Our Biotech Future(s)

2016 exhibition biodesign poster web

Our Biotech Future(s): Student projects from the Biodesign Challenge

Opening Reception
Thursday, June 23, 2016
7-9 PM

SVA Fine Arts Building
School of Visual Arts
335 W 16th St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Please join us for the gallery opening of Our Biotech Future(s): Student Projects from the Biodesign Challenge at School of Visual Arts (SVA).

Nine art and design teams from universities across the United States showcase their visions of the future of biotechnology. Chosen from dozens of students, the finalists worked throughout the academic year with art and design professors, scientists and subject-matter experts to explore the many possible ways biotechnology could affect our environment and our lives.

Playing on the title of physicist Freeman Dyson’s seminal essay, ”Our Biotech Future,” the show presents a multiplicity of “futures,” some of which align, while others clash. Learn more about the projects at Biodesignchallenge.org.

The gallery show will run from June 23 – July 1, 2016 at SVA Fine Arts Building.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided.


Stabilimentum, University of Pennsylvania
Mónica Butler, Rebecca Van Sciver, Jiwon Woo

Float Farm, New York University
Ayaka Habu, Carter Bird, Theo Mandin-Lee

MyoTomato, School of Visual Arts

Andrew Cziraki, Victor Taboada, Darya Warner & John Wells

Mutua, Southern California Institute of Architecture
Mun Yi Cheng, Caleb Fisher, Brendan Ho, Ryan Odom, Anthony Stoffella & Xiangtia Sun

Symbiosis, Carnegie Mellon University

Stowe Hammarburg, Daniel Kim, Yooyoung Ko, Zachary Schwemler & Jessica Shen

Liver Clear, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Amanda Harrold, Kathleen McDermott, Jacob Steiner and Perrine Papillaud

Starter Culture, Maryland Institute College of Art
Gage Branda, Sarah Whelton, Jake O’Hagan, Emma Whitlock

Dewpoint, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bailey Beatt, Maurice Hampton, Jackie Huang, Sam Scheib

Bioesters, Fashion Institute of Technology
Tessa Callaghanbe, Gian Cui, Aleksandra Gosiewski, Theanne Schiros, Asta Skocir