An Index of organisations working at the intersection of art, science and technology.
AUSTRALIAN NETWORK FOR ART AND TECHNOLOGY
For the past 25 years, the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) has been a catalyst for experimentation and innovation across art, science and technology.
ANAT champions artistic excellence by supporting professional artists and fostering a culture of creative risk-taking, secures the necessary resources to enable artists to pursue creative research and realise groundbreaking artworks, and communicates the importance of creative experimentation and expression within the arts and – increasingly – in broader society.
142 North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices in a biological science department. It also hosts residents, workshops, exhibitions and symposiums.
With an emphasis on experiential practice, SymbioticA encourages better understanding and articulation of cultural ideas around scientific knowledge and informed critique of the ethical and cultural issues of life manipulation.
The Centre offers a new means of artistic inquiry where artists actively use the tools and technologies of science, not just to comment about them but also to explore their possibilities.
School of Anatomy and Human Biology
The University of Western Australia
Western Australia 6009
Art, technology, society. Since 1979, Ars Electronica has sought out interlinkages and congruities, causes and effects. The ideas circulating here are innovative, radical, eccentric in the best sense of that term. They influence our everyday life—our lifestyle, our way of life, every single day.
The Festival as proving ground, the Prix as competition honoring excellence, the Center as a year-‘round setting for presentation & interaction, and the Futurelab as in-house R&D facility extend their feelers throughout the realms of science and research, art and technology. Ars Electronica’s four divisions inspire one another and put futuristic visions to the test in a unique, creative feedback loop. It’s an integrated organism continuously reinventing itself.
Ars-Electronica-Straße 1, 4040
Founded by art collectors Geert and Carla Verbeke-Lens, the Verbeke Foundation is a private art site which opened its doors to the general public in June 2007. As ‘a refuge’ for arts, the foundation holds an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art and also offers exciting possibilities for emerging as well as less renowned artists.
Culture, nature and ecology go hand in hand at the Verbeke Foundation. With 12 hectares (29.7 acres) of scenic area and 20,000 m² (4,9 acres) of covered space, the Foundation is one of the largest private initiatives for contemporary art throughout Europe. The warehouses of the former Verbeke transport agency were converted into unique exhibition halls. One of the buildings was furnished to exhibit the extraordinary collection of collages and assemblages. The Foundation is subject to ongoing growth and transformation processes. Artists have a possibility to reside, large and small exhibitions are held at the museum continuously. The Verbeke Foundation resembles a living organism and as such it looks different from one day to the next.
Centre For Digital Cultures and Technology
IMAL (interactive Media Art Laboratory), is a non-profit association created in Brussels in 1999, with the objective to support artistic forms and creative practices using computer and network technologies as their medium. In 2007, iMAL opened its new venue: a Centre for Digital Cultures and Technology of about 600m2 for the meeting of artistic, scientific and industrial innovations. A space entirely dedicated to contemporary artistic and cultural practices emerging from the fusion of computer, telecommunication, network and media.
Fluxmedia is a research-creation network located at Concordia University in Montreal. The network is made up of artists, scholars, graduate students and research labs engaged with interdisciplinary research across art and the life sciences, including biology, digital and electronic media art, art/sci and transdisciplinary art practices. Research projects initiated through Fluxmedia explore how emerging technologies and biomedia intersect with new modes of artistic practice and cultural theory. Fluxmedia is a space of exploration, working with science and art techniques to reflect on the socio-political, aesthetic, ethical and environmental dimensions implicated through the use of new bioimaging and visualization technologies.
Based in Montreal, the SenseLab is an international network of artists and academics, writers and makers, from a wide diversity of fields, working together at the crossroads of philosophy, art, and activism.
Participants are held together by affinity rather than by any structure of membership or institutional hierarchy. The SenseLab’s event-based projects are collectively self-organizing. Their aim is to experiment with creative techniques for thought in the act. The SenseLab’s product is its process, which is meant to disseminate. The measure of success is the creative momentum that spins off into individual and group practices elsewhere, to seed new processes asserting their own autonomy. The SenseLab makes no claim to ownership, operating as much as possible on the principle of a gift economy.
KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis from Zagreb (established in 2002) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization which is directed towards critical examination of role and meaning of science, technology and the body in contemporary society through curatorial work, production of artworks, organization of trans-disciplinary festivals and theoretical contextualization. In its work, KONTEJNER is focused on intermedia and interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of science, technology and art, body art and hybrid and innovative usage of the media, while content wise the projects of the organization refer to relevant society and culture phenomena, taboos and ethical systems that legitimize them.
HOTEL PRO FORMA
Hotel Pro Forma is an international laboratory of visual music performance and installations. Perception, perspective and themes from the world are blended into a conceptual, visual and musical art form.
Each work is developed through an almost natural-science approach to study and research, and subject matter is often taken from this world-view. The artistic process is exploratory and transdisciplinary.
