SymbioticA was established in 2000, although its origins can be traced through a variety of work in the preceding four years.
HR [Festival of Experimental Art] coordinated by SymbioticA featuring:
June - Semipermeable (+) Exhibition Powerhouse museum Sydney
June - Agency In Movement Symposium University of Western Australia
May - June: ADAPTATION exhibition INQB8 gallery Mandurah
June- Dec 2012 Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr secondment to Aalto Univeristy in Finland to develop new laboratory BiofiliA.
Jan-Feb: VISCERAL: THE LIVING ART EXPERIMENT SymbioticA retrospective Science Gallery Trinity College Dublin
20 June: SymbioticA Tissue Engineering and Art Workshop at XII International Festival for New Media Culture ART+COMMUNICATION 2010, University of Latvia, Riga.
6 August: Body/Art/Bioethics – A SymbioticA Symposium, UWA. (PUT LINK)
26-28 November: Unruly ecologies: Biodiversity and art, a SymbioticA Symposium at Perth, UWA and Lake Clifton, WA. (PUT LINK)
SymbioticA is recognised as a Research Centre within The University of Western Australia.
Adaptation project begins.
18 April: SymbioticA Workshop is held at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).
29 June – 3 July: SymbioticA’s Adaptation workshop at Mandurah and Lake Clifton, WA.
16-20 November: SymbioticA BioTech Art Workshop at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
Ethics and aesthetics as criteria for innovation: A design research study of biological art and digital architecture.
July: SymbioticA Master's student Kaori Yamashita's Masters Graduate Exhibition Surroundings Around is held.
Silent Barrage wins first prize in prestigious international art competition VIDA 12.0.
July: SymbioticA becomes a Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts through a joint initiative between The University of Western Australia and The Western Australian Government Department of Culture and the Arts.
SymbioticA wins the WA Premier’s Prize for Excellence in Science Communication.
Verena Kaminiarz - becomes SymbioticA's first Master's Graduate.
10-14 March: SymbioticA BioTech Art Workshop, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology and the National Centre for Biological Sciences, in Bangalore, India, with Arts Catalyst.
22–24 July: Artists in the Science Shrine, Artists’ residencies in science and research settings, in Perth, Western Australia.
18-21 November: SymbioticA BioTech Art Workshop, i/o/lab ARTICLE 08 - Biennale for electronic and unstable arts, Stavenger, Norway.
TC&A present at Design and the Elastic Mind, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.
18-20 May: SymbioticA Tissue Engineering and Art Workshop at Subtle Technologies Festival, Canada.
SymbioticA wins the inaugural Golden Nica in Hybrid Arts at Prix Ars Electronica.
SymbioticA resident Paul Vanouse's Latent Figure Protocol receives Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica.
Ars Electronica 2007, SymbioticA Showcase, Curated by Oron Catts, Produced by SymbioticA.
10-23 September: Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) 2007, STILL, LIVING, curated by Jens Hauser, produced by SymbioticA.
19 September: STILL, TALKING, A SymbioticA Symposium, The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex.
2 December: SymbioticA Tissue Engineering and Art Workshop, Machine Project, LA.
TC&A's NoArk wins second prize in prestigious international art competition VIDA 10.0.
The Master of Biological Arts (coursework and dissertation) (53550) started; developed by Ionat Zurr.
15-16 February: SymbioticA Tissue Engineering and Art Workshop is held at Dies of Bioart in Barcelona.
7-8 March: SymbioticA Tissue Engineering and Art Workshop is held at AV06 Festival, University of Teesside.
16 June: Metaphors and misunderstandings: When Science and Culture Clash and Merge, A SymbioticA Symposium is held at The University of Western Australia.
23 July: Strange Attractors: charm between Art and Science, a SymbioticA Symposium, at Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China.
28 March - 2 April: SymbioticA BioTech Art Workshop at Kings College in London with Arts Catalyst, London, UK.
20-24 June: SymbioticA BioTech Art Workshop at Wollongong University, Australia.
10-14 October: SymbioticA BioTech Art Workshop at The University of California Irvine, USA.
MEART – exhibited at ART SCIENCE space, Mitte Berlin, Germany.
7 November: Silent Barrage - Black Box exhibits at ARTRAGE, Perth, WA, Australia.
The undergraduate unit Aesthetic Crossovers of Art and Science (VISA2214) begins.
Life Boat Project as part of ISEA 2004.
23 April: MEART - The Semi-Living Artist exhibits at [email protected] Bilbao 2004, International Conference + Festival of New Technologies - Art - Communication, Bilbao, Spain.
7 June - 12 September: MEART - The Semi-Living Artist exhibits at The Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), 2004: australian culture now exhibition, Melbourne.
MEART exhibits in ART Digital 2004, the first Russian biennale for contemporary arts.
September – December: Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) 2004.
11 September: Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) 2004, Biodifference Conference, The University of Western Australia.
12 September: BioDifference: The Political Ecology Exhibition, Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) 2004, Curated by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr.20 - 24 September: SymbioticA BioTech Art Workshop, The Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) 2004, Perth, Australia.
SymbioticA BioTech Art Workshop, Experimental Art Foundation, Australia.
Many of SymbioticA’s works are presented at Art in the Biotech Era, Adelaide International Arts Festival, Adelaide.
The undergraduate unit Art and Life Manipulation begins.
TC&A present Disembodied Cuisine at L’art Biotech, la lieu unique, Nantes, France.
12-13 July: MEART - The Semi-Living Artist @ ArtBots - The robot talent show, Eyebeam Gallery, NYC.
The first undergraduate unit entitled VivoArts begins, developed and run by Adam Zaretsky and Oron Catts.
Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) 2002, BIOFEEL: Art and Biology, curated by Oron Catts.
5 August: Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth (BEAP) 2002, The Aesthetics of care? symposium at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Northbridge, Western Australia.
TC&A present at ConVerge, Adelaide Biennale of Australian Arts, Art Gallery of South Australia.
SymbioticA Research Group present Fish and Chips at Ars Electornica.
2 January – 3 February: The Stone Age of Biology (exhibition) including TC&A at SciTech Discovery Centre as part of the Perth International Arts Festival.
Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr appointed as Research Fellows at the Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication Lab, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 2000-2001.
April: Purpose-built 'Art and Science Collaborative Studio' in the Department of Anatomy Human Biology at UWA is completed.
June: SymbioticA officially opens.
TC&A exhibit The Worry Dolls at Ars Electronica.
The Australia Council New Media Art Board fund first two SymbioticA residents: Phil Gamblen and Mark Grey Smith.
TC&A present at The MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Guy Ben-Ary is employed as the manager of the IAAF and joins Catts' and Zurr’s TC&A.
The shared vision of Grounds, Bunt and Catts for a permanent space for artists to engage with science in various capacities leads to the construction of the artists’ studio/lab on the second floor of the School of Anatomy and Human Biology at The University of Western Australia, funded by Lottery West and The University of Western Australia.
31 July - 6 September: Art in Science (exhibition), a collaboration between the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and the Department of Anatomy and Human Biology is organised by Prof Miranda Grounds, Dr Stuart Bunt and Oron Catts.
5 August – 6 September: Tissue Culture and Arts Project (exhibition) at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).
Viruses and Mutations (exhibition), a group exhibition is part of the Melbourne International Festival.
Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr receive a small research and development grant from Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and then a larger one from the New Media Arts Board of The Australia Council for the Arts to ’Explore the use of tissue technologies as a medium for artistic expression’.