Press Releases: Prix Ars Electronica
Competition & Trend Barometer: The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the world’s most coveted prizes honoring excellence in media art. This competition, which has been staged annually since 1987, singles out for recognition ideas and projects that have the potential to change our lives. The Prix Ars Electronica spotlights the latest developments and supports innovation. The categories are broadly defined, going far beyond the media art genre to encompass futuristic ideas in other tech-related disciplines. The Golden Nica statuette is considered the Oscar of media art. Each year, 3,500+ entries from over 100 countries are submitted for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration.
Curtain up for the Long Night of Stages
(Linz, 7.6.2022) During the Long Night of Stages, the Ars Electronica Center becomes the stage for a series of entertaining performances.
Welcome to Planet B - A different life is possible! But how?
(Linz, 7.4.2022) Ars Electronica 2022 will take place from September 7 to 11, on the campus of the Johannes Kepler University Linz and nine other locations all around Linz.
Prix Ars Electronica 2022 begins today
(Linz, 13.1.2022) Projects can be submitted for the Prix Ars Electronica from now until March 2, 2022 (inclusive). Winners will receive the prestigious Golden Nica awards, several thousand euros in prize money and a prominent place at the Ars Electronica Festival.
750 artists from 34 countries take part in dual Ars Electronica
(Linz, 13.9.2021) The Ars Electronica Festival met with a great deal of interest from visitors on site in Linz. The festival was not only held in Linz, but also in 86 festival gardens around the world and online.
Digital && Life - the major theme exhibition of Ars Electronica 2021
(Linz, 8.9.2021) At the center of Ars Electronica 2021, the Theme Exhibition "Digital && Life" will feature projects that emerged from a call by the Linz Institute of Technology or from the multi-year EU programs "STARTS," "EMAP" and "European ARTificial Intelligence Lab."
Ars Electronica 2021 is a dual festival
(Linz, 3.9.2021) The Ars Electronica 2021 is a festival that will take place not only in Linz (Austria) and 86 other Ars Electronica Gardens around the globe, but also online.
Ars Electronica Festival 2021
(Linz, 30.8.2021) From 8 to 12 September, the Ars Electronica Festival 2021 will take place in Linz and in 86 Ars Electronica Gardens around the world and on the Internet.
Prix Ars Electronica 2021 counts 3,158 entries from 86 countries
(Linz, 14.6.2021) 3,158 projects from 86 countries were submitted to the Prix Ars Electronica 2021, despite a pandemic and a temporary shutdown of the art world.
Ars Electronica Festival 2021: A New Digital Deal
(Linz, 19.4.2021) A New Digital Deal is the theme of the Ars Electronica Festival 2021, which will take place from September 8-12 in Linz as well as at 100 other locations around the world and on the Internet.
Ars Electronica advocates and acts to increase support for artists
(Linz, 15.3.2021) "Helping artists today means helping us as a society move forward tomorrow. If we don't realize that, we will regret it very soon and for a very long time," says Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director of Ars Electronica.
Prix Ars Electronica 2021
(Linz, 13.1.2021) Projects can be submitted to the Prix Ars Electronica 2021 from now until 3 March in the following categories: Computer Animation, Artificial Intelligence & Life Art, u19 – create your world, and Digital Musics & Sound Art.
Ars Electronica 2020 was a huge success
(Linz, 14.9.2020) It was very different. And it was a huge success. The first hybrid Ars Electronica in the era of Corona. As far as the online presence of the first truly hybrid Ars Electronica is concerned, the interim results are also very positive.
CyberArts Exhibition 2020
(Linz, 9.9.2020) Every year, the CyberArts Exhibition at the OK in the Upper Austrian Kulturquartier is one of the highlights of the Ars Electronica Festival. This year, it features 29 extraordinary installations and documentaries from the pool of the Prix Ars Electronica 2020.
Travel tips for Ars Electronica 2020
(Vienna, 2.9. 2020) In 2020, Ars Electronical will be staged in Linz and at 120 locations around the world. All programs are aimed at local audiences and will be linked by Ars Electronica to create a unique festival on the Net.
