The Bioartsociety is an association which was established in May 2008 in Kilpisjärvi/Lapland. It is based in Helsinki and has more then 70 members from Finland and other countries. The Bioartsociety is developing, producing and facilitating activities around art and natural sciences, with an emphasis on biology, ecology and life sciences. Together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki it runs Ars Bioarctica which is an art&science program focusing on the Nordic and specifically the sub Arctic environment. HYBRID MATTERs is initiated and directed by the Bioartsociety.
Bioartsociety team: Erich Berger/Director, Piritta Puhto/Producer
The IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) has a defined focus and expertise on information technology in the age of digital communication. ITU delivers top quality research and education within a wide range of information technology subjects, from software development, business and science to humanities, design, arts and digital games.
ITU team: Laura Beloff/Associate Professor
Malmö University strives to be a university open to all: a university that is structured to cope with our ever-changing job market through a multidisciplinary approach that crosses traditional faculty boundaries. Malmö University was founded in 1998 and is a young, modern and international university. It has about 25 000 students and offers undergraduate and postgraduate education.
Malmö University team: Åsa Ståhl/Postdoc researcher, Kristina Lindström/Postdoc researcher
Kunsthall Grenland is a foundation (established 1957 as Porsgrunn Art Society and re-established and relocated in June 2013) and a regional art centre for contemporary art in Telemark, Norway. Kunsthall Grenland strives for an open and audience friendly profile, through exhibitions, education and workshops for various target groups. The projects conducted here will reflect the innovation that exists in contemporary art, often represented in the form of experiments, risk taking and social commitment.
Kunsthall Grenland team: Andreas Rishovd/Director, Tom Hovinbøle/Producer, Atle Barcley/Curator
Forum Box is a non-profit artist-run co-operative society, which was initiated in 1996 by a team of prominent Finnish artists. Its main purpose is to maintain an art space in Helsinki in order to enrich and support the Finnish cultural life. Currently Forum Box co-op has 80 artist members, all of which are prominent Finnish artists and actors in the field of contemporary art. Forum Box aims to be a space open for all forms of art. It presents contemporary artists, both Finnish and international, established and emerging. Forum Box organise each month an art exhibition plus several live arts events - meetings with the artists exhibiting, performance art, concerts, theatre and dance performances.
Forum Box team: Nina Toppila/Director, Alina Mänttäri-Buttler Dep. Director
Within the field of international contemporary art, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre’s exhibition profile focuses on art that reflects and addresses current political, social and cultural issues. Our exhibition profile is based on dialogue between Danish and international art, on bringing historical perspectives to new material and media multiplicity, stylistic diversity, art in public spaces, digitally based art and – not least – an openness to new developments. We show art that has not been shown before and that can generate, inspire and intervene in social debates.
Nikolaj Kunsthal team: Andreas Brøgger/Director