Aalto University > Call for Artists and a Scientist in Residence (Finland)

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. It has six schools with nearly 11,000 students and nearly 400 professors. The campus is located in Espoo, Finland.

The university are seeking two artists and a scientist to work together in the Aalto Biofilia – A Base for Biological Arts in the Aalto University, Finland for a four-week period in February-March 2021.

These residencies are conceived within the framework of the project The Green Revisited: Encountering Emerging Naturecultures (GREEN), funded by Creative Europe.

This residency gives artists and a scientist an opportunity to realise artistic work in a fully equipped laboratory dedicated to bioart and to meet researchers and doctoral students of Aalto University and Department of Art in the Aalto Otaniemi Campus. The organisers hope artistic work will reflect critically upon technical manipulation and exploitation of living systems, biological beings, other species, and/or the biosphere at large. The aim is to create artwork(s) in relation to the explored themes.

Next to the Biofilia lab there is the STEAM lab of Aalto University Junior. During the residency the university shall organise resident artist- and scientist-led workshops for high school students. Artists and a scientist in residence will plan and organise these workshops together with Junior personnel. In the final presentation there will be shown works by artist and scientist collaborations as well as outcomes of the STEAM workshops.

Applications are welcomed from artists and scientists, as a duo, as a group, or individually. There is a compensation up to 5000 euros covering living costs during the residence and some of the cost of production and show.

Deadline: 30 September 2020

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