The second Zoom lecture in the biweekly Media Art Speaker Series features Beijing-based curator and researcher Jo Wei. This series is organized and hosted by professors Benjamin Bacon and Vivian Xu, and supported by the Division of Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center.
In this session, Jo Wei will introduce the concept of BioArt via her curatorial work “Quasi-Nature: Bio Art, Borderline, Laboratory” as well as important artists and their works, reflecting the origins and historical development of the biological arts. The talk will also address the idea of “Pan BioArt,” which points to not only the utilization of science and technology in the arts as tools but also the combining of culture, society and philosophy on various levels. Pan BioArt has the potential to incorporate different cultural perspectives, specifically combining both traditional and modern Chinese (East Asian) ideology, and not merely follow in the footsteps of the Western origins of BioArt.
Zoom Meeting ID: 873-243-562
This event is open to the public.
Jo Wei is a curator and founder of the Pan Bio-Art Studio. She is a researcher of art, science and technology (AST) at the Central Academy of Fine Arts whose research interests include AST in a post human context, BioArt, artificial intelligence and ecological art.
Her many curations included “Quasi-Nature: Bio Art, Borderline, Laboratory” (2019), “Towards the Emergence of Resistance: The Eye of Representation” (2016) and “When Forms Do Not Become Attitude” (2016). Wei was in the curatorial team of Arts Electronica in Shenzhen (2019), and Ethics of Technology (2016) and Post-Life (2018), respectively part of the first and second editions of the Beijing Media Art Biennale. She is also an international adviser to the European Commission’s 2019 STARTS Prize.