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IV EX New Media Art Open Call en Urvanity


Ex, Asociación de arte electrónico y experimental, presentó los proyectos ganadores de su IV convocatoria internacional en Urvanity, Feria Internacional de Nuevo Arte Contemporáneo, que se celebró en el COAM, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, del 21 al 25 de febrero de 2018. El conjunto de obras, seleccionadas entre proyectos procedentes de cinco continentes, reflejaron en su variedad y rigor, la vitalidad y capacidad de propuesta del Media Art actual.

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Seleccionados IV Convocatoria Arte electrónico experimental

EX is pleased to announce the winner works from our Open IV Call. The works will be shown at Urvanity, New Contemporary Art Fair,  from February 21st to February 25th, 2018 in LASEDE at COAM (Official College of Architects of Madrid).

Artist selected IV EX Open Call Experimental New Media Art


The Trained Particles Circus by Patxi Araujo from Spain

The Trained Particles Circus proposes an improbable, precarious and potentially dangerous meeting place caged between the real and the virtual. Embodied in the relationship between a synthetic biomechanics and an automaton, it recreates the figure of the circus artist, the puppet with its own life or the fantastic animal; and it places us as spectators of a contemporary spectacle of hybrid and augmented subjects, mixing light and shadow, fake and magic, virtual and physical reality, machine and organism.

Jury’s decission: The depth and rigor of his research along with the re-visitation of the flea trainer character were the reasons on which this decision was based. The piece proves that Avant-garde art does not necessarily ought to turn its back to solid traditions.

Patxi Araujo (Spain, 1967) is an artist and researcher. Professor at the Faculty of Arts at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. His work combines human narrative, nature and fiction with their digital peers through bodies, perceptions and metaphors coming from programming environments, robotics, artificial life and simulation.  He has made publications and numerous exhibitions and his works have been selected and shown at festivals such as ISEA, Technarte, MADATAC, ADAF, among others.


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Fallo jurado IV Convocatoria arte electrónico experimental

Fallo del Jurado de la IV Convocatoria y premios EX de arte electrónico experimental

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A cinco de enero de 18. Reunidos en línea a las once horas

Roberta Bosco, Nilo Casares, Jaime González Lavagne y Arturo Moya Villén 

como miembros del Jurado de los IV Premios EX de arte electrónico y experimental, fruto de la IV Convocatoria de arte electrónico y experimental organizada por EX, Asociación de arte electrónico y experimental y Urvanity, Feria Internacional de Nuevo Arte Contemporáneo, en colaboración con L&A Asociados y Veronika VR Solutions.


otorgar el Primer premio, dotado con 1.000 euros, a la obra The Trained Particles Circus de Patxi Araujo (España) porque aúna la investigación profunda y rigurosa con el rescate de una figura del pasado como es la del domador de pulgas, algo que nos ayuda a ver que el arte de vanguardia no tiene por qué dar la espalda a nuestras tradiciones más consolidadas.

El Segundo premio, dotado con con 500 euros, a la obra The Living Language Project de Ori Elisar (Israel) por su uso de la investigación bioartística como puente con la tradición kabalística más pura, en un intento de mostrar la naturaleza viva del alfabeto como respuesta al orden de las cosas y conjunto del Universo.

Además, y dada la elevada calidad de las obras examinadas, se siente obligado a destacar como seleccionados para la exposición final con motivo de la feria Urvanity:

La obra Exploring Extreme Surfaces and Terrains de Chiara Passa (Italia), quien viene realizando una exploración severa sobre las relaciones entre lo real y lo virtual que en esta obra traslada hasta la fisicidad escultórica exprimida en sus posibilidades virtuales.

La obra A Gallery Situation de Caz Egelie (Holanda) por la jocosa representación de las relaciones que pueden establecerse en el entorno de un museo de arte contemporáneo entre las obras y el visitante, cuando aquellas son observadas con la velocidad de crucero de los expertos más impacientes.

Y con esta acta lo hacemos público para mejor conocimiento de todos.

