Opening Art Enlightening Immunology exhibition

30-8-18 20:00 - 30-8-18 22:00
Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

Marta de Menezes, Herwig Turk and Andrew Carnie present art works that they developed as part of the Enlight-Ten research consortium.

ENLIGHT-TEN is an EU funded project that provides cross-disciplinary training in immunology and big data analysis. The twelve ENLIGHT-TEN PhD students investigate the function of regulatory T cells, specific white blood cells that have an important role e.g. in avoiding autoimmune diseases. ENLIGHT-TEN has invited three artists with a long-standing practice of working with scientific knowledge and artefacts to produce immunology inspired art works.

Often their works are produced in laboratories, be it of scientific research groups or of their own. De Menezes work for this exhibition involves working with T cells themselves; Herwig Turk’s work is again a reflection on the immortality of nature through the understanding of the 'unmortality' of DNA and a simultaneous analysis of the immune system as biological defence system and the way human language describes it in military wordings; Andrew Carnie’s creates print media derived from human pathogen microorganisms.


Art Enlightening Immunology will open on 30 August in Amsterdam.

Join us for the opening on 30 August 20:00 when the artists Marta de Menezes, Herwig Turk and Andrew Carnie present their work.

To celebrate the 50th aniversary of Leonardo - the network of networks reimagining the future with you at the forefront - one of its eminent directors, artist, curator and educator Nina Czegledy will open the exhibition Art Enlightening Immunology and will together with us toast on the numerous past and future collaborations between the arts, sciences and technology of Leonardo, the exhibition and alike to come.

The exhibition will be accessible daily from 31 August until 5 September at the Waag in Amsterdam, from 12:00 till 16:00 hrs.

Entrance is free.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No.: 675395