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    “Designing Life” at MoMA

    In October, CUT/PASTE/GROW’s Daniel Grushkin had the honor of being invited by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design of MoMA to participate on a panel focused on synthetic biology and design. Called “Synthetic Aesthetics: New Frontiers in Contemporary Design,” a crowd of designers, artists, scientists, and others gathered at MoMA to hear about […]

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    Maker Faire

    Saturday, September 20–21, CUT/PASTE/GROW will host workshops at World Maker Faire 2014 in NYC thanks to the folks at Kickstarter! We’re excited to join a host of other great Kickstarter makers there, including some friends in the art-and-science world. We’re also delighted to bring Maker Faire visitors two hands-on bioart workshops, with artists Ellie Irons and Nikki Romanello. If you […]

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    Catalogue Release Party and Bioart Panel: 8/16/2014

    The art of CUT/PASTE/GROW has been bound with new essays in a gorgeous catalogue. Join us at Genspace to celebrate the catalogue release! Before the party, join our panel discussion on “The State of Bioart Today.” Suzanne Anker, bioartist and chair of fine arts at The School of Visual Arts, and Nikki Romanello, bioartist and CPG […]

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    MVP: “DIY Bio” Mini Documentary

    MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT: “DIY Bio” is a mini documentary about biohacking. It includes my thoughts on biohacking as well as coverage of the Biohacker Meetup at SXSW. Present on the SXSW panel are (left to right) myself, Josiah Zayner, Jason Bobe, and Jeffery Barrick. The footage of c.elegans was shot in Emalick Njie’s “Mutant Worms” […]

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    The CPG team is heading to SXSW again this year, and we’re bringing some talented friends! 1) Biohacker Meetup (follow on twitter: #biohackers) More info on the SXSW schedule I’ll be hosting the first Biohacker Meetup at SXSW. For folks of all disciplines interested in biohacking: Biologists, DIYers, engineers, artists, coders, designers, thinkers, do-ers, and […]

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    Bacterial Photography: Creating Photosynthetic Images Using Living Microorganisms

    Dark and early one winter morning in New York, Wythe Marschall and I embarked on a quest to find a microorganism—a genetically engineered chimaera—that could turn itself into a living photograph. We intended to join Dr. Natalie Kuldell’s bacterial photography class at MIT. Undaunted by a 3:45am departure time from the Port Authority, unhalted by […]

Opening Tomorrow Night!

Don’t miss it! Reception: Saturday, March 23, 8 PM (@Observatory) Celebrate the show’s opening with the curators and special guest artists. Wine, beer and cheese to be served.


Thank you to the science section of the New York Times for covering our gallery show. Bioartists make art from genes, cells, tissues and even whole creatures. Although the field has courted controversy, this group exhibition, curated by Observatory and Genspace in Brooklyn, has a gentle sense of humor… Have a look here.



March 8 -11, 2013. SXSW Interactive, as part of SXSW Create. Austin Convention Center, at 101 Red River Street. Help Genspace, Observatory, and the Empiricist League create a crowd-sourced living, glowing mosaic of bacterial paintings. Each mosaic tile will be painted on a petri dish with K-12 bacteria. The DNA of this bacteria has been […]


Opening Saturday, March 23!

We’re excited to announce that CUT/PASTE/GROW has been scheduled to open Saturday, March 23, at 8 PM and remain on view until May 11. Read the official announcement on the Observatory site. We are planning several great events in conjunction with the show, so stay tuned for updates! Observatory gallery hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12–6 […]


Support the show on Kickstarter!

We are asking for support to cover the cost of printing/shipping art and creating a show catalogue. Check out the great rewards (more to be added as artists are confirmed)! We really appreciate your support! UPDATE We reached our goal! To all of our backers, those amazing patrons of bioart: Thank you so much! We […]