Verena Friedrich (DE) & Adrian Ranga (CH)

Verena Friedrich & Adrian Ranga (DE)

Verena Friedrich (DE)

Verena Friedrich is an artist from Germany usually working in the field of Media Arts who develops concept-driven artworks in the form of installations, objects and robotics. Her work includes the use of electronics, digital and sculptural media as well as the use of biological material. Shown internationally, her work has for example been granted the International Media Art Award for Science and Art from ZKM Karlsruhe, a nomination for Transmediale award as well as the sponsorship award of the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts. She is currently undertaking a 4-months residency at SymbioticA – Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts at the University of Western Australia in Perth.


Adrian Ranga (CH)

Adrian Ranga is a bioengineer developing 3D cellular patterning platforms. Using high-throughput robotics to encapsulate cells in biomimetic hydrogels, he explores the relationship between stem cell fate and the extracellular microenvironment, and the subsequent assembly of these cells into spatially ordered structures. Trained as a mechanical engineer at McGill University and the Montreal Heart Institute, he has been involved in academic research as well as in industrial collaborations in the medical device and biotech industries, in Canada and in Switzerland. Adrian is currently based in Lausanne, where he is completing his PhD in the Laboratory for Stem Cell Bioengineering at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne).

Related links: , Verena Friedrich at Hackteria , Verena Friedrich at Heavy thinking, Cellular performance