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What's New
Criss-Crossing Ecologies
20 Aug 2020 — 30 Jan 2021
Art&science exhibition created in collaboration with Annantalo Arts Centre
Johanna Rotko: Living Images
13 Aug — 13 Sep 2020
Living Images exhibition will reopen 13.8.! Visual artist Johanna Rotko works with living materials, mainly different yeasts. The exhibition features yeastograms - images made with living yeast cells - photographs of Rotko's research, and a video piece introducing her working methods.
Johanna Rotko selected for the Tokyo Art & Science Research Residency
The selection commitee unanimously selected visual artist Johanna Rotko for the residency. Johanna is working with living materials mainly different yeasts. She wants to dedicate her residency to research on colored yeast species at the Bioclub Tokyo´s laboratory. The yeast species she is after are used in traditional fermentation processes in the Japanese kitchen and can be found in different Misos but also dried berries and other everyday products in the markets of Tokyo.
25 June 2020
Annual Report 2019
You can download here our Annual Report 2019
25 June 2020
Open Call - Yeastogram workshop with Johanna Rotko
Johanna Rotko will give a workshop where participants learn how to make yeastograms. In this three evening workshop, you will learn to make rasterized images, make a suitable growth medium for yeast and and the process and technology on how to expose the images with UV light.
24 June 2020
Open Call - BioFutures - A physical narrative workshop
BioFutures – a physical narrative workshop with Tina Auer and Tim Boykett of Time’s Up.        Dates: September 14th -18th 2020        Place: SOLU Space, Luotsikatu 13, 00160 Helsinki Finland Application deadline: August 14th - notice of acceptance by August 20th Application: please send an email with a statement of motivation and a CV to our info address
22 June 2020
Fragile Life and Celestial Matter(s)
26 May 2020 18:00 — 20:00
28 May 2020 18:00 — 20:00
With Field_Notes - The Heavens the Bioart Society started to explore the interface between space and earth. Fragile Life and Celestial Matter(s) continues this inquiry with two online panel events bringing together a group of artists and researchers who work on space related issues for many years.
Braiding Friction - a series of online conversations
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and postponed activities, our collaboration project Biofriction is setting up a a series of online conversations to instigate an informed discussion on current situation and possible scenarios.
30 April 2020
SOLU Space is temporarily closed
All SOLU Space events and the Ars Bioarctica residency programme are currently on hold.
29 March 2020
Talking About "Living Things"
11 Mar 2020 19:00 — 21:00
How to represent life-material and bodies of living beings and at the same time avoiding the pitfalls of objectification? Join us for an open conversation with Bartaku (artist, FI/BE), Björn Kröger (paleontologist, FI/DE), Marietta Radomska (philosopherFI/SE/PL) and Mari Keski-Korsu (artist, FI)!
Book launch - Art As We Don't Know It
5 Mar 2020 14:00 — 19:00
Welcome to celebrate the launch of Art as We Don’t Know It, a new book showcasing art and research that has grown and flourished within the wider network of both the Bioart Society and Biofilia during the previous decade. 
MaterialeX workshop
26 Feb 2020 10:00 — 17:00
27 Feb 2020 10:00 — 17:00
What happens when matter really matters? MaterialeX is a two-day deep-dive workshop about exploring how to make materials from local waste streams. The workshop is hosted by Chan'nel Vestergaard.