Laura Splan has been invited to be the first artist in residence at BioBAT Art Space during their COVID-19 pause in exhibition programming.
During this experimental residency that runs through March 15, 2021, Laura will create site-specific artworks that respond to the pandemic and to the gallery’s proximity to the biotech laboratories at BioBAT Inc. She will be developing new works for her current project, Precarious Structures, that explores the interconnectedness of cultural and biological systems during the coronavirus pandemic. This timely new project examines the precarity of public health as it is affected by both human and natural forces. Drawing upon sociopolitical and biomedical landscapes, the work unravels the invisible threads that entangle them. Accompanying programming will engage audiences in discussion of the complex underpinnings of this global health crisis. Her residency will begin with Unraveling, an exhibition of new and recent work opening August 15, 2020.
BioBAT Art Space is a gallery dedicated to intersections of Art and Science housed in BioBAT Inc., a nonprofit incubator for biotech, located in the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. The gallery has 18,000 square feet of exhibition space and “The Dark Space” was launched with an interest in New Media and Technology. BioBAT Art Space was founded by artists Jeannine Bardo and Elena Soterakis.