The 17th ARCO/BEEP Electronic Art Award has been awarded to “Echo”, a work by Lúa Coderch, Julia Múgica, Lluís Nacenta and Iván Paz, presented by the Galeria Àngels of Barcelona with the collaboration of Galeria Dilalica.


The jury has valued this collective creation that reformulates, in a contemporary key, the myth of the nymph Echo, materializing in a post-human object next to which there is a small stool to allow the viewer to interact. “Echo” responds and converses on the edge of the (in)congruent and, in a way, poses an allegory of our need to establish a correspondence.


The artists indicate that this work "works like a body among bodies", operates in society by articulating statements that reveal our difficulty in understanding what is said or trying to speak with minimal meaning. It is not merely a question of the wall in the distance giving us back, what we have said, with a time delay, but a linguistic “drift” that does not exclude a humorous tonality. Just as we begin to glimpse an end to the pandemic distancing, this "echo-objectual-verbal" may symbolize our wish for closeness, the desire that conversations may be what we deserve. Summoning Echo, we rescue this being despised by Narcissus from oblivion, something that deserves to be verbalized.


In these moments of barbarism, the jury wants to highlight the collaborative practices within the artistic world, as a sign of generosity and humanity. Echo, in its conception, creation and exhibition, has been made possible by the desire to share and collaborate. Against barbarism.


February 24th 2022.


Felicie d’Estienne d’Orves at The Grenier à Sel, Avignon

The exhibition Light, Space, Time, brings together 14 contemporary artists in a tribute to Nicolas Schöffer. Cybernetics, robotics, interactivity, prismatic visions, video art and dream machines are all on the program for this selection on display at the Grenier à sel.


Nicolas Schöffer was a leading precursor of cybernetic art, electronic arts and above all exchange between artistic disciplines, and was a major artist of the second half of the 20th century. This exhibition pays tribute to Nicolas Schöffer and his visionary genius in presenting films and visual experiments, and testifies to the umbilical connection that links him to an entire generation of artists at the crossroads of technologies and sciences.

The exhibition Light, Space, Time establishes the dialogue between period documents and current works that resonate with tthe triad 'Light, Space, Time'.

Cybernetics, robotics, interactivity, prismatic visions, video art and dream machines are all on hand for this exhibition of 14 contemporary artists: Elias Crespin, Olivier Ratsi, Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves, Pe Lang, Adrien Lucca, Etienne Rey, Antoine Schmitt, Anne Sarah Lemeur, Santiago Torres, Lab(au), Justine Emard, Ronan Barrot - Robbie Barrat, Maurice Benayoun and Niko de la Faye.


The .BEEP { collection;} participates by lending the work Eclipse II, Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves.


Le Grenier à sel - Avignon
From October 9, 2021 to December 23, 2022.

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Anthony McCall at PZSB/MCC, Mieres

The Pozu Santa Bárbara and the MCC de Mieres host Anthony McCall. Solid Light and Performance Works, an exhibition – curated by Gloria Moure – that traces the artist’s career. A pioneer in combining multiple disciplines such as sculpture, film and drawing, McCall presents Face to Face II, his first work with two facing screens, in which the viewer is immersed in an architecture that generates a theatrical atmosphere, a hybrid between the ethereal and the solid.

The .BEEP { collection;} participates by lending the work Face to Face II, Anthony McCall.

Pozu Santa Barbara (PZSB), Mieres.
Mieres Cultural Center (MCC), Mieres.


From October 15, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

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Ars Electronica Garden Barcelona 2021

The Institut Ramon Llull, Hac Te – Barcelona Art, Science and Technology Hub, UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, HANGAR – Center for Art Research and Production, NewArtFoundation, .BEEP { collection;}, ESPRONCEDA – Institute of Art & Culture, La Caldera – Center for the creation of dance and performing arts, Canòdrom – Digital and Democratic Innovation Centre, organize for second year the Ars Electronica Garden Barcelona within the official program of the Ars Electronica 2021 Festival, which is held in distributed mode, with Barcelona as one of its locations.

​From September 8 to 12, Ars Electronica 2021, the festival for art, technology and society, take place not only in Linz, and 86 other Ars Electronica Gardens around the globe, but also online. The festival thus presented itself as a dual event – with exhibitions, concerts, talks, conferences, workshops, guided tours and other online activities.

