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LASER Jerusalem and LASER CYLAND: International art and science lab exchange, sharing experiences

The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 50 cities around the world.

LASER Jerusalem and LASER CYLAND: International art and science lab exchange, sharing experiences

The newly created Jerusalem INEMEA Art & Science Lab, in collaboration with CYLAND, is excited to facilitate international conversations and share experience between art and science labs, offering a platform to discuss organization, project development, funding, and community involvement.

Chaired by:
LASER JERUSALEM / Galina Bleikh and Daria Kesler

LASER Talks CYLAND / Anna Frants and Natalia Kolodzei


When: 14.4.2024 at 5:00 pm/ IST (UTC +3), Find your timezone here

Where: Hybrid 

Location: Jerusalem “The President Hotel” Exhibition hall in the frame of the 6th Jerusalem Biennale

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The "International Art and Science Lab Exchange: Sharing Experiences" Laser Talks event in Jerusalem is being organized by the Jerusalem INEMEA Art & Science Lab in collaboration with CYLAND Media Art Lab, founded in 2007 by independent artists and curators. The INEMEA Art & Science Lab is a newly established institution dedicated to fostering collaboration among artists, scientists, and technologists. The lab invites international communities to share experiences and ideas, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration to address contemporary challenges and drive societal progress. 

The INEMEA Lab focuses on bioart, Art & AI, and humanitarian sciences, such as gender issues and border sciences, utilizing the expertise of our creative teams to develop and execute projects in these areas.

INEMEA has extended invitations to participate in the Laser Talks discussion to Professor Nina Czegledy from Toronto, who is an artist, independent curator, researcher, and educator; Jaime Alonso Lobato from Mexico City, who is a transmedial artist, composer, curator, and researcher; as well as Bella Harutyunyan from Erevan, who is GTC manager, Enterprise Incubator Foundation.

The Laser Talks event in Jerusalem is an international conversation affiliated with the 6th Jerusalem Spring Biennale. Jerusalem venues will host 30 exhibitions featuring the participation of over 200 renowned artists and curators worldwide. The Biennale is organizing a diverse events program to be held in all gallery spaces throughout the seven weeks of the event.

LASER Talks program short summary
– Galina Bleikh. Introduction: a brief video about the 6th Jerusalem Biennale, within which the Laser Talks meeting is being held. 

– Daria Kesler. Presentation of the INEMEA Art & Science Laboratory (goals, objectives, projects, and prospects).
Nina Czegledy 

Jaime Alonso Lobato

Bella Harutyunyan


Galina Bleikh, Jerusalem

A multidisciplinary artist. Her creative expertise spans a rich spectrum of artistic domains, encompassing digital art concepts, 3D modeling, AR and VR, bio-art, video art, generative art, and more. At the heart of her artistic pursuit lies a fascination with the profound synergy between the emerging artificial reality and its transformative interaction with human experience through art.

Galina's creative endeavors extend to collaborative projects, notably in partnership with Elena Serebryakova since 2011. Together, these two artists have created the visionary concept of '“The Simulacro-Centric World,” a manifestation of their unique creative approach referred to as “The Hybrid Neural Network Art.” (HNN Art graduated from the Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry (MA). Since 1993, lives in Jerusalem.

Galina takes part in many exhibitions and art conferences. Among them: Jerusalem Biennale (curator and participating artist, 2024), ArtPlatform-On, South Korea (2022), The CICA Museum of Modern Art, South Korea (group and solo, 2021), NordArt, Germany (2019), Xposed Gallery, New-York (solo, 2019), Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (2018), Street Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2018), LA Art Show USA (2013), Artco France Gallery, Paris (solo, 2012), Art Asia Miami (2011), etc. (

Moderator: Daria Kesler, Jerusalem

Cross-disciplinary researcher and artist. Works with human and machine-generated texts, sounds, documentaries, scents and video art. Daria is interested in using modern technologies and science to spread empathy towards all species. She wants to explore new ways of co-living between technology, human, plants, and animals. Education: Master of Art&Science (Inovice), ITMO, Russia, Major studies in Hybrid (Technological and Bio) Art. 

