Ectopia was initially established within the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência camus – a leading European biomedical research institute in 2007. Its objective has been the facilitation of artistic residencies in research institutes. As its activities began including many other research institutes it was decided to move Ectopia to a location independente of any institute. In collaboration with the Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular and Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis in Porto, Ectopia curated two exhibitions in 2007 e 2008 (Hybrid) accompanied by conferences that brought to Portugal some of the most influential artists, critics, curators and scientists that have explored the intersection between art and science.
Fundado a 11 de Abril de 2011, o Arte Institute é uma organização pioneira, independente e sem fins lucrativos, sediada em Nova Iorque, que dinamiza a produção e difusão de artistas e projetos de arte e cultura contemporânea portuguesa. O Arte Institute organiza eventos em todos os continentes, nas principais capitais do mundo, e em áreas como cinema, artes plásticas, música, literatura, teatro e performance
The ARTE INSTITUTE, founded in 2011, is an independent, not-for-profit organisation based in New York. The Arte Institute facilitates the production and showcasing of international contemporary artists and art projects, with a focus on Portuguese contemporary art and culture. The institute has organised events on all continents, in major cities around the globe, and in areas such as cinema, arts, music, literature, theatre and performance.
School of Visual Arts, New York
The Bio Art Lab was founded in 2011 as part of the SVA’s BFA Fine Arts new facility consisting of 54,000 square feet in the heart of Chelsea, NYC. The Lab was founded and is directed by Suzanne Anker, Chair of the BFA Fine Arts Department. Conceived as a place where scientific tools and techniques become tools and techniques in art practice, the Lab is the result of many people’s expertise, research and sustained effort. Such deftness and collaborative efforts continue to remain crucial in developing this facility to its full potential.
ArtSci Salon, a group of artists, scientists and art-sci-tech enthusiasts meeting once a month to engage in critical discussions on topics at the intersection between the arts and science.
Started in 2010 as a spin-off of the Subtle Technologies Festival, ArtSciSalon responds to the recent expansion in the GTA of a community of scientists and artists increasingly seeking collaborations across disciplines to successfully accomplish their research projects and inquiries.
Based on the demographic, the requisites, and the interests of our members, the goal of ArtSci Salon is:
- To provide outreach opportunities for local and international innovative research projects in the Sciences and in the Arts;
- To foster critical dialogue on topics and concerns shared by the sciences and the arts;
- To facilitate new forms of collaboration across fields.
Our guests deliver short presentations, demonstrations or performances on a series of shared topic of interest to artists and scientists.
The group is part of the UNAM and was founded in 2011 under the direction of María Antonia González Valerio. It has its main headquarters in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters. Their main interest is to open and consolidate within the University, the line of research and creation within the intercrossing of arts, sciences, and humanities. As such, humanists, artists and scientists work together exploring inter and transdisciplinary methods.
They work mainly in:
1. Theoretical research. It produces theoretical knowledge that thinks the relationship between arts, sciences, and technologies. Different theoretical approaches and horizons of interpretation are defended. It seeks the production of specialized articles and collective books that address in Spanish some of the problems of urgent debate and discussion.
2. Artistic creation. It promotes and collaborates with art projects, generates ad hoc groups for their development and summons specialists according to the specific areas that are required.
3. Academic formation. They founded the first interdisciplinary seminar on subjects within the humanities, arts, and sciences with curricular value for four postgraduate courses: Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Art History and Visual Arts.
4. Networking. The group organizes academic events to exhibit the results of the research and artworks.
O Pavilhão 31 é um espaço no qual se promove o desenvolvimento artístico no máximo das suas vertentes, reabilitando mentalidade e apostando numa ação de responsabilidade social direcionada para a doença mental.
Liderado por Sandro Resende, que há mais de uma década dá aulas de artes plásticas aos utentes do Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, o Pavilhão 31 tem desde então aliado artistas consagrados, nacional e internacionalmente – como Pedro Cabrita Reis, Jorge Molder, Souto Moura e Jeff Koons – com o trabalho desenvolvido no ateliê de artes plásticas do CHPL, através de exposições conjuntas.