In Kepler's Gardens - a global journey mapping the "new" world
(Linz, 6.7.2020) Ars Electronica 2020 is a global journey mapping the "new" world and a journey through "Kepler's Gardens," which are located in Linz at the JKU Campus and at 120 other locations worldwide.
Golden Nicas for Hong Kong Protest Movement and Artists in Los Angeles, Vienna and Graz
(Linz, 15.6.2020) For the first time the international jury meetings were purely virtual; for the first time a movement of anonymous citizens received a Golden Nica.
Ars Electronica sets new records for 2019
(Linz, 6.2.2020) Record attendance at the Museum of the Future and the festival in Linz, tens of thousands of people in "human (un)limited" in Beijing, Seoul and Moscow as at "Humanizing Technology" in Shenzhen.
Prix Ars Electronica kicks off the year 2020
(Linz, 15.1.2020) Submissions for the 2020 Prix Ars Electronica are now open. This year's categories in the world's most tradition-rich competition for media art are “Computer Animation,” “Dgital Communities,” “Interactive Art +” and “u19 – create your world.”
After breaking several records, Ars Electronica 2019 now bids farewell to POSTCITY and sets its sights on new horizons for 2020
(Linz, September 9, 2019) Ars Electronica 2019 was in every respect a successful anniversary edition of the festival.
CYBERARTS - Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition
(Linz, September 5, 2019) The CyberArts exhibition is one of the highlights of each Ars Electronica Festival.
Ars Electronica Festival 2019 – the Highlights
(Vienna, August 29, 2019) From September 5 to 9, the Ars Electronica Festival awaits visitors with a varied program.
The Winners of the Prix Ars Electronica 2019
(Linz, May 22, 2019) The Prix Ars Electronica 2019 received a total of 3,256 submissions from 82 countries.
2019 Ars Electronica Festival: Out of the Box - The Midlife Crisis of the Digital Revolution
(Linz, April 8, 2019) "Out of the Box – the Midlife Crisis of the Digital Revolution" is the title of the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival.
In 2019, Ars Electronica is turning 40 and is launching a whole series of new initiatives
(Linz, February 4, 2019) On September 18, 1979, the very first small but groundbreaking "Festival for Art, Technology and Society" began in Linz. Today, four decades later, Ars Electronica is one of the world's largest and most important platforms for media art, ideas for the future, and innovation—and it’s in demand as never before.
Prix Ars Electronica 2019 with new category
(Linz, January 16, 2019) As we begin 2019, the Prix Ars Electronica is kicking off the New Year by introducing a new category. With “Artificial Intelligence & Life Art” the world’s most time-honored media arts competition is now also seeking artistic works in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
Ars Electronica in Linz, Vienna, Berlin, Seoul, Moscow, Beijing and Tokyo
(Linz, January 8, 2019) An uninterrupted run at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, the festival’s worldwide name recognition, exhibitions in several major cities and project commissions around the globe have boosted sales and earnings to an all-time high: 2018 was a very successful year for Linz's Ars Electronica.
Ars Electronica 2018 Tops Previous Record Set Last Year
(Linz, September 10, 2018) This evening’s concert by Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies concludes the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival, which sets a new record with 105,000+ visits.
OK | CYBERARTS: Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition
(Linz, September 6, 2018) The Prix Ars Electronica is one of the most important awards in the world for creativity and a pioneering spirit in the field of digital media.
Local Heroes & Regional Contributions to Ars Electronica 2018
(Linz, 4.9.2018) Die Linzer Ars Electronica ist weltweit bekannt. Sie steht für den einmaligen Ansatz, Kunst, Technologie und Gesellschaft zusammenzudenken und dadurch neue Perspektiven auf zentrale Zukunftsfragen hervorzubringen.
Highlights of the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival
(Vienna/Linz, August 30, 2018) The 2018 Ars Electronica Festival will envelop downtown Linz in a creative maelstrom September 6-10.
The Winners of the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica
(Linz, June 11, 2018) The Belgian artistic duo known as the LarbitsSisters (Bénédicte and Laure-Anne Jacobs), British internet journalist and blogger Eliot Higgins, and French artist Mathilde Lavenne are this year’s Prix Ars Electronica grand prize winners. In the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD category honoring excellence by young people in Austria, the Golden Nica goes to Viennese schoolboys Lorenz Gonsa, Martin Hatler, Samuel Stallybrass and Vincent Thierry.
