Ars Bioarctica

Station

The Bioart Society hosts currently two regular residency programmes: Ars Bioarctica residency programme and biannual Field_Notes field camp. All the open calls can be found on this page.

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Bioart Society is the motor behind Ars Bioarctica which is a long term art&science initiative with a focus on the sub-arctic environment. It was started in autumn 2008 together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki. Ars Bioarctica fosters projects between artists and scientists to develop new kind of scientific and artistic thinking and through this participate and contribute to the discussion on the relation of humankind and nature. It is located in Kilpisjärvi, the most Northern part of Finland.

The activities of Ars Bioarctica encompass the Ars Bioarctica residency programme, the Field_Notes field laboratories, specific workshops and educational services for University programs.

Ars Bioarctica residency programme has an open call once a year. There are 4 residency periods length of 2 or 4 weeks in different seasons of the year. We welcome applications from artists of any dicipline and stages of professional career. 

Field_Notes is an art&science field laboratory at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Lapland, Finland. Five groups work for one week in the sub-Arctic Lapland to develop, test and evaluate specific interdisciplinary approaches on questions located above the ground.

ongoing tranmissions
images of ongoing correspondance
George Ridgway | 12 June 2019
i's in the we's and we's in the i's
on-going thoughts (o)noticingand the I’s in the we’s and the we’s in the I’s. I first visited Kilpisjarvi where I now am staying on 21st December...
George Ridgway | 15 May 2019
North AiR artist selected
Scotland-based artist George Ridgway and Finland-based artist Maija Annikki Savolainen have been selected through an open call to undertake a new...
Erich Berger | 14 March 2019
passing (almost unnoticed)
Almost unnoticed I spend a short time at the ARS BIOARCTICA RESIDENCY PROGRAM in Kilpisjärvi, Finland. One or the other observation, various notes...
stefan riebel | 13 January 2019
portrait
portrait marker on oil on canvas, 2018 With a black permanent marker I paint myself into an oil painting that I found on display on one of the...
stefan riebel | 4 January 2019
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Going out fora walk with a few special characters, exploring the landscape around the station and taking a break every now and then. %&_():;"...
stefan riebel | 1 January 2019
Tarja Tella: SÁpmi, Enontekiö,...
SÁpmi, Enontekiö, Kilpisjärvi, Saana & Malla 1.-10. September 2018 My main aim for working in the Ars Bioartica Residency in the north-western...
Piritta Puhto | 29 November 2018
North AiR call open
“To be entangled is not simply to be intertwined with another, as in the joining of separate entities, but to lack an independent, self-contained...
Erich Berger | 15 November 2018
Concealed Landscape
In Search for the Lost Chord i.e. Unveiling the Properties of Parallel Landscape (-s) via Processes and Techniques of Dream Yoga and Lucid Dreaming...
Jussi Saivo | 21 October 2018
Elizabeth McTernan - exhibition and...
Bioart Society is delighted to share the research of Elizabeth McTernan, an artist-in-residence at Ars Bioarctica Residency in 2017 who presented...
Erich Berger | 26 September 2018
Site-Specific Listening:Tarot of...
I arrived to the residency with absolutely no idea on what to do during the two weeks. My baggage was lost by the airline and I had very limited...
Alessandro Perini | 19 September 2018
Popu Popu: Power to the Populations
Adam Zaretsky, Helen Chandler, Blu Zaretsky, Kira deCoudres, Hege Tapio and Marita Isobel Solberg July 2-20, 2018 Popu popu collective brings...
Adam Zaretsky | 20 July 2018