Hybrid Art

The “Hybrid Art” category is dedicated specifically to today’s hybrid and transdisciplinary projects and approaches to media art. Primary emphasis is on the process of fusing different media and genres into new forms of artistic expression as well as the act of transcending the boundaries between art and research, art and social/political activism, art and pop culture. Jurors will be looking very closely at how dynamically the submitted work defies classification in a single one of the Prix categories of long standing.

What should you enter?

  • Autonomic Installations and Artworks
  • Autonomous Sculptures
  • Performance and Stageprojects
  • Media architectures
  • Media based Interventions in public spaces
  • Mechatronics / Kinetics / Robotics
  • Location based and geospatial storytelling
  • Multi user environments
  • Annotation software tools
  • Artificial Life
  • Transgenic Art
  • Software Art, Generative Art

Who can submit an entry?

  • It is a prerequisite that the projects have already been realized to the extent that they may be judged on the basis of a documentation.
  • The work entered must have been created, realized or significantly updated within the last two years.
  • Participants may be individuals, groups, institutions, companies etc.
  • Exclusively commercially oriented activities in the sense of product advertisement are excluded.


The following materials are needed for the submission. Please note, that the Jury’s decision will be primarily based on the video documentation.

  • Video documentation (approx. 3 min.) via upload
  • Images of the work (JPG, TIF, BMP, PNG (at maximum quality. Compressed file (like .zip .lzh file) is not acceptable.)
  • Detailed description of the artistic concept, the essentials of how the work functions and technical realization (Since a presentation of an outstanding interactive work naturally also depends on the technical requirements for on-site realization, please include information that is as specific as possible about technical (Hardware/Software) and spatial requirements, as well as what you could contribute to a presentation of your work and what would need to be provided by the Ars Electronica.)
  • A portrait photo and biography of the artist(s)
  • Optional: additional material (images/documents(PDF)/drawings(JPG, PDF))


All entries will be judged by a Jury of experts in the order of their arrival. In addition to the works entered by participants, each Jury may also nominate other works.