Lucas Evers

  • Head of programme
    Lucas Evers

    Lucas Evers joined Waag in April 2007 and is currently leading Waag's Wetlab. He is actively involved in several projects that concern the interactions between the arts and sciences, arts and ethics and the arts in a contemporary makers culture. The Wetlab is a laboratory where arts, design, sciences, engineering and the public meet to research biotechnologies and their impact on society and ecology.

    Lucas Evers is trained in fine arts and teaching at Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design and he studied politics at the University of Amsterdam. He worked De Balie Center for Culture and Politics and Melkweg in Amsterdam, programming cinema, new media and politics.

    He organized a retrospective of French cinematographer Chris Marker was involved in projects such as 'net.congestion – international festival of streaming media', Next 5 Minutes, e-culture fair, an Archeology of Imaginary Media and a number of programs related to the societal debate about the life sciences.

    From 2010 until 2013 he was advisor at DasArts, second phase theatre and performance education, mentoring students. He has been commission member at Mondriaan Fund and is currently commission member at Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

    At Waag he worked and works on projects such as Trust me I'm an Artist (ethics of art and science collaboration), Future Emerging Art and Technologies, Hack the Brain, Do It Together Bio, Critical Making and initiated Designers and Artists for Genomics Award (now Bio Art & Design Award).

    His interests lie in the way we can learn from the interactions, the differences and similarities, between artistic, scientific and other cultures of research.

Articles

  • We make
    Open Wetlab
    26-10-2017
    Artist-designer Garnet Hertz, designer-strategist Heinrich Eisele, psychologist-artist Philippe Bertrand and media-theorist Kristoffer Gansing were…
  • We make
    Open Wetlab
    11-07-2017
    The 'Critical Making' project has delivered a position paper as an outcome of three earlier held meetings. Written by Florian Cramer, Lucas Evers,…
  • We make
    Open Wetlab
    18-04-2017
    The work 'Parting the waves' of Semiconductor (artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) is part of the exhibition 'Future Emerging Art and Technology…
  • We make
    Open Wetlab
    08-12-2016
    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…
  • We make
    Open Wetlab
    03-05-2016
    For the three-day event 'What’s the matter with cooperation', I was invited by Belgian colleagues of Gluon partner organisation Buda in Kortrijk, to…
  • We make
    BioHack Academy
    01-07-2015
    Lucas Evers traveled to the Chinese city of mass-production to present the Open Wetlab and meet the buzzing maker industry in Shenzhen. Aside from…