Bio Art

“Species and Beyond”: undoing the anthropocentric vision at KIKK festival 2018

Started as a national festival – but already international in terms of the curation - KIKK has evolved into a bigger resonance event. Year after year, it has become more and more structured, configuring itself as an open and collaborative environment always trying to envision future challenges with a cross-disciplinary approach. Through Next Utopia, Invisible Narratives and Interferences, it attained its 8th edition themed Species and Beyond marking a shift in the traditional anthropocentric vision of the world.... READ MORE...

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence

Cosmopolis #1.5: Enlarged Intelligence opened in Chengdu, China, presenting artworks and programs by almost 60 artists and groups envisioning how we may draw on intelligent technologies, as well as on ecological intelligence, to advance social values, rather than leaving capital to largely define the uses of these techniques and knowledge systems.... READ MORE...

An engagement with bacteria: Interview with Anna Dumitriu

Donata Marletta interviews British Artist Anna Dimitriu, who explores and questions our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics. Her works has been presented and exhibited in major collections and museums worldwide and her itinerant exhibition BioArt and Bacteria is now running until the 24th of November 2018 at The Esther Klein Gallery and the Science Center in Philadelphia, USA.... READ MORE...

Cyfest 2018: la quiete dopo la tempesta

Dal 22 giugno al 1 luglio la Reggia di Caserta ha ospitato la tappa finale dell'undicesima edizione del CYFEST, il festival di New Media Art che si svolge ogni anno presso il museo statale dell'Ermitage a San Pietroburgo. Curata da Anna Frants, Isabella Indolfi e Elena Gubanova, la manifestazione ha promosso l'emergere di nuove forme d'arte e l'interazione tra arte e tecnologia, in uno scambio tra Russia e Italia.... READ MORE...

“Still Life”: the second iteration of an exhibition by Rhonda Holberton

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions presents Still Life, the second iteration of an exhibition by San Francisco Bay Area based artist Rhonda Holberton at Transfer Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). As virtual environments and autonomous bots infiltrate our homes, and the omnipresent computer in our hands change the role of the body— in all areas of life and commerce, Still Life is Holberton’s attempt to rediscover the value of the biological body through labor and material transformation.... READ MORE...

Il progetto risVolta presenta voltaplant Greenlight

Dal progetto di ricerca universitario risVolta nascerà nel mese di aprile la start-up VoltaPlant, con l’intenzione di lanciare una linea innovativa di prodotti per l'arredo di interni, pronto a rivoluzionare il mercato del light design. Piante d’arredo in cui è integrata la funzionalità del punto luce grazie a LED incorporati in originali vasi di design parametrico... READ MORE...

Synthetica, an exhibition at Edinburgh International Science Festival

Through works derived using the tools, techniques and often living tissues of scientific research, realized by established international bioartists including renowned Marta de Menezes, Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Tarsh Bates and Ting-Tong Chang, Synthetica will explore how our notions of the natural and the artificial may need to change in an era in which hybrid and synthetic life forms have come into existence.... READ MORE...

“Future Love”: desire and kinship in hypernature

The new exhibition at HeK Basel offers critical, unconventional and imaginative views on our impending life while commenting on the impact of new technologies and social media on our affective relationships and sexuality. Moving from a postdigital background, the international artists participating in this exhibition tackle these questions through a variety of media, from biotechnologies to virtual reality.... READ MORE...

The 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival – Deadline: 31/12/2017

The 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival exploring the unknown future of the upcoming Technological Apocalypse through art, science and technology, invites you to submit your proposals for its next edition, under the theme “SINGULARITY NOW”. The applications deadline is extended until 31 December 2017... READ MORE...

Nonhuman Networks

A current exhibition in Berlin takes into account recent philosophical approaches which emphasises nonhuman perspectives through object-oriented ontology. Through works by artists Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj, Anil Podgornik and Heather Barnett it introduces an aesthetics of new forms of communication between human and nonhuman actors.... READ MORE...

FAD – Digital Art Biennial 2018 “Hybrid Languages” | Deadline 17/09/2017

For its new edition revolved around the theme of Hybrid Languages, FAD, Digital Art Biennial in Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, invites artists and critics from all over the world to submit hybrid works where the digital and the analog, the natural and the artificial, the real and the virtual cross and create immersive experiences for the visitors. Deadline: 17/09/2017... READ MORE...

Digimag Journal 76 – Summer 2017. Smart Machines for Enhanced Arts

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are going much further the technology or science fields, impacting arts, product design, experimental fashion and creativity in general. We’re lead to explore the way these techniques can be used to enhance human performative gestures and creativity models. The International Call for Papers for the new Digimag Journal... READ MORE...

Open Call THE W:OW PROJECT | DEADLINE 1/09/2017

The W:OW Project is inviting artists from all over the world working in digital media, science and art to reflect present and future of our planet as the place where life as such, the amazing diversity of a magnificent nature and the human species had the chance to arise. Deadline 1/09/2017... READ MORE...

Intimate Technology – Call for Videos by Next Nature Network | DEADLINE 15/07/2017

How far do we allow technology to go? And how close to the skin can it get? The international network investigating the co-evolution of the bio-sphere and the techno-sphere is calling on film makers, students, artists, enthusiasts, technology experts, dancers, choreographers, and professionals critics who wants to share a one minute video on the theme of Intimate Technology. Deadline: 15/07/2017... READ MORE...

The blurry edge between biological and synthetic

The evolution of bio-sciences knowledge such as synthetic biology, bio-robotics, bio-engineering of materials, bioinformatics, influences contemporary art and design which are pushed to rethink their responsibilities in communicating through critical expressions, interpretations and accessible/appropriate language... READ MORE...

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