Exhibitions, Lectures, Workshops and Grants

2020

October 2nd, 9am PDT, 6pm CET
VIBRATIONS, FREQUENCIES & ECOTISTICAL ART SCI
Panel organized by the Contemporary Center Laznia led by Anna Nacher, Martina Fröschl, Robertina Šebjanič, Yolande Harris and Ari Frieadlander. View Here
September 30, 1pm PDT
Suratómica Festival of Creation
Discussion with John Ellis, CERN Theoretical Physicist
And Omar Rincón. CERN Scholar with a specialty in Machine Learning
September 24 | 8AM PDT | 17h CET
Online NOISE AQUARIUM Meditation LIVE
Wiener Rauschen Audio Visual Festival Angewandte Praxis
September 18 – October 4
Noise Aquarium. Contemporary Centre Laznia, Gdansk, Poland
September 13, 12 noon PDT
Bird Song Diamond discussion and meditation
With curator Maja Ćirić, Paul Geluso, John Brumley, Jasna Jovićević. View Here
September 13, 9am PST, 18:00 CET
NHM Alien Star Dust meditation
Ars Electronica: Telluric Vibrations Garden. View Here
September 13, 10am PDT, 19:00 CET
Virtual tour of the meteorite gallery at the Natural History Museum, Vienna
with Dr. Ludovic Ferriere. View Here
September 9-13
Telluric Vibration Ars Electronica Los Angeles Garden
Organized, curated, participated

  • September 12, 11am PDT, 20:00 CET
    Invisible Entanglements panel with Cristina Albu. View Here

  • September 12, 10am PDT, 19:00 CET
    LASER: Cyland Saint Petersburg
    Space and Chaos panel. View Here

  • September 11, 2pm PDT, 23:00 CET
    Waterbodies workshop with Claudia Jacques
    Featuring Yolande Harris and Ari Friedlaender

  • September 10, 10am PDT, 19:00 CET
    Leonardo / ISAST Nano Provocations panel

  • September 10, 8am PDT, 17:00 CET
    Decolonizing AI panel. View Here
  • September 1-14
    Bird Song Diamond Belgrade
    _Inteligencija IO_ Magacin, Kraljevića Marka 6, Belgrade, Serbia
    August 29 | 7PM
    Noise Aquarium, Trieste, Italy
    BOTH WAYS group exhibition. Curated by Maja Ćirić
    At Magazzino 27 in the Porto Vecchio of Trieste
    July 27 – August 7
    UCLA/CNSI SciArt Lab-Studio Summer Institute
    July 25 | 10:50AM CET
    BEYOND festival, ZKM
    Special edition: Climate Change | Symposium: Artists for the Future
    Film Festival (performance) Video – intro (Alien Star Dust 5min)
    July 25 | 10:50AM CET
    BEYOND festival, ZKM by Victoria Vesna
    Special edition: Climate Change | Symposium: Artists for the Future>
    July 7 | 2PM PDT | 5PM EDT | 11PM CET
    [July 7] [Alien] Star Dust by Victoria Vesna
    Signal to Noise, a guided meditation journey bringing to life the sensations of meteorites and micro-meteorites falling on all continents and mixing with the anthropogenic dust falling on our planet from many dimensions.
    ONLINE @ YouTube Live
    June 30
    Noise Aquarium featured at DIVA Online Journal Issue 48 Summer [PDF]
    June 29 | 7-9PM PDT
    Cosmic Labyrinth discussion on the HeART in Technology
    Victoria Vesna + Will Cady + Clarissa Ribeiro
    May 30-31
    As the Crow Flies – Drive-By-Art (Public Art in This Moment of Social Distancing)
    April 17
    [Alien] Star Dust – Raw Science film festival
    Festival Page | postponed due to COVID 19
    March 11 - October 5
    Premiere of [Alien] Star Dust at the Natural History Museum, Vienna
    NHM Vienna
    February 23
    NanoMandala at the Pure Land farms: Tibetan New Year (Losar)
    Pure Land Farms
    January 25
    Hox Zodiac Chinese New Year dinner
    Photos from the dinner

    2019

    November 9
    Art in Time of Climate Change In conversation with James Gimzewski Art Museum, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
    November 2
    5th Art & Science International Exhibition and Symposium
    Opening keynote lecture at Tsignhua University, Beijing
    “We are [Alien] Star Dust: macro micro AI and Life”

