Press Release ISEA2017

ISEA International is pleased to announce that ISEA2017 will be held in Manizales, Colombia. The successful bid was awarded to the Universidad de Caldas because of its extensive experience and tradition in conducting the International Image Festival and its continuous participation in various ISEA symposiums. The area is known for its involvement in the visual arts, music, and the sciences.

This decision acknowledges the importance of Latin America to the ISEA community. This event will offer a new and exciting experience to the attendees as well as provide a unique perspective into the development of Arts+Sciencies+Technology in Latin America.

The symposium, ISEA2017 Bio-creation and Peace, will be held in August 2017, in Manizales, a city that is part of the Colombian Coffee Cultural Landscape and was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. A process of political, economic, social, and cultural transformation is taking place in Colombia and the peace process is at the centre of this transformation. The intention of this symposium is to strengthen the alliances and cooperation between Latin America and the world.

 The official language of the symposium will be English but Spanish translations will be provided.

Welcome to Colombia, we hope to see you there!






Sue Gollifer is currently the Director of the ISEA International Headquarters. She is an artist, a Principal Lecturer in Fine Art and the Course Leader for Digital Media Arts MA and a researcher and curator at the University of Brighton, UK. She is on a number of National and International Committees, including (CAS) the Computer Arts Society, (DAM), Digital Art Museum, and (DAC) the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community. She is currently the ACM Chair of ‘The Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art’.

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