The main challenge of the new digitality is to resist the transhuman capitalist dream of the digital as utopia so as to configure a hybrid problematic via metastable and interdependent approaches to digital media. The hybrid times we are now living in have made us utterly aware of our interdependence— the state of being mutually reliant upon one another—as a form of symbiosis to take into account. Merging the digital/online world with the analog/presential world also has to relate and connect with the multiple layers of reality involved, from technopolitical infrastructures to ecosocial impact. The Ars Electronica Garden Barcelona will consist of five different phases: 1) an open call for art, science and technology grants; 2) artists’residencies in scientific and technological research centers; 3) the implementation of research-production processes in visual arts and performing arts production centers; 4) the public exhibition and diffusion of artistic research results and, finally, 5) the sharing of results, methods and processes involved in the collaboration through a series of open talks and roundtable discussions. With works by Estampa, Andy Gracie, Óscar Martín, Esther Rodríguez-Barbero, Anaisa Franco, Stefan Tiefengraber, Mohsen Hazrati, Mónica Rikić, Gilles Jobin Cia, Solim.n López,  Pheel Concepts and Remix El Barrio among others, and with the participation of innovation platforms such as IMMENSIVA and Phygital.


With the collaboration of Sónar, Mira Festival, IDEAL — Digital Arts Center, IAAC — The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, BSC — Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ICFO — Institute of Photonic Sciences, BIST — Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Barcelona City Council and the Direction of Innovation and Digital Culture at the Ministry of Culture-Government of Catalonia. Curated by: Pau Alsina, Carolina Jiménez, Maria Lladó,Alejandro Martín, Vicente Matallana, Lluís Nacenta and Irma Vilá. ​



Madrid, July 8th, 2021

BEEP Collection´s Prize in its 16th Edition (2021) in ARCOMADRID has been awarded to Marina Núñez for her works, Still Life Swell (2021) and Still Life Tornadoes (2021) exhibited in the Gallery Rocío Santacruz. The members of the jury were Fernando Castro, Roberta Bosco, Marie-France Veyrat and Vicente Matallana.

The work is a reformulation of the Neo-Barroc Still Life genre in several videos, allegorizing both the questions related to human existence and its relationship with Nature. Their pictorial tonality is very sophisticated, offering a fascinating hyper-reality approach that presents the viewer with specific details such as the movement of a piece of cloth or the spilling of liquid from a glass due to an inexplicable turbulence. Drama and beauty are intertwined in these works that explain this artist’s maturity.

Marina Núñez has developed her art over the years from painting to photography and computerization. She has exhibited in reference museums such as MNCARS, MUSAC or Thyssen-Bornemisza. Her artistic meditations about hysteria, the feminine condition, monstrosity and scopic drive, converge in these intense videos that do not suggest the idea of “the vanity of all things” rather the idea that there might be at least some hope within the disastrous world in which we live: Still Lives that transmit life or, at least, exorcize the intrinsic death that is implicit in the name of its genre.

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Resolution of the production-research grants by Institut Ramon Llull, NewArtFoundation, UOC, La Caldera and Hangar.

Barcelona, June 15th , 2021

The selection committee was formed by:

Maria Lladó and Susana Millet (Institut Ramon Llull), Marisol López (director of the Digital Area of ICEC), Marie-France Veyrat, Andreu Rodríguez Valveny and Vicente Matallana (NewArtFoundation), Pau Alsina and Irma Vilà (UOC – ISEA Barcelona), Cristina Riera (La Caldera), Roberta Bosco (independent curator and critic), Alex González (BIST), Lydia Sanmartí and Silvia Tognetti (ICFO), Fernando Cucchietti (BSC), Lluís Nacenta and Miguel Ángel de Heras (Hangar), the latter as technical advisor with voice but no vote,has decided to select the following projects from among the 71 applications submitted to this grant program, which is framed within the context of residencies of Hac Te, the hub of art, science and technology in Barcelona:

Modality 1:
– Estampa with the project Cambres fosques de la ideologia, an investigation on the technological mediations that operate behind the images and in which different audiovisual formats are used, which put in dialogue the camera obscura with the operative images of artificial intelligence (AI).

– Andy Gracie with the project EoE Triptych #1, in which he develops cultural and scientific narratives around the end of the Universe in three different stages (the end of the Solar System, the end of the Galaxy and the Universe) in a triptych format, recurrently used in the history of art to frame narratives about the fate of humanity and its possible redemption.

– Óscar Martín with the project MMM [meta music machines], a sound and sculptural research, among other things, that tries to develop and build a non-human sound composer, a machine/sculpture that is inspired, feeds and “learns” from the music created for centuries by human culture.

– Esther Rodríguez-Barbero, with the project ¿Sueñan los cuerpos con órganos electromagnéticos?, a scenic research on the relationship between the body and implanted biomedical electronic devices and its derivations around perception, self-perception, spatial movement, the construction of spaces and narratives capable of embracing these realities.

Modality 2:

– Anaisa Franco with the project Neuroconnection, an interactive installation that connects thoughts within a parametric light sculpture that allows people to play and control light-sensitive reactions using their own thoughts.

