New SXSW Art Program Announcements and Programming Highlights

hash2ash – Photo courtesy of the artist

The third annual SXSW Art Program takes place March 8th through March 16th in downtown Austin. Attendees experience one-of-a-kind art installations by both established and emerging artists throughout SXSW venues and throughout Austin. SXSW Art Program recently announced their selections for the conference. The selections for SXSW 2019 Art program were made in collaboration with the SXSW Art Program Advisory Board including Andrea Mellard of the Contemporary Austin, Suhair Khan of Google Arts & Culture, Kim Cook of Burning Man, and more. Per SXSW, this year’s selections use technology as a vehicle to explore a variety of topics including the human spirit, cultural traditions, and how we interact with our environment. Below are the newest announcements and highlight for the SXSW Art Program.

The 2019 SXSW Art Program includes: 

  • Blooming by Lisa Park
  • Belongings by John-Paul Marin, Matt Smith, Patrick Abboud, Tea Uglow, and Kirstin Sillitoe
  • EVERY THING EVERY TIME by Naho Matsuda produced by FutureEverything 
  • hash2ash and APPARATUM by panGenerator, Krzysztof Cybulski, Krzysztof Goliński, and Jakub Koźniewski 
  • Semeion by Circuit Circus
  • Arctic Passage by Louie Palu

This lineup of artists joins events across the entirety of SXSW that showcase innovation, diversity, and creativity in visual and media arts including The Contemporary Austin, Facebook Art Department, UNESCO New Media Arts Exhibition, and more.

New for SXSW 2019 Art Program:

New this year there will be a series of sessions in the SXSW Conference within the Design Track that feature art-focused conversations. Listed below are Conference sessions and additional highlights relating to the Art Program.

Additional Programming Highlights

Below are the art-related sessions within their 25 Tracks of programming at the SXSW Conference.

Art Related Films

Below are the art-related world premieres in the Documentary Feature Competition screening section at the SXSW Film Festival.

To learn more about the SXSW Art Program please visit: To register to attend SXSW 2019 or for more information about the festival please visit:

Keep checking back on Hi-tech Chic for the latest SXSW 2019 announcements as we will be covering it for the 6th year in a row.


Source: SXSW