STARTS Prize for MX3D & Joris Laarman Lab (NL) and Giulia Tomasello (IT)
(June 4, 2018, Linz/Brussels) In 2018 the STARTS Prize Trophies are awarded to MX3D and Joris Laarman Lab as well as to Giulia Tomasello.
The 2018 Ars Electronica Festival
(Linz, April 12, 2018) Error – The Art of Imperfection is the title of the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival.
More than Half a Million at Ars Electronica
(Linz, January 16, 2018) 180,654 visits to the Ars Electronica Center, 100,076 at the Ars Electronica Festival, and attendance of 273,792 at the big “Ars Electronica in Berlin” show—Ars Electronica’s three main activities this past year alone drew more than 550,000 visits.
Prix Ars Electronica 2018 Starts Today
(Linz, January 17, 2018) Projects may now be submitted and/or nominated for 2018 Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration.
Entries to 2018 STARTS Prize are now being accepted
(Linz/Brussels, January 10, 2018) The European Commission cordially invites artists, scientists, engineers, labs, institutions and private-sector firms to submit entries to this year’s STARTS Prize.
The World’s First Stereo Narrative Film Premieres This Weekend at Pasching Megaplex
(Linz, January 9, 2018) A touching account of dementia is set to premiere at the Hollywood Megaplex in Pasching this Saturday.
2017 Ars Electronica Festival - A Wrap-Up
(Linz, September 11, 2017) The 2017 Ars Electronica Festival Will Tally 100.000 Visits .
The highlights of the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival
(Linz, August 31, 2017) This year’s Ars Electronica Festival begins on Thursday, September 7th. The theme, AI – The Other I, really makes its presence felt on the festival program, which is more extensive than ever before.
The 2017 Prix Ars Electronica Prizewinners
(Linz, May 22, 2017) This year’s Prix Ars Electronica prizewinners come from the Democratic Republic of the Congo/Belgium/Germany, Canada, Ireland, Slovenia and Austria.
2017 Prix Ars Electronica
(Linz, January 16, 2017) The 2017 Prix Ars Electronica has begun accepting entries. The deadline is March 3rd for submitting works to this year’s four categories: Computer Animation / Film / VFX, Digital Musics & Sound Art, Hybrid Art, and u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD.
Entries for the STARTS-Prize 2017 are being accepted
(Linz/Brussels, January 11, 2017) The European Commission cordially invites artists, scientists and technicians, teams, collectives and firms to take part in this year’s STARTS Prize competition.
The 2016 Prix Ars Electronica
(Linz, May 10, 2016) E-mails to the NSA, a game entailing a life-or-death decision and a pioneering woman of media art are among the 2016 Golden Nica winners
2016 Ars Electronica Festival
(Linz, April 12, 2016) „RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time“ is the title of the 2016 Ars Electronica Festival.
Ars Electronica Had a Great Year Financially Too
(Linz, February 22, 2016) Year-end financial statements confirms: Ars Electronica Had a Great Year Financially Too.
Ars Electronica Announces the STARTS Prize
(Linz/Brussels, February 1, 2016) On behalf of the European Commission, Ars Electronica hereby issues an open call for entries to a competition that will determine the first recipients of STARTS, prestigious and—with two €20,000 grants—highly endowed awards.
Deep Space LIVE: u19 - CREATE YOUR WORLD
(Linz, January 26, 2016) u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD—both the Future Festival of the Next Generation at the annual Ars Electronica Festival and the Prix Ars Electronica category—will be the center of attention at the next Deep Space LIVE this coming Thursday.
Prix Ars Electronica 2016 Is Underway
(Linz, January 14, 2016) The 2016 Prix Ars Electronica is now accepting submissions for prize consideration.
Elements of Art and Science
(Linz, October 28, 2015) Elements of Art and Science is the title of new exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz.
Deep Space LIVE: Best of Ars Electronica Festival 2015
(Linz, October 20, 2015) A retrospective of the Ars Electronica Festival 2015 is on tap at the next Deep Space LIVE.
Ars Electronica Festival 2015: POST CITY
All the press releases, images, info concerning the accreditiation etc. can be found on the website of the Ars Electronica Festival 2015.
