ANNI GARZA LAU

ABOUT

Anni Garza Lau is a mexican-german artist who lives and works mostly in Mexico City. She studied Visual Arts in UAEM (Morelos, Mexico) and in UPV (Valencia, Spain). Since graduating from school she has worked as video game designer, lecturer and freelance programmer.

 

Her artwork focuses on human-computer interactions in many levels, concerning the consequences on social, affective and political relationships built through technology. Interaction, ubiquity and playfulness on devices are common tools in her installations or online works. She has also explored a number of technological forms such as generative algorithms, computer vision, affective computing, AR, VR, electronics and currently works on Artificial Intelligence. The aim of her practice is to question the role of technology as part of our daily lives and to glimpse possible futures for it.

Photo: Hugo Vargas

Selected for / AIR

 

[2019]

    - Athens Digital Arts Festival / ADAF 15th edition | Athens, Greece.

 

[2018-2020]

    - Fellowship Holder - Programa MACG-BBVABancomer Foundation | Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil| Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Fellowship Holder - ACT (Arte, Ciencia y Tecnología) | UNAM, Centro Multimedia, FONCA | Mexico.

 

[2018]

    - Inclusion & Diversity Scholarship / EYEO Festival | Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

    - Artist in Residence at Laboratorio de Inmersión y Realidades Mixtas | CCD Estela de Luz / BBVA-Bancomer Foundation | Mexico City.

 

[2017]

    - Artist in Residence at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon | Seoul, South Korea.

 

[2015]

    - FILE Festival | FIESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

[2014-2015]

    - Fellowship Holder- Program for Young Creators. New Technologies | FONCA-CONACULTA | Mexico.

    - PRISMA RECTANGULAR The box as starting point prize - honorary mention | CUADRO, Mexico.

 

[2013]

    - YICCA Prize | Young International Contest of Contemporary Art | Sofia, Bulgaria.

    - Toolkit Festival | Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa | Venice, Italy.

    - Artist in Residence at Werkleitz center | EMARE-FONCA-CMM-Göethe Institut-Werkleitz | Halle, Germany.

 

[2012-1024]

    - Fellowship holder - Program for Research and Production in Arts at Centro Multimedia | CENART | Mexico.

 

[2012]

    - XXXII National Meeting of Young Art | Aguascalientes, Mexico.

    - Finalist for the 6th. Arte Laguna Prize. In Virtual Art | MOCA-Arte Laguna | Venice, Italy.

 

[2009-2010]

    - Fellowship Holder - Program for Young Creators. Multimedia | FONCA-CONACULTA | Mexico.

 

[2008]

    - Fellowship Holder - Program for young creators. Multimedia | FOECA in Morelos | Mexico.

 

 

Exhibitions

 

[2019]

    - Exhibition roaming- INMERSIVA | Escuela Adolfo Prieto, parque Fundidora | Monterrey, Mexico.

 

[2018]

    - Gwangju Media Arts Festival (GMAF 2018) / AsiaCulture Center | Gwangju, South Korea.

    - SingularityU summit Mexico | Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México.

    - INMERSIVA Internation mixed reality festival | CCD Estela de Luz | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Transpiksel / Los 14 Piksel Festival (NO) | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Hello World 1.0 Festival / Casa Limantour | Mexico City, Mexico.

 

[2017]

    - Auguries / SASG Gallery | Seoul, South Korea.

 

[2016]

    - Immersive Space / Noox Gallery | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Estado Abstracto / Ex Convento del Carmen | Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

 

[2015]

    - Visualizar / Ex Convento del Carmen | Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

    - Transitio MX_06 / National Arts Center - Main Gallery | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Imago Mundi - Luciano Bennetton collection at Venice Biennale | Venice, Italy.

    - Metanarrativas / Universidad Iberoamericana | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Pink Art Fair / Intercontinental Seoul COEX / Seoul, South Korea.

    - FILE Electronic Language International Festival / FIESP | Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    - #NotArt - solo exhibition. / The Neon Rex Proyect | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Periferica Interactive and Digital Art Fest / Fusolab 2.0 | Rome, Italy.

    - Neuroart / Together Gallery | Rome, Italy.

 

[2014]

    - Festival della Scienza / La Commenda di Pre | Genoa, Italy.

