Med in Art

Foreign Bodies, Common Ground Exhibition, Wellcome Collection, 14/11/2013 – 09/02/2014

Six artists, six countries.

B-Floor Theatre, Lêna Bùi, Elson Kambalu, Miriam Syowia Kyambi and James Muriuki, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Katie Paterson.

What happens when you set up six artist residencies in different medical research centres throughout the world? This intimate exhibition showcases a diverse body of work from the artists who worked in research centres in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK.

The artists were invited to spend at least six months exploring the activity of researchers and produce new work in response to their experiences. The result is a series of moving, challenging and humorous works, richly varied in form and tone. They record journeys taken within the complex realm that lies between scientific processes and local communities, often on the frontlines of communicable diseases.

Please note that the artworks Voracious Embrace and Invisible Currents by Lêna Bùi have been temporarily removed from display for conservation reasons.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the link of Wellcome Collection here



Brooke Roberts on h.Club100 2013 list with her science inspired design

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Happy to announce that Brooke Roberts, the talented Radiographer and Fashion Designer, is now on the list of Hospital Club100 (h.Club 100) 2013, as one of the most innovative and influential people in the creative industry of fashion.

CongratulationsBrooke Roberts!

Brooke Roberts award Guardian


Wanna see the winners of h.Club100 for 2013? Check here.

23/11/2013_Belgian Vesalius momentum in Antwerp_National Belgian television

The Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius who was born in Brussels (31 December 1514) and died in Zakynthos, Greece (15 October 1564) has brought with his anatomical drawings a new insight into human anatomy.

Vesalius momentum IV took place on 23 of November, 2013 in Antwerp: The unveiling of a bronze sculpture of Andreas Vesalius by H.E. Mr Constantin Chalastanis, Ambassador of Greece.

Vesalius momentum IV was also announced on the news in National Belgian television. Follow this link to watch the whole video.




For more photos from the Vesalius momentum, check here.

Next year, 500 years ago from his birth, under the auspices of The Municiplity of Zakynthos and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Athens, the Ionian Island will host a number of events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andreas Vesalius in Brussels.

The Vesalius Continuum will take place in Zakynthos island, 4-8 September 2014.
For more information, check here.


Karger Gazette – Anatomy and Art through the Ages (October 2013)

Category : Articles, Interviews
Fascinating articles at the latest Karger Gazette issue entitled “Anatomy and Art through the Ages”: Vesalius and the achievement of the Fabrica, Why history of medicine matters, Art and the science of appearance and interview of Pascale Pollier!


Pascale Pollier interview about how she came to be interested in art and science.

Please tell us about you and your work, and how you came to be a medical illustrator and medical artist. 
“I was interested in medicine from a very early age. At age 16 I had to choose to either go to art school or to stay on and study science. I was very good at biology and would have loved to work in a laboratory; however, my art teacher recommended to go to art school. This was the first time I had to choose between my two passions, art and science.

I studied fine art and painting at St. Lucas Academy of Art and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, both in Gent, Belgium, and loved the anatomy lessons and life drawing classes. The subject matter in my paintings was already inspired by medical conditions. I made paintings of hermaphrodites and other medical congenital conditions, including albinism.”


Read the whole Pascale Pollier interview on how she came to be interested in art and science, at Vesalius Conference website, here.


BIOMAB is raising funds for the making of the film “Fabrica Vitae”

BIOMAB is an Independent, non-profitable and non-governmental Belgian association that offers an interdisciplinary and international program for artists, scholars, and scientists. It was founded in 2010 by Pascale Pollier-Green (Medical Artist), Ann Van de Velde (Hematologist) and Francis Van Glabbeek (Anatomist & Orthopedic Surgeon).
University of Antwerp, Faculty of Medicine

Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen – Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Karel de Grote Hogeschool Antwerpen – Sint Lucas Antwerpen
London, Dundee, Strasbourg and New York – ARS International

BIOMAB is raising funds for the making of the film “Fabrica Vitae”, reflecting on the Fabric of Life” on Kickstarter.

In 2014, five hundred years after the birth of Andreas Vesalius, the founder of modern anatomy, BIOMAB proposes to create a film that will show how the legacy of Vesalius is still challenging new generations of artists and scientists to create groundbreaking work.

A group of contemporary, brilliant scientists and innovative artists will be questioned about their work and what they perceive the future of “humanity and the physical human body” to be. It will be fascinating to record their unique visions of man’s mortality, decay and death.

The film will be shown during the Vesalius conference at Zakynthos Greece.

For more information, visit BIOMAB and here


For more info, check here