    Exhibition of Bird Song Diamond, National Museum of China, Beijing, China
    October 18-19
    500 years of Leonardo (co-organizer of exhibition)
    Leonardo da Vinci: Inventing the Future – Flight, Automata, Art, Anatomy, BIomorphism
    October 19
    Session 4: Art Meets Science – Roger Malina, PhD; Chair
    1:30 pm -- in dialogue with Claire Farago
    What Would Leonardo’s Strategies Be for Compelling Action on the Climate Crisis?
    September 9 to 13
    Useful Fictions: symposium and lab workshops, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
    CLIMATE MEASUREMENTS at the Site Instrumental de Recherche par Télédétection Atmosphérique (SIRTA) Observatory, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL)
    Led Lab 1 with Imma Bastida and Alex Tantet - DUST
    August 29 to September 8
    VR Noise Aquarium at the Klang Moor Schopfe, Gais, Switzerland

    August 30, 8pm: Solo sound performance We are all animals
    September 1, 4pm: Artist talk and performance

    Press
    klangmoorschopfe.ch
    aargauerzeitung.ch
    blick.ch
    arttv.ch
    August 27
    Video installation with plankton aquariums and AR prints
    Noise Aquarium at the aMORE festival, Pula, Croatia
    Press in English | Press in Croatian: Glas Istre
    August 2 – 5
    VR Noise Aquarium at SIGGRAPH 2019
    Panel: Cover and write-up Leonardo Special Issue Press
    July 28 – August 10
    Sci Art Lab+Studio summer institute
    June 26 to 28
    Tacit Engagement in the Digital Age Conference, Room SG1, Alison Building, Cambridge University
    A joint conference by the “Re-“Interdisciplinary Network (CRASSH) and the AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication
    June 28
    Keynote: 9am, Recital Room, Music Faculty
    June 24-26
    Master seminar, Interface Cultures, University of Art, Linz, Austria
    June 20
    Hox Zodiac dinner, Paris
    June 12-24
    Leonardo Artist Residency
    June 14
    Garden the Sky Water symposium (moderating session), Cité internationale des arts Paris
    June 13
    LASER Paris SOUND WAVES Aline Penitot and Oliver Adam
    Presenting Roaring World Noise Aquarium
    June 6
    Keynote speaker: 21st Consciousness Reframed: Sentient States: Bio-Mind and Techno-Nature, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
    May 30 to June 5
    Keynote speaker: FEMeeting, Portugal
    May 27 to June 5
    Noise Aquarium at Vienna Biennale for Change 2019, Vienna, Austria
    May 2-3
    Sound + Science symposium, sponsored by the ArtSci Center, at California Nanosystems Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    April 12
    Keynote Lecture in Conference, What is Technology? University of Oregon

    Curation (Exhibition) | Turnbull Classroom 346, Floor 3R
    Chair: Dean Walton, Lorry I. Lokey Science Librarian, Price Science Library/Biology, UO
    Victoria Vesna, Design | Media Arts/Art|Sci Center, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    “BODIES INC., 2.0”
    Xtine Burrough, SP&CE Media Lab/LabSynthE, and Letícia Ferreira, Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, University of Texas at Dallas
    “Radium Girls”
    Thomas Hudson, Electronics Developer, Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)
    “Cloudfire”
    Emily Lawhead, History of Art and Architecture, University of Oregon
    “Tools of the Trade: A Critical History of Approaches of the Documentation of Installation Art”
    April 11
    Nanomandala installation -- Exhibition opening of PATTERNS at Light Court commons, University of Oregon
    April 6
    Exhibition Angewandte Vienna at Building Bridges Art Exchange, Santa Monica, CA
    April 5
    Linda Weintraub: What’s Next? Book launch (UCLA Broad Arts) Los Angeles, CA
    April 4
    Symposium: Art based Research in times of Climate Change (UCLA CNSI), Los Angeles, CA
    March 21
    LEONARDO ART SCIENCE EVENING RENDEZVOUS (LASER) Jiayi Young, Vera Wittkowsky, Amy Taylor, Sam LoCascio, Presentation Space, (UCLA CNSI), Los Angeles, CA
    March 14
    Andrea's Room, Claudia Jacques ArtSci Gallery, (UCLA CNSI), Los Angeles, CA
    March 7
    Real Presence book launch, Vienna, Austria
    March 5
    Panel discussion I need the sea because it teaches me Erin Cooney, MFA student, EDA (Broad Arts Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    March 2
    Hox Zodiac NYC dinner at Josely Carvalho’s home, New York, NY
    February 26
    MoMA Doc Fest ArtSci / Ars Electronica presentation with Gerfried Stocker, artistic director of Ars Electronica
    From HACKING to FACT-Checking: Artistic Strategies for the Post-Factual Age, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Theater 2, 7pm
    February 6
    John Brumley PhD thesis defense Spatially Immersed Sound in Bird Song Diamond project (advisor)
    February 5
    Lecture and discussion at the Empowerment and Informatics Program Science Café at the Unviersity of Tsukuba, Japan
    January 25-27
    Raw Science Festival, Los Angeles, CA: Noise Aquarium — Best Mixed Reality Media (Art Installation)

