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Eduardo Kac
* 1962
http://www.ekac.org/

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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Eduardo Kac – artist profile”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/kac.html. (retrieved 2017-08-03). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Eduardo Kac artist profile}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/kac.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2017-08-03}
About
Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his telepresence and bio art. A pioneer of telecommunications art in the pre-Web '80s, Eduardo Kac (pronounced "Katz") emerged in the early '90s with his radical works combining telerobotics and living organisms. His visionary integration of robotics, biology and networking explores the fluidity of subject positions in the post-digital world. His work deals with issues that range from the mythopoetics of online experience (Uirapuru) to the cultural impact of biotechnology (Genesis); from the changing condition of memory in the digital age (Time Capsule) to distributed collective agency (Teleporting an Unknown State); from the problematic notion of the "exotic" (Rara Avis) to the creation of life and evolution (GFP Bunny).

At the dawn of the twenty-first century Kac opened a new direction for contemporary art with his "transgenic art"--first with a groundbreaking transgenic work entitled Genesis (1999), which included an "artist's gene" he invented, and then with his fluorescent rabbit called Alba (2000).
CV

2013 Solo show at Black Box Gallery, Copenhagen (New Works).
Solo show at Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland (Lagoglyphs).
Group show, The Observatory, Brooklyn, New York, "Cut/Paste/Grow"
Group show, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., "Electronic Literature"
Group show, Galerie Bildende Kunst, Vienna, "Landscape (With Flowers)"
Group show, Galerie Martine et Thibault de la Châtre, Paris, "Libérons la fleur."
Group show, Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Group show, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Gallery, Berlin, "From Radiance and Dissolution."
Publication of the book Eduardo Kac: Lagoglyphs, Biotopes & Transgenic Works
Many grants, awards and residencies including Creative Capital (New York), ArtsLink (New York), Illinois Arts Council (Chicago), The Daniel Langlois Foundation (Montreal), Leonardo Award for Excellence (San Francisco), InterCommunication Center Biennale '99 Award (Tokyo), Greenwall Foundation (New York), ARCO/BEEP Acquisition Award (Madrid), Le Ministère de la culture (Paris), Le Fresnoy (France), Erasmus Mundus (European Union), ‘Visualise’ public art programme, Cambridge, UK.
Lectures and publishes worldwide.

2012 Solo show at Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery, Barcelona (Recent Works).
Group show, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (Wordly House project).
Group show, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (Le scatole viventi).
Group show, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid (Perder la forma humana).
Group show, San José, California (Zero1 Biennial).
Group show, Fundacíon Telefónica, Madrid (Vida)

2011 "Life, Light & Language", solo show at Enghien-les-Bains Art Center, Enghien-les-Bains, France
"Eduardo Kac: Living Works", solo show at PAV and Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
"TransLife", group show at National Art Museum of China, Beijing
"Aromapoetry", world premiere at Enghien-les-Bains Art Center, Enghien-les-Bains, France
III Biennial of the End of the World, Ushuaia, Argentina
"Underwood" , group show at Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
"Lagoglyphs", solo show at Factoría Havana, Havana, Cuba
"Genesis" at Graham Gund Gallery, Gambier, Ohio

2010 "Lagoglyphs, Biotopes and Transgenic Works", solo show curated by Christiane Paul, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro
"Pornograms: 1980-1982", solo Show at Laura Marsiaj Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro
“We Write This To You From The Distant Future”, group show at Google, Inc., New York
The book "Eduardo Kac : El creador de seres imposibles" [Eduardo Kac: Creator of Impossible Beings], edited by Andrés Burbano, is published by Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia.
2nd International Contemporary Art Biennale "Beyond", Poznan, Poland
The Spanish translation of Kac's book "Telepresence and Bio Art" is published in Spain by Cendeac
Solo show at Factoría gallery, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Solo show at DAM gallery, Berlin

2009 "Natural History of the Enigma", solo show at the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis
"Natural History of the Enigma" prints and seedpacks containing Edunia seeds accessed into Weisman Art Museum permanent collection.
"Natural History of the Enigma" receives the 2009 Golden Nica Award (Hybrid Art category), the highest prize awarded by Ars Electronica, the most prestigious award in the field of media arts
Solo show at Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland, "Lagoglyphs : The Bunny Variations"
Solo show at Black Box Gallery, Linz, Austria,"Lagoglyphs : The Bunny Variations"
Cypher premieres at Rurart, Rouillé, France.
"Genesis" is shown at Espace Sextius, during the Seconde Nature Festival, in Aix-en-Provence, France, celebrating ten years of non-stop exhibition of this work
Visiting Artist at Le Fresnoy, France; Kac's commission [the biotope entitled "Doohickey"] is exhibited in the show "Panorama".