Inaugurado em Março de 2012, o Pavilhão 31 tem tido um enorme reconhecimento em Portugal e no estrangeiro, tendo já merecido coberturas jornalísticas em órgãos de media internacionais tão conceituados quanto os espanhóis El País, El Mundo e TVE, a norte-americana Forbes, e o britânico The Guardian.
O Centro de Arte e Cultura da Fundação Eugénio de Almeida é um espaço vocacionado para a promoção de ações artísticas e culturais, orientado pelo compromisso social e por práticas sustentáveis que aposta numa programação multidisciplinar, formativa e inclusiva, concretizada através de exposições, com um foco especial na arte contemporânea, assim como na organização de projetos performativos e de programas pedagógicos orientados para a sensibilização e motivação dos diferentes públicos.
O Centro de Arte e Cultura da Fundação Eugénio de Almeida é composto por dois pisos que compreende 1200 m2 de área de exposições temporárias e dois espaços especializados: sala Rostrum, destinada às últimas tendências e projetos experimentais, e o espaço Atrium. Dispõe ainda de um auditório, salas multiusos, centro de reuniões e conferências, espaços de lazer (restaurante, cafetaria e wine bar) e loja. A área exterior compreende o Páteo de Honra, o Jardim Norte e o Jardim das Casas Pintadas, cuja galeria inclui um exemplar único em Portugal de pintura mural palaciana da segunda metade do século XVI. O conjunto soma mais de 3000 m2 (2382 m2 do Palácio da Inquisição e das Casas Pintadas e 811 m2 das Salas Polivalentes e Auditório).
O edifício do Centro de Arte e Cultura resulta da requalificação do património edificado da Fundação Eugénio de Almeida no âmbito da parceria para a regeneração urbana da cidade e agrega o Palácio da Inquisição, as Casas Pintadas e o Centro de Arte e Cultura.
The Verbeke Foundation, founded by art collectors Geert and Carla Verbeke-Lens, is a private art site which first opened doors to the general public on June 1st of 2007. As a ‘refuge of arts’ the domain offers chances to young / less renowned artists and holds an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. Culture, nature and ecology go hand in hand in the Verbeke Foundation.
With 12 hectares (29.7 acres) of scenic area and 20,000 m² (4,9 acres) covered spaces, the Foundation is one of the largest private initiatives for contemporary art throughout Europe. The warehouses of the former Verbeke transport agency were transformed into unique exposition halls. One of the buildings was furnished to exhibit Verbeke’s extraordinary collection of collages and assemblages.
The Verbeke Foundation is subject to a continuous growth process. Artists have the ability to reside, larger and smaller exhibitions relieve each other… the Verbeke Foundation resembles a living organism and so looks different one day to another.
The name MEIAC (standing in Spanish for Extremadura and Ibero-American Museum of Contemporary Art) properly identifies its location, its contents and its vocational reference background, at the same time being a reaction to the foundational will that led to the creation of this Museum: the immediate gathering of a widespread heritage, the creation of a cross-border cultural relationship with Portugal and the reinforcement of those links that for historical reasons this region shares with Latin America.
The goals of the creation of MEIAC fit into the general purpose of cultivating development and spreading artistic activity in a region that until now did not have any centre of specialised formation; to facilitate its reintegration in a circuit open to cultural relationships and interchange with other similar centres, and endow the Autonomous Community of Extremadura with an unprecedented heritage of works of contemporary art, since there had not been in Extremadura any public or private collections of true meaning and value.
The collection, the exhibitions and the activities in the Museum are oriented towards its declared Ibero-American identity. In order to elaborate the project of the Museum, a Committee was constituted in 1994. The committe was formed by Antonio Franco Domínguez, Antonio Bonet Correa, Fernando Huici March, Fernando Castro Flórez, Rosa Olivares Zurilla, Bernardo Pinto de Almeida, Miguel Logroño Leza, Luís Alonso Fernández, Miguel Rojas Mix, María del Mar Lozano Bartolozzi, Javier Cano Ramos, José Antonio Galea Fernández, Pedro Barquero Moreno and José María Soriano Llamazares.
