The Artist + Researcher program (ARx) pairs local Phoenix artists with researchers and scientists from Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, the Translational Genomics Research Institute and PBC biotech companies. Artists and researchers were paired into teams through a speed-dating style event in November 2022 where they ranked their preference of who they would like to work with. The PBC Arts Committee then used those rankings to finalize the teams. The ARx teams worked together over the course of nine months to transform the groundbreaking life science research happening on the campus of the PBC into a variety of art mediums such as sculpture, painting, augmented reality, and live performance. What emerged at the end are these 10 amazing translational pieces of art.
See ARx2 in Person
Artist + Researcher is intended for public viewing. The exhibition will travel to various locations around Arizona throughout the next 12 months, and the PBC Arts Committee aims to create public programming opportunities to hear directly from the teams themselves. Sign up for our newsletter to learn about more public viewing and event programming.
Artist + Researcher Year 2 Grand Opening
Join us August 19 at Bentley Gallery in Downtown Phoenix for the grand opening of the second annual Artists + Researchers Exhibition. ARx is a unique program to the Phoenix Bioscience Core. Through its Arts Committee, the PBC brings together the cutting edge research taking place at our institutions with local community artists to create translational pieces of art that showcase research in new and innovative ways. The hope is that by presenting this important research in new mediums, the research will reach wider audiences and be understood in new ways.
On August 19, the Phoenix Bioscience Core will debut its Artists + Research Exhibition to the public at Bentley Gallery in Downtown Phoenix. The 10 teams of artists and researchers will be available to answer questions about their work, explain their creative processes and much more. This event is completely free and open to the public. Following the grand opening of the work, the art will remain on display at Bentley Gallery before moving to the Health Sciences Education Building on the PBC before traveling throughout the state.
When: Saturday, August 19, 1-3 p.m.
Where: Bentley Gallery, 250 E McKinley St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Artist + Researcher Deep Dive
The Phoenix Bioscience Core and its Arts Committee is excited to host a first-of-its-kind event with members of both of our Artist + Researcher cohorts.
Join us on September 14 and hear from researchers and artists about their experience working on their projects. Learn what it was like to work together, what they learned from the process, and what they would recommend to anyone interested in participating in future cohorts. Applications for ARx3 will open following this event. In addition, winners of the Phoenix Bioscience Core Arts Committee Student Grants will be announced at this event.The Artist + Researcher Exhibition, year 2 (ARx2) will be on display.
When: Thursday, September 14, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB)
435 North 5th Street Phoenix, AZ 85004