Highlights und Programm Ars Electronica Festival 2015
(Linz, 25.8.2015) The 2015 Ars Electronica Festival features an extensive program this year.
Prix Ars Electronica 2015: 2,889 entries from 75 countries …
(Linz, May 26, 2015) 2,889 entries from 75 countries were submitted for prize consideration to the 2015 Prix Ars Electronica.
2015 Ars Electronica Festival: Spectacular Location and a Line-up of Preliminary Events
(Linz, May 13, 2015) All festival-press releases, the online accreditation for media outlet representatives, more information on the theme and printable images can be found on the website of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival.
Deep Space LIVE: Animations – Best of 2014
(Linz, April 28, 2015) Breathtaking animated sequences will highlight the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday.
Ars Electronica Festival 2015: POST CITY
(Linz, March 17, 2015) POST CITY - Habitats for the 21st Century is the title of the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival.
Submissions for Prix Ars Electronica Prize Consideration Are Now Being Accepted; Entry Deadline Is March 6th
(Linz, January 14, 2015) The Prix Ars Electronica has begun accepting entries. The deadline is March 6th.
74,860 Visits to Ars Electronica Festival Events So Far
(Linz, September 8, 2014) Almost 75,000 visits to Ars Electronica Festival events have been tallied so far.
2014 Ars Electronica Festival: Opening Parcours and Festival Premiere
(Linz, September 2, 2014) The grand Opening Parcours and the opening event will be the highlights of the first day of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival.
The Highlights of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival
(Linz, August 27, 2014) Ars Electronica is inviting artists and scientists from all over the world to spend September 4-8 in Linz, Austria.
(Linz, 12.8.2014) Wenngleich das Ars Electronica Festival heuer mit einer ganzen Reihe von Neuerungen aufwartet, ist und bleibt hingegen die CyberArts-Ausstellung die wichtigste Medienkunstschau, die im Rahmen des Festivals präsentiert wird.
(Linz, August 5, 2014) Ars Electronica, Linz’s media arts festival, kicks off in less than a month
Prix Ars Electronica: The 2014 Prizewinners
(Linz, 2.6.2014) The 2014 prizewinners of the Prix Ars Electronica were announced today.
Deep Space LIVE: Animations – Best of 2013
(Linz, May 19, 2014) Breathtaking works of computer animation will light up the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday.
C … what it takes to change: Ars Electronica Festival 2014
(Linz, 24.3.2014) C … what it takes to change is the title of the Ars Electronica Festival 2014.
Still Time to Enter Prix Ars Electronica 2014
(Linz, March 5, 2014) Due to popular demand, the deadlines for submitting entries to Prix Ars Electronica and u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD have been extended.
Prix Ars Electronica Clip the Thirty Millionth Entry on Europeana
(Linz, February 27, 2014) The animation “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” was awarded an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2012 and is also the thirty millionth entry that is available via Europeana.
Ars Electronica Linz GmbH: 2013 Financial Recap
(Linz, February 4, 2014) Ars Electronica Linz GmbH has reported excellent results for 2013.
Prix Ars Electronica 2014: Updates Installed
(Linz, January 23, 2014) Beginning today, January 23, 2014, entries may be submitted for prize consideration to this year’s Prix Ars Electronica. The deadline is March 7 at midnight.
Ryoji Ikeda wins third Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN
(Linz/Geneva, 14 January 2014) Japanese Artist Ryoji Ikeda is the winner of the third Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Award.
Ars Electronica Linz: Healthy Bottom Line in 2013; Adjustments in 2014-15
(Linz, October 24, 2013) Museum and Festival achieve attendance growth; Prix entries set a new record; for-profit divisions yield €850,000; the final renovation loan payment will leave Ars Electronica debt-free; 2014-15 agenda: adjustments and simultaneous strengthening of core competencies.
75,048 visits at Ars Electronica 2013
(Linz, 9.9.2013)More than 75.048 people have visitied Ars Electronica 2013. The highlights of the festival included Salvatore Vanasco's opening WIR SIND HIER, the exhibition and Deep Space - Presentation of Featured Artist HR GIGER and Wolfgang Dorninger's The Aural Memory Machine at the Mariendom in Linz.
