Merry CRISPR workshop in Helsinki!

11th of December | 15th of December, 2017

Merry CRISPR is a workshop produced by the Bioartsociety in collaboration with Biofilia laboratory – Aalto University, and supported by Aalto Univeristy, MA in Ecology and Contemporary Performance and Time and Space Arts (both University of the Arts Helsinki) and TAIKE.
The workshop takes place 11th – 15th of December at the Biofilia laboratory on the Aalto University Campus in Otaniemi/Espoo/Finland.
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FACTT – Festival Art & Science @Berlin

The Arte Institute, in partnership with Cultivamos Cultura, has the pleasure to announce FACTT – Festival of Art & Science Trans-disciplinary and Trans-national in Berlin. The Festival took place in Lisbon, New York, Mexico and will continue in Berlin.


Exhibition | November 29, 7.30 PM
7 Mares
Heimstr. 3
Group Show FACTT 2017: Opening

Ken Rinaldo
Pedro Miguel Cruz
Marta de Menezes
Joana Ricou
Sarah Hermanutz

Talk | November 30, 6 PM
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Romanistik
Humboldt Universität
Dorotheenstr. 65
4 Floor, Room 4.34

Presentations by:
Marta de Menezes
Dalila Honorato
Sarah Hermanutz
Isabel Bur-Raty
Regine Rapp
Christian de Lutz

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FACTT – Festival Art & Science @Mexico City

6th of October | 14th of October, 2017

The Arte Institute in partnership with Mute, Cultivamos Cultura and Ectopia has the pleasure to announce the first FACTT – Festival Art & Science Trans-disciplinary and Trans-national in Mexico.

The Festival took place in Lisbon and New York in September and will arrive to Mexico City on October 6.

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FACTT – Festival Art & Science @NYC

30th of September | 1st of October, 2017

The Arte Institute in partnership with Mute, Cultivamos Cultura and Ectopia has the pleasure to announce the first FACTT – Festival Art & Science Trans-disciplinary and Trans-national.

The Festival took place in Lisbon in September and will arrive to New York City on September 30 and October 1.

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FACTT – Festival Art & Science @Lisbon

14th of September | 24th of September, 2017

The Arte Institute in partnership with Mute, Cultivamos Cultura and Ectopia has the pleasure to announce the first FACTT – Festival Art & Science Trans-disciplinary and Trans-national. The Festival will take place in Lisbon from September 14 to 24.

September 14 – Exhibition / MUTE Gallery
September 15 – Press Preview / MAAT Project Room
September 23 and 24 – Talks and Performances / Central Tejo – Geradores Room

Arte Institute

MUTE / Cultivamos Cultura / Ectopia

MAAT – Museum Art, Architecture and Technology
Pestana Hotel Group
Câmara Municipal de Cascais
Fundação Dom Luís


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Exhibition Impacto @FBAUL

From 3rd of August | 29th of August 2017
Andrew Carnie / Anna Isaak-Ross / Carolyn Angleton / Dave Robinson / James Higgins / Marta de Menezes / Miguel Palma / Nigel Helyer / Ricardo Guerreiro Campos

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The Archive – A conversation with the collection of Cultivamos Cultura

From 20th of May | 11th of June, 2017

Look and Experience: Archive Interferences
This exhibition presents a selection of works from the Cultivamos Cultura collection on the theme of perception and cultural mediation and appropriation of science in contemporary art. The collection, exhibition and curation present a new experimental look that adds objects, thoughts and fragments of culture that continuously generate something uncorrupted. The look on the collection / archive proposes multiple narratives inviting to the experience of new connections with the Museum of Penafiel, the city of Penafiel and the ISCE Douro.

Curatorship: Maria Manuela Lopes
Cultivamos Cultura – Associação Cultural
Museu Municipal de Penafiel
DGArtes (Direção-Geral das Artes)
ISCE Douro
Praxis & Poiesis (ID+ – Instituto de Investigação em Design, Media e Cultura)
Ectopia – Laboratório de Artes Experimental
I3S (Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde)

André Cepeda / Andrew Carnie / António Caramelo / Beatriz da Costa / Edmundo Correia / Erich Berger / Gilberto Reis / Herwig Turk / Jennifer Willet / Kathy High / Ken Rinaldo / Kira O’Reilly / Laura Beloff e Maria Antonia Gonzalez / Manuel Valente Alves / Maria Lúcia Cruz Correia / Maria Manuela Lopes / Marta de Menezes / Miguel Palma / Moirika Reker / Paulo Bernardino Bastos / Ricardo Guerreiro Campos / Sérgio Eliseu / Tagny Duff / Teresa Carneiro / Tissue Culture and Art / Wellington Junior

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From 3rd to 10th of November, 2016

In Immortality for two Marta de Menezes and Luís Graça will immortalize each other immune cells. This will be achieved by introducing cancer-inducing genes in the cells with a viral vector. The immortal cells, although derived from two people in love, as they derive from immune cells involved in the body defense cannot interact or they will be mutually rejected. Thus, immortality comes at a price – and that price is perpetual isolation. The live cells will be exhibited in the absence of any visible lab equipment, and the tension created by their isolation will be emphasized through two live projections of the growing cells that partially overlap. Only in the virtual space of their projection the immortal cells can interact.


MDM: Bio-Arte-Factos

On the 20th of  October, at 7pm, the Zaratan-Contemporary Art is pleased to present MDM: Bio-Arts-Facts, a solo exhibition of Marta de Menezes who gathers a number of significant projects regarding the peculiarity of his artistic process.
Marta de Menezes’ work is an artistic practice with a strong scientific content, a method on the border areas between art and science, between concept and materiality. Her artworks predominantly exploit the individual nature, the tension between the artificial and the natural, and the idea of identity. These works use new art media, not limited by the classical models of representation in the visual arts.
The projects developed by Marta de Menezes use the “moistmedia” as plants, bacteria, cells, genes and proteins. However, these pieces do not consist of a simple presentation of these materials, but they are manipulated through the use of technology and science for their handling and installation in the exhibition space,t hus resulting into new experimental ways for expressing concepts in visual arts that provoke the spectators. Marta de Menezes’ work offers a new perspective on the growing hybridization between nature and culture that questions the limits and constraints of life, of our identity, and of art itself.


Beijing Media Art Biennale

From 25th of September | 8th of October, 2016

Organised by the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing Design Week and HFG-Offenbach, Beijing Media Art Bienalle “Ethics of Technology” consists two parts. The first part includes five pillars of technology: AI/ROBOTICS, BIG DATA/ALGO- RITHMS, BIO-GENETICS, VR/AR/MR, along with META SCIENCE, together forming a core of tools and method. The second part is made up of a selected body of art/research works and practices which are reflective and relevant to ideas on ethics and morality. Furthermore the event expands into forums, panel discussions, public engagement, an online hyperlink exhibition and publications.