    2018

    Dec 12-14
    Hox Zodiac Banquet opening for the conference and exhibition Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn at Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL), Vienna
    November 11
    Speaker Taboo, Transgression, Transcendence in Art & Science, TTT conference, Mexico City.
    November 4
    Leonardo Convening, San Francisco, CA.
    November 3
    TED X Manhattan: TRAIL BLAZERS, Fair participation, Manhattan Beach, CA.
    October 16
    INL Summit, Braga, Portugal: Nanotechnology: Enabler of a new economy
    Panel Session 4 Science and Arts!
    , Chair: Luis Miguel Girão with Victoria Vesna and James Gimzewski, Braga Portugal, 2:16 pm to 3:45 pm
    October 11
    Artist Talk Art, Science & Philosophy: Building the Third Culture, 3 pm at Science-Art-Philosophy Lab (SAP Lab) Center for the Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL)
    October 9
    Artist Talk Vibrations Matter – Being in Between, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa
    September 14 & 15
    Noise Aquarium 8K Deep Space exhibition at Paseo Art Festival in Taos, New Mexico
    September 13 to 15
    Blue Morph exhibition at Speculum Artium Festival, Trbovlje, Slovenia
    Round table participant: Challenges of intermedia education in the beginning of 21st century
    September 6 to 10
    Golden Nica Juror
    at Ars Electronica
    Noise Aquarium 8K Deep Space exhibition at Ars Electronica
    July 30 to August 10
    SciArt Nanolab Summer Institute
    June 25 & 26
    Meeting with Interface Cultures students
    , University of Arts, Linz, Austria
    June 17 - 19
    Cultivamos Cultura
    - Alentejo, Portugal
    June 16
    Fundação Eugénio de Almeida's auditorium
    , Évora, Portugal
    June 15th, 5:10 pm
    Keynote: From the Singular to the Collective: Anticipatory Art Science
    Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    June 14
    Panel
    FutureFest Forward: AI and Creativity Futures on Thursday 17.30 to 20.30 at Nesta, London, UK
    June 13
    AI & Society
    , Editorial meeting, London, UK
    June 12
    Lecture
    CRASSH, Cambridge, UK
    June 9
    Hox Zodiac
    private birthday dinner – Alex Verhaest
    June 4-7
    EU commission STARTS jury, Brussels, Belgium
    June 1
    Hox Zodiac
    Art Table So Cal private dinner at Building Bridges Art Exchange gallery
    May 4
    Noise Aquarium
    simultaneously at Cairotronica, Cairo, Egypt and in Nine Tomorrows, Powerlong Art Center, Hangzhou, China
    April 19 - 23
    Ars Electronica
    Jury (Interactive Arts)
    April 17
    Meeting Students
    | Interface Cultures, University of Art, Linz
    April 13 & 14
    Lecture, Pop-up exhibition, LASER Santa Fe Symposium
    I Love Life: Celebrating Biodiversity through Art & Science at New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM
    March 13, 11:30 am
    Biodiversity Heritage Library Annual Meeting
    Museum of Natural History, LA
    March 7, 5:30 pm
    LASER
    The Art of Conservation at UCI Applied Innovation, 5141 California Ave #250, Irvine, CA
    March 5
    U Wash Lecture
    MFA Lecture Series (part of the Sam Fox School Speaker Series), Steinberg Auditorium
    March 3 to May 26
    Exhibition
    Bird Song Diamond in ‘It Passes Like a Thought” at Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine
    March 1
    Thinking Gender Conference:
    Introduction.
    February 24
    Leonardo Panel | ArtSci Center Presentation
    January 12
    LA Art Fair Dialog

