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DA Z Digital Art Zurich

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The Digital Art Zurich Festival (DA Z) is an annual international festival for digital culture, founded in 2020. Formats and contents of digital, Visual art and Electronic music are shown for ten days in the center of Zurich at different locations.

The principle of the DA Z Festival is to show only outstanding, socially relevant contributions. To this end, artists of these art forms are invited from all over the world.

Formats are exhibitions, installations, interventions, performances, talks and workshops. Genres are Media art, Video art, AR, VR, Live coding, Electronic music.[1][2]

The festival is organized by the association Arts and Sciences Switzerland.[3]

DA Z was initiated by the artist and author Hans Peter Riegel, who has been the artistic director of the festival since its inception.

50 artists from 14 countries took part in the first DA Z of 2020. DA Z 2022 took place for the first time over 10 days from 20 to 30 October. A total of 182 artists as well as groups and guests from DA Z Conversations were guests in the DA Z 2021 and 2022 editions.[4]

For the first time, the festival made a guest appearance at the Zurich Opera House on 28 October 2022 with its own production entitled DISRUPTED SCENES.[5]


  • One section of the festival each year is dedicated to a world region or a special theme.
  • DA Z Video Award, a competition for experimental video formats open to young artists up to the age of 30.
  • DA Z Conversations, a symposium that explores the impact of digitization on society and culture.
  • DA Z Lab invites students as well as institutions of academia to participate in projects before and during the festival. Previous partners have been MIT, University of Zurich and ZHdK.




  1. "Digital Art Zurich Festival".
  2. "SRF Swiss Television about Digital Art Zurich Festival".
  3. DA/S Digital Arts and Sciences Switzerland
  4. "Digital Art Zurich Festival Archives".
  5. Zurich Opera House

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