The practicioners listed below have been selected for Ars Bioarctica residency at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station for 2023. We are happy to welcome such a diverse and multidisciplinary group to Kilpisjärvi!
Cynthia Blanchette – artist & researcher
Sanni Priha & Jarkko Kela – filmmaker & performing artist / filmmaker
Jon Cazenave – photographer
Aino Johansson – multidisciplinary artist, forest activist & environmental educator
Jérôme Le Mest – screenwriter
Camilla Auer – trans-disciplinary artist & writer
Dale Rio – photographic artist
Thierry Bardini – agronomist, sociologist, author & research-creator
Arden Surdam – sculpturer & photographer
Jasmin Marker – artist
Soile Voima – dance artist
Aisling Davis – composer, artist & researcher
On addition to the artist and practicioners listed above, there are going to be two other residency programmes taking place at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station under the umbrella of Ars Bioarctica. These include Science Trails fellow Till Bovermann and North Escaping fellows aRzu and Maria Lepistö as well as Jacek Smolicki.
Ars Bioarctica residency programme has been running since 2009. It is hosted by the Bioart Society in collaboration with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki. Located in Kilpisjärvi, the residency has an emphasis on the subarctic environment and art and science collaboration. It is open for professional artists, scientists, and art & science research teams at all stages of their careers.
The open call for Ars Bioarctica is usually published once a year. We announce the open call on our website and on our social media accounts. You can read more about all things Ars Bioarctica, including previous fellows experiences, on our website.
Photo by Taylor Smith who had her Ars Bioarctica residency in April 2021. You can read about more about her experiences on our website.