We sincerely thank all the participants of the call and congratulate Estampa, Andy Gracie, Óscar Martín, Esther Rodríguez-Barbero and Anaisa Franco.


Production-research grants from Institut Ramon Llull, NewArtFoundation, UOC, La Caldera and Hangar

The Institut Ramon Llull, New Art Foundation, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), La Caldera and Hangar open a call for five grants for the production-research of artistic pieces in the field of the confluence between art, science and technology.

This grant program is part of the residency program of Hac Te, the art, science and technology hub of Barcelona, with the participation of the research centers Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), or other centers attached to the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).

The selected projects may be presented in the framework of the Ars Electronica 2021 festival, which for the second year will be held in distributed mode with Barcelona as one of its main locations, or other related events.

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Ars Electronica Garden Barcelona

Institut Ramon Llull, Hangar, UOC – ISEA Barcelona, OFFF Barcelona, .BEEP { collection;}, and NewArtFoundation, organize the Ars Electronica Garden Barcelona within the official program of the Ars Electronica 2020 Festival, which this year is held in distributed mode, with Barcelona as one of its locations.

From September 9th to 13th, Ars Electronica 2020 will take place under the title of Kepler’s Garden, a tour that from Linz (Austria) expands to other 120 cities. For the first time, the Festival becomes a sort of digital journey that will take visitors from all over the world to different biotopes and networked ecosystems where new alliances and forms of cooperation are possible. Simultaneously to local-physical and global online events, Ars Electronica appears once again as a laboratory focusing on experimental forms of analog and digital, real and virtual, physical and online coexistence.

Based on the notions of uncertainty and ecology, Ars Electronica Garden Barcelona presents a program that seeks to account for the diversity of relationships and interdependencies among the arts, sciences, technologies and critical thinking that make possible ways of thinking and doing that can provide non-univocal answers to the need to constitute and strengthen a material culture of life that will lessen the ecological and epistemic damage of capitalism, which the COVID-19 crisis once again puts into reconfiguration. The program of Ars Electronica Garden Barcelona is deployed in a variety of activities and formats that include exhibitions, live actions, round tables, shows or workshops, with a clear will to interconnect politics with art, technology and nature. Barcelona appears here through a network of heterogeneous agents that make theoretical positions converge with the practical work that multiple social groups, cultural producers, nodes, clusters or educational centres have been developing, interlinked with each other and with the world.

More information soon.

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Resolution of the Production and Exhibition Grants by Institut Ramon Llull, NewArtFoundation and Hangar.

The selection committee consisting of:

Eva Soria and Maria Lladó (Ramon Llull Institute), Marisol López (director of the ICEC’s Digital Area), Marie-France Veyrat, Andreu Rodríguez Valveny and Vicente Matallana (NewArtFoundation), Pau Alsina and Irma Vilà (UOC – ISEA Barcelona), Roberta Bosco (curator and critic), Giuliana Racco and Lluís Nacenta (Hangar) and Jordi Llàcer (NewArtFoundation) and Miguel Ángel de Heras (Hangar), the latter two as technical advisors with voice but no vote,

Has decided to award to the following projects:

Modality 1:

  • Roc Parés

  • Santi Vilanova


Modality 2:

  • Monica Rikić


In Barcelona, 17 July 2020

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Production and Exhibition Grants by Institut Ramon Llull, NewArtFoundation and Hangar in collaboration with the .BEEP { collection;}

The Institut Ramon Llull, NewArtFoundation and Hangar, Centre for Production and Research of Visual Arts in Barcelona open a call for proposals to award three grants for the production of artistic pieces in the field of the confluence between art and technology. These pieces will be presented in an exhibition at Arts Santa Monica, within the official program of the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival, which is held in a distributed mode, with Barcelona as one of its locations, due to the crisis of the COVID19.

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“XV edition of the ARCO-Beep Electronic Art Award”

The BEEP Collection of Electronic Art has awarded its 2020 award at the ARCOmadrid fair to Joan Fontcuberta and Pilar Rosado, for the work entitled Prosopagnosia, exhibited at the Galería Angels Barcelona.

Fontcuberta is, without a doubt, one of the most respected photographers and image theorists of his generation, with a magnificent exhibition career, both national and international. In his work he has raised a lucid and playful reflection on the status of the image, the mutations of photography and what he has described as "fury of images". Far from the Barthesian and auratic referential conception of photography, he has stressed that the image always has a fictional component.


