Pascale’s work attempts to capture the point where art and science meld. An alchemist at heart, her work begins with observation and experimentation and is steeped in solid scientific research and findings. She studied fine art in Belgium, and subsequently a postgraduate training with the Medical Artists Association in London. She is co-founder and president of BIOMAB, she is curating and organising exhibitions, dissection drawing classes, collaborative art/science projects and conferences. In 2015 she became co-founder and president of ARSIC “Art Researches Science International Collaborations, an international collective where Art and Science become entangled. Pascale is President of AEIMS. She currently lives and works in London as a self-employed artist Artem Medicalis.
Juris has a medical background that supports him in his position as a deputy director of the Pauls Stradiņš Museum of the history of medicine in Riga. Even if he has not been awarded with a historian academic qualification, he has an extensive experience in history of medicine and museology. His mission is to connect the western views with the eastern views of the history of medicine. He is located in Riga, but he is always travelling to Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Berlin, Basel, Barcelona, Milan amongst many others. By meeting a lot of interesting people around the world, he gets inspiration for his projects at the museum and university to further extend them internationally.
Pauls Stradins Museum of History of Medicine bewitched Ieva when she was still a medical student in 2005. Since then she has changed the white coat to white gloves and works there as a researcher and occasionally as a curator.
Currently she takes care of the historical anatomical collection of Riga Stradins University and tries to breathe some creative life back into it.
"Andrew Burd is a Scottish medic. He has dedicated his professional life to metamorphosis; taking a delicate young spirit, trapped in a carapace of scar and through art and anatomy, through the medium of surgery, giving children the freedom to fly. As the eyes dim, the insights grow brighter. Years of laboratory research, academic studies, teaching, training and helping so many patients; I am moving on. I am fascinated by the interface between man and machine. Not just the physical but what about other forms of control/interaction? Bluetooth? Wifi? Upper limb amputation, which would you prefer? Transplantation or prosthesis? Not a simple question but there is a simple answer: bionic prosthesis. 100%. No question. Okay, follow up question. Major traumatic damage or loss to all or part of the face; transplant or mask? Mask? What sort of mask? A bionic mask: an intimate union between materials and biology powered and controlled by a bio-sensory interface. Transplantation is working against nature. The revolution which we are proposing is to work with nature, to combine, to integrate. It works well with smartphones! Great with upper limb smart prostheses. What about bionic facial prostheses? Start small, think big, So here i am, facing the future and looking at future faces."
Barbara Abele is the professor at Art Academy of Latvia in Functional Design and Environmental Art departments. Educated in basics of chemistry with the sure wish to become a physician, near upon the starting of studies she turned her mind verse to the art and design. She is a textile artist/ designer by herself and almost 20 year the design preceptor and visionary in Latvian design and art schools. She is experienced in the different kind of collaboration with industries and governmental sector.
Last five years she is mostly interested in social service design field, how tangible and intangible design aspects and tools could relate to the improvement of the quality of life of the people. Inspiration, implication and motivation of disabled persons is one of the challenges she undertaking together with the BA and MA students. Also the coo-creation in interdisciplinary circumstances is one of the most exciting sort of creativity in art as well as the way of problem solving in design. New changing face of design easily is adapting to the new challenges in social wellbeing, interaction and all kind of mutual communication that is why she is seeking for new fields to be connected with and new borders to be taken down.
Nina Sellars is an artist, writer, and curator, whose research area is the study of anatomy. Her art practice works across the disciplines of art, science and humanities and focuses on the contemporary and historical influence of anatomy on our understanding of body, identity and subjectivity. Sellars’ interest in anatomy has taken her from working in fine art studios and wet anatomy labs to working in physics labs and medical imaging facilities – here she critically engages with the cultural implications of anatomy and its various modes of visualisation. http://www.ninasellars.com/cv/
Andrew Carnie is a studio based artist who teaches at the Winchester School of Art. His artistic practice often involves creative interaction with scientists in different fields, regarding themes and ideas, which are often based around neurology. The work produced from these encounters is often time-based in nature, the works explores how a new sense of self might be constructed through contemporary scientific discovery, imagery, and anatomy.