The structure of the work is strongly anchored in music, visual arts and architecture and does not follow traditional theatrical structures. Instead the work presents visual and musical universes that investigate universal subjects such as evolution, world cultures, perspective and gravity.
The audience is presented with themes and subjects in new contexts, and experimental technology in audio-visuals, light and sound is often developed for each work, so that the subject matter is seen, heard and experienced anew.
Since 1985 Hotel Pro Forma has produced more than 50 works shown in over 30 countries, ranging from exhibitions to performances. The artistic director is visual artist Kirsten Dehlholm.
THE FINNISH BIOART SOCIETY
The Finnish Bioart Society, established May 2008 in Kilpisjärvi, is an organisation supporting, producing and creating activities around art and natural sciences, especially biology. The Finnish Bioart Society is creating public discussions about biosciences, biotechnologies and bioethics. Additionally it is the Finnish contact node in international networks of bioart and art&science. The Finnish Bioart Society respects and protects life, values sustainable development, transparency in its actions, legality, critical thinking, expertise and artistic and scientific integrity.
The Finnish Bioart Society has currently 60 members, representing different art and research fields and other expertise – bioart, theatre, film, music, video, performance art, art&science, fine arts, media art, sculpture, environmental art, design, zoology, botany, ecology, environmental sciences, animal physiology, genetics, philosophy, cultural production, art history, engineering, etc..
Suomen Biotaiteen Seura
Kaasutehtaankatu 1 FI-00540
MEDIALAB SCIENCES PO
The médialab at Sciences Po was founded in 2009 as a center of research and practice that connects the social sciences with new digital tools with the goal of bringing together a set of knowledge and capacities necessary for the development of a digital humanities. With its technical and methodological expertise, the médialab has become an essential partner in digitally-focused research projects in the human and social sciences. As the day-to-day activity of people and institutions becomes more and more oriented toward the web, the fact that the traces of these activities are easily recoverable using simple digital techniques offers a powerful field of observation for researchers in the social sciences.
27 rue St Guillaume
75337 Paris Cedex 07
Centre For Art and Media
By extending the original duties of a museum, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media has become a cultural institution unique throughout the world. It is a house for all media and genre, a house for both spatial arts, such as painting, photography, and sculpture as well as time-based arts, such as film, video, media art, music, dance, theater, and performance. ZKM was founded as a museum in 1989 with the mission to perpetuate classical arts in the digital age, which is why it is occasionally referred to as “Electronic or Digital Art Bauhaus,” an expression that can be traced back to Heinrich Klotz. Beyond that, ZKM houses institutes and laboratories that carry out scientific research, development, and production. Alongside the classic guiding principle of a museum, namely, to save artworks from disappearing, ZKM has also taken on the task of creating conditions under which works of art arise; for one, by way of guest artists, and for another, by way of the staff members. For this reason, it is called a center and not a museum.
With the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Media Museum, the Media Library, the Institute for Visual Media, the Institute for Music and Acoustics, and the Laboratory for Antiquated Video Systems, the ZKM has available a wide range of possibilities for developing interdisciplinary projects and international collaboration. In its work, the ZKM brings together production and research, exhibitions and events, and mediation and documentation. The ZKM is thus capable of a suitable response to the rapid development of information technology and transformation of social structures. As “Mecca of Media Arts” (Peter Weibel), the ZKM deals in theory and practice with innovations in communication and information technologies, the subsequently unleashed options for art, and the social transformations thereby set in motion.
By combining archive and collections, exhibitions and events, research and production, the ZKM is able to aptly illustrate art’s development in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; no least due to the symposia and other platforms for theoretical discourse between philosophy, science, art, politics, and the economy that accompany its collection, exhibition, and research activities.
Since 2007 the project Variantology / Archaeology of the Media has been located at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK). Initiated by Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski it was generously funded between 2004 and 2006 as a special research project by the NRW state ministry of science and research.
Our work on deep time relations between arts, sciences, and technologies does not seek to re-invent the concepts of the media or the arts. The aim is to open up both media and the arts via their interactions with scientific and technological processes. It is our hope that media experts will see their research areas in a broader light than before, and that disciplines which have so far not participated in these discourses (such as theology, classical studies, many areas of the history of science and technology) will develop an openness for media questions. Right from the beginning Variantology / Archaeology of the Media was conceived as an international research and exchange project. A central part of it is the development of an open and temporal network of outstanding scientists, artists and scholars who engage with the deep time relations of arts, sciences and technologies.
Transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The activities of transmediale aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies. In the course of its 28 year history, the annual transmediale festival has turned into an essential event in the calendar of media art professionals, artists, activists and students from all over the world.
