Cultivamos Cultura

Cultivamos Cultura is a platform for experimentation and development of shared knowledge in the theory and practice of science, technology, and contemporary art. It provides conditions to foster creativity and organizes activities in the areas of production, dissemination, research, education, and exhibition. Part of its mission is to contribute a strong sense of identity by strengthening the generation of bonds with the local community and environment. It has established a national and international reputation within the specific field of experimental art and bio-art: as the importance and overall impact of art, science, and technology have been increasing, a leap is made towards a new level of achievement in the context of bio-art practices and its role in the wider cultural field. The organization is based in Portugal and led by one of the most internationally recognized bio-artists, Marta de Menezes.

Art Laboratory Berlin

Art Laboratory Berlin was founded in Autumn 2006 as Art Laboratory Berlin e.V, by an international team of art historians and artists. As a non-commercial art space, Art Laboratory Berlin was established as a platform for inter-disciplinary exhibition projects in an international context. Our main focus is the presentation of contemporary art in relation to other artistic and scholarly fields (e.g. the exhibition series Art & Music, Art & Text, Art & Science, Art & Law). In the series Artists in Dialog two artistic positions with a common theme, motif or strategy formed the starting point for an exhibition.


INCUBATOR Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science and Ecology is a physical and theoretical hub, a new art/science laboratory at The University of Windsor.  Founded in 2009, it functions both as an apparatus in which environmental conditions can be controlled towards the assisted proliferation of life, and also as a site that supports the proliferation of new ideas – new artistic practices.  Physically and metaphorically INCUBATOR serves as a site for innovative productive and performative imaginings of biotechnology as a technology of the body – a complex ecology – that implicates each of us intellectually and biologically in the continued propagation of the life sciences.

Director: Jennifer Willet 

China Central Academy of Fine Arts

The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) is the only institution of higher education for fine arts under the administration of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. The academy is committed to building a disciplined structure of modern education for fine arts where disciplines such as fine arts, design, architecture, and humanities support and influence each other. It strives to take lead in building an art education system with Chinese characteristics in the new century so as to be highly praised by the international art education community for its high teaching quality and excellent research results with distinctive Chinese characteristics. CAFA has become a leading academy in the field of high education for fine arts in China as well as plays an important role in world-class fine arts schools.

Interactive Arts Lab | The Ionian University

The Ionian University, founded in 1984, comprises five faculties and twelve departments. Its seat is in the island of Corfu, with university units in the islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia, and Zakynthos. The Interactive Arts Lab is located at the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University. Its actions and directions started in 2015 and are based on research activity at both laboratory and developmental levels. Mainly dedicated to the field of audiovisual research, InArts also hosts the active Art & Science Research Group.


SymbioticA is the first research laboratory of its kind, enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices in a biological science department. It also hosts residents, workshops, exhibitions, and symposia.

With an emphasis on experiential practice, SymbioticA encourages better understanding and articulation of cultural ideas around scientific knowledge and informed critique of the ethical and cultural issues of life manipulation.

The Centre offers a new means of artistic inquiry where artists actively use the tools and technologies of science, not just to comment about them but also to explore their possibilities.