IOTA Institute Bio Art Hangout’s BioArt Kitchen series with Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr

INCUBATOR Art Lab is excited to co-present an online art series by our friends at IOTA Institute! IOTA will be running a series of virtual hangout sessions each hosted by an invited artist or scientist with a focus on bioart actions you can do safely in your own home! Each 60-minute session will take place virtually over Zoom, and consist of a performance, presentation, and/or interactive Q&A.

First up, to launch the series, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr of SymbioticA Lab will host a Bio Art Kitchen Hangout on October 2nd at 9pm AST/8am AWST. Their event will focus on sharing composting stories, discussing DNA chauvinism and exploring the feminist aspects of incubation.

For more information and registration check out the Facebook event @IOTAinstitue:


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About the artists:

Oron Catts is an artist, researcher and curator whose pioneering work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project which he established in 1996 is considered a leading biological art project. In 2000 he co-founded SymbioticA, an artistic research centre housed within the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia. Under Catts’ leadership SymbioticA has gone on to win the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in Hybrid Art (2007) the WA Premier Science Award (2008) and became a Centre for Excellence in 2008. In 2009 Catts was recognized by Thames & Hudson’s “60 Innovators Shaping our Creative Future” book in the category “Beyond Design”, and by Icon Magazine (UK) as one of the top 20 Designers, “making the future and transforming the way we work”.

Ionat Zurr is an award-winning artist and researcher, who together with Oron Catts, formed the Tissue Culture and Art Project. She has been an artist in residence in the School of Anatomy and Human Biology since 1996 and was central to the establishment of SymbioticA in 2000. Zurr, who received her PhD titled "Growing Semi-Living Art" from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, is a core researcher and academic coordinator at SymbioticA. She is considered a pioneer in the field of biological arts and her work has been exhibited internationally. Zurr specializes in biological and digital imaging as well as video production.

Image Credit:
1) Compostcubator 0.3, The Tissue Culture and Art Project by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, 2019, artist: Oron Catts, Artist: Ionat Zurr