Jury’s decision on IV Open Call for EX Experimental New Media Art Prize

January 5th 2018

As a result of the 4th edition of the electronic and experimental art open call launched by EX, and Urvanity Art Fair, in collaboration with L&A Associates and Veronika VR Solutions, Roberta Bosco, Nilo Casares, Jaime González Lavagne and Arturo Moya Villén , jury of the electronic and experimental art awards, virtually met at 11am.

They unanimously agreed to the following:

Award the first prize and 1,000 euros to the artwork titled The Trained Particles Circus by Patxi Araujo from Spain. The depth and rigor of his research along with the re-visitation of the flea trainer character were the reasons on which this decision was based. The piece proves that Avant-garde art does not necessarily ought to turn its back to solid traditions.

Award the second prize and 500 euros to the artwork titled The Living Language Project by Ori Elisar from Israel. The employment of bio-artistic research as a bridge to the purest kabalistic tradition was the reason on which this decision was based. The piece presents an attempt to show a current nature of the alphabet as a response to the order of things and the universe.

Considering the high level of the applications received, three additional artworks are to be exhibited at Urvanity Art Fair, along with the above awardees. To this purpose, the jury also unanimously agreed to the following.

Select the piece titled Exploring extreme Surfaces and Terrains by Chiara Passa from Italy. The thorough exploration of the dynamics between reality and virtuality was the reason on which this decision was based. Here, a dialogue between sculpture physicality and its potential iteration in the virtual world represents this line of research.

Select the piece titled A Gallery Situation by Caz Egelie from Holland. The humorous portrait of the relations between artworks and contemporary art museum visitors when it occurs in a rush was the reason on which this decision was based.

This meeting minutes shall be made public to better knowledge of everyone connected to this open call.

miembros del jurado IV Open Call EX

EX, Asociación de arte electrónico y experimental,

se complace en anunciar la composición del jurado de la

IV Convocatoria y premios EX

de arte electrónico experimental

Los miembros del jurado de esta cuarta edición de la convocatoria son:

Roberta Bosco, Nilo Casares, Jaime González Lavagne y Arturo Moya Villén

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Roberta Bosco es una periodista de origen italiano, afincada en España, especializada en arte contemporáneo y cultura digital. Desde 1998 escribe regularmente en el diario EL PAÍS en cuya plataforma online tuvo el blog El Arte en la Edad del Silicio, continuación de CiberP@is, el suplemento semanal del diario dedicado a las nuevas tecnologías. Desde 1994 es corresponsal desde España de Il Giornale dell’Arte, la principal revista de arte italiana. Con Stefano Caldana ha comisariado varias exposiciones de arte electrónico y digital, como Aproximaciones creativas a la Colección Beep de Arte Electrónico abierta hasta el 30 de marzo en el Museo de Reus.


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IV Open Call for EX Experimental New Media Art Prize

EX, electronic and experimental art association, and Urvanity Art Fair

present the

IV Open Call for the “EX” Experimental New Media Art Prize

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EX’s experimental New Media Art Prize and open call reaches its forth edition, and comes with significant news and recognition. First of all, we are very thankful for the support of Madrid’s State Government to EX’s previous call and prize. Our application to Madrid State’s cultural non-profit grant program was selected, which has meant a big deal, and encouraged us to keep working with great commitment and enthusiasm. This program supports initiatives related to dance, music, visual arts, theatre, cinema, and fashion.

Secondly, we are honored to present the 4th open call and prize at Urvanity New Contemporary Art Fair. This collaboration is based on a shared aim to build synergies with various local cultural actors, as well as inspired by a long tradition of intersections between Media Art and the urban context. From seminal Drive-In Music by Max Neuhaus in 1967, to Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive installations in the public space, electronic art has developed its own space for reflection and production. This goal to open up to the urban landscape has crystalized in important advances in the contemporary art field. Urban and electronic art questioning of White Box’s predominance in assigning meaning, has allowed not only to reach out to new audiences but also to offer new environments of encounter between the artistic and the social sphere. As a result of this collaboration and in addition to all eligible media, this year’s open call and prize will specially take into consideration those works conceived as public interventions.