    2017

    October 26, Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER). Hosts of LASER gatherings around the country and internationally are meeting and will be presenting their work. CNSI presentation space, 5th floor
    October 20, 10am-6pm, IASAS Synaesthesia symposium. California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) auditorium.
    October 19, 5-7pm, Opening reception for the IASAS Synaesthesia symposium. Art Sci gallery, CNSI.
    7pm, Octopus BrainStorming, Live experimental EEG performance, in collaboration with neuroscientist Mark Cohen
    October 11-13, Exhibition: Noise Aquarium – in collaboration with Alfred Vendl. Web3D Art gallery, on | off 100101010, Colliding and Surrendering – Nanyang Technological University (NTU)< Singapore – organized by the center for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), School of the Art, Design and Media (ADM) and College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
    September 23 @ 7pm, Synaesthesia: What is the taste of the color blue? Co-curated with Marisa Caichiolo. Coinciding with the IASAS Synaesthesia symposium in October. Opening reception: Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, unit F2 Santa Monica, CA 90404
    September 14-16, Exhibitions: Artium Speculum festival, Trbovlje, Slovenia
    Octopus Brain Storming -- Collaboration with neuroscientist Mark Cohen
    Bird Song Mimic – collaboration with Charles Taylor
    September 10, Panel: The Practice of Art & Science, 4:00 – 15:00, POSTCITY Conference Stage, Ars Electronica and the University of Art and Design Linz
    September 9, Moderating panel: Feminist Climate Change: beyond the binary, 15:00-18:00, Ursulinensaal, Linz
    September 8, Campus Educators Forum, 15:00 to 17:30 at the POSTCITY, Lecture Stage. Ars Electronica and the University of Art and Design Linz introducing 15 participating Universities -- professors, staff and students.
    September 7-11, Ars Electronica Deep Space 8K features Bird Song Diamond. Collaboration with evolutionary biologist Charles Taylor, engineer Hiroo Iwata and physicist Takashi Ikegami.
    July 6th at 14:00, I will be a keynote speaker at Fluid Visualisation and Sound Matters: Bridging Art, Science, and Visualisation Symposium at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. I will discuss Minding the Macro-Micro BioMe. NOISE AQUARIUM Visualisation will also be introduced at the symposium by Martina Fröschl and Alfred Vendl.
    May 12th, I am honored to be a commencement speaker at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. This is an established fine art school with an amazing history! Here is the commencement program and my speech.
    April 29th, Lecture: Hybrid Arts: Being in Between – invited by the Center of Communication Science, Montana State University.
    Serving again as a juror at the Ars Electronica festival — Hybrid Arts and STARTS prize – April 7-11th.
    Bird Song Mimic is selected by a jury for the Japan Media Arts festival this September.
    Bodies INC 2.0

    January 28 – May 13th Bodies INC 2.0 exhibition at the Beall center for Art & Technology..

    Bodies INC (1996) is archived by Rhizome, New Museum.

    Bodies Corp 2.0 launches at the Beall gallery!

    2016

    NEWS

    Paper I co-wrote with Claudia Schnugg was published in new book — Arts and Business: Building a Common Ground for Understanding Society (Routledge press).

    My work was featured on the cover and throughout the Cybernetics & Human Knowing journal!

    Participating in a panel with a talk on Bird Song Diamond (co-authored with Takashi Ikegami): Embodiement & Evolution at the BODIES of KNOWLEDGE conference, UCI. Others on panel: Jondi Keane, Margaret Wertheim, Christine Wertheim. December 9th, 4:30pm, School of the Arts at UCI
    Hox Zodiac book launch: UCLA Fowler Museum, November 30th, 7pm.

    LASER Zürich: Complexity — from particle physics to music. November 1, 2016, 18.00, Hardturmstrasse 169, CH-8005 Zurich.

    Workshop: Hox Zodiac Lunch. Collaborations Symposium, Zürich University of the Arts, November 4, 1:30pm.

    Keynote lecture: Art Sci collaborations: Being in Between. Collaborations Symposium, Zürich University of the Arts, November 4, 10am.

    Faculty lecture, EDA, UCLA School of the Arts, October 17th, noon – 1:00pm.

    Collaborative Research Summit, Futures in Motion. Hosted by USC Kaufman and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, by-invitation-only event, October 13-16

    Octopus Brain Storming (in collaboration with neuroscientist Mark Cohen): UCLA Luskin conference center grand opening, October 7th, 1:30-3:00pm.

