International Festival of Electronics Arts
and Video TRANSITIO_MX
The International Festival of New Media Art and Video Transitio_MX is the most important platform in Mexico for the expression and analysis of contemporary practices in artistic creation in electronic media and digital culture. It is a biennial festival that comprises three main activities: a symposium, an exhibition and a contest.
In order to ensure continuity and also the organic and plural evolution of the festival, a collegial model of running the festival has been established. The Planning and Evaluation Council was founded in 2004, with a group of independent artists, directors, cultural managers and employees of the National Center of the Arts, an institution which, through its Multimedia Center, hosts and organizes the festival. Since its first edition in 2005, the Festival of New Media Art and Video Transitio_MX has opened a reflexive process of managing new media art and video through different approaches (theoretical, critical, practical).
The goal of each edition has been talk about the problems experienced by artistic and technological practices. From the first meeting a festive format had been adopted, thus locating electronic art in a shared, social and open space to be enjoyed by a wider community.