Daejeon Biennale 2018 – BIO

Suzanne Anker: Vanitas (in a Petri dish) 46, 2018 (detail)
Archival inkjet print, 20 x 20″

Daejeon Biennale 2018 – BIO

The main theme of Daejeon Biennale 2018 is ‘Bio’, stressing on the artistic and scientific identity and the signification of Daejeon as a main city of The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Korea. Bio Art is an art practice that objectifies living organism as a media of art and is a typical genre where art and science is bonded together as a new genre of art. Also it seeks for possibilities and dangerousness on the informational perspective of biology, enriches its discussion and expands on the realm of art. The exhibition will be featured under 4 categories: ‘Bio Media’, ‘Digital Biology’, ‘Desire for Athanasia’, ‘Humans in the Anthroponene’. Daejeon Biennale 2018 will provide a forum of discourse that opens various prospect in the field of Bio Art.

Participating Artist: Suzanne Anker (U.S.A.), Pei-Ying Lin(Taiwan), Heather Dewey-Hagborg (U.S.A.), Drew Berry (Australia), JI Haru & Graham Wakefield (Canada), Philip Beesley (Canada), CHOE U-Ram (Korea), KIM Hyungjoong (Korea), Pinar Yoldas (U.S.A.), Gilberto Esparza (Mexico), BCL (Austria/Japan), Art Orienté Objet (France), Golan Levin (U.S.A.), Stelarc (Australia), Agi Haines (UK), Louis-Philippe Demers (Canada/Singapore), KIM Sunrae (Korea/Germany), LEE Hyungkoo (Korea), LEE Byungchan (Korea), LOVOT LAB (SHIN Won Baek / HONG Hyun-Su, Korea), Duruphil (Korea), RETRIEVER (PARK SEUNG Sun, LEE Jong Pil, Korea), NOH Sang Hee (Korea), SHIN Seungbaek (Korea), KIM Yonghun (Korea).

Locations: Daejeon Museum of Art, DMA Art Center, Daejeon Creation Center, KAIST
Host: Daejeon Museum of Art.
Sponsors: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Daedeok Science Complex, DIME (Daejeon International Marketing Enterprise).
Cooperation Organization: KRIBB (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology), IBS (Institute for Basic Science), KIMM (Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials).


DMA Daejeon Museum of Art

Daejeon Biennale 2018 – BIO

July 16 – October 24, 2018
July 16th (Press opening)
July 17th (Official opening)

Daejeon Museum of Art
155, Dunsan-daero, Seo-gu
Daejeon, Korea.