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Art Gallery

Curated Content

Unsettled Artifacts: Technological Speculations from Latin America

For the first time in SIGGRAPH history, the Art Gallery is dedicated exclusively to works by Latin American artists and designers: speculative artifacts that apply digital technologies to map alternative futures. The gallery presents 10 provocative projects from seven countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, and México.

Uncertain. Agitated. Disobedient. Unstable. Troubled. Historically, the Latin American artifact has been, above all, an unsettled object of study. Recent decades have demonstrated the impossibility of reducing the Latin American artifact to a single homogeneous concept, simply because the idea of Latin America is itself unsettled. The SIGGRAPH 2017 Art Gallery illuminates this reality and reimagines possible new worlds. It explores technology-based artistic practices produced beyond the traditional centers of industrial and technological development in territory that is often underrepresented, excluded, or ignored in the global narrative, and it shares new insights on how Latin American artists create, adapt, and use technology to critically confront a rich cultural context shaped by long histories of imperialism, colonization, and global asymmetry. 

A special issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology includes visual documentation of the works exhibited in the SIGGRAPH 2017 Art Gallery.

Scan the QR code on each contributor’s sign and listen to the description of the work in your language!

Art Gallery Chair

Paula Gaetano Adi

Art Gallery Subcommittee

Alejandro Borsani

Reception: Leonardo, Art Papers, and Art Gallery

Mix and mingle with artists, researchers, and authors whose works were selected for SIGGRAPH 2017. Meet the Leonardo team and members of the SIGGRAPH 2017 committee who organized this year's Art Gallery.


Leonardo  The MIT Press



Experience Presentations: Art Gallery

Artist Talks: Counter-Artifacts
Moderator: Nao Bustamante

Artist Talks: Biocybernetic Speculations
Moderator: María Fernández

Artist Talks: Unsettled Machinery
Moderator: Andrés Burbano

3D World