2008 Kac’s permanent public sculpture “Natural History of the Enigma” is installed in St. Paul, Minnesota (commissioned by the University of Minnesota)
Visiting Artist at Le Fresnoy, France
Publication of the DVD "Eduardo Kac: Holopoèmes, Poèmes minitel, poèmes numériques, Biopoèmes:, Son@rt, Paris

2007 Mid-career survey at Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, Spain
2000 - 2001 Fellowship at Institute for Studies in the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe / development of "The Eighth Day"
1997 Fellow, Center for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Wales College, Newport, United Kingdom
1997 Member of the full-time faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago / Chair of the Art and Technology Department
1990 Master of Fine Arts, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
1988 Studies at Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro / philosophy and contemporary theory
1986 Resident Artist at the Museum of Holography, New York
1985 Graduates at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro / communications theory, linguistics, and semiotics
1983 Invention of Holopoetry
Ph.D. research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in Interactive Arts (CAiiA) at the University of Wales, Newport, United Kingdom


News
Exhibitions & Conferences
Publications & References
Kac, Eduardo, ed. Signs of Life, Bio Art and Beyond. Cambridge, Massachusetts and London: MIT Press, 2007.
Dixon, Steve and Barry Smith. Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theatre, Dance, Performance Art and Installation. Leonardo Books, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
Giannachi, Gabriella and Nigel Stewart, ed. Performing nature. Explorations in ecology and the arts. Oxford/Bern: Peter Lang, 2005.
Lucie-Smith, Edward and Steve Baker and Carol et.al. Becker. The Eighth Day: The Transgenic Art of Eduardo Kac. New York: ASU, 2003.
Grau, Oliver. Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
Nadarajan, Gunalan. »Spectres of the Animal: The Transgenic Works of Eduardo Kac.« In The Eighth Day: The Transgenic Art of Eduardo Kac, edited by Sheilah Britton and Dan Collins, 44-50. Tempe: The Institute for Studies in the Arts, Arizona State University, 2003.
Kac, Eduardo. »GFP Bunny.« Kunstforum 158 (January-March 2002): 46-57.
Grau, Oliver. »Auf dem Weg zur Bildwissenschaft.« Gegenworte. Zeitschrift für den Disput über Wissen (Spring 2002): 25-29.
Lindner, Martin. »Kunst im Gentech-Zoo.« Gegenworte. Zeitschrift für den Disput über Wissen 9 (Spring 2002): 71-74.
Popper, Frank. »The Transgenic Art of Eduardo Kac.« Artpress 276 (February 2002).
Grau, Oliver. »New Images from Life.« In Art Inquiry. Recherches sur les Arts, edited by Ryszard KluszinskyVol.II (XI). , 7-25. Lodz: Grotesk, 2001.
Bosco, Roberta and Stefano Caldana. »Un Mundo Verde Fluorescente.« Ciberp@is Mensual , no. 15 (Octobre 2001).
Kac, Eduardo. »Arte Transgenikoa.« Zehar 45 (2001): 22-25.
Tomasula, Steve. »Kacs Zeitkapsel: Selbsteinkapselung.« Kunstforum 151 (July-September 2000): 125-129.
Schmundt, Hilmar. »Das Kunst-Gen.« Der Spiegel 26 (June 26th 2000): 114.
Dreher, Thomas. »Telepräsenz: Eduardo Kac und Ken Goldberg.« IASL online Internationales Archiv für die Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur (April 4th 2000).
Grau, Oliver and j. Joerges. »Lebendige Bilder schaffen: Virtuelle Realität, Artificial Life und Transgenic Art.« In Sieben Hügel: Dschungel. Sammeln, Ordnen, Bewahren: Von der Vielfalt des Lebens zur Kultur der Natur, edited by B.-M. Baumunk, 47-53. Berlin: Henschel Verlag, 2000.
