VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards begun in 1999 by
Fundación Telefónica, was created with the mission of supporting
creative endeavours in this singular field by rewarding the pioneering
efforts of artists. We are now pleased to announce the launch of the
VIDA 14.0, which for the last 14 years have been rewarding artistic
projects developed with technological media that offer innovative
insights into the study of artificial life. At a time when the concept
of life finds itself once again in uncharted territory, a wide range
of artistic initiatives attempt to illustrate and explore this
phenomenon, examining its impact on our collective consciousness and
how it affects the cultural, technological and social mindset. Over
the past decade, VIDA has welcomed a variety of interdisciplinary
projects that respond to this situation and brought them together in a
single forum. Using formal strategies that push the boundaries between
existing practices, these projects offer new perspectives that force
us to reconsider our pre-existing notions of life and artificial life.
As in previous years, contestants are invited to submit proposals in
one of two categories:
CATEGORY “FINALISED PROJECTS”
In this category, Vida 14.0 rewards artistic artificial life projects
developed after the year 2010. A total of 40,000 euros will be divided
among the three winning projects chosen by the jury: First Prize:
18,000 euros; Second Prize: 14,000 euros; Third Prize: 8,000 euros.
Seven honorary mentions will also be awarded to projects chosen by the
jury from among the finalists.
CATEGORY “INCENTIVES FOR PRODUCTION"
In this category, Vida 14.0 helps to finance artistic artificial life
projects that have not yet been produced. It is reserved for artists
who are citizens or residents of any country in Latin America, Spain
or Portugal. This category is also endowed with 40,000 euros to be
divided among the selected projects.
Project submissions must be submitted before midnight (Central
European Time) on 30th July 2012.
Submitted projects will be reviewed by an international jury
consisting of Mónica Bello (Spain), Jens Hauser (France), Martin
Kaltenbrunner (Austria), Karla Jasso (Mexico), Sally Jane Norman (New
Zealand/France), Nell Tenhaaf (Canada) and Francisco Serrano,
Executive Director of Fundación Telefónica.
INFORMATION AND QUERIES
You can find the competition guidelines and the participation form at
If you have any questions about the competition, please refer to the
FAQ section. You may also contact us by sending an email to
Mónica Bello Bugallo
Artistic Director of VIDA
Art and Artificial Life International Awards