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.
VIDA 16.0 marks the second year of the Telefónica R&D Incentives Prize, which offers winners a chance to develop their ideas with the support and assistance of the Telefónica R&D team in Barcelona in the year 2015. On this occasion, the jury selected the project Pulse by Marcelo Coelho and Tal Danino to receive this distinction. For VIDA this new prize represents the alliance of art, industry and technological innovation.