bioart

BioArt is an art practice where humans work with live tissues, bacteria, living organisms, and life processes. Using scientific processes such as biotechnology the artworks are produced in laboratories, galleries, or artists' studios.

 

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Špela Petrič is represented with a work of art at the 'Into The Great Wide Open' festival on Vlieland.

 

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On Sunday 24 March, Lucas Evers van Waag will talk to artists about art science at the 'Experiment Zukunft' exhibition.

 

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Lucas Evers of Waag visits Taiwan and will give a workshop on 5 November at Taipei National University of Arts.

 

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The Beauty Kit Female Farm is an eco-friendly cognitive-pleasure oriented farm that harvests female genital fluids to produce beauty bio-products.

 

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During this event we will examine our own bodies as sensors with the help of artist Kuang-Yi Ku.

 

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Lucas Evers of Waag will join an interactive session titled 'The Creative Democracy' at the SNET Annual meeting in Maastricht.

 

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As part of the START initiative we hosted STARTS Talks with winner Giulia Tomasello. Lucas Evers moderated both in Hannover and Amsterdam.

 

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An exhibition by Pei-Ying Lin on the concept of 'virophilia': a love of viruses. At puntWG in Amsterdam West.

 

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During this workshop we explore incorporating viruses into our cooking practices with 3Package Deal artist Pei-Ying Lin. What will our viral future look like?

 

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An interview with artist-in-residence Pei-Ying Lin on becoming friendlier with viruses and the using them as ingredient in the kitchen.

 

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Don’t like your newborn’s face? For the next one, consider genetic modification! Ridiculous as this may sound, enhancement technologies promise to make better humans. But what is ‘better’, and who defines it?

 

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Time, from the universal to the personal and from the cellular to the geological, even the astronomical. This exhibition explores different dimensions and scales of time, from the universal to the personal and from the cellular to the geological, even the astronomical.

 

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This is an exciting event within the Trust Me I’m an Artist project. Transmediale will host an ethics panel regarding the Cellular Propeller project by Howard Boland.

 

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What use are hormones, to us, to others, to other species? What if you extract them yourself instead of leaving that to the pharmaceutical industry? What can you make? Cocktails, connections, corrections?

 

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What do the emerging field of bio art and science have in common? Artist Charlotte Jarvis, professor of Molecular Genetics Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute) and writer Bas Heijne discuss societal, scientific and ethical questions regarding a challenging and innovative bio art project, designed to raise awareness and understanding of colon cancer.

 

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"The Romantic Disease" exhibition about the history of tuberculosis and our relationship with the disease opens in presence of the artist, Anna Dumitriu.

 

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An open conspiracy to promote the development of Bio Art and Design. Waag's Open Wetlab and Mediamatic are inviting experts for a round the table meeting about the future and collaborations within the bio-cultural field. This meeting is set up as an open discussion and exchange of thoughts. What are the upcoming plans and activities? How to create more awareness concerning bio-art, science and design in both government and industry?

 

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The performative turn in humanities strongly influences the way we analyze reality. It does not only concern performance art but also social and political aspects of modernity. The key features of performativity are agency and embodied experience, which are also crucial in bioartistic practices. What are the contexts of our encounters with a living, artistic medium and how it impacts the way we perceive Life?

 

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Artists and designers interested in the life sciences are invited to propose new projects for the Bio Art & Design Award 2018.

 

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De biokunstenaars Xandra van der Eijk met ‘Seasynthesis’, Cheng Guo met ‘Anon. - An intervention in the Anthropocene’ en Jiwon Woo (USA) met ‘Mother's Hand Taste (Son-mat)’ zijn op vrijdag 19 mei uitgeroepen tot de winnaars van de Bio Art & Design Award 2017 (BAD Award).

 

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Een avond met internationale kunstenaars Agi Haines (eerder artist-in-residence bij Waag), Steve Kurtz en René ten Bos, Denker des Vaderlands. Gezamenlijk bespreken zij de mogelijkheden en uitdagingen die zich aandienen nu de mens in staat is op celniveau het leven te herscheppen.

 

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Thursday February 9, 2017 Oron Catts will give a lecture about tissues at MU artspace. The lecture is part of the public program underpinning the bioart and –design exhibition Fluid Matter, Liquid and Life in Motion, that presents an exploration of fluidity inside and between bodies, cells and substances.

 

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At MU gallery in Eindhoven, the 7th edition of the Bio Art & Design Award shows works of the winning teams and several other works of bio art and bio design under the title Fluid Matter.

 

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Fluid Matter presents the winning projects of the Bio Art and Design Award 2016 alongside several recent artworks that share a dimension of fluidity

 

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In Ectogenesis: Plant-Human Monsters, biologist and artist Špela Petrič (artist-in-residence at Waag) researches the possibility to create a hybrid organism between human and plant, using hormones as carriers of transgressing information. The artist developed her exhibition at the Open Wetlab of Waag. On 28 August (15-18.00 hrs), the opening of the exhibition will take place, including an interactive session.

