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Juan M. Castro is an artist and researcher (soft matter/protocells) based in Tokyo. He has a background in information design and research experience in microbiology and organic chemistry.

Since 2008, he has been presenting his projects internationally in museums, art & science festivals, scientific meetings and academic conferences. His work has been exhibited at Science Gallery, Ireland; NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Japan; the Central House of Artists, Russia; the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design; the Esther Klein Gallery - Science Center, USA; among others.

 

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    Past events

    • Exhibitions
    • 2015 "A matter of softness". Esther Klein Gallery, Science center. Philadelphia, USA
    • 2015 "Home/sick" Science Gallery - Trinity College Dublin. Dublin, IRELAND
    • 2014 "Rhizope". Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design. Tallin, ESTONIA
    • 2014 "Open Space 2013 - Biogenic timestamp" . NTT Intercommunication center [ICC]. Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2013 "Econsciousness - ScienceArt". DNK Hall, Central House of Artists. Moscow, RUSSIA
    • 2013 "Open Space 2013 - Heliotropika". NTT Intercommunication center [ICC]. Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2013 " ArtsIT 2013" Third International Conference on Art and Technology. Milan, ITALY
    • 2013 "Biomedia art". International exhibition by Bioart.jp. Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2012 "'Life Aesthetics”. Information gallery, Waseda. Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2012 "'Update_4 - New technological art award”.  Zebrastrat. Gent, BELGIUM
    • 2012 "Adaptation”. Symbiotica's art and ecology project - INQB8 Gallery. Mandurah, AUSTRALIA
    • 2012 "ScienceArt - International exhibition”.  DNK Hall, Central House of Artists.Moscow, RUSSIA
    • 2011 "Collateral affections”.  Media art festival transitio MX04.Mexico city, MEXICO
    • 2011 “Hakase kateiten”. Tama Art University - Art Museum.Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2009  “(Un)Cyborgable". Amber’09 Art and technology Festival. Istanbul, TURKEY
    • 2009  “Biological art - Science Agora’09”. Science communication event .Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2009  “Neurodynamics”. Manotor galllery.Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2009  “Bio-based art - Intervoltaic". Make Tokyo 03.Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2009 "Intervoltaic". Information Design Gallery, TAU. Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2008  “Sho-geiyutsu“. Zaim Art Gallery. Yokohama, JAPAN
    • 2008 "Air+Architechs". CCAMA.Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2007 "Automatica" . Bank Art.Yokohama, JAPAN
    • 2006 "Japonder 2" . Art center gallery, Setagaya Art Foundation.Tokyo, JAPAN
    • Invited lectures and presentations
    • 2016 "Experimental cellular compartments". REAL, IT University. Copenhagen, DENMARK
    • 2015 "A matter of softness". Quorum, Science Center. Philadelphia, USA
    • 2015 "Fat between 2 worlds" Science Gallery - Trinity College Dublin. Dublin, IRELAND
    • 2014 "Fats that matter". Lab. d’Anthropologie sociale. College de France. Paris, FRANCE
    • 2014 "(Re) imagining the biological membrane". CINaM, AMU. Marseille, FRANCE
    • 2014 "Fat between 2 worlds". Estonian Academy of Arts. Tallin, ESTONIA
    • 2014 "Lipid membranes of the past and future". Life, in Theory. EU - SLSA. Turin, ITALY
    • 2014 "Sensing light and biosignals". The sound of light and the invisible. Int'l seminar. Marseille, FRANCE
    • 2013 "Heliotropika". Re-new 2013 Conference. Copenhagen, DENMARK
    • 2013 "Lipid membranes of the past and future". Symbiotica, UWA. Perth, AUSTRALIA
    • 2013 "Biogenic Timestamp project"..Symbiotica, UWA. Perth, AUSTRALIA
    • 2013 "Exploring life at Open Space 2013 " . NTT Intercommunication center [ICC]. Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2013 "On cholesterol, neurons and artificial cells " Econsciousness, ScienceArt. Central House of Artists. Moscow, RUSSIA
    • 2013 "Biomembrane architecture". 7th Symposium on Self-Organization. Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2013 "Biomedia creation" Bioinspired methods and applications - Seminar. Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2012 "Human-cyanobacteria interface" Subtle Technologies - Art and technology festival. Toronto, CANADA
    • 2012 "'Biodynamic geometries". 7th Metaphorest seminar. Twins institute.Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2012 "Interkingdom interaction" ScienceArt - International exhibition.Central House of Artists.Moscow, RUSSIA
    • 2012 "Novel biophysical boundaries through controllable lipid membranes". Japan Society for Cell Synthesis 5.0. Tokyo, JAPAN
    • 2010 “Bioart using cyanobacteria”. Kazuna DNA research institute.Chiba, JAPAN

     

     

     

     

     

     

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