Winner of ESO Art & Science Residency Announced

María Ignacia Edwards selected from over 140 applicants from 40 countries

17 March 2015

Following an open call for applications, Ars Electronica in Austria has announced that the winner of the Art & Science residency is the Chilean artist María Ignacia Edwards.

The decision was reached by a jury of ten, made up of representatives of Ars Electronica and the seven cultural institutions that make up the Art & Science Network, along with ESO’s Representative in Chile, Fernando Comerón.

Edwards’ latticeworks combine delicacy and poise with an intricate spatial awareness, underpinned by mathematical and physical calculations. She will be spending the residency at ESO in Chile and the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Austria.

Aesthetics, originality, innovation, a compelling conception, the technique and quality of the presentation, as well as an interest in the ideas of science as expressed by ESO were all criteria under which submissions were evaluated.

Fostering interdisciplinary work and intercultural exchange, as well as gaining access to new target audiences, are among the declared goals of the Art & Science initiative. There is also a strong emphasis on the role of art as a catalyst in processes of social renewal. By creating images and narratives dealing with the potential risks and rewards inherent in technological and scientific development, artists can exert an important influence on how society comes to terms with these innovations.

Full details can be found on the Art & Science website.


Richard Hook
ESO education and Public Outreach Department
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6655
Cell: +49 151 1537 3591

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Artist María Ignacia Edwards in her studio
Artist María Ignacia Edwards in her studio