FLUID MATTER | Oude Hortus
Bio Art & Design at Oude Hortus

16 June – 27 August 2017

Imagine a compass needle made of iron harvested from placentas, or 3D-printed materials imitating the growth of human organs. In the exhibition titled ‘Fluid Matter’, artists and designers take inspiration from the biological sciences to visualise life’s fascinating processes.

Art and Science
Among other works, Fluid Matter showcases the three winners of the Bio Art & Design (BAD) Award 2016. The BAD Award is an international competition that aims to encourage young artists to experiment with biological materials and collaborate with renowned Dutch research groups.

The unique creations from this type of collaboration are also on display at the SchimmelLAB in the University Museum. Textiles researcher Aniela Hoitink cultivated a fungal dress in Professor of Microbiology Han Wösten’s lab.

Oude Hortus
Fluid Matter premièred in December 2016, at the MU art space in Eindhoven. Specially for this exhibition, seven projects were selected that were best suited for display at the Oude Hortus. These include the three winners of the Bio Art & Design (BAD) Award: collaborators Lilian van Daal & Roos Meerman (Netherlands), Pei-Ying Lin (Taiwan) and Cecilia Jonsson (Norway). The other four participating artists are Inés Camara Leret (Spain/UK), Xandra van der Eijk (Netherlands), Ana María Gómez López (Colombia/US) and Tarah Rhoda (US).

Fluid Matter curators: William Myers & Angelique Spaninks

Fluid Matter was made possible with the support of:
MU | ZonMW | NWO | Bio Art Laboratories