[ISEA2010] Paper: Marta de Menezes – Biology as a New Art Medium and Its Possible Implications in Art Research


What is art research and what is its methodology? Is there such a thing as art research and if so how can we define it, describe it or even draft some guidelines to evaluate it?

Part of this complicated process seems to be the incorporation of the art schools (which in many cases have always been separate from universities) in the official higher education system at an academic level. Well, it is exactly the art practice, and the research within, that concerns me the most as an artist interested in researching new ways of representation in the visual arts.

  • Marta de Menezes is a Portuguese artist with a degree in Fine Arts by the University in Lisbon, a MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture by the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Leiden. She is currently the artistic director of Ectopia, an experimental art laboratory within a biological research institute in Lisbon. martademenezes.com

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