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Minna Långström & Leah Beeferman: Photosonic Landscapes in Color

16 Oct — 20 Nov 2020

Location: SOLU

SOLU Space

[suomenkielinen teksti alla] Minna Långström & Leah Beeferman

SOLU Space, Luotsikatu 13,...
Yeastogram workshop with Johanna Rotko

24 Aug 2020 16:00 — 20:00

25 Aug 2020 16:00 — 20:00

27 Aug 2020 16:00 — 20:00

Location: SOLU

SOLU Space

Yeastograms are living images made with yeast, growth media, UV light and rasterized images. During this three-eveningworkshop, participants will...
Criss-Crossing Ecologies

20 Aug 2020 — 30 Jan 2021

Location: Annantalo

Annantalo, Helsinki

Bioart Society has started a collaboration withAnnantalo, an arts centre for children, young people and families in Helsinki. The first fruitof the...
#SOLU exhibitions
Johanna Rotko: Living Images

13 Aug — 13 Sep 2020

Location: SOLU

SOLU Space

Johanna Rotko: Living Images
SOLU Space, Luotsikatu 13, Helsinki
Open from Wed–Sat 12–16h or via appointment ** The exhibition has...
Fragile Life and Celestial Matter(s)

26 May 2020 18:00 — 20:00

28 May 2020 18:00 — 20:00

Location: Jitsi

Live stream at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCISuPObcTBtedqlWDWTosTQ

The event have been moved to Jitsi,please joinhttps://meet.jit.si/FragileLifeAndCelestialMatters
Please switch off your camera and mic when...
Talking About "Living Things"

11 Mar 2020 19:00 — 21:00

Location: SOLU

SOLU Space

The bird, the beetle, the chicken, the human, the mushroom, and the aspen tree .. We place them in fixed terms, often in singular form, classified...
Book launch - Art As We Don't Know It

5 Mar 2020 14:00 — 19:00

Location: SOLU


Art as We Don’t Know It Erich Berger, Kasperi Mäki-Reinikka, Kira O’Reilly, Helena Sederholm (eds.)
Publisher: Aalto ARTS Books
What worlds are...
MaterialeX workshop

26 Feb 2020 09:00 — 16:00

27 Feb 2020 09:00 — 16:00

Location: SOLU


What happens when matter really matters? Materials are ubiquitous in our life and we are increasingly interested in where they come from, the...
Field recording workshop with Alan Courtis

16 Feb 2020 14:00 — 17:00

Location: SOLU

SOLU Space

Sunday, February 16, 2020,14–17h
SOLU Space, Luotsikatu 13, Helsinki The same way photography is now...
In Dialogue: Emilia Tikka & Mianna Meskus

15 Jan 2020 18:30 — 20:30

Location: SOLU

SOLU Space

Welcome to join us for a dialogue that bringstogetherartist, designer and researcherEmilia Tikkaand Mianna Meskus,sociologist of science and...
Crossroads – Book Launch & Seminar

12 Dec 2019 11:30 — 16:30

Location: SOLU

SOLU Space

Crossroads – New Views on Art and Environment offers a kaleidoscopic view of artistic practices that respond to the complex, at times contradictory...
#SOLU exhibitions
Time and River are alike

11 Dec 2019 17:00 — 19:00

22 Jan 2020 12:00 — 17:00

23 Jan 2020 12:00 — 19:00

24 Jan 2020 12:00 — 17:00

25 Jan 2020 12:00 — 16:00

26 Jan 2020 12:00 — 16:00

29 Jan 2020 12:00 — 17:00

30 Jan 2020 12:00 — 19:00

31 Jan 2020 12:00 — 17:00

Location: SOLU


Since 2009, the Bioart Society has been running art&science residency Ars Bioarctica at the Kilpisjärvi Biological station located in the...
Christina Stadlbauer: Narratives of Imperfection – Finissage

30 Nov 2019 15:00 — 17:00

Location: SOLU

SOLU Space

Welcome to the finissage of Christina Stadlbauer's exhibitionNarratives of Imperfection on Saturday, November 30, from 15–17h! During the event,...
Sonic Wildcode performance by AGF

17 Aug 2017

Oulu Museum of Art

Live sound performance during the Night of the Arts at the Oulu Museum of Art on the 17th of August 2017 Antye Greie [AGF, poemproducer] (DE/FI) is...

20 May — 12 Nov 2017

Oulu Museum of Art

The SPLICE re_examining Nature international exhibition produced by Finnish Bioart Society and the Oulu Art Museum focuses its gaze on our...
SPLICE Seminar

20 May 2017

Oulu Museum of Art

20th May 2017 10-15h Oulu Museum of Art Kasarmintie 9, 90100 Oulu, Finland Seminaari on englanninkielinen. The seminar will be held in English. The...
Be-Wildermend (Nature Drag) performance by Kira O’Reilly

19 May 2017

Oulu Museum of Art

During the openig of theSPLICEexhibition, Helsinki based artistKira O'Reillywill performBe-Wilderment (Nature Drag). The opening is onFriday 19 May...

