SXSW Art Program

March 13-21, 2020

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 provoking discussions at SXSW. In 2020, you’ll experience one-of-a-kind art installations by both established and emerging artists in SXSW venues and throughout Austin.

2020 Finalists

2019 Exhibition, Weaving - Photo by Caleb Pickens

2019 Exhibition, Weaving - Photo by Caleb Pickens

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.

The SXSW Art Program is an open call to studios, designers, collectives, and individual artists whose work is either in medium or concept, is at the intersection of art and technology, or creates an experience, whether through immersion or social engagement. Official selections of the 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.

Applications are now closed. Stay tuned for the 2020 participants announcement later in the season.

2020 Art Program Finalists


50 Moments
ELO Films
Brooklyn, United States

Tiffany Trenda
Los Angeles, United States

Anger & Hope
Guillaume Marmin
Paris, France

Beyond The Road
Colin Nightingale, Stephen Dobbie & James Lavelle (UNKLE)
London, United Kingdom

Bodies in Motion
New York, United States

Breaking Reverie
Heather Lander, Cryptic
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Masaru Mizuochi
Tokyo, Japan

Colors of Progress
Tre Borden and Phil America
Los Angeles, United States

Emotive City
Theodore Spyropoulos – Minimaforms
London, United Kingdom

Teek Mach
Los Angeles, United States

Studio ATAO
Los Angeles, United States

Jason Tetlak
Jacksonville, United States

Clea T Waite
Boulder, United States

Miss Me
Montreal, Canada

Josh Vekhter
Austin, United States

Johatsu – Evaporation
Andreas Hartmann and Arata Mori
Berlin, Germany

Circus Family
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Membrane 2.0
Warsaw, Poland

Brooklyn, United States

Reflections on Feedback
Thijs Krooswijk, Naivi
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Salt Water
Abe Abraham
New York, United States

Save the Ganimals
Océane Boulais, Ziv Epstein, and Matt Groh – Eliza Collective
Massachusetts, United States

Sequence of a Horse in Motion
Katharina Haverich
Berlin, Germany

Sound Sculptures
Ryan Edwards – Masary Studios
Boston, United States

Barnaby Francis, Big Dada Ltd
Manchester, United Kingdom

Calder Kamin
Austin, United States

Supermarket Babies
Adriana Aveiva Guerra
Austin, United States

Jess Johnson and Simon Word
New York, United States

The Fair Grounds: Bumper Ballet
Hilversum, Netherlands

The Living Archive
Studio Wayne McGregor
London, United Kingdom

Peter Burr
Brooklyn, United States

Yemen: Say Hello to Connect
Imperial War Museums
London, United Kingdom

Violence (Working Title)
Shola Amoo
London, United Kingdom

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