SCIENCE GALLERY DUBLIN
In 2008, a car park in a forgotten corner of Dublin was transformed into a living experiment that would bridge art and science, unleashing their combined creative potential. Through a cutting-edge programme that ignites creativity and discovery where science and art collide, Science Gallery Dublin encourages young people to learn through their interests. Since opening in 2008, over 1.9 million visitors to the gallery have experienced 34 unique exhibitions — ranging from living art experiments to materials science and from the future of the human race to the future of play. Science Gallery Dublin develops an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events fuelled by the expertise of scientists, researchers, students, artists, designers, inventors, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs. The focus is on providing programmes and experiences that allow visitors to participate and facilitate social connections, always providing an element of surprise.
Naughton Institute, Dublin, Trinity Technology & Enterprise Campus,
Pearse St, Dublin 2,
The SMARTlab mission is to bring together teams of artists, scholars, technologists and policy makers to share a commitment to creative technology innovation for real social change.
At UCD we provide a world-class research and incubation space for academic staff, practice-based PhD students and interdisciplinary teams of artists and technologists, scholars and education experts, community workers and industry representatives, working together to create and test the efficacy of new media and informatics tools designed for a ‘universal design’ ethos.
Together, we make new media tools, games, software applications, and live and telematic performances that demonstrate our model of social inclusion through the sharing of intellectual, creative and innovative capital.
School of Education
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
YAMAGUCHI CENTER FOR ARTS AND MEDIA
The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, commonly known as “YCAM”, is an art center located in Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Operating around a central axis defined by the pursuit of new artistic expression incorporating media technology, the Center has been hosting a variety of events including exhibitions, performances, movie screenings, workshops for children, etc. since its opening in November 2003.
YCAM emphasises the production and exhibition of original works incorporating media technology.
Up to now, numerous artists, researchers and engineers from Japan and abroad have been producing and presenting a broad array of works including installation and performance pieces during their respective residencies at YCAM. Many of the works that were created at YCAM have been shown not only inside Japan, but obtained international reputation through exhibitions at cultural facilities and art festivals around the world.
RIXC is the center for new media culture and artist collective, that initiates projects in intersection of art, science and emerging technologies. RIXC’s activities include: production of artworks and innovative art, science and technology projects, organising of Art+Communication festival, exhibitions, publishing of Acoustic Space journal series. RIXC uses events and publications to introduce novelty themes, most recent – renewable energy (2009), techno-ecologies (2011), art of resilience (2012), and fields – contextual seedbeds for social changes (2014). In 2014 RIXC launched first activities for upcoming Riga Innovation Lab – for art and science research and public education projects. RIXC also is a key founder of Liepaja University’s Art Research Lab & New Media Art education program. RIXC has extensive experience in network building locally and internationally, and currently is developing Renewable Network – for Baltic-Nordic and Europan cooperation.
Maskavas iela 10,
Waag Society—institute for art, science and technology—is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 20 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation.
Waag Society explores emerging technologies, and provides art and culture a central role in the designing of new applications for novel advances in science and technology. The organisation concerns itself not only with technologies related to the Internet, but also with those related to biotechnology and the cognitive sciences. Because these areas that have a huge impact on our culture and identity, intuitive and curiosity-driven research by artists and designers is paramount. Artists and designers know better than anyone that they must question technology in order to get to the bottom of things, overthrow sacred cows, stimulate imagination and fantasy, create unexpected connections, and—above all—search for meaning.
Waag Society is always active in a social context. Every project involves several partners, each of whom bring their own, unique perspective. We also propose that new technological developments are made available to artists as soon as possible. In this way, Waag Society is a catalyst that brings to light new insights and solutions. The work that arises here is both innovative and iconic.
Institute for the Unstable Media
V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. Founded in 1981, V2_ offers a platform for artists, designers, scientists, researchers, theorists, and developers of software and hardware from various disciplines to discuss their work and share their findings. In V2_’s view, art and design play an essential role in the social embedding of technological developments. V2_ creates a context in which issues regarding the social impact of technology are explored through critical dialogue, artistic reflection and practice-oriented research.
BIOART AND DESIGN AWARD
The BIO ART & DESIGN AWARD (called Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award till 2013) is a unique competition that aims at stimulating young artists and designers from The Netherlands and abroad to experiment with bioart and design and to collaborate with renowned Dutch science centers.
The Award aims to:stimulate interest, excitement and debate about the Life Sciences through high-quality, original
artistic practice; examine the social, cultural and ethical contexts of the Life Sciences through the arts; promote high-quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborations between art/ design and science/technology.
The Awards of €25.000,- each are assigned by an international jury to the most promising and original proposals in the competition. The projects are consequently realised within six months and exhibited. Some contestants who do not get an Award still find other ways to realize their ideas.
Sonic Acts was founded in 1994. Over the years, Sonic Acts Festival has established itself as a thematic festival with a strong focus on contemporary and historical developments at the intersections of art, technology, music and science. Each festival edition explores the chosen theme by means of an international conference, a wide range of concerts and performances, exhibitions and screenings, and embraces a broad spectrum of fields, practices and disciplines.
