Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Featured | 0 comments

To celebrate 15 years of the Awards, the Espacio Fundación Telefónica will launch an exposition and a series of workshops and activities for all types of audiences:


– Exposition of VIDA Awards 15.0

The Espacio Fundación Telefónica will show the winning pieces from the International VIDA Contest 15.0.from 12 March to 20 April.

Up until now the awards were shown on the stand of Fundación Telefónica in the ARCO fair (except in 2009, which was presented in the Matadero centre), but this year they are to be presented for the first time in the Espacio Fundación Telefónica, which in 2012, coinciding with the inauguration of the centre, already held the exposition for VIDA Art and Artificial Life. VIDA Awards 1999-2012, a retrospective that includes a selection of the award-winning pieces from previous editions.

Here is all the information.


– Inauguration of the Exposition

On 11 March we’re starting with the first session of the cycle of ART WITH SCIENCE conferences, which consist of a round table between the three artistic directors from the competition at 7:00 pm. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, artist and creator of the VIDA contest, Daniel Canogar, artist, and Mónica Bello, expert in digital art and new media.

Next, at 7:40 pm we will hand out the awards to the winners of VIDA 15.0: Kerstin Ergenzinger, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Yunchul Kim, Cathrine Kramer and Zackery Denfeld, Thiago Hersan and Radamés Ajna, and Fernando Gutiérrez.

To finish up the conference, at 8:00 pm you can visit the exposition with the award-winning pieces, where guests can get better acquainted with both the awarded artists as well as the VIDA directors.

If you want to be with us, you can reserve your spot, starting on 3 March, here.


– “Art with Science” conference cycle

Apart from the exposition and in order to get VIDA closer to everyone who is interested in science, art, education and technology, an “Art with Science” conference cycle has been organised, which will take place on the dates of 11, 12 and 27 March, at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Espacio Fundación Telefónica.

More information here.


– Experimenta VIDA workshop

Through the educational programme EXPERIMENTA VIDA we want to invite the public to get closer to the VIDA concept.

It consists of three workshops oriented towards the general public and families, which try to examine various perspectives on the evolution of artificial life, using multidisciplinary proposals centring around art, technology and science. Via educational dynamics and experimentation, we will get closer to fields that are highly relevant in modern times, whether robotics, synthetic biology, telepresence, interactive devices or those which allow us to explore the environment using advanced techniques.

More information here.