Working with artists, activists and educational organizations Yougenics was a series of events and activities using art to enter into discussions about genetics, genomics and biotechnologies. This site currently serves as a resource for art and biotechnology concerns.

 

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This site exists as a record of the series of events that fell under the title yougenics, occuring at three locations from 2002-2005.

The yougenics blog (Comments on Genetics and Culture) has ceased to be updated. The archives are still available for reference.

Past Exhibitions

YOUgenics 3.0: December 8, 2004 - February 25, 2005 at the Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Artists include: Natalie Bookchin, Heath Bunting, Thomas Cobb, Mark Cooley, Critical Art Ensemble, Beatriz da Costa, Ryan Griffis, Beth Hall, Deborah Koons-Garcia, Dinh O. Le, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Alan Montgomery, Kerry Morrison/Dr. Alicia Prowse, Claire Pentecost, William Raines, subRosa, Paul Vanouse, and Gail Wight.
Events:
+ Rounding Up the Unusual Suspects: Art in the Age of Biotechnology and the Patriot Act, in the SAIC auditorium Thursday, Feb 17 at 6pm with guests Lori Andrews, Tod Chambers, Terri Kapsalis and Faith Wilding
+ subRosa performance in the gallery: Friday, Feb 18 from 12-1pm + 4:30-6pm
+ Screening of video works by Oliver Ressler (Rote Zora), Diane Nerwen (Under the Skin Game) & Gwynne Basen (On the Eighth Day): Friday, Feb 18 at 6pm
YOUgenics3.0 was made possible by funding from The Illinois Arts Council and the British Council
download press release
A special education resource packet , based on the exhibitions is available and contains lesson plans and more

2003: Art & Design Gallery, SW Missouri State University
artists: damali ayo, Gwynne Basen, Natalie Bookchin, Heath Bunting, Thomas Cobb, Mark Cooley, Critical Art Ensemble, Beatriz da Costa, Ryan Griffis, Beth Hall, Alan Montgomery, Diane Nerwen, Claire Pentecost, William Raines, subRosa
exhibit + subRosa performance made possible by grants from the Missouri Arts Council and SMS Public Affairs

 

2002: Orlo Exhibition Space, Portland, Oregon
the initial exhibition included works by Nancy Burson, Heath Bunting, CAE, Thomas Cobb, Mark Cooley, Beatriz da Costa, Ryan Griffis, Beth Hall, Alan Montgomery. Panel discussion with damali ayo, NWRAGE, Dr. Gregory Fowler of Geneforum + Ryan Griffis