JENNIFER WILLET and SHAWN BAILEY

22 02 2009

Jennifer Willet

Jennifer Willet is an artist, a part-time faculty member in Studio Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), and a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at the same institution. Her work explores notions of self and subjectivity in relation to biomedical, bioinformatics, and digital technologies with an emphasis on social and political criticism. She has exhibited, and presented her research extensively across Canada and internationally. Since 2002, Willet and Shawn Bailey have collaborated on an innovative computational, biological, artistic, project called BIOTEKNICA. BIOTEKNICA has been exhibited in various forms including ISEA San Jose, USA in collaboration with Tissue Culture and Art Project (Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr) (2006), Biennial Electronic Arts Perth Perth, Australia (2004), The European Media Arts Festival Osnabrück , Germany (2003), La Société des arts et technologiques (SAT) Montreal, Canada (2005), and The Forest City Gallery London, Canada (2004), amongst others. In addition BIOTEKNICA has been presented in interviews and conferences at multiple venues across Canada, and in France, Australia, Scotland, Germany, Portugal, and Spain. BIOTEKNICA research has been conducted during residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts Banff, Canada (2002), and SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (2004, 2006). www.bioteknica.org

shawn-walley

Shawn Bailey is a practicing artist working with digital print media, video and installation. His current research explores notions of authority, control structures, media and international biotech and pharmaceutical policies. He is an Associate Professor at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in Studio Arts (Print Media) and an artist-researcher with the Hexagram Institute. Since 2002, Bailey and Jennifer Willet have collaborated on an innovative computational, biological, artistic, project called BIOTEKNICA. BIOTEKNICA has been exhibited in various forms including ISEA San Jose, USA in collaboration with Tissue Culture and Art Project (Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr) (2006), Biennial Electronic Arts Perth Perth, Australia (2004), The European Media Arts Festival Osnabrück , Germany (2003), La Société des arts et technologiques (SAT) Montreal, Canada (2005), and The Forest City Gallery London, Canada (2004), amongst others. In addition BIOTEKNICA has been presented in interviews and conferences at multiple venues across Canada, and in France, Australia, Scotland, Germany, Portugal, and Spain. BIOTEKNICA research has been conducted during residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts Banff, Canada (2002), and SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (2004, 2006). www.bioteknica.org

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