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Artist in Residence Programme

Art and scientific research have several things in common. Artists and researchers investigate the nature of our presence in the world, push boundaries in knowledge and technology, and venture into the unexplored. The questions our researchers study naturally provide inspiration for artistic inquiry, which in turn can offer a fresh perspective of the scientific endeavour. Both disciplines require creativity, curiosity, and imagination, combined with scrutiny, technique and determination.

IRB Barcelona's Artist in Residency Programme aims to connect artists with an interest in interdisciplinary science with the wide range of research, scientists, data and infrastructure available at the Institute. It provides a unique opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in the IRB Barcelona community for a free exchange of ideas and to explore, learn, and form relationships with our scientists and stakeholders. The programme seeks to provide time and space for reflection and inspiration for artists and scientists alike.

 

Closed call

Artist in residence programme

CLOSED CALL

New call will open in the fall of 2022.

Artist in residence programme

Application deadline 27 December 2021 - EXTENDED to 10 January 2022!

Please submit your application through the following form

Address any enquiries to art@irbbarcelona.org.

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IRB Barcelona invites applications from artists wishing to participate in its 2022 Artist in Residence Programme. We are looking for a professional artist, with a genuine interest in science who wishes to further their art by working alongside our scientists to gain insight and perspective into cutting-edge research in the biomedical sciences. Applications from artists from any discipline are welcome.

Proposals should be focused on a specific theme involving interactions with our researchers, which cover a wide range of disciplines within the life sciences. Read the detailed Terms and conditions.

Please submit your application through the following form by 27 December 2021, 23:59h Central European Time - EXTENDED to 10 January 2022!

 

Address any enquiries to art@irbbarcelona.org.

The annual call opens in the fall for artists wishing to participate in the Artist in Residence Programme of the following year. We look for professional artists, with a genuine interest in science who wish to further their art by working alongside our scientists to gain insight and perspective into cutting-edge research in the biomedical sciences. Applications from artists from any discipline are welcome.

Proposals should be focused on a specific theme involving interactions with our researchers, which cover a wide range of disciplines within the life sciences. Read the detailed Terms and conditions.. Now the call is closed.

Address any enquiries to art@irbbarcelona.org.

 

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2022
Maro Pebo

https://maropebo.com/

Maro Pebo is a Mexican artist whose work aims to stage the indiscipline of living matter. She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Media (City University of Hong Kong) and an MA in Critical and Gender Studies (Bologna University). Weaving collaborations, Maro works on defying anthropocentrism and on skeptical environmental accountability. Her transdisciplinary work complements and transforms the responsibility of the life sciences to think about biological matter. She specializes in the intersections of art, science, and biotechnology. is a Brazilian artist, who has a large body of work focused on installations in public spaces. She holds a BA in Visual Arts from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) in São Paulo (Brazil), a Masters in Digital Art and Technology from the University of Plymouth (England) and a Masters in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona.

She has published and presented her research internationally, including at Performance Research, ISEA, EVA, ISCMA, and Media Art Histories, she has co-curated the Open Systems salon and the HK Leonardo Art Science Rendezvous, and was involved in the Mexican Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale.

Previously she was senior lecturer of Moist Media at DeTao Masters Academy, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, and Concept developer at Waag, Amsterdam. Her works have been displayed at Ars Electronica, Riga Stradins University Anatomy Museum in Latvia, the Toronto Design Festival, Gerdau Museum in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and The Lahore Media Arts Festival in Pakistan. Her interest lies in microorganism cultures and mitochondria and fostering post-anthropocentric microbiology literacy in society.

 

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