. Mariátegui is the founder of Alta Tecnología Andina – ATA (Lima, Peru), an organization working at the intersection of art, science, technology and society in Latin America. He is a lecturer at LUISS (Rome), a board member of Future Everything (UK), and has published in magazines such as AI & Society, Third Text, The Information Society, Telos and Leonardo. His multidisciplinary research includes media archaeology, digitization, archives, and the impact of technology in memory institutions. He has worked internationally as a curator for more than two decades. One of his recent exhibitions, Quántica /Broken Symmetries (co-curated with Monica Bello), explores transdisciplinary artistic practice in collaboration with scientists at CERN. He recently co-edited a special issue of AI & Society magazine on cybernetics in Latin America.

Natalia Rivera (CO): Emergent-media artist currently exploring the possibilities of digital technologies as inter living-entities mutual aid media. In the context of indeterminate/queer knowledge creation, their processes are indisciplinary, open, collective, collaborative and communitarian, through the Mutante laboratory (Bogotá) and the global Suratómica Network for creation – art and science.