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18th Media Art Biennale WRO 2019 "Human Aspect"
Opening events of WRO 2019: May 15-19, 2019


Open call for 18th Media Art Biennale WRO 2019: Human Aspect

The program is open to various forms of expression and communication applying the artistic potential of new media and completed after January 1, 2017.

Submissions deadline: November 15, 2018

WRO 2019: Human Aspect
Structures of continually increasing capacities, artificial intelligence environments, power and knowledge which trigger self-propelling relationships within vast networks, natural and artificial lives, and non-human cognitive perspectives locate the human aspect in novel contexts. In how far is the human aspect subject to technology? To what degree and from what viewpoint is the human aspect autonomous, unpredictable, faulty, creative?

WRO Biennale: about
The WRO Media Art Biennale is the major forum for media art in Poland and one of the leading international contemporary art events in Europe. Since its inception in 1989, WRO has been presenting art forms created using new media for artistic expression and communication, exploring current creative territories, and forming a critical perspective of emerging issues in culture, art, society, technology, and humanities.

Featuring works of over 120 artists, the previous edition of the Biennale—WRO 2017: Draft Systems—was held at 17 different venues across the city of Wroclaw: museums, galleries, department stores, historical spaces—both abandoned and restored—and various public spaces. The main program of the 2017 WRO Biennale was followed by two large exhibitions in Warsaw, and an intensive WRO on Tour program of traveling screenings. The exhibitions, concerts, performances, video screenings, and conferences were attended by over 100,000 visitors.