Sonic Acts has developed into an organisation for the research, development and production of works at the intersection of art, science and theory. It also commissions and co-produces new works, often in collaboration with international festivals, arts organisations, funders and other partners. Recent projects include the three-year art, research & commissioning project Dark Ecology, predominantly taking place in the Arctic region, and its globally touring programme Vertical Cinema.
Weteringschans 6 – 8
1017 SG Amsterdam
STEIM (the STudio for Electro-Instrumental Music) is an independent electronic music center unique in its dedication to live performance. The foundation’s artistic and technical departments support an international community of performers, musicians, and visual artists, to develop unique instruments for their work. STEIM maintains a vibrant residency program whereby artists are provided with an artistic and technical environment in which concepts can be given concrete form. Ideas are catalyzed by providing critical feedback grounded in professional experience. Finally, new creations are then exposed to a receptive responsive niche public at STEIM before being groomed for a larger audience.
1017 WL Amsterdam
Founded in the Netherlands in 1990, ISEA International (formerly Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) is an international non-profit organisation fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology. The main activity of ISEA International is the annual International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA). The symposia began in 1988.
ZONE TO SOURCE
Zone2Source is an international platform which invites artists to develop projects inside and outside of the glass pavilions of the Amstelpark, in which alternative practices and experiences of our ‘natural’ environment are being proposed. Zone2Source is concerned with a return to the source to observe and experience anew in order to explore new relations between humans, nature and technology. In exhibitions, workshops, presentations and discussions alternative imaginations are being offered to reorient ourselves with what a 21st century way of dealing with our world could be.
Kantoor Rietveld Huis
1083 HZ Amsterdam
TEC ART is a mini festival during Art Rotterdam, offering five days and nights of exhibition, live events, electronic music and audio-art at WORM, institute for avantgardistic recreation.
TEC ART is organized by PLANETART foundation, home of the electronic (r)age, since 1995. What started as an artist collective grew to be an institution in the dutch media art scene, investigating contemporary and critical issues represented through cutting edge art, technology and popular culture.
STRP brings together art, technology and experimental pop culture and connects them to wide and interested audiences. With its interactive art, light art, robotics, performances, experimental music and films, lectures and workshops STRP offers a glimpse into the near and sometimes distant future of our technology-driven culture.
The highlight is the biennial. Held every other year, it is the most versatile indoor art & technology festival in the Netherlands, in Europe even. Throughout the year, the platform organises activities that allow both interested audiences and insiders to experience the extent to which existing new technology reaches into our visual and popular culture, the arts, but also our everyday lives.
Our mission is to initiate and present internationally high-profile technological art and creative innovation to interested audiences. We are firmly rooted in, and inspired by, popular culture and the unique strength of Brainport as a top technological and culturally minded region.
STRP likes to involve technological businesses and educational institutions in its search for cultural innovations that stem from the latest technology. STRP has developed alongside the Strijp-S area as a home base, from a raw industrial environment towards an urban living lab for the 21st century. Covering almost 67 acres, or 40 football pitches, it is the largest internationally recognised urban redevelopment area in the Netherlands and the heart of the Brainport region – which is among the smartest regions in worldwide.
Mediamatic is researching and developing new ways of organising resources and people. Operating from the Biotoop, a new cultural bio-art lab, at Dijksgracht we’re part aquaponics farm, part mycolab, part project space. Aquaponics is the best way to sustainably produce food in the city, since hardly any water is wasted and you need very little space. We design aquaponics-installations that are suitable for offices, for living rooms and for the narrow Amsterdam balconies. During workshops we teach others how to build and take care of the ecosystem. Our aquaponics farm provides us with fresh veggies and fish. In the mycolab we research the possibilities of designing with organisms. Mycelium is our core material, and we believe it will eventually replace plastic. In our project space we organise exhibitions, lectures, workshops and other get-togethers such as dinners exploring the fields of art, society and new technologies.
1019 BS Amsterdam
Since 2005 TodaysArt has brought local and international artists, thinkers and audiences together. TodaysArt is a transdisciplinary platform for international talent, established creators and pioneers, exploring new possibilities and forms of expressions. Inspired by actual topics, TodaysArt aspires to promote and foster innovation, creativity and public interest for current developments within arts, culture and society. TodaysArt developed from a festival organization to a wide platform committed to create an environment which facilitates new ideas.
In addition to presenting festivals and events, TodaysArt is dedicated to research and investigation on new methods of operation and offers a network in which creative entrepreneurs combine forces in order to merge different practices in a creative ecological system. Collaborating with artists, designers, technicians, institutions and companies, TodaysArt investigates operates on the border of creativity and society and aims to reduce the gap between the free, experimental and often abstract world of the arts and daily life.
TodaysArt has built up an impressive international profile over the past seven years by presenting and producing works that are developed through direct and intensive relationships with some of today’s leading artists.
