We are thrilled to announce the three winning artist of the RepliFate art residences

To the call for applications we received an incredible amount of outstanding applications, which went through a thorough review process of the RepliFate team and the selection panel of each theme including the PIs and PhD fellows had a tough choice to make. 

We congratulate the three winning artists

Faces of Stress and

Artist: Solveig Lill

Solveig Lill, courtesy of the artist

(In)Stability and
Damage Repair

Artist: Pei-Ying Lin

Studies of Interbeing – Trance 1:1 by Pei-Ying Lin, courtesy of the artist

Transformation through Replication

Artist: Helen Pynor

Helen Pynor, photo credit: Ben Gilbert

The residencies will start in early 2024, the hybrid residency process will unfold throughout 2024
and 2025 and the final outcomes will be presented at the final RepliFate conference in 2026.

We are looking forward to this collaboration process within the arts and sciences which we integrate in the RepliFate European doctoral network.

Each artist will engage with the RepliFate network from the
perspective of their selected theme.

We are already more than curious to see how their work with the scientists will evolve. For now each artist was so kind to provide us with a first glimpse on their ideas and expectations:

I’m honoured and very excited to have been selected for this Replifate artist opportunity, it will be fascinating to work with such high calibre early career scientists, Principal Investigators and others from the collaborating labs, delving into what promises to be an intriguing transdisciplinary exchange. The project will extend my prior explorations of liminal ‘threshold’ moments into an investigation of DNA replication, shifting the focus and scale of my previous investigations down to sub-cellular and biomolecular levels, and connecting with fundamental questions about cellular identity, potential and fate, which offer rich and wonderful material for imaginative treatment about shape-changing and the enigmatic nature of fate.”

The artist will engage with methods and knowledge from the fields of molecular biology, including single DNA molecule studies, epigenetics, stem cells and computational biology.

Helen Pynor, Transformation through Replication

I’m excited to embark on the exploration with the research team in the world of proteins like the astronomers exploring the constellations. As an artist, I will be translating the micro to the macro, transforming the non-tangible to the embodied through knitting, which further speaks to our understanding of ourselves.” 

Pei-Ying Lin, (In)Stability and Damage Repair

I am happy and honored to have the chance to take part in a project that researches a topic this impactful and important. Working together with scientists and trying to translate their findings into the language of visual art is a tremendously exciting challenge.” 

Solveig Lill, Faces of Stress and Malignance