"Matrix Vegetal," 2021/22, Patricia Domínguez. Commissioned by Screen City Biennial and Cecilia Brunson Projects. Installation at Macalline Art Center, Beijing. ©Patricia Domínguez.

ARTEONICA*: Art, Science, and Technology in Latin America Today

Sep
7
2024
Feb
23
2025

Brazilian art pioneer Waldemar Cordeiro was one of South America’s first computer artists. His treatise on arteônica—a compound of the words “art” and “electronic” and the title of an exhibition he organized in 1971—frames the computer as an instrument for positive societal change, one that could democratize art and culture. ARTEONICA* revisits this little-known Latin American art movement, creating a dialogue between a group of pioneering computer artists from the 1960s and 1970s and Latin American contemporary artists whose work responds to their legacy. Despite challenging political and social conflicts across Latin America in the ’60s and ’70s that isolated artists in the region, the relationships between art, science, and technology expanded during that period. ARTEONICA* explores past and present art from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru within a broader context of conceptual, historical, and geopolitical thought in Latin America.

"Matrix Vegetal," 2021/22, Patricia Domínguez. Commissioned by Screen City Biennial and Cecilia Brunson Projects. Installation at Macalline Art Center, Beijing. ©Patricia Domínguez.

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