Andrew tries to find innovative ways to portrait the information he is exposed to and is interested in how scientists are creative and how this might reflect on artistic practice in new ways. The pieces create arenas where these ideas can be experienced;
His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide
science and art blog: http://scienceandart--andrew-carnie.blogspot.com/
Bryan W. Green
Bryan founded the Moodist Movement in 1976 out of a need to give a name to the various activities that made up his work--activities that fused into a philosophy not happy to be called Art. Moodism is the Playing, To Exhaustion, of No Game In Particular. Moodism is the Art or Science of Escaping from Self-imposed Misery. B.Green Moodist
Bryan is sculptor/poet/performance
artist and co-Founder of ARSIC ( Art Researches Science International Collaborations)
Ilze is a social anthropologist currently working at Pauls Stradiņš Museum of History of Medicine at the Department of Scientific Research and Education (Riga). She is genuinely interested body anthropology, museum anthropology and museology. In 2014 together with her friends, she founded an NGO for museum education “Museums Revealed” to research museums and organise interdisciplinary educational events. Ilze truly believes that by overcoming 21st-century challenges museums are becoming meaningful, socially engaging places and socially responsible institutions.
Liene is trained as an architect and holds a MA degree in design. Currently she conducts academic research and lectures at the Art Academy of Latvia. Her research interests are related mainly to unconventional and non-commercial design practices and theories that explore design as a medium for communication, a tool for building deeper disciplinary awareness and testing alternative methods. Next to her academic activities Liene is also a practicing architect and designer at the studio Sampling, which she runs togehter with her partner, architect Manten Devriendt, since 2010.
ARTHUR I. MILLER
ARTHUR is fascinated by the nature of creative thinking in art and science. He has published many critically acclaimed books, including Einstein, Picasso (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize); Insights of Genius; Empire of the Stars (shortlisted for the Aventis Prize); and 137, and writes for the Guardian and The New York Times. He is professor emeritus of history and philosophy of science at University College London. His recent book Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art (W.W. Norton) tells the story of how art, science and technology are fusing in the twenty-first century. Presently he is completing a book entitled Creativity and Genius in a World of Machines. See www.arthurimiller.com/ and www.collidingworlds.org/
Eleanor Crook trained in sculpture at Central St Martins and the Royal Academy and makes figures and effigies in wax, carved wood and lifelike media. She has also made a special study of anatomy and has sculpted anatomical and pathological waxworks for the Gordon Museum of Pathology at Guy's Hospital, London's Science Museum, and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She exhibits internationally in both fine art and science museum contexts. She learned the technique of forensic facial reconstruction modelling from Richard Neave and has demonstrated and taught this to artists, forensic anthropology students, law enforcement officers and plastic surgeons as well as incorporating this practice in her own sculpted people.
Theo Dirix, born mid-20th century, is a professional nomad. After postings in Greece, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Tanzania, he is now living in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Earlier, he was working as a radio host for the classical Flemish radio BRT-3. He has published articles in Flemish and Dutch newspapers and magazines, mainly travel and grave stories. He also authored books commenting on Moroccan literature. During his stay in Greece, he wrote "In Search for Andreas Vesalius: The Quest for the Lost Grave”, in which he takes the reader on a trip to the graves of many Zakynthian poets; the grave of Vesalius is still to be found but the reader will find a bit more of himself.
William Edwards, Curator of the Gordon Museum, Senior Tutor and Deputy course director of the Extended Medical degree Programme (EMPD). Working primarily with undergraduate Medical and Dental education, but also with many Para-medical specialities. Occasionally assists various Police forces in cold case investigations. Represents KCL with issues relating to Medical Museums, the UK Human Tissue Authority, Medical History and Art and Medicine. Works on behalf of Kings College London (KCL) with the Access to Medicine and Widening Participation programmes.
Studied as undergraduate and postgraduate in the University of London in Biology – particular background in Physiology and Developmental Biology.
During the late 1970’s worked as a scientist in industry, moving into Medical and Dental education in the Gordon Museum at the Guy's Hospital Campus in 1980. After five years moved to St. Thomas’ Hospital Campus to take over the then independent Pathology Museum. After seven years and the merger of the pathology museums at Guy's and St. Thomas' returned to Guy’s campus as deputy Curator, Curator now for the last eighteen years.