.BEEP { collection;} @ Ars Electronica Festival 2019

The .BEEP { collection;} will participate as a guest collection at the ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL in Linz, the most important event of the year dedicated to media art and the most experimental and innovative expressions of contemporary art and creativity, celebrating its 40th anniversary.
A swarm of electronic fireflies, a sound installation controlled by a community of jellyfish and an approach to the concept of portrait through a system of representation of the face based on the observer's gaze are some of the most outstanding works which the BEEP Collection will present at the Festival, within the framework of an exhibition which poses an unprecedented concept of expanded bioart.
In addition, the BEEP Collection will exhibit its most recent additions: 3 new works by emerging artists, results of the first production program carried out in collaboration with the HANGAR Independent Production Centre and the NewArt Foundation of Barcelona.

After the Festival this proposal will be presented at the Young Gallery Weekend.


“XIV edition of the ARCO-Beep Electronic Art Award”

The BEEP Collection awards in its XIV edition the work The Wall of Gazes (2011) by the Argentine artist Mariano Sardón exhibited at the Ruth Benzacar gallery (Buenos Aires).

It is a magnificent installation in video resolution, with a special software support, generated from an eye tracker device. Sardón investigates the mutations of the contemporary gaze. Each subject establishes a journey with his vision generating lines and flashes that make up faces that appear from a situation of apparent disorder. In this sort of visual labyrinth, a countenance that seems to question us ends up composing itself. At a time when we endured a data tsunami with hardly any information nuclei being settled, the work of Mariano Sardón comes to propose a resolution of the collective visual itineraries in semblants-epiphanies that are subject to the dynamics of time.

This “wall of gazes” allows establishing a dialogue with other works from the BEEP Collection that also influence the conceptualization of “ways of looking”. If art is a strange combination of what we see and what looks at us, in this case what challenges us is a face that does not intend to petrify us in the manner of the Gorgon but to incite us to contemplate reality in other ways.


“The .BEEP { collection;} presents a selection of
works at Mobile Week Barcelona”

In its 3rd edition, Mobile Week Barcelona presents the exhibition “Our simple relationship with technology: a reflection on the digital transformation of our society through the selection of ten works by international artists and works from the BEEP Collection of Electronic Art”.

As a starting point for the open call for artists, Mobile Week proposed to rethink the daily relationship established between human beings and technology, with special attention to artificial intelligence. Far from explaining simple connections, our simple relationship with technology seeks to trace relationships of mutual influence that are often not evident as daily. Clad in apparent simplicity and, in many cases, a sense of humor, the 10 selected works address our relationship with technology in all its complexity, a relationship that is ubiquitous in the Beep Collection.

Tycho; Test One by British artist Paul Friedlander is the first result of the ATA (Advanced Technology Art) Program developed by the Collection, the NewArtFoundation and Eurecat, the leading Technology Center in Catalonia, with the collaboration of Escofet, serving as a meeting point for the presentation of the works Gust by Daniel Canogar, Try Not To Think So Much by Eugenio Ampudia and Luci by José Manuel Berenguer that complete the Collection's proposal.

These works will be accompanied by the artists selected by an international jury made up of Olga Subirós, Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás, Roberta Bosco, Rosa Ferré, Axel Gasulla, Amanda Masha and Rosa Arredondo who selected works by the artists Albert Barqué-Duran, Fidel García, Martina Solés Caldés, Mónica Rikić, Karin Fischnaller, Ivar Veermäe, Adriana Tamargo & Guillermo Escribano, María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde, Martin Nadal & César Escudero and Miguel Solimán López Cortez.

The exhibition will be open from February 14 to March 16, 2019, at Disseny Hub Barcelona.


The XIII edition of the ARCO / BEEP Award is convened, and the BEEP Collection dialogues with the Es Baluard Museum Collection

The BEEP Collection of Electronic Art is the result of the artistic patronage of Andreu Rodríguez, president of the TICNOVA Group. In its 13 years of existence, the primary objective of the Collection has been to be a witness and agent of the transgression created by the intersection between art, science and technology.

Linked from its beginnings to the ARCOmadrid International Contemporary Art Fair, through the ARCOmadrid / BEEP Prize for Electronic Art, it has generated one of the most important electronic art collections in Europe. More than 40 works show the trends of the technological media in the field of artistic practices.

The Collection will once again be present at what is the appointment with the Spanish contemporary art market: the international fair ARCOmadrid. And it does so with a new call for the most traditional award at the fair, the ARCOmadrid / BEEP Award for Electronic Art. The objective of the award is to promote the research, production and exhibition of art linked to new technologies or electronic art. Its purpose is to promote artistic creation linked to technology, to promote communication between technology manufacturers / creators and creative artists. A natural collaboration that will benefit and enrich both.


.BEEP { collection;} @ Ars Electronica Festival 2018

Starting on 6th September the Austrian city of Linz will host the most important event in the world of digital art: the Ars Electronica festival.

In this latest edition, the .BEEP { collection;} will be
one of the protagonists as an invited collection. As such, it will be charged with exhibiting one of its latest productions as well as various selected works from the collection.