    Bird Song Mimic: UCLA School of the Arts celebration, UCLA Sculpture Garden, September 28th.
    NEWS: Awarded Awarded UCLA Faculty Research Grant/Trans-disciplinary Seed Grant, 2016/2017 for further development of the BRAIN STORMING project in collaboration with neuroscientist Mark Cohen.

    ARS ELECTRONICA: Radical Atoms festival:

    Ars Electronica Campus Educators Forum -- University of Art and Design Linz, Kollegiumgasse 2, Audimax, September 8th.

    Future Innovators Summit: Mentor Breakfast, Location: Post City, FIS Tables in the STARTS Labs Hall. Group: Future Humanity. September 10, 10:00-11:30am (SOURCE)

    PRIX FORUM INTERACTIVE ART+
    As I was on the jury for Interactive Art +, I was asked to moderate the panel with the winners: Mathias Jud/Christoph Wachter (CH) (Can you hear me?); Frank Kolkman (NL) (Opensurgery) and I will talk for Ann-Katrin Krenz about theParasitic Symbiotic project. Ursulinensaal, OÖK Kulturquartier, September 10th.
    Panel discussion on sound / vibrations, with Jim Gimzewski in connection to Robertina Šebjanič and Miha Ciglar’s installation “Subaquatic Soundscapes”. Mladi Levi festival. The Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana. August 26th. SOURCE

    Lecture: Mensa Open Forum, Century city, Los Angeles, July 28th
    SIGGRAPH –

    Moderator: Art Gallery panel for exhibition curated by Jonah Brucker-Cohen. (David Chanel, Anthony Rowe, Niklas Roy).

    Presentation: Bird Song Diamond Japan in Birds of Feather: Empowerment Informatics Program, Tsukuba

    Presentation: Decade of UCLA Art Sci in Birds of Feather: Leonardo ISAT, July 27th
    Exhibition / workshop (with Joel Ong and Chuck Taylor): "Bird Song Diamond", Harvestworks TEAM Lab Governor's Island, NY, June 25th SOURCE

    Lecture (remote): Cairotronica, Egypt. May 5 SOURCE

    Art + Brain and Morpho Nano catalogs finally out! SOURCE
    Keynote lecture: BioArt/Design: Transdisciplinarity in Art, Science and Creativity Symposium, Nanyang University, Singapore, March 6

    "Hox Zodiac Dinner", performance with Siddharth Ramakrishnan. Museum of Natural History, University of Seattle, March 4

    NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2015, JANUARY 2016


    I was based in Tsukuba as a Visiting Professor at the EMP program led by Prof. and engineer Hiroo Iwata.

    Bird Song Diamond Japan”, installation – Large Space, Empowerment Informatics Program, University of Tsukuba, Japan – January 25

    Panel and Demo of Bird Song Diamond mimic installation -- Artificial Life and Robotics conference (AROB), Beppu, Japan – January 21
    Presenting with physicist Talashi Ikegami and PhD students Itsuki Doi, Aisen Caro Chasin, Masa Jazbec.

    Lecture: Being in Between: Path of an art(scien)tist, School of Creative Media, Hong Kong, January 16th

    Artist Retrospective Lecture: China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China – January 5

    2015

    This fall and winter I am on sabbatical. I am spending September and October in Vienna and November through January in Japan.

    SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER, 2015



    Artist in Residence at the
    Universitat für Angewandte Kunst, WienSeptember and October, 2015

    SEPTEMBER, 2015

    ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria

    Linking S&T&ARTS

    Presenting with:
    Introduction by Robert Madelin; Hiroshi Ishii (Professor MIT Media Lab/ JP/US); Christopher Lindinger (Co-Director Ars Electronica Futurelab/ AT); Christa Sommerer (Professor at University of Art & Design, Linz /AT)

    Prix Forum IV - Hybrid Art

    Leading panel with:
    Gilberto Esparza, Akihiro Kubota, Agnes Meyer-Brandis.
    September 5th, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM OK im OÖ Kulturquartier (Ursulinensaal), OK Platz

    Prix Forum VI – Art & Science Round Table

    Presenting with: Mónica Bello (ES), Fernando Comerón (ES), Michael Doser (AT),
    Jens Hauser (DE), Jurij Krpan (SI), Nahum (MX) & Ale de la Puente (MX). Moderator:
    Gerfried Stocker

