13 artists and practitioners selected for Ars Bioarctica residency
posted by Milla Millasnoore on 18 January 2023

The practicioners listed below have been selected for Ars Bioarctica residency at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station for 2023. We are happy to welcome such a diverse and multidisciplinary group to Kilpisjärvi!


Cynthia Blanchetteartist & researcher

Sanni Priha & Jarkko Kelafilmmaker & performing artist / filmmaker

Jon Cazenave – photographer

Aino Johansson – multidisciplinary artist, forest activist & environmental educator

Jérôme Le Mest – screenwriter

Camilla Auer  trans-disciplinary artist & writer

Dale Rio – photographic artist

Thierry Bardini  agronomist, sociologist, author & research-creator

Arden Surdam – sculpturer & photographer

Jasmin Markerartist

Soile Voima – dance artist

Aisling Davis – composer, artist & researcher


On addition to the artist and practicioners listed above, there are going to be two other residency programmes taking place at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station under the umbrella of Ars Bioarctica. These include Science Trails fellow Till Bovermann and North Escaping fellows aRzu and Maria Lepistö as well as Jacek Smolicki.

Ars Bioarctica residency programme has been running since 2009. It is hosted by the Bioart Society in collaboration with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki. Located in Kilpisjärvi, the residency has an emphasis on the subarctic environment and art and science collaboration. It is open for professional artists, scientists, and art & science research teams at all stages of their careers.

The open call for Ars Bioarctica is usually published once a year. We announce the open call on our website and on our social media accounts. You can read more about all things Ars Bioarctica, including previous fellows experiences, on our website.

Photo by Taylor Smith who had her Ars Bioarctica residency in April 2021. You can read about more about her experiences on our website.