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. Her conceptually based art practice combines a wide range of media including experimental materials, digital media, and craft processes. Her biomedical themed artworks have been commissioned by The Centers for Disease Control Foundation and for the 2021 Bruges Triennial. Her projects combining digital fabrication and textiles have been exhibited at the Museum of Arts & Design and Beall Center for Art + Technology and are represented in the collections of the Thoma Art Foundation, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the NYU Langone Art Collection. Reviews and articles including her work have appeared in The New York Times, Discover, designboom, American Craft, and Frieze. Splan has received research funding from The Jerome Foundation and her residencies have been supported by The Knight Foundation, The Institute for Electronic Arts, Harvestworks, and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She has been a visiting lecturer at Stanford University teaching interdisciplinary courses including “Embodied Interfaces”, “Data as Material” and “Art & Biology”. She is a member of the New Museum’s NEW INC cultural incubator and is collaborating with scientists to interrogate interspecies entanglements in the expanded biotechnological landscape.

Exhibitions

2021 Disentanglement Bruges Triennial: TraumA, Bruges, BE
2021 Syndemic Sublime Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, US
2021 Unraveling BioBAT Art Space, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY, US
2020 The Archive to Come Telematic Media Arts, San Francisco, CA, US
2019 Conformations Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, US
2019 The World Unseen: Intersections of Art & Science CDC Museum in association with The Smithsonian Institution, Atlanta, GA, US
2018 Embodied Objects Occurrence Gallery, Montréal, QC, CA
2018 Material Turn La Galerie FOFA, Montréal, QC, CA
2017 Code as Form Thoma Art Foundation, Art House, Santa Fe, NM, US
2017 Manifest NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery, New York, NY, US
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