    OCTOBER, 2015

    LECTURES

    PATH of an Art(Scien)tist: Being in Between

    Universitat für Angewandte Kunst, Wien (Prof. Ruth Schnell)

    Expositur Sterngasse 13, 1010 Wien
    October 15, 14:00 p.m. to 15:30 p.m.
    SOURCE

    BIRD SONG DIAMOND: Sound Matters

    Art & Science department (Prof. Virgil Widrich)
    Universitat für Angewandte Kunst, Wien
    Hohenstaufengasse 9, 1010 Vienna
    Seminar room 4th floor
    October 13th, 11:30-13:00
    SOURCE

    PATH of an Art(Scien)tist: Being in Between

    Kunst Universität, Linz (Prof. Christa Sommerer)
    Interface Culture Lecture Room,
    Kollegiumgasse 2, 3rd floor
    October 12, 14.00 – 15:30
    SOURCE

    HOX ZODIAC WIEN
    PUBLIC

    Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL)
    Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien
    October 23rd, 18:00
    SOURCE

    PRIVATE

    Angewandte Heilingekreuzerhof
    October 9th 18.00 --
    Participants:
    Coming up: NOVEMBER

    ART | SCI center 10 year retrospective BOOK Launch
    November 5th, CNSI & Fowler museum
    More info: SOURCE

    University of Tsukuba Visiting Professor November -- January

    November 13th, opening of EMP Studio / Lab
    Working in the EMP lab with my PhD students

    Bird Song Diamond: Harvestworks presents 2015 New York Electronic Art Festival at Fort Jay, Governor’s Island.

    July 3rd – 20th. More info [LINK]

    Bird Song Diamond performance at Linda Weintraub’s homestead.

    July 4th. [Flickr]

    Bird Song Diamond @ Times Square NYC: Times square: & Broadway between 46th & 47th streets.

    An audience participatory artwork -- an acoustic version of the immersive installation at Governors Island.At the Crossroads Series. Presented in partnership with the Times Square Alliance. July 8th, noon-2pm.

    Presenting with Claudia Jacques in panel: Water: adaptive management for a wicked problem

    JUNE 26 2015, 9:00am–10:30am UC San Diego, Room 15 Source

    Ars electronica jury for Hybrid Art.

    APRIL 16th, 2015, - APRIL 19th, 2015 See interview: Source

    The Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience

    MARCH 28th, 2015, 5pm
    Lecture
    Source

    EXHIBITION - Inventory of Light

    MARCH 27th, 2015, 5:30pm
    Nanomandala
    Source

    Molecular Cuisine: Politics of Taste

    CAA dinner co-organized with Suzanne Anker at SVA, NY
    February 13th, 2015

    Source

    Bodies CORP at Pelham Art Center, New York.

    JANUARY 23rd, 2015 – MARCH 21st, 2015
    Bodies CORP
    Source

    Bodies INC, Body Practices. Gallery @ CallT2, Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego

    NOVEMBER 5th, 2014 - JANUARY 5th, 2015
    Source

    2014

    Bird Song Diamond, UCLA Art | Sci gallery

    NOVEMBER 7th, 2014
    Source

    Hox Zodiac “dinner” , UCLA Art | Sci gallery

    DECEMBER 4th, 2014

    HOX ZODIAC at MOCA Taipei

    NOVEMBER 25th, 2013 - JANUARY 2nd, 2014
    http://artsci.ucla.edu/hox/

    moca taipei moca taipei

    2013

    Octopus Mandala Glow at GLOW

    SEPTEMBER 28th, 2013
    Octopus Mandala Glow at the GLOW festival in Santa Monica.

    OMG

    Blue Morph at the Musée D’Histoire Naturelle

    JUNE 28th, 2013
    Blue Morph will be installed at the Musée D’Histoire Naturelle at the Palais Longchamp in parallel to the Lumiéres exhibition. Marseille is the European Culture Capital this year. http://www.museum-marseille.org/

    Marseille 2013 is also the last year of my 3 year summer residency at l’IMéRA (Institute Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées). I plan to continue work on Sounds of Thinking in relation to Brain Storming with neuroscientist Constance Hammond.

