The call for 2020 and 2021 is closed.
The next call for 2022 is expected to take place in autumn 2021.

WRO 2019 WEB CATALOGUE / EMAP group show 2019

The 18th Media Art Biennale WRO 2019 under the self-proclaimed title HUMAN ASPECT took place in Wrocław (Poland) from May till December 2019. The festival opened the perspective of discussing the new reality of the uncertain contact between technological and human matter and how artists recognize this state of art. Today, this perspective has significantly expanded, and the works and performances presented at the WRO 2019 exhibitions have gained new relevance and context. A comprehensive catalogue of the Biennale events presents a survey of exhibits, events, thematic discussions, texts and critical analyses, complete with an abundant collection of video resources, which flesh out and highlight the meanings of the eponymous phrase.

The new catalogue conveys the entanglements of the human as both the creator and the recipient in an unpredictable network of interpenetrating interactions, in artistic representations which make it possible to experience and understand these processes. 

EMAP artists and works presented during the WRO 2019:
Marco Barotti (IT), Clams, installation, 2019
Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Gjino Šutić (HR), aqua_forensic, installation, 2018
Anna Dumitriu (GB), Alex May (GB), Archaeabot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form, installation, 2018
Taavi Suisalu (EE), Waiting for the Light, installation, 2018
Katrin Hochschuh (DE), Adam Donovan (AU), Empathy Swarm, performative installation, 2018
Chloé Galibert-Laîné (FR), Kevin B. Lee (US), BOTTLED SONGS 3 & 4, installation, 2018




Kat Austen @ ArtLaboratoryBerlin online talk

Kat Austen and Nana MacLean discuss the coexistence of microplastics in the environment and what it means for nature and ourselves. During this online talk, they will invite your minds to go visiting the plastisphere as artists, chemists and biologists, trees and bacteria, humans and particles – negotiating together a plan of coexistence with microplastics on this planet.

Wednesday 22 April 2020 from 5:30-7:00 pm
The event will be streamed live on this webpage:
A limited number of participants can take part via Zoom. To register please send an email and short description of why you would like to attend to:


Hello from EMAP members online conference
  • EMAP members online conference

Greetings to all artists from the EMAP members online conference meeting.
We are still here for you!

Mosaic Virus @ Centre Pompidou
  • Mosaic Virus © Anna Ridler

Mosaic Virus by Anna Ridler is being shown at the Centre Pompidou, Mutations/Créations: art, innovation and science. Mutations/Créations a new platform half-way between art and innovation, which invites the sciences to connect with creation, and artists to dialogue with engineers. Mosaic Virus was realised by Anna Ridler within her EMAP/EMARE grant at Impakt in 2018. It will be persented at Centre Pompidou until April 20, 2020.

Myriad (Tulips) @ Festival Art Souterrain, Canada
  • Myriad (Tulips) © Anna Ridler

Anna Ridler will offer a series of photographic photos: Myriad (Tulips), an installation made up of 10,000 polaroid photos of Dutch tulips. These images become a "data set" which will allow to train an algorithm so that it "learns," just like artificial intelligence. Myriad (Tulips) has been realised within the EMAP/EMARE grant 2018 at Impakt and will be presented at Festival Art Souterrain 2020 from Feb 29 until March 22. will present 29th feb (20:00) and 22nd march (21:00).

European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMARE) Selected Artists for 2020 and 2021
  • EMAP/EMARE Jury © Onassis Stegi

The European Media Art Platform is one of 15 European platforms funded by Creative Europe and the only one for digital media. Its aim is to support artists working in that field, especially emerging artists who work critically and in an innovative way with (digital but not only) technologies. Since the platform started in 2018 four EMARE commissions have been already internationally awarded. We are proud to announce the 22 selected artists and groups of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) for the years 2020 and 2021. Over 700 artists from 46 countries submitted their proposal to the call. EMAP is going to host twenty-two European media artists and groups altogether in the eleven countries of the EMAP member organisations in the next two years:

Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria:
2020: Kasia Molga (UK/PL)
2021: Moritz Simon Geist (DE)

Bandits-Mages, Bourges, France:
2020: Konrad Korabiewskim (IS/PL)
2021: Sophie Hoyle (UK)

FACT, Liverpool, United Kingdom:
2020: Carolin Liebl & Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler (DE)
2021: Andrius Arutiunian (LI/NL)

IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture, Utrecht, Netherlands:
2020: Clusterduck Collective (IT/DE/FR)
2021: Liliana Piskorska (PL)

KONTEJNER, Zagreb, Croatia:
2020: uh513 (María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde) (ES)
2021: Darsha Hewitt (DE/CA)

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain:
2020: Stefan Laxness (UK)
2021: Flow Architecture (Annarita Papeschi) (UK/IT)

M-Cult, Helsinki, Finland:
2020: Forms of Ownership (Vienne Chan, Alan Cunningham, Boris Oicherman & OPA: Slobodanka Stevceska, Denis Saraginovski) (Multinational)
2021: (Kévin Bartoli, Marika Dermineur, Jean Marie Boyer) (FR)

Onassis Stegi, Athens, Greece:
2020: Martin Nadal (ES)
2021: Nico Angiuli (IT)

RIXC, Riga, Latvia:
2020: Daniel Hengst (DE)
2021: Silvia Rosani (UK/ IT)

WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland:
2020: Kat Austen (DE/UK)
2021: Gil Delindro (DE/PT)

Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany:
2020: Mark Farid (UK)
2021: Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf (AT)

EMAP / EMARE offers production residencies for the duration of two months, to European Artists working in the fields of digital media. Each residency includes a grant of 3.000,- €, project budget of 4.000 €, free accommodation, travel expenses up to 500 €, free access to the technical facilities and media labs within the host institution, consulting by experts and a professional presentation as well as the option to participate in exhibition tours at our members festivals.
In 2020 EMAP group shows will be presented at LABoral in Gijón, Spain in May-June; at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria in September; at KONTEJNER’s Touch Me Festival in Zagreb, Croatia in September; at Onassis Stegi in Athens, Greece in November., and at Bandits-Mages Rencontres in Bourges, France in November.

