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The red (e).ib network is active in three well-differentiated spaces:  Real, Virtual and TXT. The real space is where working meetings (or conclaves) are held, physical exhibitions take place and projects (artistic or research) are developed through joint productions or exchanges between the different centres, and the red (e).ib prizes are awarded.
At this first meeting in Zaragoza, in which representatives of the MEIAC, the Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Plataforma Bogotá and the Fundaçao Eugénio de Almeida took part, it was agreed to undertake a number of actions, including broadening the network with new nodes in Ibero-America.

MEIAC   Laboratorio Arte Alameda

Inaugurated in May 1995, the Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo  stands on the site of Badajoz’s former prison, which in turn was built in the grounds of a former military fortification erected in the seventeenth century. Its name is aptly identified with its location, its contents and its intended scope of reference, and stems from the founding purpose that oriented the creation of this museum towards fostering a cross-border environment of cultural relations with Portugal and the re-establishment, from Extremadura, of the ties that bound the region to Latin America for historical reasons.

Since 2000 the MEIAC has been developing a programme related to artist production linked to the latest technological and scientific advances, which has earned it a name as a reference point among Spanish cultural institutions. The attention this centre has been focusing on the relationship between art and new technologies has been expressed in a series of initiatives undertaken with the common aim of enabling the museum to meet the urgent challenges stemming from new and revolutionary technological devices and, consequently, from the new forms of creation, distribution and reception of the aesthetic experience.
In 2000 the MEIAC presented the first virtual gallery to be created by a Spanish contemporary art museum; in 2004 it developed its own project to create an immaterial museum, which is conceived and designed as a sophisticated scheme for technological interoperability, digital communication and cooperation between artists, the public and museum staff; it incorporated into its collection the Netart Latino Database, the first map of Latin American digital culture; and since 2008 it has been developing an online archive, NETescopio, which is designed to preserve artworks generated for the net.
 Acting in accordance with this criterion, in recent years much of the museum’s activity has been centred on new twenty-first-century art, drawing the attention of the public and specialists to the intense and rapid changes that have taken place in the most dynamic contexts of international art creation since the mid-1990s.


Devoted to the exhibition, research, production and documentation of practices that explore the relationship between art, science and technology, the Laboratorio Arte Alameda (LAA) promotes curatorial-artistic research centred on the production of new works in dialogue with the architecture of the venue. Through different programmes such as the Príamo Lozad centre for documentation, the programme for training in art, science and technology, and the programme for digital culture, the Laboratorio disseminates the knowledge gleaned and the content produced.
For fifteen years the LAA has been showing the work of longstanding artists who have blazed trails in contemporary art, such as Julio Le Parc, Marina Abramovic, Antoni Muntadas and Rafael Lozano Hemmer. It has also produced and shown the work of a large number of young artists who are starting to provide new points of departure in the present, such as Marcela Armas, Mario de Vega and Tania Candiani among many others.
Artistic-curatorial research is one of the contributions this space makes to contemporary culture. Together with curators like Príamo Lozada – its founder – and Karla Jasso, plus a large number of guest curators including Carsten Seiffarth, Michel Blancsubé, Guillermo Santamarina and Bárbara Perea, it features a new programme, run in collaboration with national and international institutions, for encouraging young male and female curators to carry out research.
The Laboratorio has played a major role in the development of the electronic arts and digital culture in Mexico by producing new works, taking part in platforms and festivals – Videobrasil,  Transmediale, Transitio_mx, FMX and Ars Electronica – and encouraging theoretical, critical and innovative reflection on technology and science, in addition to collaborating with public and private, national and international organisations such as the Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares of the U.N.A.M, Fundación Telefónica, Fundación / Colección Jumex, The Arts Catalyst (United Kingdom), Oboro (Montreal), 17 Instituto de Estudios Críticos and Centro Multimedia (Mexico) and the Instituto Nacional de la Juventud among many others

meiac.es/   www.artealameda.bellasartes.gob.mx/
Plataforma Bogotá   Fundación Eugénio de Almeida

Plataforma Bogotá (Interactive Laboratory of Art, Science and Technology, Gilberto Alzate Avendaño Foundation) is a space for creation to which access is free of charge and which promotes the production and dissemination of digital art, science and culture and related research and training. As a project-oriented space it fosters interdisciplinary and horizontal exchanges between audiences of different ages and educational levels interested in undertaking projects for the development and use of free software, open source and digital knowledge from art, science and technology. 
Lines of research - creation and prototyped:
Develops devices for the useful transformation of vital public and private settings, in disciplines including architecture, biology, ecology and art.
This is a space for creating prototypes focused on solving social conflicts and problems of coexistence among citizens and on promoting everyday self-sufficient practices of self-sustainability, conservation, respect for public space and natural resources. 
Platform for the creation and re-use of technical and theoretical devices for audio-visual production using heterogeneous technologies, both cutting-edge and obsolete.
Develops a programme of incentives, grants and prizes at the district, national and international levels oriented towards art, science and technology. 
Designs educational activities for digital literacy, structured academic programmes in free software, workshops and conferences with national and international artists and researchers.
Its work is aimed at fostering processes of research, experimentation and interdisciplinary practices in the field of art, science and technology.
Involves exhibitions resulting from the creation-based projects and practices developed as part of the Laboratory Programme, and national and international entries to the Encouragement Programme. 


The Fundação Eugénio de Almeida is a Portuguese private institution for public benefit based in Évora: Its statutory purpose, focused on the cultural and educational, social and spiritual fields, is to ensure full, comprehensive and sustainable human development in the region of Évora.
Established by Vasco Maria Eugénio de Almeida, its bylaws are dated 12 August 1963.
In accordance with the purposes laid down in the bylaws, the foundation promotes and gives impetus to a comprehensive set of initiatives and programmes of its own, solely or jointly, embracing a broad spectrum of activities in the different areas of its field of action. Established as an autonomous, independent and perpetual institution by definition, the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida strives to remain loyal to its origins, adapting to the present and prepared for the emerging challenges of a constantly changing world.
 The recently inaugurated building of the Fórum Eugénio de Almeida is the result of the reclassification of the built heritage of the Fundação Eugénio de Almeida in a partnership aimed at achieving the urban regeneration of the city. It has two floors consisting of 1,200 sq m for exhibitions and two specialised areas: the Rostrum, which is devoted to the latest trends and experimental projects, and the Atrium. It also features an auditorium, multipurpose rooms and a centre for meetings and conferences. The outer area includes a courtyard, the Páteo de Honra, and gardens, the Jardim Norte and the Jardim das Casas Pintadas, whose gallery features an example of mural painting from the second half of the sixteenth century that is unique in a palatial building in Portugal. Altogether it spans more than 3,000 sq m.
The purpose of the Fórum Eugénio de Almeida is to promote artistic and cultural actions oriented towards social commitment and sustainable practices. It runs a multidisciplinary, formative and inclusive programme underpinned by exhibitions, with a particular focus on contemporary art and the organisation of performance-related projects and educational programmes aimed at raising the awareness of, and motivating, different audiences.

plataformabogota.org/   www.fundacaoeugeniodealmeida.pt/