Ars Electronica Festival 2013: CyberArts Exhibition
(Linz, August 19, 2013) The Prix and its ancillary events constitute a centerpiece of the Ars Electronica Festival.
CERN and Ars Electronica launch open call for the third Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN
(Geneva/Linz, 4 June 2013) CERN and Ars Electronica today launch an open call for artists working in the digital domain to apply for the third Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN .
Prix Ars Electronica: The Winners 2013
(Linz, May 16, 2013) A total of 4,071 entries from 73 countries were submitted for prize consideration to the 2013 Prix Ars Electronica.
Ars Electronica Festival 2013
(Linz, March 19, 2013) This year’s Ars Electronica Festival is set for September 5-9 in Linz. The title is TOTAL RECALL – The Evolution of Memory.
Prix Ars Electronica Submission Deadline Extended
(Linz, March 6, 2013) Due to popular demand, the deadline for submitting entries to the Prix Ars Electronica has been extended. Now you have until March 20th to submit projects to the Prix Ars Electronica or to nominate works by others.
Deep Space LIVE: Animation
(Linz, January 14, 2013) Breathtaking computer animation sequences are the featured attractions at the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Christine Schöpf and Jürgen Hagler, both Prix Ars Electronica jurors, will screen a selection of works submitted for prize consideration to the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica’s Computer Animation / Film / VFX category.
Ars Electronica’s Year in Review
(Linz, December 27, 2012) Ars Electronica Linz GmbH produced more projects—and more large-scale productions—in 2012 than ever before in its history. So it’s no surprise that this was a record-breaking year—in terms of public response, media impact and revenue as well.
Submissions to the 2013 Prix Ars Electronica Are Now Being Accepted
(Linz, December 18, 2012) Entries for 2013 Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration may be submitted beginning today, December 18, 2012. The competition is being held in seven categories including one for Austrian youngsters. The leading barometer of current trends in media art, the Prix Ars Electronica annually attracts submissions from more than 70 countries.
Family Days at the Ars Electronica Center
(Linz, November 20, 2012) The accent is on discovering, learning and having fun together as a family group this weekend at the Ars Electronica Center. Family Days on November 24-25, 2012 will feature high-energy tours of the AEC’s exhibits. In Deep Space LIVE Family, astrophotographer Dietmar Hager hosts a 3D journey through the universe and presents the latest images from NASA and the ESO.
Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN: Bill Fontana Wins Residency Award
(Linz / Geneva, November 8, 2012) The second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Residency Award was today awarded to the 65 year-old american artist, Bill Fontana. With an international reputation for his pioneering experiments in sound art work, which has been featured in some of the world’s leading arts institutions, such as Tate Modern and The Whitney Museum of American Art
CERN and Ars Electronica launch open call for the Second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN
(Geneva and Linz 18 July 2012) CERN and Ars Electronica today launch an open call for artists working in the digital domain to apply for the second Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN . The winner will receive a fully-funded residency at CERN and Ars Electronica to create new dimensions in their artistic practice by encounters with the world of science. This is the second year of the collaboration between CERN and Ars Electronica. Online submissions should be made here http://collide.aec.at, the closing date is 26 September 2012.
Prix Ars Electronica 2012: The Results
(Linz, May 8, 2012) A total of 3,674 entries from 72 countries were submitted for prize consideration to the 2011-12 Prix Ars Electronica.
CERN welcomes its first artist in residence
(Linz, Geneva, 13.3.2012) Creative collisions have begun at CERN with the arrival of Julius von Bismarck as the laboratory’s first Collide@CERN artist in residence. A rising star of the international arts scene, von Bismarck will team up with theoretical physicist James Wells as he works alongside the lab’s engineers and scientists for the next two months before moving to the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria for the second part of his residency. Von Bismarck and Wells will give a public presentation in CERN’s Globe of Science and Innovation on 21 March. Doors open at 18:45.
Deep Space LIVE: Best of Animation
(Linz, January 16, 2012) Breathtaking computer animation sequences are the featured attractions at the next Deep Space LIVE this Thursday. Prix Ars Electronica jurors Christine Schöpf and Jürgen Hagler will screen outstanding work submitted for prize consideration in the Computer Animation / Film / VFX category in 2011.