The Festival

TRANSART is one of the most important contemporary art festivals on the national scene.

TRANSART is a multidisciplinary festival, which involves its audience in the exciting exploration of new contemporary frontiers, through a multiplicity of expressive languages and their innovations: from classical to electronic music, from figurative arts to performance, and from cinema to new digital technologies.

TRANSART is a popular festival that has been making waves in the Trentino Alto Adige area for more than twenty years.

Starting in Bolzano, the nerve center of the festival, events take place across the region, from north to south, creating a contemporary, inter-regional, and cross-border platform.

In past editions, TRANSART has had the pleasure of hosting hundreds of artists spanning the international scene. Notable guests have included: Marina Abramovic (2002), Laurie Anderson (2003, 2011), Blixa Bargeld (2013), Matthew Barney (2005), Nils Frahm (2014), Beat Furrer (2004, 2011, 2013, 2015), Jon Hopkins (2013), Matthew Jonson (2017), Jannis Kounellis (2004), Klangforum Wien (2005, 2010, 2015, 2020), Tomoko Mukaiyama (2016, 2018), Moataz Nasr (2013), Ninos Du Brasil (2017), Quiet Ensemble (2015) Sonic Youth (2008), Patti Smith (2010), Omar Souleyman (2016), Teho Teardo (2013), Tokyo Contemporary Dance (2002), Roman Signer (2014, 2017, 2020), and many more.

Over the years, the festival has also collaborated with many local organisations and with important international festivals, such as MUTEK Montreal, Club To Club, Maerz Musik Berlin, Klangspuren Schwaz, and Elevate Festival.