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Introducción a la electrónica interactiva. Taller de Arduino


Arduino es una plataforma de hardware libre con la que se pueden desarrollar todo tipo de proyectos de electrónica y computación física, permite interactuar con sensores, luces, motores y crear sistemas inteligentes. Este taller está planteado como una primera toma de contacto, a partir de sencillos ejemplos, con los que familiarizarse con las metodologías y técnicas de Arduino.

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EX en MINI hub

EX en Pinta Miami

“EX, Arte electrónico experimental” en MINI hub.

EX tiene el placer de anunciar la exposición “EX, Arte electrónico experimental” en MINI hub. La exposición, organizada en conexión con JUSTMAD8, presenta un conjunto de artistas emergentes y mid-career que resumen la trayectoria y enfoque de nuestra asociación, caracterizado por una reflexión autocrítica sobre la nueva condición medial.

La selección de obras de la muestra, comisariada por  EX, incluye trabajos de Citlali Hernández y Nicolás Villa, Abelardo Gil Fournier, Arturo Moya Villén, Carlos Coronas y Pedro Veneroso. Citali, Abelardo y Arturo tendrán ocasión de explicar en primera persona sus respectivos proyectos a los asistentes a la inauguración, el jueves 23 de febrero a las 20:00h en MINI Hub (C/ Palma 10).

La exposición permanecerá abierta al público hasta el día 26 de febrero de 2017.

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Fallo del Jurado III Convocatoria y Premio EX de arte electrónico experimental

Fallo del Jurado de la III Convocatoria y Premio EX de arte electrónico experimental

A 10 de enero de 2017

Este jurado EXquisito, formado por  Paulina Bebecka, Nilo Casares, Jaime Lavagne, Arturo Moya Villén y Gerardo Zavarce, para fallar el

III Premio EX de arte electrónico experimental

fruto de la III Convocatoria de arte electrónico y experimental, organizada por EX, patrocinada por Arts Connection y en colaboración con JustMAD JustMAD 8, se reúne en línea a deshoras, aunque encantados por la buena acogida de la convocatoria EX tanto por los países representados, que abarcan un espectro muy amplio, cuanto por la calidad de las obras concurrentes, de menor espectro ya que supone una media muy alta, para:


el Premio en metálico EX de arte electrónico experimental, dotado con dos mil quinientos (2.500) euros, a la obra Far and Near, You and Me de Ting Zhang (República Popular China); porque consigue transformar la magia de los encuentros a distancia en algo tan real como irreales terminan siendo.

El Premio residencia Arts Connection, a la obra Image Don’t Cost a Thing de Iliyana Kancheva (Bulgaria); por devolvernos el juego del espejito, espejito; dime quién es la más bella, a su estadio anterior analógico, el del foto-matón, único lugar en el que encontrar de guardia al hombre invisible.

Para su exposición en Just Tech 17, también selecciona:

La obra Último esfuerzo rural III, de Bosch & Simons (España) por su capacidad para sujetar de manera digital a una cacharrería arcaica que no parece dejarse gobernar por esos bytes recién llegados.

La obra Hourglass de Andrei Thomaz (Brasil), porque frena el vértigo con que ahora ya no vemos nada, para que dejemos de mirar a prisa, y pararnos a ver.

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EX at Pinta Miami


Constructive Interferences

EX is very proud to announce its participation at Pinta Miami, invitated by its director Diego Costa. Our participation has been possible thanks to the support of Arts Connection, L & A Projects and Veronika VR Solutions.

EX is one of the few initiatives fully devoted to electronic art in Spain, and in spite its short trajectory, has already managed to establish itself as a reference in Spanish New Media. A proof of this it’s the success obtained by the electronic and experimental art international open call. 2016’s is its third edition. For EX’s first exhibition in the States, it’s been selected a collection of works with a common discourse on negation and interference as medium recoding mechanisms. These are works by both emerging and mid-career artists.


