Call for entries – The Biological Canvas – deadline 15 May 2011

The Biological Canvas
Curated by Patrick Millard

VASA Online Exhibitions

Today’s artist uses a dramatically advanced set of media and technologies to integrate into the process of their artwork (X-Ray, MRI, Ultrasound, Plastic Surgery, Embodiment, DNA, Information Technology, etc.). A new movement is in full swing that recapitulates the Renaissance world where artist and scientist existed in an overlapping practice.

The Biological Canvas seeks artists who are working with concepts of body as canvas. Biotechnology, Genetic Therapies, Technological Embodiment, and Advanced Surgical Processes have opened the doors for artists to begin using their body as the ultimate design palette.

How will emerging technologies revise the human experience?

How will integrations into the body begin to reform vision and culture?

How can new technologies be used to advance the human body?

What are the pros/cons to transitions away from a purely Darwinian dictated evolution?

What is possible with these new findings?

Curated by: Patrick Millard

>> Submission Guidelines |

Send email with image/video/media that best represents artwork, artist statement, image title, date, media used and conceptual + technical process that states how the work has created to . Please title email “The Biological Canvas”

>> Important Dates |

May 15th – Submission deadline
May 20th – Selected artists announced
May 30th – Exhibition goes live on VASA website