Universidade de Évora
The University of Évora was founded in 1559 and for two centuries it distinguished itself for its role in the education of the elites and the missionaries of the Kingdom. Restored as a public University in 1973, it has aimed at meeting the new requirements of society. It is specially oriented toward the education of human resources who want to achieve a higher position by merit and good service to the community. The University of Évora has established itself through the high quality of its teaching, associated with perennial values such as mutual respect, desire for knowledge, intellectual honesty and freedom of thought.
INCUBATOR Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science and Ecology is a physical and theoretical hub, a new art/science laboratory at The University of Windsor. Founded in 2009, it functions both as an apparatus in which environmental conditions can be controlled towards the assisted proliferation of life, but also as a site that supports the proliferation of new ideas – new artistic practices. Physically and metaphorically INCUBATOR serves as site for innovative productive and performative imaginings of biotechnology as a technology of the body – a complex ecology – that implicates each of us intellectually and biologically in the continued propagation of the life sciences.
Director: Jennifer Willet
Fluxmedia / Fluxnetwork 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.
Director: Tagny Duff
Based in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) at York University, Sensorium is a research centre for creative inquiry and experimentation at the intersection of the media arts, performance, and digital culture. As a site for co-creation and shared critical reflection, Sensorium serves as a catalyst for examining how diverse media platforms enable multi-sensory perception and embodied experience, along with new modes of social engagement. Bridging disciplines and diverse communities, Sensorium researchers, artists, and scientists explore networked connections between people, sentient environments, and ecologies of place.
A transdisciplinary company that creates, develops and produces proposals that merges the arts, sciences and technology, applied to live art and to diverse audiences across the country. It’s directed by Minerva Hernandéz Trejo, Myriam Beutelspacher, Alejandro Ortiz González and Ezequiel Steinman. The experience of Bioscénica, cuerpo digital y transdiciplina remotes to the artistic production of multimedia shows since the late 90s. It’s members are specialists in the performative arts and technology. Together they create a transdisciplinary methodology that articulates creative, scientific and multimedia processes following a laboratorial scheme with performative outcomes. Their goals are to generate innovative proposals in Mexico with a strong technologic and scientific outcome and to promote academic activities to generate and share artistic knowledge. Bioscénica is composed of creators, scenics, scientists, musicians, engineers, multimedia artists, visual artis, interpreters of all around the world.
Interactive Arts Lab | The Ionian University
The Ionian University, founded in 1984, comprises five faculties and twelve departments. Its seat is in the island of Corfu, with university units in the islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos. The Interactive Arts Lab is located at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University. Its actions and directions started in 2015 and are based on research activity in both laboratory and developmental level. Mainly dedicated to the field of audiovisual research, InArts also hosts the active Art & Science Research Group.
China Central Academy of Fine Arts
The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) is the only institution of higher education for fine arts under the administration of the Ministry of Education ofthe People’s Republic of China. The academy is committed to building a discipline structure of modern education for fine arts where disciplines such as fine arts, design, architecture, and humanities support and influence each other. It strives to take lead in building art education system with Chinese characteristics in the new century so as to be highly praised by the international art education community for its high teaching quality and excellent research results with distinctive Chinese characteristics. CAFA has become a leading academy in the field of high education for fine arts in China as well as plays an important role in the world-class fine arts schools.
Art Laboratory Berlin
Art Laboratory Berlin was founded in Autumn 2006 as Art Laboratory Berlin e.V, by an international team of art historians and artists. As a non-commercial art space, Art Laboratory Berlin was established as a platform for inter-disciplinary exhibition projects in an international context. Our main focus is the presentation of contemporary art in relation to other artistic and scholarly fields (e.g. the exhibition series Art & Music, Art & Text, Art & Science, Art & Law). In the series Artists in Dialog two artistic positions with a common theme, motif or strategy formed the starting point for an exhibition.
SOLU – BIOART SOCIETY
Bioart Society is a Helsinki-based association developing, producing and facilitating activities around art and natural sciences with an emphasis on biology, ecology and life sciences. It runs SOLU Space, an artistic laboratory and platform for art, science and society in Katajanokka, Helsinki, and – together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki – Ars Bioarctica, an art & science program with focus on the sub-arctic environment. Bioart Society was established in May 2008 and it currently has 127 members from Finland and other countries.
