We have great news to share! We are pleased to announce that we have a new Artist in Residence at IRB Barcelona: Laura Benetton.
Laura Benetton is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is a talented creator who is blending art and science in fascinating and exciting ways.
Her work is informed by scientific phenomena such as bioluminescence and movement science. Generative in nature, her work spans a wide range of media, including performance, light installation, sculpture, and bio-art.
Laura Benetton’s abstract paintings and drawings incorporate the language of geometry where structures are dynamic and entangle color washes, LED lighting, and lines.
When we asked Laura about her feelings about becoming our new Artist in Residence, she stated:
“Becoming an artist in residency at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona represents a unique opportunity to further deepen my knowledge in the scientific field of work and to interact with talented and inquisitive individuals from a completely diverse work discipline.
Through a transdisciplinary dialogue between the studio and the lab space, IRB Barcelona's cross-pollination approach between contemporary arts and science offers a singular chance for scientists and artists to grow and expand their thinking processes and investigations. This would allow me time to ponder, conduct research, and develop a new ambitious, and original art installation”.
We are eager to see what will come out of her collaboration with our research community!
About the IRB Barcelona Artist in Residence Programme
The IRB Barcelona Artist in Residence Programme aims to facilitate connections between artists interested in interdisciplinary science and the diverse range of research, scientists, data, and infrastructure available at the Institute.
This programme offers a unique opportunity for artists to fully engage with the IRB Barcelona community, fostering a free exchange of ideas and enabling them to explore, learn, and establish relationships with our scientists and stakeholders. By providing time and space for reflection and inspiration, the program seeks to benefit both artists and scientists.
Laura is the seventh Artist in Residence at IRB Barcelona and will join a list featuring Anna Rierola, Ayşe Gül Süter, Anthony Nevin, Jo Milne, Anaisa Franco, and Maro Pebo.
About IRB Barcelona
The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to offer pioneering solutions to unresolved medical needs in cancer and other diseases related to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).