The Beall Center for Art + Technology, The Center for Complex Biological Systems (CCBS) and The Newkirk Center for Science and Society, all located at University of California, Irvine (UCI) are co-sponsoring an artist in residence. The selected artist will be given the opportunity to develop a Synthetic Biology (SynBio) work of art and to actively engage with science professionals on campus. The work can employ biological materials and/or computational processes; it will be included in TRACES OF VITALITY, an exhibition at the Beall Center in February 2016.
Proposals are due by 5pm, August 24, 2015. All applicants will be notified by September 8, 2015.
The two-part residency includes a two-week period anytime from October - November 2015, with a second visit to produce/install work for the Beall exhibition opening, February 6, 2016. A stipend of up to $10,000 will be provided by the Beall Center, CCBS, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to cover travel and living expenses and to support the production of a finished work.
This inaugural residency program is aimed at exploring the potential of the arts or alternative cultural practices related to the extensive and interdisciplinary field of Synthetic Biology. While in residence, the artist will investigate the challenges and philosophical, aesthetic and ethical aspects connected to the field and its societal ramifications.
The applications will be reviewed by an international jury composed of Jens Hauser (curator), David Familian (curator/artist), Simon Cole (social scientist), Chang Liu (scientist), Felix Grun (scientist), and Victoria Vesna (artist). Applications and any additional questions about this opportunity should be addressed to: David Familian email@example.com.
Read more about the program with application information here.