奥隆·凯茨 & 伊奥纳特·祖尔 Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr

Oron Catts (b. 1967, Helsinki) Photo courtesy of Zhi Art Museum

奥隆·凯茨与伊奥纳特·祖尔于 1996 年创立 “组织培养与艺术(TC&A)”,是一个开创性的合作项目,探索组织工程如何用作艺术表达的媒介。二十多年来,TC&A 项目在世界各地发展艺术作品和表演、展览、论文和书籍的创作与编辑,关注组织工程和合成生物学等生物技术对社会的影响。他们的项目涉及实验室种植食品,组织工程皮革,半-生命雕塑以及生命与人类和非人类概念之间不断变化的关系。

TC&A 项目的艺术作品展出并收藏于各机构,如 Ars Electronica、蓬皮杜中心、纽约现代艺术博物馆、森美术馆、中国国家美术馆、NGV、Yerba Buena艺术中心等。

奥隆·凯茨担任 SymbioticA(西澳大利亚大学,人类科学学院,生物艺术卓越中心)的总监与联合创始人。在凯茨的领导下,SymbioticA 赢得了首届 Prix Ars Electronica 混合艺术金奖 (2007) Golden Nica 以及其他奖项。伊奥纳特·祖尔博士是西澳大利亚大学设计学院美术系主任和SymbioticA 人类科学学院的学术协调员。凯茨与祖尔是哈佛医学院的研究员、斯坦福大学艺术与艺术史系客座教授、赫尔辛基阿尔托大学艺术,设计与建筑学院的客座教授。凯茨是伦敦皇家艺术学院的生物实践设计专业(Contestable Design)的客座教授和名誉教授。

Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr established Tissue Culture & Art (TC&A) in 1996. The Project is a pioneering collaboration that explores how tissue engineering can be used as a medium for artistic expression. For over twenty years the TC&A Project has developed artworks and performances, curated exhibitions, written and edited essays and books, throughout the world, that focus on the impact of biotechnologies such as tissue engineering and synthetic biology on society. Their projects have dealt with lab-grown food, tissue engineered leather, semi-living sculptures and the changing relationship with the concept of life and between humans and nonhumans.

The artwork of the TC&A Project have been exhibited and collected by institutions such as Ars Electronica; Pompidou Centre; MoMA, NY; Mori Art Museum; National Art Museum of China; NGV; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and more.

Oron Catts is the Director and co-founder of SymbioticA (Est. 2000), The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, School of Human Sciences, The University of Western Australia. Under Catts’ leadership SymbioticA won the inaugural Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in Hybrid Art (2007) and other awards. Dr. Ionat Zurr is the chair of Fine Art Discipline at the School of Design and the Academic Coordinator of SymbioticA, School of Human Sciences, both at the University of Western Australia. Catts and Zurr were Research Fellow in Harvard Medical School, visiting Scholars at the Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University, Visiting Professors at the School of Art, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki. Catts was a Visiting Professor and a Professor at Large in Contestable Design at the Royal College of Arts, London.

生长-2019国际生物艺术展

GROWING - International Bio Art Exhibition, V.A.