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Alisa Andrasek: Biothing

March 26, 2006 - 7:00pm to April 30, 2006 - 8:00pm

The Knowlton School of Architecture Banvard Gallery will be featuring the exhibition, “Biothing,” from Monday, March 27 to Friday, May 5, with an opening reception to be held on Monday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Biothing is a research-design laboratory directed by Alisa Andrasek, an experimental practitioner of architecture. Founded in 2001, Biothing’s research focuses on the generative potential of physical and artificial computational systems for design. Biothing attempts to engage with complexity through an algorithmic articulation of the relation between the corporeal and incorporeal. In their work, design is understood as genetic inscription.

Biothing's projects range from fashion accessories and product design to large-scale structural and urban fields. They have published work in a number of journals, including the AD issues on Digital Tectonics edited by David Turnbull; Designing for a Digital World, edited by Neil Leach; a forthcoming AD issue on Network Practice and MIT publication on Non-Standard Praxis. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions of Biothing’s work include the 2003 Prague Biennale, the 2004 Sydney Biennial, Architectural Biennial Beijing, MOMA PS1 and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Trento, Italy (MART).

Andrasek graduated from the University o f Zagreb School of Architecture  and holds a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. She has taught architecture studios and theory seminars at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Pratt Institute.

For more information on Biothing, visit http://www.biothing.org/.

The KSA Banvard Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located on the first floor of Knowlton Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University (275 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus).

"Biothing" opens in KSA Banvard Gallery

"Biothing" opens in KSA Banvard Gallery

"Biothing" opens in KSA Banvard Gallery

"Biothing" opens in KSA Banvard Gallery

"Biothing" opens in KSA Banvard Gallery

"Biothing" opens in KSA Banvard Gallery

"Biothing" opens in KSA Banvard Gallery

"Biothing" opens in KSA Banvard Gallery