    - Muestra Papiam / Centro Multimedia /Centro Nacional de las Artes | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Privacy Agreement / White Cremnitz Gallery | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Prisma Rectangular / Centro Cutural Estación Indianilla | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - UNPAINTED - International Fair of Digital Art with The Neon Rex Project / Postpalast Munich | Germany.

 

[2013]

    - YICCA Prize / Red House | Sofía, Bulgaria.

    - Transitio MX_05 / Centro de Cultura Digital Estela de Luz | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Toolkit Festival / A plus A Gallery | Venice, Italy.

 

[2012]

    - XXXII Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven / Benjamín Manzo Gallery | Aguascalientes, Mexico.

    - Trois Essais sur L’Art et la Technologie / Galerie des Arts Visuels, Université Laval | Quebec, Canada.

    - Arte Laguna Prize/ Arsenale di Venezia | Venice, Italy.

 

[2011]

    - Creación en Movimiento (FONCA) / Diego Rivera- Anahuacalli Museum | Mexico City, México.

 

[2010]

    - Creación en Movimiento (FONCA) / Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños | Oaxaca, Mexico.

    - CUADRO / Polyforum Siqueiros | Mexico City, Mexico.

 

[2009]

    - CUADRO / Centro Cultural Estación Indianilla | Mexico City, Mexico.

 

 

Publications / talks / workshops

 

[2019]

    - Presentation. Dyslexic Readings / El Aleph Festival / Museo-Teatro | UNAM, Mexico City.

    - Masterclass. Perception and construction of reality / Escuela Adolfo Prieto | Monterrey, NL, Mexico.

    - Conference. Hay vida en Martes (There's life in Mars-Tuesday) / Centru Cultural de España | Fundacion Telefonica | Mexico.

    - Meet the protagonists of Art in Mexico / Open Space - Torre BBVA | Mexico City, Mexico.

 

[ 2018 ]

    - Conference. Digital piracy and creativity / Fabrica Digital el Rule | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Conference. Hello World 1.0. Creative development in artistic process | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Chapter for book. New Perspectives in Education | I-Kygay Editorial, compiled by Rocío Guzmán | Mexico.

    - Workshop. From the flesh to the machine | INMERSIVA / CCD Estela de Luz | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Talk. Open Dada: Data and interactive art | Art as input for public policies / Centro de Artes Vivas | Mexico City.

    - Workshop. Generative traces | (Trans)Piksel 2018 / Centro Cultural de España | Mexico City.

    - Conference. Creativiy and innovation in social design | Creatio / Galería Torre del Reloj | Mexico City.

 

[2017]

    - Workshop. Electronics for kids | Noox / Huasca de Ocampo | Mexico.

    - Talk. Playful art: Why to make artwork with/from/as games? | LEIVA / CMM Cenart | Mexico.

 

[2015]

    - Conference. Transitio MX_06 symposium. Game, social interaction and and collaboration. With Lisa Ma and Tilman Reiff (/////fur////).

    - Conference. Skepsis. About art and materiality | MUAC, UNAM | Mexico City.

 

[2014]

    - Text. Ludic Systems: the game as a trigger for creativecollaborative process . Chapter for the book “Transit Devices”. First edition on theory and practice of Art. General Publications Directive, CONACULTA. Mexico City, Mexico.

    - Conference. Art in game with technology | Campus Party MX | Zapopan, Jalisco, México.

 

[2012]

    - Investigación Transversal | Paper for the Global Net Society Conference | Spain-Belgium.

    - Article for Website. Festival Espacio Enter Canarias | Spain.

 

[2011]

    - Conference. Transdisciplinary Art Production within the first meeting of Transversal Art| CENART | Mexico City, Mexico.

 

[2010]

    - Catalogue, video. (Redy) Media, Laboratorio de Arte Alameda | Mexico City, Mexico.

    - ARS-tesauro, Dictionary of Emergent Artists | Mexico.

 

[2009 - 2011]

    - CUADRO, a guide for Emergent Artists| Mexico.

 

[2008]

   - Conference for Laboratorio Arte Alameda in MUAC museum within the exhibition “Sujeto en la Pantalla”. | Mexico City, Mexico