IRB Artist in Residence Programme

Open call – Application deadline 28 December 2018

IRB Barcelona invites applications from artists wishing to participate in its 2019 Artist in Residence Programme. IRB is looking for a professional artist, with a genuine interest in science who wishes to further their art by working alongside our scientists to gain insight and perspective into cutting-edge research in the biomedical sciences. Applications from artists from any discipline are welcome.

To apply, please send your CV and a brief proposal outlining the project to be developed at IRB Barcelona. Proposals should be focused on a specific theme involving interactions with our researchers, which cover a wide range of disciplines within the life sciences. The deadline for applications is 28 December 2018. The interest and feasibility of the proposals received will be evaluated by a committee, and the successful candidate will be contacted at the beginning of February 2019.

Please submit your application through the following form.
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About the Artist in Residence programme

Art and scientific research have several things in common. Artists and researchers investigate the nature of our presence in the world, push boundaries in knowledge and technology, and venture into the unexplored. The questions our researchers study naturally provide inspiration for artistic inquiry, which in turn can offer a fresh perspective of the scientific endeavour. Both disciplines require creativity, curiosity, and imagination, combined with scrutiny, technique and determination.

IRB Barcelona’s Artist in Residency Programme aims to connect artists with an interest in interdisciplinary science with the wide range of research, scientists, data and infrastructure available at the Institute. It provides a unique opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in the IRB Barcelona community for a free exchange of ideas and to explore, learn, and form relationships with our scientists and stakeholders. The programme seeks to provide time and space for reflection and inspiration for artists and scientists alike.

Quo Artis is proud to be a member of the jury of the Program.

Bioluminous jellyfish glass work by Ayşe Gül Süter, 2017 IRB resident

Coral reflections light-installation by Ayşe Gül Süter, 2017 IRB resident

Botanical reflections by Ayşe Gül Süter, 2017 IRB resident

Dispersion oil paint and mixed media by Ayşe Gül Süter, 2017 IRB resident