Contemporary art was very quick to follow the developements of modern biology. Many artists seem to inscribe their work into the reductionist, scientistic ideology of mainstream biologists. More interesting but less trendy are those artists which really play with the incredible features of populations of bacteria, molds, plants,…

Lets list a few:

Bio artists were hard at work in labs long before Philippe Parreno installed a bioreactor in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

Microcosmos, by Polona Tratnik,

Michel Blazy

Fred Pradeau: Coca-Cola distillation.

Petri Art Eshel ben Jacob

Redcliff Mycological Research Institute

Fermentation de diapositives, à La Générale

Art Microscopique

Physarum as an artist here also

Is This Bio Art ?

In Edinburgh

in Aalto University
Waag Society

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