 

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The bio artists Lilian van Daal and Roos Meerman, Cecilia Jonsson and Pei-Ying Lin were announced on 20 May as the winners of the Bio Art & Design Award 2016 (BAD Award).

 

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Heirloom is a project by artist Gina Czarnecki. The Heirloom project involves growing “skin portraits” of Czarnecki’s daughters.

 

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With Cellular Propeller, Howard Boland seeks to investigate one of the possibilities of synthetic biology.

 

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The next performance in the Trust Me, I'm an Artist (TMIAA) project will take place at the transmediale festival in Berlin. TMIAA focuses on the ethical issues that occur at the intersection of art, biotechnology, and biomedicine. Waag is a lead partner within the TMIAA project and Lucas Evers, head of our Open Wetlab, works closely with our artists in residence. Because Lucas has such a unique perspective on the initiative, I recently decided to interview him. The following is a condensed account of our conversation.

 

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Waag gives biotech artists and designers the opportunity to use our facilities and to present their work within our public programme.

 

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24-11-2015

Body of Matter

Body of Matter presents the work of ten artists that advance our ideas about the body. They explore its materiality, stimulation, quantification using technology, integration with alien matter, and, finally, its obsolescence by simulation.

 

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Three projects, each worth 25.000 euros, have been selected as winners of the Bio Art & Design Award 2015 by an international jury on Friday May 22nd. A Dutch bioscientist is involved in the execution of each BAD Award winning project.



 

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Vrijdag 22 mei vindt de finale van Bio Art & Design Award (BAD Award) 2015 plaats bij Stroom in Den Haag. De BAD Award (voorheen Designers & Artist 4 Genomics Award) is een unieke competitie met als doel jonge nationale en internationale kunstenaars en designers te laten experimenten met bioart en design in samenwerking met een vooraanstaand Nederlands research team.

 

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In March 2014, Leonardo/Olats and Decalab were organising a conference on Bio art - bio design. At this occasion, Lucas Evers of Waag's Open Wetlab presented our activities.

 

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Developing ethical frameworks for artists, cultural institutions and audiences engaged in the challenges of creating and experiencing new art forms in biotechnology and biomedicine in Europe.

 

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This book investigates new ethical issues arising through art and science collaboration and considers the roles and responsibilities of the artists, scientists and institutions involved. The projects decribed raise interesting questions for science ethics committees and help to reveal the mechanisms that drive this usually hidden process, enabling readers to understand the driving forces behind ethical decisions and the role of artists working in scientific settings more deeply.

 

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Pigeons, human stem cells, fungi, cut-flowers – about anything that lives can serve as working material for bio art and design. In Matter of Life, Mu and guest curator William Myers present nine much-discussed research projects at the intersection of life sciences, art and design.

 

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18-11-2014

Matter of Life

Pigeons, human stem cells, fungi, cut-flowers – about anything that lives can serve as working material for bio art and design. In Matter of Life, Mu and guest curator William Myers present nine much-discussed research projects at the intersection of life sciences, art and design.

 

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Intervening in evolution by creating the perfect pigeon, food production from toxic waste and new habitats on the border of fresh and salt water in which the four cultures of people, plants, fish and shellfish come together. These three projects, each good for € 25,000, were proclaimed to be the winners of the Bio Art & Design Awards by the five-member international jury at NWO in The Hague.

 

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On 16 May 2014 the three winners of the Bio Art & Design Award 2014 will be announced.

 

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I think that BioArt can be seen as the significant other of both scientists and artists. A menáge-a-trois between love for the rational and explainable, and the form and aesthetic of living organisms.

 

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In ‘Hybrids, Chimeras and other Monsters’ the goal was to step away from the yuk-factor, and to take a closer look at BioArt from artists like Guy Ben-Ary.

 

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In February 2014, Waag's Wetlab brings a new series of three lectures by Joanna Jeśman at the Waag titled 'Living tissues and living issues', as a continuation of the series The Future of Art & Science Collaborations we started last year in October.

 

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The successful Designers & Artists For Genomics Award (DA4GA), the unique competition that encourages young artists internationally to discover and further develop the world of bio art and bio design, will be continuing under a new name: Bio Art & Design Award.

 

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Waag collaborates with embedded researcher Louis Buckley in a project of the Creative Industries Research Centre Amsterdam (CIRCA, part of the University of Amsterdam) to evaluate Bio-Art, Ethics and Engagement.

 

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Recently, I visited two exhibitions on the design of life. First I went to 'Project Genesis' during the Ars Electronica festival in Linz, and after that I visited the exposition 'Biodesign' at the Dutch Architecture Institute in Rotterdam. The cross pollinations between design, art and bio technology are exhibited more often these days, and I was curious if these two could surprise me.

