SXSW Art Program

March 8-16, 2019

The SXSW Art Program creates a platform for visual artists to connect with international leaders in the fields of music, film, and technology by showcasing innovative projects and hosting discussions during SXSW. In 2019, you’ll experience one-of-a-kind art installations by both established and emerging artists throughout SXSW venues and throughout Austin.

The Future of Secrets - Photo by Ann Alva Wieding

The Future of Secrets - Photo by Ann Alva Wieding

About SXSW Art Program


The SXSW Art Program showcases experiential and conceptual visual artworks that apply emerging technologies and immersive environments to spark discovery, inspiration, and connection. Incorporated into the broader ecosystem of creativity and innovation at SXSW, the art program serves as a launching point for collaborations and discussions around the role of visual and digital media arts in culture, technology, and the public realm.

Official selections of the SXSW Art program are chosen on the basis of their ability to enhance the landscape of the SXSW Conferences and Festivals and bring meaningful inspiration, joy, and discovery to attendees. We strive to showcase work from both emerging and established artists whose vision reflects the values of SXSW, including creativity, culture, storytelling, innovation, and social engagement.

The SXSW Art program offers artists a unique platform to show their work within one of the most diverse, collaborative, and inventive communities in the world. Artists will have the opportunity to engage with individuals and organizations across many sectors, while debuting their work in front of the creative communities that converge at SXSW in Austin.

Advisory Board


The SXSW Art Program Advisory Board is comprised of leaders from all backgrounds in the arts and creative sector. Board members include representatives of the community such as artists, curators, and event professionals from all over the world, each offering unique and diverse perspectives.

They lend their industry expertise as they evaluate the art program’s proposals to assist SXSW Art Program selections. These individuals are instrumental to the success of the SXSW Art Program and their hard work, diligence, and support in shaping our program is very appreciated.

SXSW 2019 Advisory Board Members

Andrea Mellard

Director of Public Programs & Public Engagements, The Contemporary Austin

Ben Vickers

Chief Technology Officer, Serpentine Galleries
Co-Founder Ignota Books, Initiator of unMonastery

Bettina Korek

Executive Director, Frieze Los Angeles

Bill Shapiro

Author, “What We Keep”

Cézanne Charles

Director of Creative Industries, Creative Many

Jamie Bennett

Executive Director, ArtPlace America

Jesse Sachs

Senior Strategist, Versus Creative

Joey Fauerso

Artist and Associate Professor, Texas State University

Julia Kaganskiy

Independent Curator

Kim Cook

Director, Art & Civic Engagement, Burning Man

Marina Cashdan

VP, Editorial and Creative, Artsy

Marshall Birnbaum

Director, Summit Arts Foundation

Mia Locks

Independent Curator

Morgan Catalina

Principal + Creative Director, Out-of-Office

Robert Kloos

Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

Patton Hindle

Director of Arts, Kickstarter
PBC | Partner, yours mine & ours

Suhair Khan

Partnerships and Special Projects, Google Arts & Culture


Register to Attend SXSW 2019

Join us for 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning, and networking with creatives across interactive, film, and music industries from March 8-17, 2019.

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