What’s Happening

Bio Art Hangout Kitchen Series

IOTA Institute and the Incubator Lab present the Bio Art Hangout Kitchen Series; a virtual hangout with an invited bio artist or scientist, who will perform an art/sci protocol, performance or show and tell. We are thrilled to announce the IOTA Institute Bio Art Hangout’s BioArt Kitchen series, co-presented with the Incubator Lab. A 60-minute

Meet Mondays Series on Instagram

Our IOTA community is growing so we are kicking-off our new get-to-know us series #meetmondays where each week you will get to meet someone from our IOTA Team. We’re starting off with Artistic Director and Founder, Mireille Bourgeois of @iotainstitute and Studio Gallery HERE. Thanks for following us!

Welcome Carrie Allison to IOTA!

IOTA is thrilled that we have another new partnership announcement to share! Artist Carrie Allison is a Nêhiýaw/Cree, Métis, and European descent visual artist based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She grew up on the unceded and unsurrendered lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Her work seeks to

Welcome Meagan Musseau to IOTA!

IOTA Studio Gallery is excited to announce our new partnership with artist Meagan Musseau! Meagan is a Mi’kmaw (L’nu) artist from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk (Bay of Islands, NL). She nourishes an interdisciplinary practice by working with customary art forms and new media, such as basketry, beadwork, land-based performance, video and installation. Meagan is currently working on the third piece in her performance triptych, titled

Welcoming New Curatorial Research Assistant

So pleased to share that IOTA is welcoming Curatorial Research Assistant Amanda Shore to work on the IOTA Bio Art Curatorial Research project. Follow us @IOTAinstitute on all forms of social media to hear about our visits to bio art labs, discussions with artists and curators of bio art, and as we feature researcher Dion

New Look, New Website

IOTA has a new website designed by the amazing Lukas Steinman at Interactive Communication. The new site better highlights artists and their research, how you can engage with our projects, and become a collaborator. We now also host the online @IOTAStudioGallery where you will see featured artists, IOTA special edition releases, and the sale of

Dion Kaszas joins IOTA for research in Nlaka’pamux cultural tattoo and Bio Art

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

Bio Art Series: The Recap

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.