Lake Kilpisjärvi 2017 Image by Tiina Prittinen
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passing (almost unnoticed)
Almost unnoticed I spend a short time at the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM in Kilpisjärvi, Finland. One or the other observation, various notes...
Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency 2019
OPEN CALL for the Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency 2019 The Bioartsociety is calling for Finnish artists or artists based in Finland to...
marker on oil on canvas, 2018 With a black permanent marker I paint myself into an oil painting that I found on display on one of the...
1. Augury. We are led to believe a lie
When we see not thro’ the eye,
Which was born in a night to perish in a night,
When the soul slept in beams...
Surfing the Semiosphere
MOMENTS OF ENLICHENMENT Ridingwaves SurfingtheSemiospherecoalescedagroupintoacoherententityforsensingthelocalecologiesatKilpisjärvi.Asasingle...
Second Order
Hannah Rogers, Karen Elizabeth Bishop, Alice Smits, Taru Elfving, Shruti Sunderraman, Bilge Hasdemirand Markus Petz

What does it mean to observe...
Going out fora walk with a few special characters, exploring the landscape around the station and taking a break every now and then. %&_():;"...
Merry CRISPR II - workshop
Merry CRISPR II – artistic investigations into CRISPR/Cas9 Merry CRISPR is a workshop produced by the Bioart Society in collaboration with Biofilia...

The Bioart Society is the motor behind Ars Bioarctica which is a long term art&science initiative with a focus on the Arctic environment which was started in autumn 2008 in Kilpisjärvi. The activities of Ars Bioarctica encompass the development and implementation of courses, workshops, lectures, conferences and seminars, exhibitions, an artists in residency programme, the establishment of national and international relations as well as the production of works, promotion of Finnish artists and publishing of related material.

The Bioart Society

The Bioartsociety is an association based in Helsinki with more than 80 members from Finland and other countries. It was established in May 2008 at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Lapland. The Bioartsociety is developing, producing and facilitating activities around art and natural sciences, with an emphasis on biology, ecology and life sciences. Together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki it runs Ars Bioarctica, an art&science program with focus on the sub-arctic environment.

Office and postal address

Suomen Biotaiteen Seura ry / Finnish Bioart Society
Kaasutehtaankatu 1
FI-00540 Helsinki