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Wikipedia | BioArt

“BioArt is an art practice where artists work with biology, live tissues, bacteria, living organisms, and life processes. Using scientific processes and practices such as biology and life science practices, microscopy, and biotechnology (including technologies such as genetic engineering, tissue culture, and cloning) the artworks are produced in laboratories, galleries, or artists' studios. The scope of BioArt is a range considered by some artists to be strictly limited to "living forms", while other artists include art that uses the imagery of contemporary medicine and biological research, or require that it address a controversy or blind spot posed by the very…

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Wikipedia | Amy Karle

"Amy Karle (born 1980) is an American artist, bioartist and futurist. She creates work that looks forward to a future where technology can support and enhance the human condition. She was named in BBC's 100 women, as one of the 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019. Her work questions what it means to be human, with an emphasis on exploring the relationship between technology and humanity; particularly how technology and biotechnology impacts health, humanity, evolution and the future. She combines science and technology with art and is known for using live tissue in her works.…

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BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019, and Artist Amy Karle is on it. This year 100 Women is asking: what would the future look like if it were driven by women? From climate change activist Greta Thunberg, to trans woman Nisha Ayub who was put into a male prison aged 21, many on the list are driving change on behalf of women everywhere. They give us their vision of what life could look like in 2030. Born with a rare condition, Amy Karle grew up fascinated by the…

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The Factory of Life Exhibition catalog under the direction of Marie-Ange Brayer and d’Olivier Zeitoun (Book)

Today, in the digital age, creation takes place in a new interaction with the field of life sciences, neurosciences and synthetic biology. It is matter itself that is being explored. Biotechnologies are now used as a medium by artists, designers and architects. If digital tools for generative simulation allow the re-creation of life, the question today is: how can we program life? Exhibition featuring work by Amy Karle. (translated)

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Code Couleur | Centre Pompidou | The Factory Of The Living

“La Fabrique du Vivant”, in partnership with IRCAM, examines the mutations of the concept of nature, inseparable from technological production. The exhibition traces an archeology of life and artificial life. Resolutely prospective, it presents the most significant creations and innovations in the field of art, design and architecture through the works of fifty or so creators, including Amy Karle.

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LIBERATION | Special Issue: AI, at the heart of the human

Under a set of sophisticated bangs styled like Blade Runner, big blue eyes scan us. Are they dreaming of electric sheep? Amy Karle, an artist with a purposeful Android look, shares with Ridley Scott more than just a taste for wavy hairstyles. The universal and timeless question from a 1980’s futuristic thriller is the basis of Amy Karle’s work: what defines humanity? More precisely, can technology redraw human lines? Can we change the structure of our bodies? Can we recreate the living? Amy Karle promotes the improved human, her creations and performances composing the kaleidoscope of possibilities for a cyborg…


Dans un cylindre de verre, une main translucide…

“«Nous vivons une quatrième révolution industrielle, où les humains et la technologie fusionnent. Il nous faut choisir ce que nous souhaitons devenir, et donc définir la place que nous donnons à la technologie!», explique Amy Karle depuis sa ville de San Francisco, juste avant son départ pour la biennale d'art de Pékin (BMAB 2018). Bio-artiste, c'est-à-dire qu'elle intègre la biotechnologie à ses œuvres, la jeune femme cultive des tissus organiques et s'aventure parfois vers le machine learning (apprentissage automatique).”

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Amy Karle: Hand In The Hand

(Video) Major artist in 3D printing of living tissue, she has recently grown a hand from human cells. Like a fringed Dr. Frankenstein, the American Amy Karle poses on her live tissue palette that reproduces and builds works in 3D. Between biology and digital printing, it gives life to chimeras that self-generate. Recognized as a major artist in the field of 3D printing, she designs with the latest work "The Relic That Regenerates"

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And The YouFab Award 2017 Goes To…

“The winners of the prestigious YouFab Global Creative Awards organized by Fabcafe have been announced. The grand prize was awarded to Regenerative Reliquary by American bioartist Amy Karle. The piece is both an artwork of refined esthetics and an illustration of technological developments in cell culture and 3D-printing living matter… a very sci-fi installation for growing human tissue inside a transparent bioreactor. Beyond the aesthetics of a luminous hand submerged in nurturing fluid, the concept could also be applied to personalized medical prosthetics, grown from the patient’s own body cells.”

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Amy Karle: A Space In-Between Art and Science

Amy Karle's work is recorded in this Bio Art movement and does not settle for creating a meeting between human body and advanced technologies, for making them coexist but she is establishing them in unison in symbols of an enquiry we could qualify to be anthropological. The match between biotechnologies and the body are asking questions about our connection to our humanity. Her work is not only innovative because it suggests ideas which could be directly applied to body's reconstructive surgeries, but also because it can serve as a springboard in raising self-awareness.