The final group show of all 44 commissions of the European Media Art Platform produced in 2018 until 2021 will be presented at the Werkleitz Festival 17th June until 4th July 2021 in Halle (Saale), Germany.

Anna Ridler Solo Exhibition @ Aksioma, Ljubljana
  • © Anna Ridler

The Abstraction of Nature, a solo exhibition by EMARE alumni Anna Ridler will be shown at Aksioma in Ljubljana 19 February – 18 March, 2020.

“Tulip Mania meant that the order of the stock market was introduced into the order of nature. The tulip began to lose the properties and charms of a flower: it grew pale, lost its colours and shapes, became an abstraction, a name, a symbol interchangeable with a certain amount of money.” – Zbigniew Herbert.

PROFILING THE PROFILERS @ 26th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana
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  • © will participate with ONLINE CULTURE WARS and PROFILING THE PROFILERS in the exhibition Common Knowledge to the 26th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana.
The exhibition opens 16 January 2020 at 18:00.

The map Online Culture Wars is an overlay of hundreds of politicised memes, along with influential political figures and symbols. It is designed as a discussion starter, intended to visualise and contextualise the ongoing online culture wars, and some of the main political references, actors and influencers. From Twitter to Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Gab or 4chan, one of the by-products of online culture wars is the over-politicisation of seemingly mundane topics, products, practices and cultural elements. In recent years, online cultures have been subjected to a growing polarisation, politicisation and radicalisation, influenced by numerous actors and magnified by social networks. This cartography offers a representation of online ideological and political frictions, integrated into the visual system of a Political Compass meme.

Based on state of the art big data analytics techniques, PROFILING THE PROFILERS generates a series of highly detailed digital profiles of big tech companies – ie. psychological, cultural and political profiles – similar to the ones constantly generated for each user by these very same companies. In other words, this algorithm performs a sousveillance of big tech companies using their own tools.

no bodies welcome | all bodies welcome @ transmediale, E2E
  • © Aay Liparoto

Aay Liparoto with HOT BODIES - CHOIR present no bodies welcome | all bodies welcome at transmediale 2020 within the group exhibition The Eternal Network, opening 28th Jan:

In their work, Aay Liparoto acknowledges our interdependence with technology for information, work, sex, entertainment, socialising, healthcare and the crossovers in between. What does this web of interdependence mean for queer feminist bodies, which rely more heavily on DIY information exchange? Housed in a ‘void pod’, the speculative choir piece presented here, is created through workshops with HOT BODIES – CHOIR a queer, LGBTIEA+ and feminist choir based in Brussels. Cocooned with light and sound, their voices invite us to reflect and question the power and politics of the spaces we participate in online and the behaviour of ourselves and others.

The artwork has been informed by Liparoto’s ongoing research and evolution of the Not Found On wiki—. This is an online project co-created through a series of workshops with, by and for feminist queer bodies to record and exchange knowledge. The adjoining publication-  Everything you own you’ve had to build on stolen ground - chronicles the collective process and thinking behind used in Include your community Workshops.


EMARE and PMMC films @ chaos communication congress
  • © Birk Schmidthüsen

29.12.2019, 4pm at the Chaos Communication Congress (CCC) in Leipzig, Messehalle 2, there will be a presentation of the film programme FENCE SHARPENING with EMARE and PMMC film productions, amongst them Artificial Intelligence by Doug Fishbone, Fence Sharpening by Leopold Kessler, the presentation of Wachter/Jud: Tools for the next revolution
and the installation SPECULATIVE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE / EXP. # 2 by Birk Schmithüsen.

The platform annually awards production grants to outstanding European media artists and supports research, production, presentation and distribution of media art in Europe and beyond.

Short history:
1995 the European Media Artists in Resicence Exchange (EMARE) was initiated by werkleitz, Hull Time Based Arts and Intermedia Department Budapest.
The ongoing residency exchange had various partners and members during the years. In 2007 the European Media Art Network (EMAN) was founded as institutional backbone for the EMARE program.
In 2007 and 2008 EMAN received support from the European Union's 'Culture 2007–2013' programme to organise a series of residencies for European artists as part of the residency programmes of the four EMAN members. In 2012 and 2013 the EU supported an exchange of European and Mexican artists for residencies at the four European EMAN members and media art labs in Mexico. For 2014 and 2015 EMAN received similar EU funding to organise a residency exchange for artists from Europe, Canada and Australia.
In 2017 newly founded EMAP (European Media Art Platform) has started to offer grants in 11 member institutions all over Europe.

The three EU fundings for these activities resulted in the move exhibitions and werkleitz festival series in Halle:
2018 EMAN expands to 11 European countries and transforms with the help of the Creative Europe funds into EMAP!