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  • Crocodile Tears, Plant Afterlife, and Mystic Science: What to See at the Paranature Institute Exhibition

    Until February 14, the doors of the Marina Gisich Gallery are open to visitors of the Paranature Institute, an exhibition showcasing the works of students and graduates of ITMO University’s Art & Science Master’s program. This is the renowned gallery’s first-ever collaboration with student artists. We spoke to the event’s curators and participants about what this means not just for the Master’s program, but the city as a whole, as well as how science art is being received by the art market and what are the biggest challenges in presenting and marketing such works.


  • Grounding Art & Science Exhibition Now Open at ITMO

    The Grounding exhibition project has been open since September 8 at two locations: Dokuchaev Central Soil Museum and Art.ITMO.Residency. It was designed and curated by graduates of the Arts & Science Master’s program and 19 artists from eight countries and five Russian cities contributed to it. The project is a part of the Ars Electronica international art and technology festival and has been nominated for the Innovation award.


  • Leaving the Digital: New Workshop by ITMO’s Art & Science Center

    Lecturers of ITMO’s Art & Science Center have recently delivered a series of open workshops that focused on creating art items that combine biological and synthetic environments. The events were timed to coincide with the admission campaign for the center’s Master’s program. 


  • Art & Science Center Launches Free Elective Courses for All ITMO Bachelor’s Students

    The Minor in Art&Science program lasts two semesters; its students will gain basic knowledge of the theory and history of technological art as well as create art projects of their own. Upon completing the course, its students will receive a certificate from the Art & Science Center and additional points when applying for the Master’s program Art & Science. All of the subjects they’ve taken will also be added to their diploma supplement as electives.


  • “Humans Aren’t So Unique”: Modern Artists Talk Future of Art

    A recent Open Day by the staff of ITMO University’s Master’s program in Art & Science included a discussion on the topic “AI, Machines, Microorganisms. The Place of Humans in Future Art”. Its participants – media artists and the program’s speakers – discussed the current situation in which art is made without human involvement and creativity is no longer a trait exclusive to our species. Among the participants were Dimitri Ozerkov, head of the program and director of the Contemporary Art Department of the Hermitage Museum, Ippolit Markelov, bio-artist and biologist, Ildar Yakubov, media artist, Natalia Fedorova, mediapoet, and Ekaterina Nikitina, posthuman studies expert.


  • Crossing Single-Celled Organisms With AI: ITMO’s Art & Science Students On Interdisciplinary Art Experiments

    The BIOROBOTY 019 team consists of four students of ITMO’s Master’s program in Art & Science: Alyona Korolyova, Marta Mikhailova, Viktoria Romanova and Svetlana Sidorova. In their work, they combine bioart, robotics, neural networks and artificial intelligence in various unexpected scenarios. Their project Physarum the Fortuneteller, first exhibited at The International Media Art Festival CYFEST-12, was chosen to become part of a major collaborative exhibition to take place in France. ITMO.NEWS talked to Viktoria Romanova, a member of the team, and asked her where the idea to combine bioart with robotics came from and where it has led the artists. 


  • ITMO University Launches an Art Residency for Innovative Projects in the Field of Art & Science

    ITMO University’s Art & Science Center has launched an open call for applications to its new art residency. The competition is open for both beginning and experienced artists working in the field of Art & Science all over the world. The applications are accepted until April 26 on the center’s official website. In this article by ITMO.NEWS, read about how the new residency will operate and how you can claim the opportunity to work on the university’s platform developing your art projects in collaboration with ITMO University scientists. 


  • Art Born of Slime Moulds and Bacteria: ITMO Hosts BioArt Workshops

    On February 1-23, the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications hosted Measure of Chaos. Science as a Means of Communication, a wide-ranging Art&Science project that included workshops and lectures on this interdisciplinary field. LIFE FORMS, one of the key tracks of the project, focused on generative biology, bioethics and other disciplines within BioArt, which is among the most popular fields of Art&Science. ITMO University took part in this track by organizing a BioArt weekend. Laura Rodríguez, a specialist in the field of microbiology and a second-year Master’s student at ITMO’s Art&Science Master’s program, hosted two workshops on BioArt. 


  • Not Conflict, But Synergy: On Salvador Dali’s Relationship with Science

    Sergei Stafeev, a professor at ITMO University and a leading expert on optics and art & science, will deliver a lecture titled “Salvador Dali and Science” on February 6 as part of a major exhibition of the Spanish artist’s works. He will examine the examples of harmonious synthesis of science and art, as well as the mutual influence between these fields in the 20th century. We spoke with Professor Stafeev to find out more about the exhibition, Dali’s scientific endeavors, and notable works in the field of art & science.


  • Artist and Biologist Ippolit Markelov on Russian Science Art and Collaborating With Scientists

    Ippolit Markelov has visited ITMO with a series of science art workshops for ITMO’s Art & Science Master’s program. Over the course of two weeks, the students learned the many ways they could use micro-, molecular and neurobiology as well as genetic engineering in their art projects. Read on to discover how scientific research can become art, what makes a science artist and what are the main objectives of this unique field today.