University of Western Australia // Founding Director of SymbioticA
Oron is an artist, researcher and curator whose pioneering work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project is considered a leading biological art project. He is the founding director of SymbioticA, an artistic research centre housed within the University of Western Australia’s School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology.
Under Oron's leadership, SymbioticA has gone on to win the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in Hybrid Art (2007) and the WA Premier Science Award (2008). In 2009, Oron was recognized in Thames & Hudson’s book 60 Innovators Shaping our Creative Future and was named one of Icon Magazine’s top 20 Designers. His work has been exhibited at venues such as MoMA, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and National Art Museum of China.
Oron was a research fellow at Harvard Medical School, a visiting scholar in Stanford’s Department of Art and Art History, a visiting professor of Design Interaction at the Royal College of Arts in London and a visiting professor at Aalto University’s School of Art, Design and Architecture. His work is often cited as inspiration to diverse genres such as new materials, biotech, textiles, architecture, ALife, ethics, fiction, cultural studies and food.
Center for Genomic Gastronomy & CoClimate // Co-Founder
Zack is an artist working at the intersection of the natural, built and information environments. He runs the Center for Genomic Gastronomy
with Cathrine Kramer, collaborating with scientists, chefs, hackers and farmers in Asia, Europe and North America. They are currently curating the Strange Weather exhibition at the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. Zack teaches in the MFA Collaborative Design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, USA and helped launch the Center for Experimental Media Art at the Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore, India.