Finally, we’re back! After a year and a half full of uncertainty we can finally confirm that Media Art Festival will take place from September 24th until October 10th at Stationskwartier, while LUNA – Leeuwarden Urban Night Adventure will happen from September 30th until October 2nd all throughout the center of Leeuwarden. This whole time we have been waiting anxiously to show you everything we have in store for you, and we hope to see all of you there! Of course, to ensure we can give you the best possible experience we ask you to take care of yourselves and others, stay healthy, and stay safe so that we can all enjoy the best media art and light installations in the fall.

For now, click here to check out our selection of Young Masters, who have similarly been waiting all this time to finally exhibit their works for you.

Click here to check out the line-up for LUNA, to be seen all throughout the city during the weekend of September 30th!

And finally, stay tuned for our special programme of activities and shows surrounding the festival.

The new Young Masters 20/21 have been selected. Check out the selection here.

Between March 12 and 28, 2021, poetic light art by Anne Fie Salverda could be seen on the windows of the Doopsgezinde Kerk in Balk. Each evening as it began to get dark, until curfew, the windows inside lighted up and dragged the viewer into stories of movement and light. Spring! was conceived and produced by Media Art Friesland at the request of Podium Gorter, the foundation that organizes cultural activities in the church. Read more here.

On December 1, 2 and 3, 2020, the Media Art Festival in collaboration with the RUG Campus Fryslân and the Hanzehogeschool Groningen presented three intertwined online Theme Nights, full of discovery, discussion and artistic inspiration. Central to each evening was a theme that was further explored and unraveled by our special guest researchers and artists. Did you miss the livestreams? Then watch them back now on this page.

As part of the theme program ‘Here and Now’ of Media Art Friesland, the art installation Tubelights was on display in the glass entrance of Tresoar in November 2020. An interactive work of art by the Groningen artist and designer Lambert Kamps in which the audience could participate by sharing words. Read more here.

Artist Jildau Nijboer completed a working week in Obe, Leeuwarden, during which she invited an online audience to contribute images to the artwork she is developing for LUNA 2021 in the context of Artist in Space.

LUNA Collective, in collaboration with Lichtendonker and Merk Fryslân and commissioned by the province of Fryslân, provided a cultural experience and a light at the end of the tunnel in December 2020. During eleven evenings, attention was drawn to special and unknown places throughout Fryslân. Take a look at all the projects on this page.


Would you like to contribute something to the projects of Media Art Friesland? Every little bit helps and encourages us to keep creating new playful work!