The VIDA Awards rank among the most important distinctions in the field of new media art. Created in 1999 by Fundación Telefónica, they are currently the only prizes dedicated to art and artificial life. Over the past 15 years, VIDA has consolidated its firm commitment to defining and developing new contemporary artistic practices in the context of technological, scientific, and cultural innovation.
The VIDA 16.0 jury, consisting of international experts Honor Harger, Jose Carlos Mariátegui, Marina MacDougall, Mónica Bello, Nell Tenhaaf, Roger Malina, and Laura Fernández Orgaz, has selected the winners in the competition’s three categories: the Finished Project Prizes, the Incentives for Production Prizes, and, finally, the VIDA Pioneers Prize.
The Incentives for Production Prizes category, reserved for new artistic productions in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, shines a spotlight on creative proposals that place technology at the service of social, cultural, and environmental causes. This year’s prize winners are artists Lot Amorós, Marcela Armas, Pedro Lopes, Michael Hurtado, Marcelo Coelho, and Tal Danino.