Incubator People

Dr. Jennifer Willet.
Director, Incubator: Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science and Ecology.

Portrait of Dr. Jennifer Willet by Arturo Herrera, 2013.

Jennifer Willet is an internationally successful artist in the emerging field of BioArt. Her work resides at the intersection of art and science, and explores notions of representation, the body, ecologies, and interspecies interrelations in the biotechnological field.  She engages in performance, installation, photography and sculpture based artistic practices, mixed with protocols and life forms from the biological sciences.

From 2000-2007 Willet and Shawn Bailey collaborated on an innovative computational, biological, artistic, project called BIOTEKNICA.  Since 2008 she has also collaborated with UK based performance artist Kira O’Reilly.  She has taught in Studio Arts at Concordia University, and at the Art and Genomics Centre at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, and now works as an Assistant Professor in the School for Arts and Creative Innovation, at The University of Windsor.  In 2009 she opened the first biological art lab in Canada, called INCUBATOR: Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science, and Ecology.  In July 2011 she completed BioARTCAMP, a project that involved hosting 20 artists, scientists and students at The Banff Centre, where they built a portable bioart laboratory and conducted experiments in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Exhibitions and Projects include: Ontario Science Centre, Toronto (2013), The Banff Centre, Alberta (2011), Arnolfini Museum, Bristol UK (2010), Exit Art Gallery, New York, NY (2009), Ars Electronica festival, Linz (2008), FOFA Gallery, Montreal (2007), ISEA San Jose, USA (2006), Biennial Electronic Arts Perth, Perth, Australia (2004), The European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück , Germany (2003), La Société des arts et technologiques (SAT) Montreal, Canada (2005), and Forest City Gallery, London, Canada (2004), amongst others.  She has conducted residencies at The Banff Centre, Canada and SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

http://www.jenniferwillet.com

http://www.incubatorartlab.com

http://bioartwindsor.blogspot.com/

http://leidenbioart.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Incubator/203661772982677

jswillet at gmail.com

Current Team Members:

Billie Mclaughlin
Artist Assistant
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Patrick Bodnar
Assistant to the Director/Lab Assistant
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Joshua Babcock
Website Maintenance

Past Contributors:

Pearl Van Geest
BioART Class Graduate Teaching Assistant
and Toronto Field Trip Coordinator
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Kacie Auffret
Lab Assistant
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Adam Boylan
Accounting
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Lauren Divito
Assistant to the Director
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Amanda White
BioART Class Graduate Teaching Assistant
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Tokio Webster
Assistant to the Director, and Researcher
Project Manager BioARTCAMP
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Otto Ritosa
Accounting and Budget Planning
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Billie McLaughlin
Artist Assistant
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Victor Romao
BioART Class Graduate Teaching Assistant
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Amanda White, Jodi Vanderbeke, Moira Robertson, Nasseme Albonaimi
BioARTCAMP Project Assistants
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Justin Langlois
Website Design and Maintenance