5th Bio Art & Design Award Final

5th Bio Art & Design Award Final

Friday May 22nd this year's Bio Art and Design Award (BAD Award) winners will be announced!

The BAD Award (called Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award till 2013) is a unique competition that aims at stimulating young artists and designers from The Netherlands and abroad to experiment with bioart and design and to collaborate with renowned Dutch science centers.

The Award aims to:
- stimulate interest, excitement and debate about the Life Sciences through high-quality, original artistic practice;
- examine the social, cultural and ethical contexts of the Life Sciences through the arts;
- promote high-quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborations between art/ design and science/technology.

The Awards of €25.000,- each are assigned by an international jury to the most promising and original proposals in the competition. The projects are consequently realised within six months and exhibited. 

Members of the jury of 2015 are:
- William Myers, chair (US/The Netherlands)
- Ian Brunswick, Science Gallery Dublin (Ireland)
- Hans Clevers, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (The Netherlands)
- Karen Verschooren, Z33 (Belgium)
- Laurens Landeweerd (The Netherlands)

This year's finalists will pitch their proposal for the audience and a jury. Three of them will be granted an Award of 25.000 euros. See the shortlist here.

The Bio Art & Design Award ceremony is open for public and press. If you want to attend, please register via the online registration form!

14.30 -  Artspace STROOM open to the public
15.00 - 15.15 Welcome by Wilma van Donselaar (ZonMw) and Angelique Spaninks (MU Artspace)
15.15 - 16.00 Documentary “Talking Plants & Morning Urine”
16.00 - 16.40 Public pitches by all contestants about their proposed projects
16.40 -  Announcement of the winners by William Myers (chairman of the Jury)

Where Stroom, Den Haag
When 22 May from 14.30 h
Attend register online


The BAD Award is a product of collaboration between NWO, ZonMW, MU ArtspaceWaag Society, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and BioArt Laboratories.