 

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Until 15 December 2013, the exhibition of the winners of the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award was on display in Leiden. Just the day after the opening, the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant already published a nice review of the special exhibition.

 

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Genetically modified embryos of Zebrafish injected with GMO algae are playing an important role in the artwork Errorarium by Adam Zaretsky.

 

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Three years ago the project called 'Cell explorer' was amongst the finalists of the first edition of the DA4GA (2010/2011). Unfortunately they didn't win but did succeed in finding partners (the UMCG and RUG) that supported them to realize the project.

 

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DA4GA stands for Designers & Artists for Genomics Award. This unique Dutch contest brings art, design and life sciences together. Teams of scientists and artists are working with living material in their projects. This year, three projects were awarded: Living Mirror, Fish Bone Chapel and Ergo Sum.

 

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Bio artist Adam Zaretsky constantly finds himself on the edge of the legally permissible. His Errorarium, for example, is home to zebra fish embryos injected with algae. The aim is that these embryos grow up to be completely self-sustaining fish and that they can make food from sunlight just as plants do.

 

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25-02-2013

Yes Naturally

Yes Naturally is an art exhibition at the GEM Museum for Contemporary Art, Fotomuseum and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag raising the fundamental question: What is natural? And who or what decides? International artists present new viewpoints, challenge old patterns and encourage sustainable behavior.

 

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In the presence of the public artist Charlotte Jarvis donated blood, urine and skin tissue, to be used by Mummery’s group of stem cell research at the Hubrecht Institute. The living cells found in those substances will be medical metamorphosed into induced pluripotent stem cells (IPS) and after that into totally different sorts of bodily tissue of the artist: brain cells, blood vessel cells and hart cells, thereby creating a half-life portrait or semi-living portrait of the artist in a life support system yet to be designed.

 

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In the third edition of Do It Together Bio you are invited to explore the data potential of urine. In a workshop, participants will consider the energy potential of urine and what this might reveal about processes within the body. The workshop will be led by Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret, former winners of DA4GA.

 

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Donating human tissue to create a doppelganger. A performance, lecture and debate by artist Charlotte Jarvis and Christine Mummery, winners of DA4GA 2012. Witness the first part of a second self coming to life.

 

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The documentary Talking Plants & Morning Urine follows three young designers after winning the Designers and Artists 4 Genomics Award (DA4GA).

 

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Bulletproof skin, Exploring Boundaries by Piercing Barriers, a beautiful book of art & writing about project 2.6g 329m/s.

 

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The antlers on the wall on either side of the hall come from all over the world. The same thing goes for the audience - young men and women with fast glasses or flashy lipstick are sitting beside men in suit or a casual sweater. There is tension in the air. We are in the ‘Pesthuis’ at Naturalis for the announcement of the winners of the third edition of the Designers & Artists for Genomics Award, which rewards leading bio-art initiatives.

 

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10-12-2012

Mutamorphosis

Mutamorphosis is an eclectic conference with over a hundred speakers with a background in art, science and activism. Last week a second edition was held in Prague, after the first successful meeting in 2007, of which all information can be found online. Themes are crisis, uncertainty, complexity and cognition; the format exists of panels of three of four speakers with a discussion.

 

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On 6 December 2012, the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Awards were handed out. This unique Dutch contest brings art, design and life sciences together.

 

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We’re making a fresh start with our Open Wetlab on November 16th. We'll be working with do-it-yourself biologists on bottom-up innovation: new machines, techniques and protocols – often cheaper than regular lab equipment, like a low-cost malaria tester. Anyone with an interest in biology and life sciences can get started in our lab.

 

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This September we launched the 3rd edition of the Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award. Thursday December 6th the 13 finalists present their proposal to the public and our jury announces the three winning projects.

 

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From now until mid-September 2012 the arcade machine ('Errorarium') of Adam Zaretsky in which plants are grown can be found in the 'Wintertuin' of Hortus botanicus Leiden. This machine contains the model plant for DNA testing: Thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana). Several selections of this kind can be stimulated by visitors with light and sound in order to let their chlorophyll come to work.

 

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The Center for PostNatural History and Waag present: PostNatural Organisms of the European Union. A 21st Century Wunderkammer in the tradition of anatomist Frederik Ruysch back in the Waag, featuring altered life forms.

 

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The opening of the new Designers & Artists 4 Genomics exhibition is a fact! In the crowded Life Science room in Naturalis, the winning teams of designers/artists and scientists were put in the spotlight.

 

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The Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award (DA4GA) highlighted and explored the exciting and novel possibilities between design, artistic practice and Life Sciences.

 

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The goal of the project Studiolab - Utopian Practices was to reinforce the inter and transdisciplinary cooperation between the arts and science, to innovate the public debate on bio technology.

 

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In 2009, bio artist Adam Zaretsky and Waag researched and discussed Life Sciences during his residency with a wide audience, but also with artists, designers and scientists.