Dr Andre Brodyk
University of Newcastle
Andre Brodyk is a Biotech (Genetic) artist, researcher and educator with a PhD in Fine art from the University of New South Wales (2009). Currently, Dr Brodyk is 2D Art Convenor, Fine Art, Faculty of Education & Arts at The University of Newcastle (UoN).
His practice-based research interests center on the transformation, translation and interpretation of various forms of ‘non-coding', transgenic DNA & RNA molecular materials as agencies of pending states of existence. He was the first Australian artist to make and exhibit transgenic art (July 2002 BEAP, PICA). He was the first artist to create (2006 UoN) and exhibit synthetic DNA made from intronic materials in living art works, (2008, 'Stendhal’s Syndrome: Art & Medical Technology', George Petelin Gallery, QLD). In 2010 the artist created the first transgenic art plant specifically transformed with introns using Arabidopsis Thaliania, (UQ).
Dr Brodyk was one of the earliest artists in residence at SymbioticA (2001&2002). In addition he has held visiting artist or artist-in-residency positions within various other molecular biology labs since 2001 until the present.
This includes The Smurfit Institute of Genetics Trinity College Dublin, The School of Environmental and Life Sciences, The University of Newcastle, (UoN). School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland (UQ), Institute for Molecular Biosciences UQ.
The artist has presented his practice-based research outcomes through publications and conferences and in curated invitational exhibitions on Biotech art. These include, 2011 ‘The Multispecies Salon IV’ , CUNY , New York, 2011 ‘Visceral The Living Art Experiment’, Science Gallery, Dublin. 2010‘ The Multispecies Salon 111’ Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, 2009 'Biotech Art-Revisited', Experimental Art Foundation (EAF), Adelaide, 2008 ‘The Multispecies Salon’, PLAySpace Gallery, San Francisco, 2004Art of the Biotech Era' in (EAF), Intersections” art health science and medical technology”, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, 2003, 'Genomes The Linkage to Life', XIX International Congress of Genetics Conference, Melbourne Convention Centre, and 2002 'Biofeel', BEAP 02, PICA, Perth.