    Speaking of France, I recently found out that art historian Marie Claverie at Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne wrote a thesis on my work. See: “Victoria Vesna: Entre art, numérique et nanotechnologies”

    Blue Morph

    BRAIN STORMING THE FEMALE BRAIN

    APRIL 19th, 2013, 5pm
    As a response to the invitation to participate in the Feminist Infrastructures and Technocultures at UC San Diego, I am organizing Brain Storming the Female Brain. To this end, I invited Mark Cohen, David Familian, Sheldon Brown along with Morana Alac and Lisa Parks and, yes, we were wearing the famous aluminum hats! https://quote.ucsd.edu/ucfemtechnet/2013/03/01/a-brain-and-foil-crowns/

    Brain Storming

    Presidential Panel at Montana State University: Art of Science / Science of Art

    March 26, 2013
    Participated in the Presidential Panel at Montana State University: Art of Science / Science of Art moderated by the MSY President Waded Cruzado along with Dr. David Kaiser, American physicist, author and historian of science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr. Stephon Alexander, a jazz saxophonist and physicist focusing on theoretical cosmology, quantum gravity and particle physics at Dartmouth College; Dr. Gavin Parkinson, lecturer at The Courtauld Institute of Art and author of Surrealism, Art and Modern Science and Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Epistemology. http://www.montana.edu/caa/pfas/

    Art/Science/Engineering Think Tank

    March 21, 2013
    Participated in Art/Science/Engineering Think Tank hosted by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) at the University of California Riverside. The event is meant to be a platform for a discussion and strategic planning for university wide policy and guidelines to engender research at the intersections of art, science and engineering.

    2012

    BLUE MORPH: MAGICAL MATERIALS exhibition at the Science gallery, Dublin, Ireland

    September 14 -- October 14
    Blue Morph will get an upgrade with a new hat that we will develop here! Website

    ARTIST "TRADE" RESIDENCY: Leitrim Sculpture Center, Ireland

    September 8 -- 18
    Working with Anna Macleod and a group of local artists on Holy Wells at the border of Northern Ireland. We are collecting stories, water samples, imaging, mapping and coming up with a group project. Website

    RESEARCH RESIDENCY: IMéRA (L’Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées)

    June 1 -- September 1
    This is my second year at the research Institute in Marseille. I am working toward a project that will be finalized in my final year of the 3 year residency, 2013 when Marseille is the cultural center of Europe. Also -- learning French which is the greatest challenge of all! Website

    “Now! Visual Culture”

    May 31 – June 2, 2012, NYU
    "Feminism, Technology and Visuality"
    June 2, 1:30—2:30 pm | Convenor: Lisa Cartwright (UCSD)
    Participating with Alexandra Juhasz (Pfitzer College), Tara McPherson (USC), Wendy Chun (Brown), Beth Coleman (MIT), Elizabeth Friedman and Emily Zimmerman (EMPAC), Pooja Rangan, Kimberly Juanita Brown Website

    TEDxChelsea 2012

    June 1, 2012. 12-6:30pm
    I am one of the speakers on Session 3 with Marshall Arisman, Martha Buskirk, Laura Braslow and Man Bartlett.
    TEDxChelsea is sponsered by the School of Visual Arts, New York. Website

    Symposium: Brain Storming Turing: Celebrating Alan Turing Centennial

    May 25, 2012 | Symposium: noon – 5pm | Art Opening/Reception: 5-7 pm
    UCLA Art | Sci Center @ California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
    Organized and moderated by Victoria Vesna. Website

    4th State of Water Symposium

    March 22 & 23, 2012
    UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) auditorium.
    Organized and moderated by Victoria Vesna. Website

    MORPHONANO

    February 2nd – May 6th, 2012
    Beall Gallery of Art and Technology, UC Irvine Website

    International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society

    The Conference focus on a range of critically important themes in the various fields that address the complex and subtle relationships between technology, knowledge and society. I am one of the plenary speakers along, Marcus Breen, Henry Jenkins, Christiane Paul, Veronica Sanz.

    NSF Grant with Charles Taylor: Acoustic Sensor Arrays for Understanding Bird Communication

    Charles Taylor, Chuck, is an inspiring person and a great scientist who also happens to be a black belt. He was brave enough to put myself and Takashi Ikegami into his grant proposal and we are starting work on developing an art | sci project informed by the research on environmental and social interactions / communication of birds.
    The proposal combines the knowledge and tools of engineers, linguists and biologists to decipher the structure and meaning of bird songs -- including those of American robins, thrashers and grosbeaks. This collaboration between biologists, linguists, engineers and artists will result in a much richer understanding of bird songs, and an understanding the use of computational methods to answer questions about science and nature.