26 Nov 2016

Helsinki, Finland

The workshop is part of the Hybrid_MattersSymposium, and took place at Forumbox Helsinki and was held by Asa Stahl and Kristina Lindstrom. How do...
HYBRID MATTERs exhibition Forumbox

24 Nov — 18 Dec 2016

Helsinki, Finland

The exhibition took place at Forum Box with: participating artists: Hanna Husberg FI/SW, Lawrence Malstaf BE/NO, Laura Belof FI/DK, Jonas...

24 — 25 Nov 2016

Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland

HYBRID MATTERs investigates hybrid ecologies, the convergence of our environment with technology and essentially the intentional and unintentional...
HYBRID MATTERs exhibition Nikolaj Kunsthal

19 May — 31 Jul 2016


The exhibition investigates current hybrids of biology, technology and art. The exhibition looks at today's brave new world in which genetically...
HYBRID_MATTERs exhibition Kunsthal Grenland

19 Mar — 8 May 2016

Porsgrun, Norway

The detritus from human activity has reached such proportions, both in extent and amount, that there is scarcely a single place Earth that is pure...
Field_Notes – HYBRID MATTERs

14 — 20 Sep 2015

Kilpisjärvi, Biologocal Station of the University of Helsinki

Field_Notes – HYBRID MATTERs is an art&science field laboratory organized by the Finnish Society of Bioart at the Kilpisjarvi Biological...
Making_Life – Seminar

23 May 2015

Urban Workshop, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki

In the seminar, Making_Life participants gave an introduction to synthetic biology and why and how they are interested in engaging with it....
Making-Life III – exhibition

22 — 31 May 2015

Lasipalatsi Näyttely, Helsinki

An exhibtion with artistic responses to synthetic biology The exhibtion Making_Life was the presentation of the artistic prototyping workshop...
Making-Life III – a research platform for art and synthetic biology

17 — 22 May 2015

Bioflia, base for biological arts, Aalto University, Helsinki

Making_Life I (May 2014) introduced the molecular biological foundations of synthetic biology. Making_Life II (November 2014) looked into proto-...
Martin Hanczyc, Public Lecture

27 Nov 2014

The House of Science and Letters, Helsinki, Finland

The lecture was part of Making_Life, a project by the Finnish Society of Bioart in collaboration with Biofilia – Base for Biological Arts – Aalto...
Bio-Commons Workshop

7 — 8 Jun 2014

Vartiosaari, Helsinki, Finland

The Commons consist of any common resource that is available to all, narrowing basically to two: physical resources or man-made. A plenitude of...
Bio-Commons, keynote by Markus Schmidt

6 Jun 2014

Helsinki University, Finland

Dr. Markus Schmidt, founder and team leader of Biofaction in Vienna Austria, gave a keynote lecture on the Bio-Commons as a kick-off for the...
Curie’s Children [glow boys radons daughter]

2 — 5 Jun 2014

Kaupunkiverstas, Helsinki, Finland

The Curie’s Children [glow boys, radon daughters] workshop allowed the uninitiated to easily enter into a physical and intuitive relation to...
Artist Presentation Paul Vanouse

21 May 2014

House of Science and Letters Helsinki, Finland

Vanouse, Professor of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo, NY, presented works from over two decades of experience working with emerging...
Yeastogram workshop

13 — 15 Dec 2013

Helsinki, Finland

The yeast printing workshop introduced 12 participants to a novel experimental imaging process for creating animations. Living yeast cultures were...
#Ars Bioarctica
Natural Cryptography for Postcards

6 Dec 2013

Helsinki, Finland

Led by Markus Decker and Peter Wagenhofer Produced in collaboration with Pixelache In his Ars Bioarctica residency Markus Decker investigated...
#Field_Notes - Cultivating Grounds
Deep Time – Deep Futures Symposium

24 October, 2013

Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland

Deep Time / Deep Futures was a symposium on artistic responses to the dichotomy between human time-perception and time in biological,...
#Field_Notes - Cultivating Grounds
Field_Notes Publication

23 Oct 2013


“Field_Notes – From Landscape to Laboratory – Maisemasta Laboratorioon” Edited by Laura Beloff, Erich Berger and Terike Haapoja This publication is...
#Field_Notes - Deep Time
Field Notes – Deep Time

16 — 22 Sep 2013

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Kilpisjärvi, Finland

Hosted by Oron Catts, Antero Kare, Leena Valkeapaa, Tere Vaden, Elisabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse “Field_Notes – Deep Time” was a week-long...
#Field_Notes - Deep Time
Field_Notes residencies