TodaysArt produces key events and projects for contemporary visual and performing arts and emerging culture with unique and varied audiences. Besides the annual festival in The Hague and Tokyo, TodaysArt organizes and participates in events, exhibitions and presentations throughout the world. Other TodaysArt projects are currently being developed in the Netherlands, Japan, Mexico, Russia and India.
“Transnatural offers an ongoing cultural program and represents an Art & Design Label.
Transnatural focuses on technology that can support the natural world and ecological wealth. All cultural activities and the label collection are related to an envisioned world where man, nature and technology merge. Transnatural works with a multi-faceted mixture of national and international creators, thinkers, businesses, R&D labs, studios and research institutes.
Transnatural shares knowledge and encourage dialogue amongst creators and the public through cultural events. The cultural program transcends the traditional boundaries between nature and technology with a combination of art, (speculative) design, and emerging technology. Exciting work out of artist studios, design studios, labs and companies is visible in the Transnatural Gallery and outdoor events. The Academy organizes related workshops and readings with recent technical development, research and design methods for professionals. The inspiration days offer groundbreaking thought, new insights for individuals and groups with no prior knowledge. A cutting-edge Art & Design collection and its artists are represented in the Label.”
Transnatural Workspace (headquarters)
1016 VW Amsterdam
1001 LD Amsterdam
i/o/lab is an artist-run organization that started in 2001 and since 2005 has been located at Tou Scene. i/o/lab Centre for Future Art is an active advocate for the arts and new technologies in the region. i/o/lab delivers professional artistic projects that have strengthened the center’s institutional status, both nationally and internationally. The organization is affiliated with the national network – Production Network for Electronic Arts (PNEK) and has gradually built up a large international network within the field.
The activity of i/o/lab is divided into two parts:
In the public space conveys i/o/lab art that touches new technology and science to the wider public in the region with art projects in the form of exhibitions produced as Article Biennale and Public Art Screens.
i/o/lab works with professional artistic research and development with a focus on art, new technologies and science and contributes as a resource through presentations, activities and as a partner in the field, both nationally and internationally. i/o/lab also contributes as a partner to regional institutions and businesses.
i/o/lab’s expertise extends from production to dissemination and knowledge of art in new technology and science. The dimensions of i/o/lab is to provide innovative and artistic projects through creating meeting places between art and research to multiple audiences in the community.
i/o/lab’s projects are partly based on the dissemination of art in public spaces.
Ectopia is a laboratory hosting artists from different backgrounds interested in exploring the intersection of art and science. It fosters the development of collaborative projects involving artists and researchers.
Ectopia provides resident artists access to the research being conducted at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência – a leading Portuguese biological research institute. During the residency, the artists are exposed to the research through seminars and informal discussions with the scientists, being encouraged to develop collaborative projects. In addition, the researchers are also exposed to the artists and invited to take advantage of those collaborations in their scientific projects.
The projects being developed at Ectopia will be made public through regular exhibitions, lectures and publications. In addition, the development of each particular project will be documented, and will be available through the Ectopia website.
Cultivamos Cultura is a platform for experimentation and development of shared knowledge in the theory and practice of science, technology and contemporary art. In other words, Cultivamos Cultura provides conditions to foster your creativity. Cultivamos Cultura organizes activities in the areas of production, dissemination, research, education and exhibition. It is also part of our mission to contribute a strong sense of cultural identity by fostering the generation of bonds with the local community and environment. We are located in an old farm house at the village of Sao Luis, within the Soutwest Alentejo Natural Park, on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, approximately 200 Km south of Lisbon.
“Laboratoria is the first nonprofit research centre in Russia focused on constructing the platforms of interdisciplinary interaction between contemporary art and science.
3 Obukha per.
To enable individuals from different social backgrounds to cooperate and connect with one another in view of research and experimenting with new paradigms and possibilities in art,
To monitor and co-create the development of art,
To be a space of vital interactions between artists, experts and audiences,
To highlight the legacy and missions of artistic avant-garde,
To establish a conscience of critical social development and social practices in the future,
To encourage, inform, educate and surprise.
Art and Science Laboratory
Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory was established in 2010 as a successor to the Ljudmila – Ljubljana Digital Media Lab programme of Open Society Institute Slovenia (since 1994). It strives to connect research practices, technologies, science, art and civil society. It engages in the development and popularisation of open culture, free licences and software, and in new ways of distribution. It detects how the communication transformations affect the society and encourages innovative art practices. From 2011 Ljudmila acts also as a public lead of Creative Commons Slovenia.
Ljudmila, Rimska 8
Since January 1990, ArtFutura, the festival of Digital Culture and Creativity, has explored the most interesting projects and ideas that have come up on the international panorama of new media, interactive design, videogames and digital animation.
Hangar is a centre for art research and production, offering support to artists.
Hangar’s mission is to support the visual artists and creators during the different phases of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. For doing so, Hangar facilitates them equipments, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for experimentation and free knowledge transfer.
