Bioart Society publications:
books - member catalogue - exhibition catalogues - project publications - writings
a series of conversations
with artists Laura Beloff & Kira O'Reilly and guests
What's New
SOLU Space is closed in July
Bioart Society staff is on holiday, and SOLU Space is closed in July. We wish you a sunny summer!
27 June 2021
With Mountain Birches on the Tree Line
Writing these notes at the summer solstice in Helsinki, a week after returning from a two-week residency at the biological station in Kilpisjärvi, involves a double nostalgia, for the continuous increase of light, which is now turning to the reverse, and for the magic light in the North...
Guest post | Annette Arlander | 23 June 2021
"There is an ancient conversation going on between mosses and rocks, poetry to be sure. About light and shadow and the drift of continents. This is what has been called the dialectic of moss on stone, an interface of immensity and minuteness, of past and present, softness and hardness, stillness and vibrancy, yin and yang. “
20 June 2021
BioFutures - Process Prototype Showcase
12 Jun 2021 10:00 — 14:00
13 Jun 2021 10:00 — 14:00
14 Jun 2021 12:00 — 17:00
15 Jun 2021 12:00 — 17:00
16 Jun 2021 12:00 — 17:00
17 Jun 2021 12:00 — 17:00
18 Jun 2021 12:00 — 17:00
Imaginative prototypes from the five-day BioFutures workshop and ongoing work: deep-sea gardening, bee Tinder, spiritual reformations... Welcome!
Biofriction exhibition on view in Lisbon, Portugal, until August 1

Since 2019, Bioart Society has been one of the four partners of Biofriction, a European collaboration project committed to supporting bioart and biohacking practices. An exhibition of the same name opens in the Ectopia space in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 16.
16 June 2021
listening - laboratory
As we were working in the laboratory at the station we read on one of the cupboard doors: "FUTILITY FACTOR: No experiment is ever a complete failure, it can always serve as a negative example." 
12 June 2021
hibernation - phases of waters
A strangely interdependent relationship. 
7 June 2021
2 — 3 Jun 2021
For visitors of one at a time over two days,TICK ACTs presents contemplations and ideas from a collaboration between artists Laura Beloff and Kira O’Reilly on ticks and tick-borne pathogens and their environments.
Bioart Society Annual Report 2020
Our Annual Report for 2020 has been published. It is available in pdf format both in English and in Finnish.  /// Biotaiteen seuran vuosikertomus 2020 on julkaistu, ja se on luettavissa pdf-muodossa sekä suomeksi että englanniksi.
31 May 2021
composition of the landscape - gathering
Research and studies about organic pigments at the Biological Station in Kilpisjärvi. 
31 May 2021
#SOLUspa with Ernest Truely
17 — 30 May 2021
Welcome to #SOLUspa to experience the transformational power of art and hairdressing! 
A series of conversations by artists Laura Beloff & Kira O'Reilly with experts from the biosciences and the humanities concerning ticks, the pathogens they carry and the implications for humans and non-humans within changing environments.
12 May 2021