VIDA 11.0 rewards works of art developed with artificial life technologies and related disciplines: robotics, artificial intelligence, etc. We are looking for works of art with emerging behaviours, which evolve over time, react with their environment and seem to have a life of their own. VIDA 11.0 is searching for projects that relate technology with biology and that research the synthetic characteristics of modern life.

In previous editions, prizes have been awarded to artistic projects created with robots, avatars, recursive chaotic algorithms, knowbots, cellular automata, computer viruses, virtual ecologies that evolve with user interaction, interactive architectures, augmented reality pieces and works that explore the social aspects of A-life.

A total of €40,000 will be awarded to the three projects selected by the jury: First prize: €18,000, Second prize: €14,000, Third prize: €8,000. The winning pieces may be exhibited at Fundación Telefónica’s Virtual Museum and in the exhibitions related to art and new technologies it organises or takes part in.

Works of art submitted must not be more than two years old. This enables the Competition to keep updated and aware of the last technological trends in the field of artificial life.


The second category of the VIDA 11.0 International Competition aims to help fund artistic A-life projects (and related disciplines) that have not yet been created. The competition is open to participants from Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

With prize money totalling €40,000, this category will reward from one to three projects that deal with a relevant A-life concept and demonstrate the artist’s capacity to produce the piece. The jury will also value outstanding quality of previous work.


To enter both categories (“Finished Projects” and “Artistic Production Incentives”), carefully read “TERMS AND CONDITIONS” ( and complete the “ENTRY FORM” (, both in PDF format.

ALL material should be submitted on electronic media (CD or DVD) before the 6th 14th of October 2008, to any Fundación Telefónica office in Spain (Madrid) or Latin America (Mexico D.F., Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Lima). The addresses are included in the documentation. Entry forms can also be sent via email to, provided that the applicant enables a url containing the rest of the audiovisual material required.


Dates for submitting projects: from the 15th of June 2008 to the 6th 14th of October 2008.


The submitted pieces will be examined by an international jury. The members of the jury are:

  • Mónica Bello Bugallo (Spain)
  • Daniel Canogar, (Spain)
  • Sally-Jane Norman (France/New Zealand)
  • José-Carlos Mariátegui (Peru)
  • Simon Penny (USA/Australia)
  • Nell Tenhaaf (Canada).
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