The centre offers an array of services and a framework that allows for the research and development of art productions in their entirety, or partially. Hangar follows up on the results by including the projects in various networks and platforms, or by detecting possibilities for their incorporation within other fields.
Collide@CERN Artists Residency Award is the flagship programme of Arts@CERN. By bringing world-class artists and scientists together in a free exchange of ideas, the Collide@CERN residency programme explores elements even more elusive than the Higgs boson: human ingenuity, creativity and imagination.
Since 2011 the Collide@CERN prize – an open call to artists working in different art forms to win a fully funded residency for up to 3 months at the laboratory – has been awarded annually in two strands. It began as a 3 year programme in 2011, with Collide@CERN Geneva funded by our cultural partners the City and Canton of Geneva, and with Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN, funded by private sponsors, with the prize money supported by our cultural partners Ars Electronica, Linz.
The programme gives artists the time and space to reflect, research and renew their artistic practice and career by encountering the multi-dimensional world of particle physics in carefully curated encounters. A key aspect of the programme is the 4 day induction which happens at least 3 months before the residencies start. At this crucial time, the artists’ imaginations are seeded even before they begin the residency and they are matched with their CERN inspiration partner.
ARTISTS IN LABS
Since 2003, the artists-in-labs program has been facilitating artistic research by way of long-term residencies for artists in scientific laboratories and research institutes. This programme, organised by the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts (ICS) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), promotes sustainable collaboration between artists and scientists of all disciplines, not just in Switzerland but all around the world. These long-term interdisciplinary and cross-border collaborations provide artists with an opportunity to critically engage with the sciences and their experimental and aesthetic dimensions. This includes explorations of the site of the laboratory, as well as a range of scientific topics, methods and technologies.
Our interests lie in the interaction and expansion of types of contemporary knowledge and artistic production, and the creative potential resulting from exploring the parallels and differences of scientific and artistic practices. We perceive our work as being culturally engaged and of a curatorial and mediatory nature.
Publications along with accompanying scientific research record the processes and results of these cross-border collaborations and offer reflections on them. In addition, in recent years the programme has expanded to include a student-engaged dimension, seeing undergraduate arts and science students coming together to brainstorm some of the key issues of our times. The results include a range of science and arts projects, with outputs feeding into both scientific research and artistic practice.
All the collaborations the programme produces are presented at various national and international exhibitions, symposia and workshops, making it possible to share findings and ideas, and to provide accessible discussions and aesthetic experiences to our students, peers and to the public.
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste | ZHdK
Arts Catalyst commissions art that experimentally and critically engages with science. We produce provocative, playful, risk-taking projects to spark dynamic conversations about our changing world.
Arts Catalyst is one of the UK’s most distinctive arts organisations, distinguished by ambitious art commissions and its unique take on art-science practice. Our primary focus is commissioning new artists’ projects, presented in a range of museums, art galleries and other public spaces in the UK and internationally. In its 21 years, Arts Catalyst has commissioned more than 120 artists’ projects, including major new works by Tomas Saraceno, Aleksandra Mir, Critical Art Ensemble, Jan Fabre, Yuri Leiderman, Stefan Gec, Otolith Group, Beatriz da Costa, Kira O’Reilly and Marko Peljhan, and has produced numerous exhibitions, events, performances and publications, collaborating with major arts, science and academic organisations.
Arts Catalyst plays a leading role in the development of artists’ engagement with science, and critical discourse around this field. Through our commissions, exhibitions and events, we enable people to have distinctive, thought-provoking experiences that transcend traditional boundaries of art and science. In 2016 Arts Catalyst will open the Centre for Art, Science and Technology in the King’s Cross Area.
74-76 Cromer Street
The only independent gallery to foster meaningful dialogues between contemporary artists and scientists. As developments in art, science and technology are paving the way for new aesthetic sensibilities, GV Art aspires to catalyse the exchange of ideas on the developments between these intersections.
Working with international artists, scientists & collaborators through a programme of curated exhibitions & events, GV Art has become the London hub for art and science discourses.
49 Greek Street
C-LAB is an art collective and organisation that engages with critical and contemporary amalgamations of art, science and technology. Headed up by London-based artists, Howard Boland and Laura Cinti, it focuses on artistic explorations of meaning and idiosyncrasies involving life both organic and synthetic.
C-LAB is internationally recognised as an interdisciplinary art platform that generates and participates in both artistic and scientific forums brokering discussions on the intersections of art and science.
C-LAB aims to be a body where artworks and ideas of culturally challenging nature can circulate and mature. This is a place where such stories, ideas and documentations can be accessed. To an extent, we are promoters of resistance aimed at challenging structures and ideas in our culture. We do not wish to be advocates of a world that is better to live in, to generate order out chaos or even be a mirror to the world. By hacking the codes of our culture we seek to create substances that circulates between our culture, reality and the other. From a theoretical stand we also open ourselves to texts in a more ephemeral way by using argumentations that allow inventions of new language. Even irrational rhetoric can be a linguistic construction that serves logic and our interest lies in texts that re-codes and break formal constructions. As organisations mature they have a tendency of formalising themselves into semi-academic bodies and our objectives is to resist this by allowing ruptures, disparities, irrationality and inventiveness. Finally, we want to be advocates of intensities and for intensities to be acted out with great expression.
