Title: "Lab/Work: Experiments in Art & Science"
Kim Morgan will give a public presentation focusing on her work and other artists’ work which converge on the boundaries of art, medicine, science and technology with a focus on the body. She will discuss her own practice and experience as an artist-in-residence both within the context of art residencies, such as her current position as international artist-in-residence at Artpace, San Antonio, and at academic and research institutes such as the University of Regina, TRLabs Regina, and most recently, at the Dalhousie Medical School where she developed and created her current project, Blood Work. Through examples she will emphasize the various roles art and artists play in these types of partnerships and collaborations: how art can push research in medicine, science and technology in unique and unexplored directions, the mutual benefits of this work to all participants, the challenges, and how these projects interact with the public to open up a space of curiosity, knowledge, and understanding.
Kim Morgan (BA McGill University, BFA The School of the Visual Arts, New York City, MFA University of Regina) is a visual artist working in multi-media sculpture and installation. For the last ten years she has been exploring the process of cross-disciplinary collaborations through the creation of public art projects in partnership with scientists, engineers and other artists. Such projects use the public space as a laboratory to explore new ideas. Within this framework, her work addresses the impact of technology on the human body, our perceptions of time and space, and the shifting boundaries between the private and the public. Recently Morgan was the artist-in-resident at the Dalhousie Medical School, HEALS program. From 2004 to 2008 she was the artist-in-residence at TRLabs, University of Regina. Other residencies include: Artpace San Antonio (Fall 2016), Robert Rauschenberg Residency (Summer 2014), The Banff Art Centre (2015). Morgan received the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award 2012. She was the co-recipient of a SSHRC (Social Science Humanities and Research Council) Research and Creation Grant, and she has received grants from, Arts Nova Scotia, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Canada Council for the Arts. She lives and works in Halifax where she is an Associate Professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.