The Waag Society and Zone2Source recently exhibited "Trust me, I'm an artist," exploring "how art can help us understand the ethical complexities of emerging (bio)technologies." The brainchild of biology-based artist Anna Dumitriu, the initiative Trust me, I'm an artist exhibits, performs, experiments, and engages in dialogue with the public on how to develop productive frameworks with ethical and cultural considerations in science-art collaborations, with a specific focus on biology and bioart.
Trust me, I'm an artist asks what the responsibility of the artist is in bringing complex biotechnologies into the cultural realm of publicly viewed art, involving topics such as gene editing, antibiotics, and tissue culturing. Active throughout Europe, the Trust me team consists of scientists, artists, and ethicists, and partners with Europe's major science-art institutions to conduct it's projects. The cumulative exhibition hosted by the Waag Society/Zone2Source took place this past June.