Lectures & Symposia

Kate Weinstein, Collections Manager, Presents at CODASUMMIT

Kate Weinstein, the Thoma Foundation’s Collections Manager and Registrar, presented at CODAsummit: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place last week in El Paso, Texas. Her presentation went over best practices on acquiring, maintaining, and repairing digital artworks, including the extensive documentation required in collecting this type of artwork. Focusing on the idea of Read more....

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Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art

Mar 12, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019

Traveling exhibition The Crime of Art, now on view at the Cummer Museum of Art, centers on Kota Ezawa’s study of a major museum heist that remains unsolved.

On loan from the Thoma Foundation is Ezawa’s Double Tape, a two-channel digital video animation on vintage monitors which replicates actual security footage from the 1990 Read more....

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Fiamma Montezemolo in “how the light gets in”

Sep 07, 2019 - Dec 08, 2019

how the light gets in at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University brings together an international group of 58 artists and artist teams and collectives, representing 29 countries of birth and residence. Their work engages with themes of migration, immigration, displacement, and exile, across mediums such as drawing, photography, painting, sculpture, and Read more....

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Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power at MCA Chicago

Oct 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020

Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power at MCA Chicago looks at the ways artists since the 1960s have used words to challenge our ideas about all of the messages we read, write, hear, and speak daily as well as their forms. In this innovative exhibition, artists remix conventional modes of communication, challenging our perceptions Read more....

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Federico Solmi’s Solo Exhibition at the Tarble Arts Center

Aug 17, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019

The Grand Masquerade, Federico Solmi’s first solo exhibition in the United States, takes place from August 17 – October 6, 2019, at the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University. This exhibition is curated by Michael Schuetz.

On loan from the Thoma Foundation is Solmi’s 15-channel digital animation Douche Bag City. This artwork, modeled after Read more....

Digital Art Writing Award

Announcing the 2019 Recipients of the Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art. McKenzie Wark will receive $40,000 in recognition of their sustained dedication to the field as an established arts writer, and Legacy Russell will receive $20,000 for her exceptional promise as an emerging arts writer. The 2019 Read more....

Artwork Loans Grants & Awards

The Body Electric at the Walker Art Center

Mar 30, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019

The Thoma Foundation is proud to be lead supporter for the Walker Art Center’s exhibition The Body Electric.

“In an age dominated by digital technology, The Body Electric explores themes of the real and virtual, the organic and artificial, moving from the physical world to the screen and back again. Today, computer and phone screens Read more....

Lectures & Symposia

On Power and Play in Virtual Worlds

Apr 18, 2019

Lecture by Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan; moderated by jonCates.

Critics Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan, winners of the 2018 Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Awards in Digital art, engage in a wide-ranging conversation about the social and political dynamics embedded in virtual reality, games, digital art, and software design. Considering the work of Rachel Rossin, Ramsey Read more....


Unveiling: Particle Field (Triptych) by Leo Villareal at Art House

Mar 22, 2019

Art House is excited to publicly unveil Leo Villareal’s 2017 generative digital animation Particle Field (Triptych). This artwork is in a constant state of creation. Leo Villareal programmed Particle Field (Triptych) to generate a live, ever-changing composition. Its custom code is vital to the artwork’s identity and experience.

Villareal invokes with his triptych the sacred Read more....

Digital Art Writing Award

2018 Recipients: Mary Flanagan & Dawn Chan


Mary Flanagan received $40,000 in recognition of her sustained dedication to the field as an established arts writer. Flanagan has been writing about digital art since the 1990s, with a particular focus on virtual spaces and games. She is the author of Critical Play: Radical Game Design Read more....