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CIFO & Ars Electronica
A Parallel (R​)evolution — Digital Art in Latin America

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  • Dora Ytzell Bartilotti, Have You Seen Her
  • Thessia Machado, int.: time slip, a song for structural comfort, undated
  • Ana Elena Tejera, The Walls Know
  • BioMultispecies, Cenizas Parana, undated
  • Amor Muñoz, Chimera, Expanded Bodies

Out of more than 160 nominated artists, six were awarded the first CIFO-Ars Electronica Awards in April 2022:

Dora Ytzell Bartilotti (MEX)
Electrobiota Collective: Gabriela Munguía (MEX) and Guadalupe Chávez (ARG)
Thessia Machado (BRA/USA)
Amor Muñoz (MEX)
Ana Elena Tejera (PAN)

They received up to 30,000 dollars for the development and realisation of their submitted concepts.

The finished works will be presented in this exhibition at Lentos, after the show they will become part of the permanent collection of Latin American art of the renowned Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO). Since 2002, this foundation based in Miami, Florida, USA, has set itself the task of supporting and promoting cultural understanding and educational dialogue between Latin American artists and the global public.

The exhibition at Lentos takes place within the framework of the Ars Electronica Festival 2022.

Date Title Time
Thu 22.02Press conference: Danube:Island

Industrial zone, local recreational area and sensitive ecosystem – the Danube is a reconfigured cultural landscape marked by stark contrasts. The Austrian artists Herwig Turk and Gebhard Sengmüller have chosen this as the starting point for their artistic research.

10:00 am–11:00 am
Thu 22.02Guided tour through Haus-Rucker-Co”

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 people, guided tour ticket € 4 (plus admission) No registration required (“first-come-first-served”), German only

6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Thu 22.02Opening: Danube:Island

Industrial zone, local recreational area and sensitive ecosystem – the Danube is a reconfigured cultural landscape marked by stark contrasts. The Austrian artists Herwig Turk and Gebhard Sengmüller have chosen this as the starting point for their artistic research.

Welcome: Hemma Schmutz (Director Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz), Introduction: Herwig Turk and Gebhard Sengmüller (artists), Greetings: Hans-Peter Hasenbichler (Managing Director viadonau), Opening: Doris Lang-Mayerhofer (City Councillor for Culture of the City of Linz)

7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 23.02Museum Total: Open studio on the Danube:Island”

Adults, children and young people can develop and artistically realise their own ideas on Danube design in this open studio. You can come and go at any time. Free with the Museum Total Ticket

1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Fri 23.02Museum Total: Special family tour of Danube:Island“

Guided tour for the whole family through the exhibition Danube:Island“ at the Lentos Art Museum. Free with Museum Total Ticket.

4:00 pm–4:30 pm
Sat 24.02Lentos Ate­lier

Children and young people between the ages of 6 and 12 have the opportunity to discover works of art, work creatively and try out different techniques in the Lentos studio.

10:00 am–12:00 pm
Sat 24.02Los Lentoninios

Every second Saturday each month (in the holidays: Tuesday) our youngest visitors are cordially invited to the Donauatelier to give their fantasy and creativity free rein.

3:00 pm–4:30 pm
Sun 25.02Museum Total: Open studio on Haus-Rucker-Co”

Adults, children and young people can be inspired by the Haus-Rucker-Co” group of architects and artists and develop and artistically realise their own ideas of living utopias in this open studio. You can come and go at any time.

11:00 am–2:00 pm
Sun 25.02Guided tour through Haus-Rucker-Co”

Duration 60 minutes, max. 25 people, guided tour ticket € 4 (plus admission) No registration required (“first-come-first-served”), German only

4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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