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Jennifer Willet

Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Jennifer Willet – artist profile”. (retrieved 2015-27-03). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Jennifer Willet artist profile}, url = {}, urldate = {retrieved 2015-27-03}
Jennifer Willet is a biomedia artist and professor with a strong focus on laboratory aesthetics and participatory practices methodologies. Currently, she is Director of Incubator Lab at the University of Windsor in Canada.

Her work resides at the intersection of art and science, and explores notions of representation, the body, ecologies, and interspecies interrelations in the biotechnological field. Willet uses analog, digital and biological technologies supporting her participatory practice with printmaking tradition, digital imaging, biological forms and reproduction.

She receive her PHd in Interdisciplinary Studies at Concordia University (2009) has a MFA in Printmaking/New Media from the The University of Guelph (1999) and a BFA in Visual Arts (Painting/Printmaking) from the The University of Calgary(1997). Exhibitions include: the Arnolfini Museum, Bristol UK (2010), Exit Art Gallery, New York, NY (2009), Ars Electronica festival, Linz (2008), ISEA (2006) amongst many others.

She has conducted research during residencies at The Banff Centre for the Arts Banff, Canada (2002, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), and SymbioticA, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia (2004, 2006).

2011 BioARTCAMP July 19-Aug 01 2011
An Art/Science Expedition in the Rocky Mountains
Director and Co-Producer
2008 The University of Windsor
Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts, July 2008 - Currently
2008 InsideOut: Laboratory Ecologies (solo exhibition)
Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, Holland
2008 INCUBATOR Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science and Ecology at The University of Windsor - Currently
2004 - 2006 SymbioticA, University of Western Australia 2004 and 2006
Completed a series of art/science workshops based in the biological sciences. Microscopy, PAWS
Animal Ethics, Mammalian Tissue Culture, Genetic Modification, and DNA extraction and Gels
2004 - 2006 The University of Western Australia
Honorary Research Fellow May – Sept. 2004 & Jan. – June 2006
Staff position at SymbioticA, the School of Anatomy and Human Biology
2000 - 2009 Concordia University Sept. 2000 – Sept. 2009
PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities)
(RE)Embodying Biotechnology: Towards the Democratization of Biotech Through Embodied Art
Practices / Concordia University Sept. 2000 – Sept. 2009
PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities)
(RE)Embodying Biotechnology: Towards the Democratization of Biotech Through Embodied Art
2000 - 2007 Concordia University
Regular Part Time Faculty Member January 2000 – April 2007
Studio Arts: Print Media, IMCA (Inter Media and Cyber Arts) and ARTT (Art Theory)
2000 - 2007 BIOTEKNICA Art and Science Artist Collective 2000 - 2007
Co-Founder, and Co-Artistic Director
1997 - 1999 The University of Guelph Sept.1997 – April 1999
Masters degree in the Fine Arts; Visual Arts (Printmaking/New Media)
1992 - 1997 The University of Calgary Sept.1992 – April 1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts; Visual Arts (Painting/Printmaking)

Publications & References
Willet, Jennifer. »Bodies in Biotechnology.« [<16.07.2014>].
Willet, Jennifer and Shawn Bailey. »BIOTEKNICA: Organic Tissue Prototypes.« The State of the Real: Aesthetics in the Digital Age, Damian Sutton, Susan Brind and Ray McKenzie, Edts. (2006): 125-134.
Willet, Jennifer and Shawn Bailey. »BIOTEKNICA: Soft Experiments from the Laboratory.« [<16.07.2014>].
Willet, Jennifer and Shawn Bailey. »BIOTEKNICA: Self-Experimentation and Tissue Culture.« INTER Art Actuel (2006).
Willet, Jennifer. »Kathy High – Embracing Animal.« Magazine électronique du CIAC , no. 23 (October 2005).
Willet, Jennifer. »BIOTEKNICA: Reflections on Reproductive and Cloning Technologies.« Graduate Researcher: Journal for the Arts Science and Technology 1, no. 2 (2003).
Willet, Jennifer. »Imagining the Self.« Affective Encounters (2002): 285-295.
Willet, Jennifer and Diyan Achjadi. GUISE. Québec: Articule Artist Run Centre Montréal, 2001.