We are a non-profit NGO from Zagreb founded in 2002 under the name KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis. We are engaged in curatorial work, organization of art festivals and other public events, and in education and social theory. Our main field of interest is progressive contemporary art which investigates the role and meaning of science, technology and the body in our society, focusing on the relevant and current phenomena, especially within provocative, fascinating and intriguing subjects and topics, as well as those perceived by the society as taboos. These include pleasure, time and energy, mental health, human and artificial intelligence manipulation and dark matter.
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
At the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels you can meet the famous Bernissart Iguanodons in the largest Dinosaur Gallery in Europe, learn about the human body and how we evolved in the Gallery of Humankind and go back in time in the Gallery of Evolution. You can also find out about biodiversity and its threats in our brand new gallery Living Planet, about urban species in BiodiverCITY, discover specimens which illustrate the Museum’s history in the 250 years of Natural Sciences hall, admire the magnificent crystals in the Mineral Hall. You can experience something new every year by visiting our temporary exhibitions or by taking part in one of our Education Service’s interactive activities.
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.
Kersnikova Institute is a non-profit and non-governmental cultural organisation, founded by the Student Organisation of the University of Ljubljana, and serves as an institutional frame for three progressive venues: Kapelica Gallery, a world renown platform for contemporary investigative arts, the hacker space Rampa, where relations between society, science, technology and art are being reconsidered, and the inspirational laboratory BioTehna, which focuses on the artistic research of living systems. Over twenty years of daily activities have resulted in hundreds of unforgettable moments and experiences, which have given the contemporaneity form and meaning. Kersnikova Institute is due to its strong programme focus marked on the maps of the most interesting international centres dealing with contemporary investigative arts, science and cuttingedge technologies.
Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
The i3S Association merges three institutes and researchers from several schools of the UPorto, thus consolidating an extensive collaboration between all institutions spanning many years.
The long-term collaboration between IBMC, INEB and IPATIMUP – the three founding institutes of i3S – encompasses joint projects, co-supervision of PhD students, sharing of large equipment and employment of research staff under coordinated policies. Six schools of the UPorto (FMUP, ICBAS, FMDUP, FCUP, FEUP and FFUP) and three hospitals (CH S João, CH Porto and IPO) also contribute to the activities of i3S. This wide participation of schools, research institutions and hospitals in a research institute is unique in Portugal and it is a valuable asset for science and technology development, while creating an environment that feeds real breakthrough research and translation of discoveries into the clinic. The building where i3S is headquartered, still fairly fresh as it was completed in 2015, is also a key element in the creation of this vibrant environment.
Instituto de Medicina Molecular de Lisboa
IMM is a biomedicine research institute integrated in the Academic Medical Center of Lisbon.
Sanctuary for Independent Media,
The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in Troy, NY
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 symposia.
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.
Quo Artis is an international non-profit organization that seeks to generate connections between art, science and technology, acting as a bridge between professionals in these fields.
The foundation curates, organizes and produces exhibitions, expeditions, conferences and workshops, as well as directing the production of projects on request and conducts research related to art and science.
Leonardo / Olats works to support and promote art, science and technology creation.
Instituto Biologia Molecular e Celular
IBMC is a multidisciplinary research institution that was formed in 1997 with the aim of bringing together researchers working within the University of Porto and affiliated hospitals to produce a unique environment promoting research in the life sciences. It became a Research Unit recognized and funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) of Portugal; the main Portuguese government body that funds science.
Waag – Technology & Society
Waag, institute for art, science & technology, develops creative technology for social innovation. The foundation researches, develops concepts, pilots and prototypes and acts as an intermediate between the arts, science and the media. Waag cooperates with cultural, public and private parties.
Alma Mater Europaea
The basic mission of AMEU is to develop and implement quality, complementary and sought for European-oriented applied and competitive programmes needed primarily by the business sectors of Slovenia and Central Europe.