KINETICA ART FAIR
Kinetica Art Fair provides a global platform for galleries, curatorial groups, design studios and artists working in the realm of interdisciplinary new media art. The Fair champions artistic innovation and popularises artists and organisations working at the convergence of art and technology.
Many of the exhibitors’ works exemplify universal concepts, heighten consciousness and advance human potential; it is through their performative and immediate nature and the viewers’ creative engagement with them that a strong attunement to the concepts are activated. They reach out to the viewer or the viewer will activate the works into being, a kind of living art where the viewer and art are creating an inter-change, or physical dialogue.
Old Truman Brewery
Ely’s Yard entrance
15 Hanbury St
Foundation For Art and Creative Technology
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK’s leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool. Offering a unique programme of exhibitions, film and participant-led art projects, we use the power of creative technology to inspire and enrich lives.
The artistic programme has presented over 350 new media and digital artworks from artists including Pipilotti Rist, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Isaac Julien.
88 Wood Street
THE WELCOME TRUST (ARTS AWARDS)
Arts Awards support artistic work that critically engages artists and audiences with biomedical science. We strive to work with all art forms and the diverse community we support includes artists, scientists, curators, writers, academics, producers, directors and education officers.
We believe that artists have a distinct approach to understanding and communicating ideas that can illuminate and challenge perceptions within society. We are convinced therefore that the arts have an invaluable role to play in engaging the public with biomedical science.
Arts Awards encourage creative collaborations between art and science. The Wellcome Trust believes that this exchange generates powerful, personal and visceral art and inspires interdisciplinary research and practice that brings benefits to artists and scientists alike.
215 Euston Road
Artakt’s mission is to cross the boundaries of art and science, subtly, imaginatively, and distinctively. We take an innovative approach to exhibition making by exploring diverse and topical subjects rooted in art and science, including Leonardo da Vinci, art and neuroscience, the history of genetics, and the representation of sex. One of the distinctive traits of our projects is the constructive juxtaposition of historical and contemporary art works and objects.
We research, curate and produce high level exhibitions, publications, and related events for major national and international museums and galleries. We facilitate dynamic collaborations between artists, scientists, designers and architects. We advise private individuals including collectors and artists.
Artakt’s motivated team provides a wealth of resources and expertise and offers an extensive network of relationships within the public and private sectors of art and science. Associating with Artakt brings exposure at national and international level in major museums and art galleries, alignment with top-level artists, scientists, academics and cultural institutions.
Lighthouse is an arts and culture agency that connects new developments in art, technology and society. We produce commissions, exhibitions, events and education schemes that support radical new contemporary art, digital culture, music, film and much more. Our programmes include Guiding Lights, the UK’s leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers, Lighthouse Studio and a residency programme for creatives to develop their practice and build an audience.
Furtherfield believe that through creative and critical engagement with practices in art and technology people are inspired and enabled to become active co-creators of their cultures and societies.
Art and technologies play a central role in the way we see and form our societies. And so it is important that their developments and productions involve more, and more diverse, people at a fundamental level.
We want to open up the black box of art, technology and social change so that more of us, around the world can get involved and make the magic happen for ourselves, our friends, families, communities and societies.
We create online and physical spaces and places for different kinds of people to come together to get involved with contemporary arts and digital technologies.
We are based in London, UK. We run the Furtherfield website for discussion and critical review and two physical spaces in the heart of Finsbury Park with the support of Haringey Council. Furtherfield Gallery at the McKenzie Pavilion hosts exhibitions and pop-up up events and Furtherfield Commons is a technology and community space for discussions, workshops and informal residencies.
We host exhibitions, experimental residencies, experiences, reviews, discussions and workshops. We work with international partners and so local and global networks of people connect to exchange knowledge and ideas and to create their own networked art infrastructures.
SCIENCE GALLERY INTERNATIONAL
Science Gallery International is a non-profit company headquartered in Dublin and charged with supporting the development of the Global Science Gallery Network.
Our MISSION is shared with each node in the Network – to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide.
Our VISION is to catalyse the development of the world’s leading network for involving, inspiring and transforming curious minds through science.
Our GOAL is to build a collaborative peer network of eight galleries by 2020 in partnership with research universities in leading cities of technological and cultural innovation around the world, engaging and inspiring an audience of up to three million local visitors worldwide annually, and reaching millions more curious minds annually through media and marketing activity.
