September 6, 2022

When Microbes Dream at Ectopia – Lisbon, Portugal

When Microbes Dream is presented by IOTA Institute (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) and INCUBATOR Art Lab (Windsor, Ontario, Canada). The exhibition takes place at Ectopia, an Experimental Art Laboratory and exhibition venue directed by world-renowned bioartist Marta de Menezes, which opened in Lisbon in 2021. Jennifer Willet’s exhibition will be the first solo exhibition hosted in the new space, in conjunction with the first in-person FEMeeting event (Women in Art, Science, and Technology) to take place since 2019 with 100+ delegates from around the world…
October 27, 2021

When Microbes Dream at Kapelica Gallery – Ljubljana, Slovenia

When Microbes Dream introduces audiences to allegorical visions of biotechnology as a technology of abundance, rooted in interspecies collaboration and bespoke ecologies. With this exhibition, the artist reimagines laboratory aesthetics as bountiful, feminine, and gaudy in direct contradiction to scientific norms….
March 19, 2021

“Gratitude Offering for the Organisms”

Gratitude Offering for the Organisms is a performance piece and keynote presentation that was delivered at MIT Media Lab’s Bio Summit 4.0. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bio Summit 4.0 took place online, and the keynote was presented over Zoom. During this presentation Willet spoke from within the physical site of INCUBATOR Art Lab….
March 19, 2021

‘Calling all Untethered Organisms.’

Calling All Untethered Organisms is a video animation by Jennifer Willet exploring the experience of self-isolation and caring for young children during the first months of the COVID-19 Pandemic…
June 9, 2020

Baroque Biology

Baroque Biology presents a feminist science-fiction where biotechnology manifests interspecies collaboration, reproduction, theatre and storytelling as a means to re-imagine our shared biotech future. The exhibition presents a series of imaginary biotechnological vignettes including digital images, performative sculptures, and living cultures; where non-human organisms interact with humans in an effort to convey information about complex biological processes. The artist reimagines laboratory aesthetics as feminine, gawdy, and fantastical in direct contradiction to the norms of contemporary laboratory design. The artworks are counterintuitive, imagining biotechnology research as an integrated part of our planetary ecology and everyday life. Like fairy tales for a […]