University at Buffalo, NY, USA

Paul Vanouse

Winner 2021 2021 Art and Science

Paul Vanouse is an artist and professor of Art at the University at Buffalo, NY, where he is the founding director of the Coalesce Center for Biological Art. Interdisciplinarity and impassioned amateurism guide his art practice. His work has been exhibited in over 25 countries and widely across the US. His projects use molecular biology techniques to undermine reductive conceptions of race and difference and to challenge determinist tropes such as “DNA Is Destiny”. His scent-based bio-artwork, Labor, was awarded a Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica, 2019.

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