EMAP exhibition & events @WRO Biennale 2019 HUMAN ASPECT
On its 30th anniversary, the WRO Biennale, Poland’s largest show of international contemporary art, which commenced as the International Sound Basis Visual Art Festival in 1989 and has explored the development of communication tools ever since, offers a critical scrutiny of processes unfolding in culture, communication, and society by examining the CZYNNIK LUDZKI / HUMAN ASPECT in a post-technological perspective. 
The Biennale will feature special invitation projects and a varied set of works selected from among more than 1,700 submissions from across the world.
Over 100 works will explore the complexities inherent in the current relations between the human and the technological, with the human as an initiator, a recipient and, sometimes, a victim of these mutating interplays.
The WRO exhibitions and events, shows, concerts, performances, etc. will be staged at several locations across the city of Wrocław. The Biennale’s special projects include EMAP – Polish premieres of 6 works produced within the European Media Art Platform.
EMAP exhibition:
The following EMAP projects are going to be presented in several locations of the 18. Media Art Biennale WRO HUMAN ASPECT | CZYNNIK LUDZKI 2019
EMAP installations at the Four Domes Pavilion of the National Museum in Wrocław (May 15 - July 28, 2019)
EMAP installation at the Grotowski Institute, The Laboratory Theatre Space (May 15 - May 19, 2019)
Presentations, panel discussions with participation of EMAP artists and members:
  • panel discussion Real, Unreal, Post-Truth moderated by Mariella Nitosławska with participation of Chloé Galibert-Laîné, Dani Ploeger, Alexander Peterhaensel and Zen Lu, Barbara (May 16, 15:30 - 17:00)
  • presentation of Anna Dumitriu & Alex May during a conference HUMAN ASPECT / NON HUMAN ASPECT: Education and Experiment, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, CSU.CI (May 17, 12:10 - 12:30)
  • panel discussion Neural Ecologies moderated by Edwin Bendyk with participation of Robertina Šebjanič,  Marco Barotti and Olga Kisseleva, Barbara,  (May 17, 11:00 - 13:00)
  • open studio with Marco Barotti and presentation of CLAMS (work in progress installation 2019), WRO Atelier (May 18, 14:00 - 15:00)
  • Olga Majcen Linn (Kontejner, Zagreb, Croatia) & Peter Zorn (Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle, Germany) representatives of EMAP members at the jury board of the 5th Best Media Arts Graduation Projects Competition AKCES

The platform annually awards production grants to outstanding European media artists and supports research, production, presentation and distribution of media art in Europe and beyond.

Short history:
1995 the European Media Artists in Resicence Exchange (EMARE) was initiated by werkleitz, Hull Time Based Arts and Intermedia Department Budapest.
The ongoing residency exchange had various partners and members during the years. In 2007 the European Media Art Network (EMAN) was founded as institutional backbone for the EMARE program.
In 2007 and 2008 EMAN received support from the European Union's 'Culture 2007–2013' programme to organise a series of residencies for European artists as part of the residency programmes of the four EMAN members. In 2012 and 2013 the EU supported an exchange of European and Mexican artists for residencies at the four European EMAN members and media art labs in Mexico. For 2014 and 2015 EMAN received similar EU funding to organise a residency exchange for artists from Europe, Canada and Australia.
In 2017 newly founded EMAP (European Media Art Platform) has started to offer grants in 11 member institutions all over Europe.

The three EU fundings for these activities resulted in the move exhibitions and werkleitz festival series in Halle:
2018 EMAN expands to 11 European countries and transforms with the help of the Creative Europe funds into EMAP!