  • Martin Reiche
  • José Sánchez
  • PolakVanBekkum
  • Arturo Moya Villén


Mana Wynwood
2217 NW 5TH AVE.
Miami, FL 33127

Fair Hours 

VIP Preview: Tuesday, Nov. 29: 6:45 – 10:30 pm (by invitation only)
Official Opening: Wednesday, Nov. 30: 5 – 8 pm

Public Days:

Thursday, Dec. 1 – Saturday,  Dec. 3: 12 am – 8 pm
Sunday, Dec. 4: 12 – 7 pm

Martin Reiche’s work consists on a connective structure placed between two signals, that produces a systemic interference. By questioning its functionality, the piece emerges as a sculpture that reflects on the promise of a over connected world. José Sánchez also turns to negation. In his piece a fan, like a broken screen, attacks the eye causing its retreat to the blind labyrinth of the human body, allowing another constitution of the image. Ian Flitman’s algorithmic narration reflects on a language that oscillates between an absent writing, a speaking action and the potential definition of electronic as a diffuse path for self-constitution. PolakVanBekkum’s work is a landscape originated from both the interference and coupling of two different media estrategies, a binaural microphone and a gps. The spectator is shown into a virtual walk through a distorted scenario, caused by the cooperation and distance between both devices. Lastly, it shall be presented Arturo Moya Villén’s work. His practice explores the violence and alienation of a word that vanishes through media. His work proposes a negative interactivity that forces the spectator to deny the work to enable its meaning.

BNC B. Martin Reiche

Beyond Non-deterministic Connections Version B is a sculptural network of Bayonet Neill-Concelman (BNC) tee connectors and a two-channel video installation. Serving as a monumental analog video mixer, BNC B is also a statement and metaphor for global connectedness. With its sharp 90 degree angles its structure developed out of the aesthetics of L-systems, a class of generative algorithms that have widely been used in the modelling of plants and recursive processes and are representative for the governance of algorithms and data today.

Martin Reiche is a media artist living and working in Berlin, Germany, and is regularly presenting on professional computer science and digital art and gaming conferences. His artistic work has been shown at numerous festivals and museums around the world.

He has created interactive installations, sculptures, video works and experimental computer games for festivals, museums and galleries worldwide, including ZKM Museum of Media Art, ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens Digital Art Festival, INCUBARTE Art Festival Valencia, ETDM Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design Tallinn and A MAZE. Festival Berlin.

BLOWJOB (400 milisegundos). Jose Sanchez

Blowjob (400ms) is about the emphasis of contemporain culture on visual attention, but stressing the opposite side of light: those micro-discon- nections from the visually saturated surroundings that happends semi-unconsciously when we blink, that allow us rejoining with ourselves in the darkness of our bodies for a fraction of a second. A video footage of a mouth is projected in-sync over a fan wings movement while it blows on the eyes of the beholder. 400 milliseconds makes reference of the estimated duration of the blinking of an eye.

Jose Sánchez’s original background belongs to the design of the sculptoric form using glassy-state materials like blown glass and porcelain. He studied in Spain and UK at centers historically linked to the industrial past of those materials where he developed initial works that where involved into the artistic interpretation of their specific techniques and qualities of shape, transparency and finishings. As an student he took courses with international glass artist like Walter lieberman and Sally Fawkes. He holds exhibitions at both countries and got awarded two times in 2009 in UK, and recently in Spain at Justech ́16. He also has been part of International artistic fairs and festivals in Alicante, Valencia and Madrid.

Despite Jose Sánchez was trained as a glassblower his recent works expands his previous artistic languaje to diverse mediums through strategies of appropriation, opening the scope as a way for making his art able to deal with contemporary issues related to human visuality. His artworks aims to use the exhibition field as way to examine presence beyond the screens; as well as a platform to trigger dialogic queries that targets the visual as a key to understanding culture.

