BioART: Contemporary Art and the Life Sciences

BioART: Contemporary Art and the Life Sciences
October 05, 2013 – Feb 02, 2013
!dea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Exhibition Website: https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/ScienceNow/IdeaGallery/BioART/


KACIE AUFFRET

BRYCE CLARK

LAUREN DIVITO

ERICA DOUGLAS

ERIKA DUCHENE

CHELSEA GREENWELL

ASHLEIGH GUNTER

AMANDA LAFLAMME

BRANDON LEMIRE

NATALIE NADEAU

TINA SUNTRES

STEPHEN SURLIN

AMANDA WHITE

Science, Art and Ecology intersect in the Ontario Science Centre’s !dea Gallery from October 5, 2013 to February 2, 2014 during an innovative exhibition showcasing the work of thirteen Bioart students from the University of Windsor’s Incubator Lab.  Founded by Dr. Jennifer Willet in 2009, Incubator is a hybrid laboratory where students research and explore ideas and practices in the leading-edge field of bioart. An art installation in its own right, the exhibition will form a panoramic view of the laboratory as the background for the art works of the students.

The work selected is challenging, thought provoking and presents a diversity of conceptual positions. The exhibition encompasses photography, sculpture, installation, painting and drawing as well as more unconventional art forms. The biological component that, overt or subtle, is contained within each work is similarly wide ranging, from bacteria and fungus encased in resin to plants that will continue to grow during the course of the exhibition.

Co-Curated by: Ana Klasnja ana.klasnja@osc.on.ca and Dr. Jennifer Willet jwillet@uwindsor.ca

Special Thanks to:

Ana Klasnja, Pearl Van Geest, Leo Groarke, Kevin Von Appen, Sabrina Greupner, Karen Engel, Mike Darroch, Lauren DiVito, Kacie Auffret, Arturo Herrera, Eric Owen Wood, Michael Cornett, Andy Rauer, Michael Leslie, John McLachlin, Gail Collins, Justin Collins, Julia Bennett, Ken Huxley, Glenn McIntosh, Chris Fenwick, Craig Allen, Tim Cooey.

Sponsors include: University of Windsor, Ontario Science Centre, INTERMINUS Research Group.

Project coordination by Pearl Van Geest.

Laboratory photography and student portraits by Arturo Herrera.

INCUBATOR video by Eric Owen Wood.