    2011

    UC Online Instruction Pilot Project: Art, Science and Technology

    Art, Science and Technology course has been selected to be part of a pilot program for launching an online program in the University of California. I am collaborating with Claudia Jacques on designing an interface.
    The UC Online Instruction Pilot Project is a statewide initiative to explore the use of online courses in UC’s undergraduate curriculum. This project involves many different components, including research and evaluation, technology, and course development. UC OIPP Website

    Lecture: SIVA

    December 6th
    Website

    Special Lecture: "Vibration Matters"

    November 25th, 18:00
    Takashi Ikegami Lab, University of Tokyo, Japan Website

    Speaker: Art Symposium, Microwave Festival

    November 4th
    Website

    Panel: New Generation of Scientists Speak

    November 3rd
    Organized and led panel with Adam Stieg, Romie Littrell and Siddharth Ramakrishnan Website

    Microwave International New Media Arts Festival ALCHEMY

    October 29th - Nov 26th
    Hong Kong has been an amazing experience for me – I found myself in the Microwave festival overlapping with the grand opening of the School of Creative Media where I happen to be a Visiting Professor. I was invited here because they are starting a bachelors degree in art and science which made it possible to bring out Siddharth Ramakrishnan and Romie Littrell. It just so happened that at the very same time Adam Stieg was attending a conference on NanoMedicine in Shenzen which is an hour away from Hong Kong. So, in addition to having our work shown in the festival, I organized a panel on the New Generation of Scientists at the School of Creative Media. Many kudos to Jeffrey Shaw who supported this and Hector Rodriguez too. Website

    HOX ZODIAC Website

    SNIFFING BOOTH Website

    Speaker: Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre Grand Opening Festival

    October 29th
    School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong Website

    BLUE MORPH / WATER BOWLS / Art Sci collaborations: HOX ZODIAC / SNIFFING BOOTH

    A strange overlap of time and place in exhibitions – my work was shown in three churches in the past few months. At one point, BLUE MORPH was in St John the Divine in Gdansk, Poland and St Cornelius chapel at Governor’s Island in New York. The overlap lasted three days. Then, BLUE MORPH at Governor’s island overlapped with Water Bowls at the cathedral of St John the Divine – for three days. I am not sure what all this means, but I am humbled to see the work in spiritual context as this is my deep conviction – art, science and spirituality need to come together in ways that empower people who partake in the experience of the space created.

    Water Bowls – St John the Divine

    September 29th - March 15th, 2012
    Value of Water: Sustaining a Green Planet, group exhibition, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NY Website

    Speaker: HOX ZODIAC: Metamorphosis of a Human Animal

    August 26th
    Transcultural Tendencies | Transmedial Transactions Conference. Planetary Collegium CAiiA Hub in University of Plymouth, UK + Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University, Shanghai, China Website

    Online lecture: "Studies in Material Thinking (SMT)": Experimental Arts Conference

    August 20th
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    BLUE MORPH

    May 28th – September 25th
    New York Electronic Art Festival / St Cornelius chapel, Governors Island New York City

    Lecture: Towards the Third Culture. The co-existence of Art, Science and Technology

    May 24th
    International Conference, Gdańsk 23–25 May, 2011 Website

    BLUE MORPH

    May 22nd – June 5th
    Baltic Sea International Cultural Centre/ St. John's Cathedral, Gdansk, Poland Website

    Plenary lecture: Sixth International Conference on the Arts in Society

    May 10th
    Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany Website

    Exhibition of student’s work from Parsons Hybrid Worlds: nano_bio + art class

    May 9 – 30th
    Art | Sci gallery, CNSI Website

    BLUE MORPH photos

    April 11 – 25th
    Galerie les Singuliers, Paris, France

    Lecture with James Gimzewski

    April 12th 7:30pm
    Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, iEAR, RPI Website

    BLUE MORPH

    March 31-April 12th
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Website

    New School Water Dis(Courses)

    March 28th - April 1st Website

    Context Providers book launch

    March 23rd 6-7:30pm
    Lang cafeteria, New School, NY Website

    ART, SCI + TECH CLASS PRESENTATIONS

    March 16th 3-6pm
    Fowler auditorium, UCLA

    SPACESHIP EARTH

    March 4th - May 22nd
    Fuller exhibition CoCA Website

    ZEROWAVE

    March 4th – May 18th
    Contemporary Arts Center, Torun, Poland
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