IOTA Institute is honored to be working with artist and researcher Dion Kaszas in 2020 through our curatorial Bio Art project. Dion Kaszas is an Nlaka’pamux cultural tattoo practitioner and a leader in the revival of Indigenous tattooing in Canada. His area of research is Indigenous tattooing, focusing keenly on the revival of Indigenous peoples tattooing practices
Throughout May, IOTA hosted a series of free public exhibitions, events and installations in Halifax, NS.
Whether it’s creating microbial art using yeast, or engaging with a full-body exoskeleton, Bio Art is a practice that transcends the fields of visual art, media art, and science – applied, social and political. This continuously evolving practice also tests (and sometimes breaks) the boundaries of these fields.
A very rad Master Class with Bio Artist WhiteFeather Hunter is now live for registration on the NSCAD University website. IOTA, the School of Extended Studies and the Anna Leonowens, are co-hosting a Bacterial BioPigments Master Class which will include the coveted textile dyeing technique of shibori.