Zaretsky Adam

Zaretsky Adam

Member of the Node for Hybrid Arts

Collaborating Artist & Postdoctoral researcher within the framework of the HAL Action

Adam Zaretsky, Ph.D. is a former researcher at the MIT department of biology, who for the past decade has been teaching an experimental bioart class called VivoArts at: San Francisco State University (SFSU), SymbioticA (UWA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), University of Leiden’s The Arts and Genomic Centre (TAGC), and the Waag Society. His art practice focuses on an array of legal, ethical, social and libidinal implications of biotechnological materials and methods with a focus on transgenic humans. Zaretsky stages lively, hands-on bioart production labs. Currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hub of Art Laboratories (HAL) of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts (AVArts), Ionian University in Corfu, Greece focusing on biomedia as dataart. At the present he is also a team member in the project “Rewilding Cultures” developed by the Feral Lab Network co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Transgenic Humans as Bioart:
On the Role of Artists in the Human Germline: