Artists and designers interested in the life sciences are invited to propose new projects for the Bio Art & Design Award 2018. To get a feeling of the contest, design house MU now showcases the winners of 2017. Proposals have to be submitted within two weeks time.

The Bio Art & Design Award is a competition for artists and designers who move the boundaries of art and science with promising biotechnological projects. The BAD Award 2018 grants three awards of €25.000 to fully realize a new work of art or design, developed in collaboration with a leading Dutch research institution. The results of these collaborations are exhibited in MU at the end of 2018.

The BAD Award aims to manifest the creative potential of the life sciences to a broad audience. The prize-winning projects demonstrate how bioart and biodesign can profoundly influence our lives and alter the way we view the world.

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    To be eligible for the award you must have graduated no longer than five years ago from a design or art program at either the Masters or Bachelors level. Applicants are encouraged to relate their proposals to recent advances in the life sciences. Here’s all information about the call, research groups, and regulations, nd this is how submitting an application on the BAD Award website can be done. Submit your proposal by Thursday 1 February 2018 at the latest.

    The full programme of Life Time: Biological Clocks of the Universe:

    Susana Cámara Leret & Sissel Tolaas (ES & NO), Guo Cheng (CN) → BAD Award winner, Gil Delindro (PT), Xandra van der Eijk (NL) → BAD Award winner, Noah Hutton (US), Fujita Keisuke (JP), Katie Paterson (UK), Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead (UK), Thomas Thwaites (UK), Wildvlees (NL), Jiwon Woo (KR) → BAD Award winner and Timo Wright (FI).

    Life Time is curated by Angelique Spaninks, Director MU. Chairman of the BAD Award and writer of the Life Time essay is William Myers.

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