The mailman’s Bag. PolakVanBekkkum

Part of the 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia project, The Mailman’s Bag 2015 is a very dear work to us. The sounds are recorded directly from the bag containing the mail being distributed by the mailman. The work uses an innovative way of binaural sound recording: the bag becomes equipped with „human” ears, and becomes the protagonist. As the bag never parts from the mailman’s body, the recording stays very close to the moment to moment interaction of mail delivery. An interaction that both takes place between humans: the postman and the citizen and between objects: mail and mailbox.

Every movement of the bag is recorded with a GPS- device. Those movements are recreated with a custom software in Google Steetview. Because of the limitations of the Streetview 3D algorithm a machine-world like glitch is produced. Two worlds, the realistic sound and the weird automated 3D glitch, never totally meet. It is in the gap between those, that the poetry of the project emerges in the mind of the beholder.

Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum work together as artist-couple under the name PolakVanBekkum. Their work focusses on landscape and mobility.

They have worked and exhibited internationally, at Transmediale Berlin, Ars Electronica Linz, ZKM Karlsruhe, London, IMAL Brussels, Rento Brattinga | Gallery Amsterdam, Museo for Image and Sound Sao Paolo, Nairobi, Lagos, Marrakech, Paris, Philadelphia Percent for Art program, Los Angeles and Queensland.

In 2005 Esther Polak did receive a Golden Nica for interactive Art at Ars Electronica together with Ieva Auzina, for their MILKproject. Since 2002 we (PolakVanBekkum) initiated innovative projects about mobility and landscape. Our primary focus is: the performativity of mobility. What does mobility bring about, create?

Within our projects, we concentrate on mobility patterns (of people, products, animals, machines) and their artistic potential. In the execution we focus on the perspective of the individual: step by step, project by project we are looking for different ways of putting this point of view center stage.

Shut-Your-Mouth Machine. Arturo Moya Villén

Software and hardware design & development: Kwendenarmo and Carlos Hernández

The Shut-Your-Mouth Machine is a device inspired by the arcade game Whac-A-Mole, and its particular way of negative interaction. The game typically consists in smashing moles when they pop up from holes distributed on a plane. Constructing the meaning of the piece through its negation is one of my personal interests, and I have been working on it in recent years, unfolding a critical approach to such interactive works where the user has a total degree of control over the mechanism. In this case the negation is metaphorical and physical, because the game lies in pushing a big red button to silence the voice projected by the device. What you hear is my personal recorded voice talking about the work. So, when you push the button you are silencing my own speech. I am interested in proposing a work that constrains the user to deny it, a work where there is a circular contradiction between listening and silencing: maybe I would want to listen to the voice, but if I want to complete the game I have to stop the meaning contained in the voice. So the meaning doesn’t simply come from my voice, but from the collaboration between my speech and those who restrain it. In this sense, the work includes a critical to traditional relationship between a work of art and its receiver.

Arturo Moya Villen is a Sound Artist, New Media Artist, Composer and Curator. His work -which includes interactive installations, sound installations, performance with bio sensors, electroacoustic music, video art, etc.- has been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals in Europe, South, Centre and North America. In his work he explores the relationship between body and discourse through Electronic Media. He is one of EX’s founders and its first president.


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EX en Pinta Miami 2016

EX se enorgullece de anunciar su participación en Pinta Miami, posible gracias al inestimable apoyo de Arts Connection, y la colaboración de L  A Projects (Lavagne & Asociados) y Veronika VR Solutions.

En su breve existencia EX -una de las pocas iniciativas dedicadas íntegramente al arte electrónico en España- se ha consolidado como un referente en el campo del New Media en el panorama español, y prueba de ello, es el éxito de su convocatoria internacional de arte electrónico experimental, que este año llega a su tercera edición. En su primera presentación en el continente americano, EX presenta una síntesis de su trayectoria, encarnada en las obras de un conjunto de artistas emergentes y middle career, cuyo trabajo se presenta bajo el signo común de la negación o la interferencia como forma de reescritura medial.

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