Curator and researcher Jo Wei is invited by MU to visit the Netherlands from 2 to 6 December 2019 through the Open Call of Het Nieuwe Instituut's International Visitors Programme.
Jo Wei visited the opening of MU's new exhibition Polarities on 29 November to speak about the work she has done in China, and visited the BioArt Labaroties. Furthermore, meetings were organised at het Next Nature Network, V2 and Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Jo Wei is a curator and researcher, and is also the founder of the Pan Bio-Art Studio (PBS). Wei is currently a researcher of Art, Science and technology (AST) in the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). Her recent research interests include AST in a posthuman context, Bio Art, AI and Ecological Art. Among the list of her many curations are Quasi-Nature:Bio Art, Borderline, Laboratory (2019),Towards the Emergence of Resistance: The Eye of Representation (2016) and When Forms do not Become Attitude (2016). Wei was in the curatorial team of Ars Electronica in Shenzhen (2019), and Ethics of Technology (2016) and Post-Life (2018), respectively part of the first and second editions of the Beijing Media Art Biennale. She is also an International Adviser for the European Commission’s 2019 STARTS Prize.