The mission of AMEU is to implement top-quality pedagogical and scientific research programmes in various fields, and to serve the community as a university centre promoting the development, spread and use of knowledge in the field of various sciences. AMEU has developed the cooperation with universities in the region and other European countries with the aim of acquiring and implementing new knowledge, and developing the new knowledge in cooperation with other universities in the region.
AMEU therefore contributes to the economic and cultural development and the creation of values, and fulfils the local, national and regional mission in the educational, research and cultural fields on the basis of a transnationality and interdisciplinary approach.
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We build a sustainable future by creating novel solutions to major global challenges. We value responsibility, courage, and collaboration.
By merging three leading Finnish universities in 2010, Aalto was founded to work as a societally embedded research university. In a short space of time, we have since become a forerunner in our key areas. We are renowned for our sense of community and culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.
FBAUL – Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa / CIEBA – Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Belas Artes
FBAUL: The oldest academic artistic school in Portugal, dating back from the now extinct Fine-Arts Academy (1836), FBAUL has become linked to contemporary art and design with a permanent concern in occupying a place of action in today’s culture.
CIEBA: Positively impact the academic, cultural and educational climate of Portugal by providing leadership for consistent art research and art knowledge support thus fostering research on Art, Design, Art Heritage, and Art Education, engaging more and finer researchers, and reaching wider audiences, present and future.
Universidade de Aveiro – Departamento de Comunicação e Arte (Portugal) / ID+ – Instituto de Investigação em Design, Media e Cultura (Portugal
The University of Aveiro (UA) is a public foundation under private law whose mission is to contribute to and develop graduate and postgraduate education and training, research and cooperation with society.
ID+ is a multidisciplinary research structure with the vision to foster the excellency of Design, Art, Media and Culture research, focusing on the possible intersections with science and innovation.
Universidade de Brasília (Brasil);
The University of Brasilia offers free public education of excellence for Brazilian and foreign students, with a humanistic, embracive and plural perspective of citizens’ rights. Our goals and our mission are to be a reference in teaching, research and community projects, contributing to global knowledge in an interconnected world.
Univesidade Federal de Goiás (Brasil)
UFG is an educational, research and extension institution that aims to produce, systematize and socialize knowledge and knowledge, training professionals and citizens committed to the transformation and development of society . Throughout its 59 years of history, UFG has diversified and expanded its operations and today it has 102 on-campus undergraduate courses and 22 thousand students, distributed in two regions, Goiás and Goiânia. In the capital, UFG has the Aparecida de Goiânia Campus, the Colemar Natal e Silva Campus (Praça Universitária) and the Campus Samambaia. In the Goiás Regional, UFG offers 7 courses divided into two Special Academic Units. In addition to graduation, UFG offers 78 stricto sensu postgraduate courses between master’s, doctorate and professional master’s degrees, with more than 4,200 students.
Encontro de Arte e Tecnologia
In all its editions #,Art questions the state of the artist today and the creative process, analyzing how technologic singularity ou simply singularity, as Ray Kurzweil has put it (2013), which corresponds to an hypothetical moment when Artificial Intelligence reaches the same level as human intelligence, changing Human nature itself, which will become non-biological. It’s the start of a new civilization that will allow us to transcend our own biological limitations and amplify our creativity. In that sense, we can say that digital technologies are homeopathically contaminating layers of the art system, cutting the monopoly of the means. The encounter aims to verify as the nature of technological art itself breaks limits, allowing to review traditional systems of control. All this is allowing art to expand, challenge and redefine existing concepts.
A structured research & training network of European immunologists and bioinformaticians from academia and industry focused on the in-depth characterisation and tailored targeting of tissue-resident T cells
Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência
The IGC is a research institute devoted to biological and biomedical research, innovative training and to transforming society through science. It is part of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, a perpetual foundation with charitable, artistic, educational and scientific statutory aims.
ITQB NOVA – Instituto Tecnologia Quimica e Biológica António Xavier
ITQB NOVA – Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica António Xavier is a scientific research and advanced training institute of the Univerisdade NOVA de Lisboa. The mission of ITQB NOVA is to carry out scientific research and postgraduate teaching in life sciences, chemistry and associated technologies, for the benefit of human health and the environment.