Robert B. Lisek
IRSA - Institute for Research in Science and Art
Robert B. Lisek is an artist and mathematician who focuses on systems and processes (computer, biological and social), draws upon conceptual art, radical art strategies, hacktivism, bioart, software art and artificial intelligence his work defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on AI and bioinformatics. He explores the relationship between bio-molecular technology, code and issues arising from network technologies. In the project Das Gespenst the artist represented the self-replicating behavior of new original bacteria in order to draw out its wider bio-political significance in an imagined scenario of bioterrorism attack of Warsaw. Lisek is also researching problems of security and privacy in networked societies. He build NEST - Citizens Intelligent Agency, advanced software for searching hidden patterns and links between people, groups, events, objects and places. Lisek is also a scientist focused on the complexity, graph and order theory. Lisek is a founder of IRSA, FRL and ACCESS art symposium. Author of many exhibitions and actions, among others: MANIFESTOvsMANIFESTO - Ujazdowski Castel Center of Contemporary Art; NGRU - FILE, Sao Paulo; NEST - ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; Float – DMAC Harvestworks and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI - Siggraph, Los Angeles; Falsecodes - Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; Gengine - National Gallery, Warsaw; Flextex - Byzantine Museum, Athens, FXT– ACA Media Festival, Tokyo and ISEA, Nagoya; SSSpear –17th Meridian, WRO Center, Wroclaw.