The ROLE of SGI in achieving the Science Gallery mission is to bring Science Gallery experiences to a global audience.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UCLA ART|SCI CENTER
The Art|Sci Center is dedicated to pursuing and promoting the evolving “Third Culture” by facilitating the infinite potential of collaborations between (media) arts and (bio/nano) sciences. The center’s affiliation with the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) offers access to cutting edge researchers and their laboratories and a dedicated gallery for exhibitions. Here too the center hosts the Sci|Art NanoLab Summer Institute for high school students by introducing them to the vast possibilities in the quantum field of art|science for the present and future generations.
In cooperation with CNSI, the UCLA School of the Arts and the Department of Design | Media Arts, the Art|Sci Center supports visiting research scholars and artists in residency from around the world. The center presents lectures, mixers, and symposia to bring artists and scientists together in order to mesh these cultures and inspire individuals to think about art and science as already interrelated and relevant to our society.
SETI (Artist Residency)
The SETI Institute is now an international leader in the movement to integrate the arts and sciences. SETI AIR facilitates an exchange of ideas between artists and scientists such that these disciplines may inspire each other and lead to new modes of comprehension and expression. This program expands upon the SETI Institute’s mission to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. Our artists bring fresh eyes to help navigate difficult concepts and act as a bridge to broaden awareness of the science carried out at the SETI Institute.
189 Bernardo Ave, Suite 200
Mountain View, CA 94043
Eyebeam is a non-profit studio for research, production, education, and inspiration, rooted in the Residency program. Eyebeam gives people support and community free from external pressures at a pivotal moment in their practice. Their visionary projects result in new public engagements that cascade far beyond Eyebeam’s communities.
The phrase “creative technologist” was invented here.
Founded in 1997, Eyebeam was conceived as a non-profit art and technology center dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to emerging artistic practice critically engaged with new technology, while simultaneously acting as an educator of technology’s potential for creativity.
Since then, Eyebeam has supported over 300 Residencies for artists and creative technologists; run an active education program for youth and adults, reaching over 1600 participants in 2014; operated programs for artists’ professional development; and has mounted an extensive series of public programs. We invite our audience and the general public to at least four exhibitions annually in partnership with other spaces, as well as over 30 workshops, performances, classes and events.
Today, Eyebeam offers residencies and fellowships for artists and technologists working in a wide range of media. Each year up to 13 Residencies are awarded to individuals and collaborators, giving access at any moment to up to 20 practitioners to our experimental production space at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where they pursue long-term research and execute new projects.
34 35th St #26, Brooklyn
New York 11232
ARTS AT MIT
The arts at MIT connect creative minds across disciplines and encourage a lifetime of exploration and self-discovery. They are rooted in experimentation, risk-taking and imaginative problem-solving. The arts strengthen MIT’s commitment to the aesthetic, human, and social dimensions of research and innovation. Artistic knowledge and creation exemplify our motto — Mens et Manus (Mind and Hand). The arts are essential to MIT’s mission to build a better society and meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) is a nonprofit organisation that serves the global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through our programs focused on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation. From its beginnings, Leonardo/ISAST has served as THE virtual community for purposes of networking, resource-sharing, best practices, research and events in Art/Science/Technology.
Leonardo serves as critical content provider through our Publications Program — scholarly journals published by MIT Press (Leonardo and LMJ), the Leonardo Book Series (MIT Press), as well as the Leonardo family of websites and experimental projects on evolving digital platforms.
Through our Engagement Programs, we connect with the community through Art/Science/ Technology initiatives, ranging from workshops and events such as the popular LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) series to programs for educators and students. Our Affiliates are our key partners in these activities. (See our Programs page for more detail on programs and projects.)
Our Mission: The critical challenges of the 21st century require mobilisation and cross- fertilisation among the domains of art, science and technology. Leonardo/ISAST fosters collaborative explorations both nationally and internationally by facilitating interdisciplinary projects and documenting and disseminating information about interdisciplinary practice.
Vision Statement: Leonardo creates opportunities for the powerful exchange of ideas between practitioners in art, science and technology. Through publications, initiatives and public forums, Leonardo/ISAST facilitates cross-disciplinary research in these fields, seeking to catalyse fruitful solutions for the challenges of the 21st century. Among the challenges requiring cross- disciplinary approaches are establishing sustainable environmental practices, spreading global scientific and artistic literacy, creating technological equity, and encouraging freedom of thought and imagination. By enhancing communication between scientists, artists, and engineers, Leonardo supports experimental projects and interacts with established institutions of art and science to transform their research and educational practices.
Rhizome supports contemporary art that creates richer and more critical digital cultures. An affiliate in residence at the New Museum in New York, Rhizome is the leading international born-digital art organisation, online since 1996.
Founded by artist Mark Tribe as a listserv including some of the first artists to work online, Rhizome has played an integral role in the history, definition, and growth of contemporary art engaged with technology and the internet. Today, Rhizome commissions, exhibits, preserves, and creates critical discussion around digital art.