Kac, Eduardo. »Telepresence Art and Net Ecology.« In The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology on the Internet, edited by Ken Goldberg. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.
Landa, Kepa, ed. Futuros Emergentes: Arte, Interactividad y Nuevos Medios. Valencia, ES: Institució Alfonse el Magnánim, Diputació de Valencia, 2000.
Stocker, Gerfried. »Aufbruch.« In Genesis, edited by O.K. Center for Contemporary Art, 38-40. Linz: 1999.
Richard, Birgit. »Biologie und Fake Life Construction - Kommunikationssplitter aus dem Netzsymposium zu LifeScience.« In Ars Electronica 1999: LifeScience, edited by Gerfried Stocker and Christine Schöpf, 30-46. Wien, New York: Springer Verlag, 1999.
Atkins, Robert. »State of the (On-Line) Art.« Art in America (April 1999): 89-95.
Kac, Eduardo. »Eduardo Kac: Teleporting an Unkown State.« In Teleporting an Unknown State, edited by Peter Tomaz Dobrila and Aleksandra Kostic, 4-7. Maribor, Slovenia: KIBLA Maribor, 1998.
Kac, Eduardo. »Live from Mars.« Leonardo 31, no. 1 (1998): 1-2.
Kac, Eduardo. »Transgenic Art.« Leonardo Electronic Almanac 6, no. 11 (December 1998).
Kac, Eduardo and Marcel.li Antunez Roca. »Robotic Art.« Leonardo Electronic Almanac 5, no. 5 (May 1997).
Kac, Eduardo. »Origin and Development of Robotic Art.« Art Journal 56, no. 3 (1997): 60-67.
Kac, Eduardo. »A-positive.« In ISEA ´97 Program Guide, edited by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 62. Chicago: ISEA, 1997.
University of Kentucky, ed. Holopoetry. Essays, Manifestoes, Critical and Theoretical Writings. Lexington, US: New Media Editions, 1995.
Kac, Eduardo. »Interactive Art on the Internet.« In Ars Electronica 1995. Welcome to the Wired World, edited by Peter Weibel and Karl Gerber, 170-179. Wien, New York: Springer Verlag, 1995.
Kac, Eduardo. »Eduardo Kac: Dialogues.« Dialogue: Arts in the Midwest 18, no. 1 (Jan/Feb 1995): 14-16.
Kac, Eduardo. »Essay Concerning Human Understanding.« Leonardo Electronic Almanac 3, no. 8 (August 1995).
Osthoff, Simone and Eduardo Kac. »Eduardo Kac -- The Aesthetics of Dialogue.« .
Kac, Eduardo. »Holopoetry, Hypertext, Hyperpoetry.« In Proceedings of the Holographic Imaging Conference, edited by SPIE 2043, . Bellingham, WA: Holographic Imaging and Materials (Proc. SPIE 2043), Tung H. Jeong, Editor (Bellingham, WA: SPIE,, 1993.
Kac, Eduardo. »Sur la notion d`art en tant que dialogue visuel.« In Art-Reseaux, edited by Karen O'Rourke, 20-23. Paris: Centres d`Etudes et de Recherches en Arts Plastique, Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992.
Groupe de recherche en arts mediatique, ed. Interfaces et Sensorialité. Quebec, Canada: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 0.
Dixon, Steve and Barry Smith. Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theatre, Dance, Performance Art and Installation. Leonardo Books, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
Kac, Eduardo. »GFP Bunny.« Kunstforum 158 (January-March 2002): 46-57.
Kac, Eduardo. »Gravitropism: Art and the Joys of Levitation.« In I Leviate, What´s Next, edited by Aleksandra Kostic, 88-97. Maribor, SL: Kibla, 2001.
Bosco, Roberta and Stefano Caldana. »Un Mundo Verde Fluorescente.« Ciberp@is Mensual , no. 15 (Octobre 2001).
Kac, Eduardo. »Arte Transgenikoa.« Zehar 45 (2001): 22-25.
Kac, Eduardo. »Telepresence Art and Net Ecology.« In The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology on the Internet, edited by Ken Goldberg. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.
Landa, Kepa, ed. Futuros Emergentes: Arte, Interactividad y Nuevos Medios. Valencia, ES: Institució Alfonse el Magnánim, Diputació de Valencia, 2000.
