Ranran Fan (b. China) is an artist currently based in the U.S., working primarily in photography, installation, and performance. Ranran earned a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BS in Biology in Hong Kong, and is pursuing a MFA at the University of New Mexico Studio Art. Her work has been exhibited internationally including Academy Art Museum, Santa Fe Art Institute, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (China), and Incheon Marine Asia Photography and Video Festival (Korea). Ranran has been nominated as a SITE Scholar at SITE Santa Fe (2019). She received several awards including Student Award for Innovations in Imaging at Society for Photographic Education (U.S., 2019), and the Shiseido Photographer Prize at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (China, 2018).
Born in 1982 in Warsaw, Poland, Magdalena Dukiewicz is a visual artist based in Brooklyn. Her works revolve around the binomial of art - nature, new technologies, and interactive art. The materials are chosen for their potential for transformation and their intrinsic properties. Dukiewicz's two solo exhibitions were presented in Brooklyn in 2020 "Elements of Perturbation" at The Border Project Space and "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" at Stand4 Gallery. Her installation was selected for the inaugural show at BioBAT Art Space in New York. She participated in several group exhibitions in the U.S., Spain, Mexico, and Poland. Dukiewicz is a recipient of the Nessa Cohen Grant for Sculpture and a grant from the Polish Minister of Culture and Heritage. She was a resident at the studio of Carlos Amorales in Mexico City in 2017 and at the Bio Art Residency at SVA NYC in 2013 and 2018.
Elaine Whittaker is a Canadian visual artist working at the intersection of art, science, medicine, and ecology. She considers biology as contemporary art practice and as the basis for her installations, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and digital images. Whittaker has exhibited nationally and internationally, in art and science galleries and museums in Canada, France, Italy, UK, Ireland, Latvia, China, South Korea, Australia, Mexico, and the U.S. Artwork created as Artist-in-Residence with the Pelling Laboratory for Augmented Biology (University of Ottawa) was exhibited in La Fabrique du Vivant at the Pompidou Centre, Paris in 2019. She was also one of the first Artists-in-Residence with the Ontario Science Centre in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto. Her work has also been featured in art, literary, and medical magazines, and books, including Bio Art: Altered Realities by William Myers (2015).
Born in Ukraine, Darya Warner immigrated to the U.S. in 2001. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2014 with a focus on Bioart and received her MFA at the University at Buffalo in conjunction with Coalesce Biological Lab in 2020. She works in the notions of climate change, Biophilia, sustainable art practices, and systems of intelligence. Darya is a co-founder and Director of Operations at CAYO Residency, an Art and Science residency based in the Bahamas focused on bridging biological research and artistic collaboration. Darya has participated in several bio art conferences and symposiums including LASER Talks and Bioart Mixer, she has exhibited globally and received grants to support her projects. Darya is based in Buffalo and Brooklyn and was recently awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship at Coalesce Biological Lab for the 2020-2021 season.
Andranik Aroutiounian is an internationally renowned artist who works in painting, sculpture, and drawing. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Fine Art from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Genève in Switzerland. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including an Impossible Sites Artist Award from Black Cube Nomadic Contemporary Art Museum and the Willem de Kooning Academy Fellowship for Painting. Recent exhibitions include: A City of All Cities, a solo show at the Ellen Frank Illumination Arts Foundation in East Hampton, New York; Color 2020, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum, South Korea; Making a Way, South Bend Museum of Art, Indiana; Message in a Bottle, Edward Hopper Museum, Nyack, New York; Creative Distancing, Art Museum of South Texas; The Babel Masks, Das Kapitol Kunstraum, Berlin, Germany; and Tête-à-Tête, Westport Art Center, Connecticut. Aroutiounian currently lives and works in New York City.