Four artists have been selected from among 166 submissions from 43 countries. The residencies are ongoing and the artists are actively engaging with scientists working on one of three Synthetic Biology related projects that delve into fascinating areas: plant molecular farming, new-to-nature reactions, and cell factories.
Sarah Craske and Eduardo Miranda had been selected from among 80 applications from 29 countries. The program proved very satisfying for all parties, leading to interesting exchanges between scientists and artists, amazing artworks and a booklet, called “The Art of Antibiotics”, documenting both residencies.
The interdisciplinary artist Orkan Telhan who is also an assistant professor of Fine Arts at University of Pennsylvania, had been chosen as the artist in residency for a six week programme at the Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT), University of Southern Denmark. Orkan actively engaged with the scientists while working on a Synthetic Biology related artwork.
As part of the BIO·FICTION Festival in 2014, Biofaction organised artist in residence programmes with the Department of Nanobiotechnology of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. Klaus Spiess, Lucie Strecker and Herwig Weiser were part of the residencies.