Artist Alba Triana received the Prix Ars Electronica 2023 – Award of Disctinction in the category of Digital Musics & Sound Art.


Alba Triana’s awarded piece Harmonic Motion, is a musical composition and immersive installation that delves into the dynamic web of waves and resonances that link all matter and energy, permeating all aspects of existence, including the sound(s) we hear and the music we create.


With 3,176 projects submitted from 98 countries this year, the Prix Ars Electronica confers the most important awards in the electronic arts field worldwide. Harmonic Motion will be showcased during the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, from September 6th to 10th, 2023.


Alba Triana’s artistic practice explores the essence of the natural world. Her artworks —which include sound and light sculptures, vibrational objects, and resonant spaces— are hybrid and cross the boundaries of a diverse set of fields. Artburst Magazine describes her as a “sound sculptor explor[ing] the interface between natural science and music... she combines rigor and poetic finesse.”


Triana received the 2023 Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Award (Iberoamerica), the Civitella-Ranieri Foundation Fellowship (Italy/U.S.), the South Arts State Fellowship (U.S.), and has been awarded multiple recognitions in Colombia, such as the IDCT National Composition Contest, the National Electroacoustic Music Contest, the Otto de Greiff National Contest, and the French Alliance Best Exhibition of the Year Award. She has received commissions, residences, and grants from the Kronos Quartet (U.S.), the Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council (Switzerland), the American Composers Forum (U.S.), Oolite Arts (U.S.), and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, among others.


Her work has been featured internationally at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum (U.S.), the Némo Biennale des Arts Numériques de Paris (France), the Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá (Colombia), the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (Spain), the International Symposium of Electronic Arts, and the Mt. Wilson Astronomical Observatory (U.S.), among others. Triana has participated in festivals such as Futura, Synthèse (France), and Zilele MuziciiNoi (Moldova). Her work forms part of multiple collections in Europe, Latin America, and the United States, including the Bank of the Republic of Colombia Fine Arts Collection (Bogotá, Colombia), and the Otazu Art Foundation Collection (Navarra, Spain).

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