Kac, Eduardo. »Beyond the Screen: New Directions in Interactive Art.« Blimp: Film Magazine 40 (1999): 49-54.
Kac, Eduardo. »Negotiating Meaning: The Dialogic Imagination in Electronic Art.« In Proceedings of Computers in Art and Design Education Conference, edited by UK University of Teesside. Teeside, UK: 1999.
Kac, Eduardo. »Genesis.« In Ars Electronica 1999: LifeScience, edited by Gerfried Stocker and Christine Schöpf. Wien, New York: Springer Verlag, 1999.
Kac, Eduardo. »Novos Rumos na Arte Interativa.« Veredas 3, no. 32 (August 1998): 12-15.
Kac, Eduardo. »Live from Mars.« Leonardo 31, no. 1 (1998): 1-2.
Kac, Eduardo. »Live from Mars.« Leonardo 31, no. 1 (1998): 1-2.
Kac, Eduardo. »Transgenic Art.« Leonardo Electronic Almanac 6, no. 11 (December 1998).
Kac, Eduardo and Marcel.li Antunez Roca. »Robotic Art.« Leonardo Electronic Almanac 5, no. 5 (May 1997).
Kac, Eduardo. »Origin and Development of Robotic Art.« Art Journal 56, no. 3 (1997): 60-67.
Kac, Eduardo. »Holopoetry und darüber hinaus.« Passauer Pegasus 15, no. 29/30 (1997): 106-119.
Kac, Eduardo and Marcel.li Antunez Roca. »Robotic Art.« Leonardo Electronic Almanac 5, no. 5 (May 1997).
Kac, Eduardo. »Origin and Development of Robotic Art.« Art Journal 56, no. 3 (1997): 60-67.
Kac, Eduardo. »A-positive.« In ISEA ´97 Program Guide, edited by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 62. Chicago: ISEA, 1997.
Kac, Eduardo, ed. New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies. Vol.30. Visible Language, Rhode Island: Rhode Island School of Design, 1996.
Kac, Eduardo. »Interactive Art on the Internet.« In Ars Electronica 1995. Welcome to the Wired World, edited by Peter Weibel and Karl Gerber, 170-179. Wien, New York: Springer Verlag, 1995.
Kac, Eduardo. »Interactive Art on the Internet.« In Ars Electronica 1995. Welcome to the Wired World, edited by Peter Weibel and Karl Gerber, 170-179. Wien, New York: Springer Verlag, 1995.
Kac, Eduardo. »Eduardo Kac: Dialogues.« Dialogue: Arts in the Midwest 18, no. 1 (Jan/Feb 1995): 14-16.
Kac, Eduardo. »Essay Concerning Human Understanding.« Leonardo Electronic Almanac 3, no. 8 (August 1995).
Kac, Eduardo. »Aspects of the Aesthetics of Telecommunications.« In Zero -- The Art of Being Everywhere, edited by Gerfried Stocker. Graz, Austria: Steirische Kulturinitiative Graz, 1993.
Kac, Eduardo. »Telepresence Art.« In Teleskulptur, edited by Richard Kriesche, 48-72. Graz, Austria: Kulturdata, 1993.
Kac, Eduardo. »Aspekte einer Ästhetik der Telekommunikation.« In Zero - The Art of Being Everywhere, edited by Gerfried Stocker. Graz, Austria: Steirische Kulturinitiative Graz, 1993.
Kac, Eduardo. »Holopoetry, Hypertext, Hyperpoetry.« In Proceedings of the Holographic Imaging Conference, edited by SPIE 2043, . Bellingham, WA: Holographic Imaging and Materials (Proc. SPIE 2043), Tung H. Jeong, Editor (Bellingham, WA: SPIE,, 1993.
Kac, Eduardo. »Aspects of the Aesthetics of Telecommunications.« In Siggraph Visual Proceedings, edited by John Grimes, 47-57. New York: 1992.
Kac, Eduardo. »On the Notion of Art as a Visual Dialogue.« In Art-Reseaux, edited by Karen O´Rourke, 20-23. Paris: Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992.
Kac, Eduardo. »Sur la notion d`art en tant que dialogue visuel.« In Art-Reseaux, edited by Karen O'Rourke, 20-23. Paris: Centres d`Etudes et de Recherches en Arts Plastique, Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992.
Kac, Eduardo. »Ornitorrinco: Exploring Telepresence and Remote Sensing.« Leonardo 24, no. 2 (1991): 233.
Groupe de recherche en arts mediatique, ed. Interfaces et Sensorialité. Quebec, Canada: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 0.