Bio Art

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.

Artist Talk: Stelarc + Andrew Pelling

Get curious about Bio Art with two of the most prolific artists in the field. Artists, Stelarc and Andrew Pelling will present a talk on recent works.

Get Curious About Bio Art

IOTA is hosting a series of FREE public events and installations featuring Bio Art in Halifax, NS. Immerse your senses in this transcendent discipline through a series of free talks, workshops, and exhibitions designed to bring Bio Art into public and accessible forums.

Artist Talk: WhiteFeather Hunter

Hunter has been in Halifax since October 1st, for a soil remediation project “Prospective Futures: The Aurelia Project”.

Artist Talk: Earthline Tattoo Collective

Earthline is hosted by IOTA for an artist talk to discuss the revival of Indigenous tattooing traditions and how it can revive artists’ ancestral traditions through the stories of others who have been working at reviving their own tattooing traditions.