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Dialogue and Collaboration Between Artistic and Scientific Communities

28 September 2019 | 3pm – 5pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Free; booking required

Join artist Anicka Yi, anthropologist and philosopher Tobias Rees and 58th Venice Biennale curator Ralph Rugoff for a discussion on dialogue and collaboration between artistic and scientific communities.

In this panel discussion led by Ralph, Anicka and Tobias will each present their recent work and projects and the research behind them.

The event is organised by Gaia Art Foundation in partnership with Bagri Foundation and the Royal College of Art.


Tobias Rees is the founding director of the Transformations of the Human Program at the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles. He also serves as Reid Hoffman Professor of Humanities at the New School for Social Research and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Ralph Rugoff has been director of Hayward Gallery in London since 2006, and was the curator of the Venice Biennale in 2019.

Anicka Yi lives and works in New York City. She has had exhibited in solo and group shows globally; her work is currently featured in the 58th Venice Biennale (2019) and is included in several public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Dikeou Collection, Denver; the Cleveland Museum of Art; Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Gaia Art Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to support and nurture diverse cultural initiatives and to build a platform to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue through visionary artistic practices and partnerships. This year Gaia Art Foundation supported Anicka Yi’s new commission at the 58th Venice Biennale and is partnering with Delfina Foundation on a new thematic residency programme crossing art, science and technology. Gaia Art Foundation continues to support Cooking Sections and their ongoing CLIMAVORE project that sets out to envision seasons of food production and consumption that react to man-induced climatic events and landscape alterations.

The Bagri Foundation is driven by curiosity, a desire to learn and supports myriad of exciting artistic programmes that challenge, engage and inspire. We supported Anicka Yi’s new commission Biologizing the Machine at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Through a diverse programme of film, visual arts, music, dance, literature, courses and lectures, Bagri Foundation gives artists and experts from across Asia, or those inspired by the continent, wider visibility on the global stage.