1 — 15 Sep 2013

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Kilpisjärvi, Finland

The Field_Notes residencies have been research and preparation residencies prior to the “Field_Notes Deep Time” field laboratory. Oron Catts,...
Case Pyhäjoki – Artistic reflections on nuclear influence

1 — 11 Aug 2013

Pyhäjoki, Finland

This trans-disciplinary expedition and production workshop took place in Pyhäjoki, Northern Finland, where the sixth nuclear power plant (NPP) in...
Prima Materia

22 Nov — 13 Dec 2012

Helsinki, Finland

PRIMA MATERIA – 4 artistic positions on ecology Exhibition at Helsinki University Think Corner Participating artists: Laura Beloff (FI), Ursula...
#Ars Bioarctica
Arctic Perspective

17 Nov — 3 Dec 2012

Kilpisjärvi and Helsinki, Finland

This activity, enabled through a grant by the Canadian Arts Council, had six researchers from the art collective Arctic Perspective visiting...
Ursula Damm public lecture

27 May, 2012

Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland

German artist Ursula Damm presented her recent artistic work and research into synthetic biology. She has become known for her installations...
The Art of Gathering Environmental Data

12 May, 2012

Helsinki, Finland

Under the umbrella “The Art of Gathering Environmental Data” the Finnish Society of Bioart organised a series of events concerned with collecting,...
DoItYourself microscopy and urban micro ecology workshop

18 April, 2012

Helsinki, Finland

This workshop was held by the Finnish Society of Bioart together with Helsinki University Centre for Environment – HENVI, in the context of the...
#Ars Bioarctica
Stripped Berry Rug

1 Jan — 1 Feb 2012


This work combines the approaches of environmental art and scientific experiment. Planted cuttings of cowberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) and...
#Field_Notes - Cultivating Grounds
Field_Notes – Cultivating Grounds

26 Sep — 2 Oct 2011

Kilpsijärvi Biological Station, Finland

Hosted by Oron Catts, Marta de Menezes, Anu Osva, Tapio Makela and Terike Haapoja “Field_Notes – Cultivating Grounds” was a week-long field...
EPAC - CityBeat

26 Aug — 12 Dec 2011

Lasipalatsi square, Helsinki, Finland / Riga, Latvia

EPAC is the European Public Art Centre. It is a collaborative engagement between organisations across eight European countries, with the aim to...
#Ars Bioarctica
Weather Tunnel - project

1 Jul — 1 Aug 2011

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Helsinki and Beijing, China

Ars Bioarctica participated in the project "Weather Tunnel". It was a translocal project envisioned as a participatory, interventionist component...
#Field_Notes - Cultivating Grounds
Arctic Waters Workshop

28 Jun — 3 Jul 2011

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Finland

Held by Anu Osva (FI) and Laura Forsström (FI) Arctic Waters was a workshop on nature, research and art, directed by an artist and a scientist....
Curated Expedition to the Baltic Sea

28 May — 31 Aug 2011

Baltic sea

Until the end of 2010 the Finnish Society of Bioart was the producer of the project Curated Expedition to the Baltic Sea, by Capsula for European...
Jens Hauser: Staging Authenticity: Transhistorical Approaches to Biotechnological Art

27 May 2011

Helsinki, Finland

The use of biomedia in art can be characterized by an oscillation between an immediate presence, and a complex hyper-mediated construction of...
Hackteria Workshop

8 — 12 Mar 2011

Suomenlinna, Helsinki

Led by Marc R. Dusseiller (CH) & Andy Gracie (UK) In collaboration with Pixelache Festival This was an experimental maker-workshop with multi...
Art and HENVI

01 January, 2011

Helsinki, Finland

Art&HENVI was organised by the Finnish Society of Bioart in collaboration with the Helsinki University Centre for Environmental Research...
#Ars Bioarctica
Bio-science and art - student workshop

19 — 26 May 2010

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Finland

Together with the former Environmental Art Programme at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Prof. Markku Hakuri and Ars...
Art and Technoscience Conference

24 — 25 Mar 2010

Kuvataideacademia, Helsinki, Finland

ART AND TECHNOSCIENCE - Practices in transformation, was a two day conference in collaboration with the University of the Arts, Academy of Fine...
Havahdus seminar

03 October, 2009

House of Sciences, Helsinki

A seminar focusing on the interaction between arts and biology has been one of the important goals for Ars Bioarctica from the beginning. The...
Arctic journey - student workshop

5 — 12 Sep 2009

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Kilpisjärvi, Finland

Teachers in collaboration: Leena Valkeapää (Aalto University), Anu Osva (Finnish Bioart Society), Tuula Häyrynen (Finnish Bioart Society), Maria...
#Ars Bioarctica
80+1 Kilpisjärvi project

18 Jun — 31 Jul 2009

Kilpisjärvi, Finland / Linz, Austria

During spring 2009 Ars Bioarctica took part in the international project 80+1 - A Journey Around the World organized by the Ars Electronica Centre...