Jameson Wallace on Wed, 19 May 2010 11:40:08 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> CALL: TISSUE ENGINEERING ART wshp in Riga, June 19, 2010



Riga, June 19, 2010
in the framework of Art+Communication 2010: Transbiotics festival, and SLSA-EU 2010: Textures conference event, in Riga, June 14-20, 2010

One-day Biotech Art Workshop on TISSUE ENGINEERING, conducted by SymbioticA (Australia), will take place in June 19, 2010 in Riga, Latvia.

It will be closing event of the broad programme of annual "Art+Communication" festival that this year is organized in collaboration with SLSA-EU 2010 academic conference event "Textures". The festival programme will take place from June 14 until June 20, 2010, featuring Bio Tech Art Exhibition TRANSBIOTICS, conference "Textures" streams: NETWORKS AND SUSTAINABILITY, and ART AS RESEARCH, as well as public lectures and live performance event.

More info: http://rixc.lv/10

* Tissue engineering workshop - info:

Tissue culture and tissue engineering represent a new area for artistic engagement. These branches of biomedical research have a major influence on perceptions of body, self and medical thinking. Tissue engineering enable researchers to grow three dimensional living tissues constructs of varying sizes, shapes and tissue types.

This one day intensive workshop will introduce artists and other interested people to basic principles of human/animal tissue culture and tissue engineering, as well as to its history and the different artistic projects working with TC and TE.

Workshop leaders: Oron Catts and dr. Ionat Zurr / SymbioticA - School of Anatomy & Human Biology, University of Western Australia


* Call:

To apply for participation in SymbioticA Tissue Engineering and Art Workshop, we invite artists to send 1) their short biography (or CV) and 2) short intro/motivation letter,
to email address: 2009@rixc.lv

DEADLINE for submitting workshop entries (by e-mail): May 31, 2010.
DATE: June 19, 2010
LOCATION: LU Faculty of Biology in Riga (Latvia)

1) admission - free
2) travel (to Riga) - has to be covered by participants
3) accommodation (about 35 EUR per night) - has to be covered by participants

As this workshop takes place in the closing part of RIXC's and partners' project ORGANIZED NETWORKS,
Travel and accommodation can be covered for 3-4 participants from Baltic and Nordic countries, for 2 participants from Caucasus countries, and 1-2 participants from other European Countries


* Bio of workshop leaders:

Award winning Artists, researchers and Curators, Oron Catts and dr. Ionat Zurr formed the internationally renowned Tissue Culture and Art Project (www.tca.uwa.edu.au). They have been artists in residence in the School of Anatomy and Human Biology since 1996 and were central to the establishment of SymbioticA in 2000.   They are considered pioneers in the field of biological arts and are invited as keynote speakers, curate exhibitions, publish widely, exhibit internationally and their work has
been collected by MoMA New York.

Catts is the Director of SymbioticA: the Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts at UWA and Dr Ionat Zurr, who received her PhD from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, UWA - is researcher and SymbioticA's academic co-ordinator.  SymbioticA won the inaugural
Prix Ars Electronica, Golden Nica in Hybrid Art Category. Oron and Ionat have exhibited all over the world. They have recently exhibited as part of the part of the Medicine and Arts exhibition at the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), and the Design and Elastic Mind Exhibition, MoMA NY. Their work in on permanent collection at the MoMA NY.

They have been visiting scholars at The Experimental Art Centre, Stanford University (2007) and The Tissue Engineering & Organ Fabrication Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (2000-2001)

* Organizers:

The workshop is organized by RIXC (Latvia) in collaboration with SymbioticA (Australia), Faculty of Biology of Latvian University, and SLSA-EU 2010 organizational board.

More info about the workshop and festival will be available at:


* Support:

The festival is supported by State Culture Capital Foundation, Riga City Council Culture Department, European Cultural Foundation, Nordic Culture Point, Centre Culturel Français de Riga, EEA Financial Mechanism/Norwegian Financial Mechanism, Hotel Elizabete, LU Faculty of Biology, the University of Western Australia, SymbioticA, Department of Culture and Arts of the Government of Western Australia, airBaltic. Media Support: Dizaina Studija, Live Riga, Studija, Foto Kvartals, Rigas Laiks, Veto Magazine, Maksla Plus, Kultura.lv, Easyget.lv, Delfi.lv


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