Dr Jennifer Willet has a storefront exhibition with Kira O’Reilly at Noxious Sector Projects in Seattle WA, USA

Occupy Science
Kira O’Reilly and Jennifer Willet
Noxious Sector Projects
Jan 05 – 30 2012


In 2008 artists Jennifer Willet (CAN) and Kira O’Reilly (UK) climbed into a sterile hood in a closed research laboratory at The University of Leiden and performed a set of tissue culture protocols feeding (CHOE) Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells. This photographic exhibition includes the results of that performative action.  This work was supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, and The Art and Genomics Centre at The University of Leiden in The Netherlands.  Photographer: Rune Peitersen.

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Dr. Jennifer Willet Presents BioARTCAMP research at ISEA in Istanbul.

Dr. Jennifer Willet will travel to Turkey present her BioARTCAMP project to The International Society for Electronic Arts.  On a panel co-chaired with Marie Pier Boucher (Duke University) Willet, Paul Vanouse (UBuffalo) and Tagny Duff (Concordia University) will report their experiences while camping and building a portable bioART Laboratory in Banff National Park in July 2011.

BioARTCAMP was directed by Willet as a co-production between INCUBATOR lab and The Banff Centre, and sponsored by The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Ontario Arts Council, University of Windsor, Hosteling International, the Glenbow Museum, and The Art and Genomics Centre, at The University of Leiden, and Fonds BKVB.


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Jennifer Willet to present at Subtle Technologies Conference

Dr. Jennifer Willet from the School of visual Arts will present INCUBATOR: Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science, and Ecology at the Subtle Technologies symposium in Toronto June 03-05 2011.  Her presentation will highlight her work on building a bioart laboratory at The University of Windsor, and her new undergraduate course: BioART Contemporary Art and the Life Sciences.


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March Madness!

Dr. Jennifer Willet will give two talks this week.  One will be a professional development seminar at The Windsor Arts Council, and the other a seminar in the Biology Department at The University of Windsor.

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INCUBATOR featured on uwindsor website

INCUBATOR lab and student Amanda Barkley are featured on the uwindsor website on Jan 27, 2011 in a article written by Stephen Fields.


Visual arts professor Jennifer Willet and her student Amanda Barkley pose with the fish puppets Barkley made for a class in BioArt.

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Dr. Jennifer Willet of the University of Windsor will present her research at Science Gallery in Dublin

Willet has been invited to present a progress report on her lab:  INCUBATOR: Hybrid laboratory in Art, Science, and Ecology at The University of Windsor at The Visceral Symposium on Jan 29, 2011.  The symposium, hosted by SymbioticA: the art and science collaborative research laboratory at The University of Western Australia, will cover cultural strategies that engage and scrutinise with development in the life sciences, with a particular emphasis on hands-on artistic research embedded within a biological laboratory.


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Kate Hartman Visits SVA – 7:00 pm Jan 13 2011

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INBETWEENTIME: Festival of Live Art and Intrigue

In collaboration with UK artist Kira O’Reilly, Jennifer Willet will be participating in the inbetweentime festival and an exhibition called “Whats Next for the Body?” at Arnolfini Museum in Bristol.  Willet and O’Reilly have been commissioned by Inbetween Time Productions to produce a new body of work called Refolding (Laboratory Architectures) that will be premiered at this event.

The artists would like to thank photographer Hugo Glendinning and designer Shanti Freed for their significant contributions to the project.  As well as the University of Birmingham School of Biosciences, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


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Visits with the Department of Biology

Thank you to Dr. Dora Cavallo-Medved from the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Windsor who presented her research to the Bioart Class last night.


And Thank you to Dr. Dennis Higgs from the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Windsor who presented his research and gave the Bioart Class a tour of his labs last week.


We are very pleased with the valuable art/science connections these individuals have provided for us.

Bioart Students visiting Dr. Denis Higgs Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Windsor.

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