Laura Splan

Transdisciplinary Artist Laura Splan’s website

Laura Splan is a transdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of science, technology, and culture. Her research-driven projects connect hidden artifacts of biotechnology to everyday lives through embodied interactions and sensory engagement. The Centers for Disease Control Foundation and the Triënnale Brugge have commissioned her artworks exploring biomedical imaginaries. Her work appeared at the Museum of Arts and Design, Pioneer Works and New York Hall of Science and is represented in the collections of the Thoma Art Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, NYU’s Langone Art Collection, and the Berkeley Art Museum. As a member of the New Museum’s NEW INC Creative Science incubator, her research included collaborations with scientists to interrogate interspecies entanglements in the contemporary biotechnological landscape. Her recent exhibitions featuring molecular animations and material artifacts of laboratory animals include her large-scale immersive installation in the Brooklyn Army Terminal at BioBAT Art Space. In addition, Splan creates public engagement with her projects to make concepts and techniques behind her work accessible to audiences with programming, including everything from all ages bacterial transformation workshops to remote textiles collaborations.

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