When Bits Become Form


museu-zer0://centr0 de arte d1g1tal. Pedra Silva Arquitetos

A discussion about the future of Museu Zer0

Promoted by ILC — Instituto Lusíada de Cultura

Tavira, September 23th, 2017.

The purpose of this conference is to discuss the necessary qualities of art institutions and their staff, as well as the physical and budgetary needs in terms of space, time, tools, learning environments, and sponsoring so that artists can properly develop and produce their projects as large audiences are attracted by institutions’ initiatives.

What ecology do we need to design and evolve to master a long-standing relationship with local, and global communities?

Panel discussions will have as their main reference point the future museu-zer0://centr0 de arte d1g1tal at Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo.

Main issues

  • What can art institutions do for new media artists?
  • What can new media artists do for art institutions?
  • How can new media artists and new media art institutions work with local communities?


  • artists expectations toward new media institutions
  • artist residencies for digital artists
  • individual and collaborative art projects
  • in situ production/ basic needs
  • multilateral production
  • new media art networking: people and institutions
  • new media learning and investigation
  • fundraising, sponsoring and grants
  • exhibition facilities
  • hardware and software operation: maintenance, troubleshooting, and conservation of digital art
  • digital art reception and post-internet audiences


António Cerveira Pinto (Artist, writer, curator, and director of Aula do Risco)


September 23rd, 2017

09:00 — Registration
09:30 — Brief Introduction and Opening/Welcome
10:00 — Discussion panel #1
11:15 — Coffee Break
11:30 — Discussion panel #2
13:00 — Lunch
15:00 — Discussion panel #3
16:30 — Closing Remarks


SPECULATION: Unstable media, hardware and software obsolescence: old and new curatorial issues related to exhibiting and collecting new media art.


  • How can institutions help artists to do their work?
    • Artist residencies.
    • Producing complex art shows.
    • Operation, maintenance and repair issues.


António Cerveira Pinto

Panel discussion

Alex Adriaansens (Director of V2, Rotterdam.)
Bernhard Serexhe (Art historian, curator, author certified expert for electronic and digital art.)
Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta (Artist, Writer, Architect, and Musician.)
Gary Hill (Artist. Seattle, USA.)

SPECULATION: From conscious to unconscious technology. When technology, data, and ideology coalesces into art as a critical, socially engaged and cognitive networking paradigm (through smart devices, cute platforms, and live gatherings).


  • How to grow a global art ecosystem of new media working platforms?
    • Learning environments
    • Institutions and networks
    • Venues and festivals
    • Fundraising


Adelaide Ginga (Curator at Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon.)

Panel discussion

Michael Mondria (Senior Director of Ars Electronica Solutions, Linz, Áustria.)
Mónica Mendes (Multimedia Artist Degree Coordinator at Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa.)
Nuno Sacramento (Peacock Art Center Director.)
Patrícia Gouveia (Associate Professor and Multimedia Art Department Director at Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa.)


CONCLUSION: where are we, and where can we go from here.

António Cerveira Pinto
Adelaide Ginga

Panel discussion

Alex Adriaansens
Gary Hill

Mirian Tavares (Coordinator of CIAC – Center for Research in Arts and Communication.)
Pedro Gadanho (Director of MAAT, Museum of Art Architecture and Technology, Lisbon.)



Clube de Tavira (Rua da Liberdade, 23, Tavira)

TICKETS (free)