Dr. Jennifer Willet works internationally as an artist and curator in the emerging field of Bioart. Her work resides at the intersection of art and science, and explores notions of representation, the body, ecologies, and interspecies interrelations in the biotechnological field.
Willett’s work has been exhibited at the Arnolfini Museum, Bristol UK (2010), Exit Art Gallery, New York, NY (2009), Ars Electronica festival, Linz (2008), FOFA Gallery, Montreal (2007), ISEA San Jose, USA (2006), Biennial Electronic Arts Perth Perth, Australia (2004), The European Media Arts Festival Osnabrück , Germany (2003), La Société des arts et technologiques (SAT) Montreal, Canada (2005), and The Forest City Gallery London, Canada (2004), amongst others. She has conducted research during residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts Banff, Canada (2002, 2007, 2009), and SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (2004, 2006).
Willet holds a PhD from Concordia University in Interdisciplinary Humanities Program, and an MFA from the University of Guelph. She has taught in Studio Arts at Concordia University, at the Art and Genomics Centre at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, and now works as an Associate Professor in the School of Creative Arts at The University of Windsor.
In 2009 she opened INCUBATOR Lab, the first biological art lab in Canada. In January 2018, INCUBATOR launched a new theatre/laboratory facility where live audiences can view multimedia bioart performances through a glass wall.