Nina Czegledy, Toronto
Artist, independent curator, researcher, educator, works internationally on collaborative art, science and technology projects. Paradigm shifts in the arts, science, educational issues and contemporary technologies inform her projects. She has exhibited and published widely, won awards for her artwork and has initiated, lead and participated in workshops, forums and festivals worldwide.
Academic Affiliations: Adjunct Professor, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Research Fellow, Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto,Senior Fellow Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest,Honorary Fellow, Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest,Research Collaborator, Hexagram International Network for Research Creation, Montreal.
Board Membership: Member of the Governing Board Leonardo/ISASTBoard; Member NOEMA Scientific Committee, Bologna, Italy; Chair, Intercreate Org, New Zealand; Member, Substantial Motion Research Network; Member, International Association of Art Critics Canada AICA; Year 01, Media Arts Collective, Toronto; Critical Media Canada, President.

Jaime Alonso Lobato, Mexico City

Transmedial artist, composer, curator and researcher. He made his studies at the Faculty of Music in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), now he is part of the Master's degree in visual arts – Postgraduate Program in Arts and Design (UNAM). He has had four solo exhibitions, at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MX), at the Laboratorio Arte Alameda Museum (MX), at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Xalapa (MX), and at the Sound Space of the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM). He has participated in collective exhibitions in several cities of Asia, Europe and America. As a researcher he worked at the Scientific Visualization Lab and the Virtual Reality Observatory Ixtli (DGTIC-UNAM), he is founder of SEMIMUTICAS Research Seminar in Music, Mathematics and Computer Studies, Independencia BioLab a biohacker space based in Mexico City, the Mathematics Visualization and Sonification Laboratory and the Sensory Experimentation Laboratory “Javier Covarrubias” (UAM-X). Now he is associate researcher at the Center for Complexity Sciences (C3-UNAM), Visiting Professor at the Metropolitan Autonomous University and works as a collaborator with the Institute of Mathematics (IM-UNAM), the Applied Mathematics and Systems Research Institute (IIMAS-UNAM) and the Cellular Physiology Institute (IFC-UNAM) in transdisciplinary projects of art, science and technology. He has several international publications in conference proceedings, journals, and books, in editorials such as Cambridge Scholars, Springer-Verlag, Taylor & Francis, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Siglo XXI and the Mexican Mathematical Society.

Bella Harutyunyan, Yerevan

Bella is a dedicated Program Manager at the Enterprise Incubator Foundation, where she leads the dynamic Gyumri Technology Center (GTC). With a passion for fostering innovation at the intersection of art, science, and technology, Bella has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at nurturing a multidisciplinary ecosystem that empowers youth, startups, and seasoned innovators alike. Her expertise lies in incubating ideas and nurturing them into tangible solutions that resonate across various fields, from technology to creative arts.

Under her leadership, the GTC has become a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration, particularly through the pioneering Black Box project, providing a platform for Armenian and international talents to collaborate, experiment, and push the boundaries of conventional thinking. This initiative exemplifies institutional commitment to leveraging diverse expertise for groundbreaking solutions, offering a unique platform for idea exchange and rapid prototyping. Bella’s extensive background in incubation and education has not only propelled the success of numerous startups but has also played a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of innovators. Her work emphasizes the importance of creating environments where creative and scientific minds can collaborate freely, driving forward the development of innovative technologies and approaches that address complex challenges in today’s fast-paced world.




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INEMEA (Israel / International New Media Art) is a Jerusalem nonprofit association in Art, Culture, and Education, founded in 2023 brings together Israeli and International artists, scientists, thinkers, and technologists. Through interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building, INEMEA encourages contributions to the cultural environment of Israel as well as international relations and contacts with organizations sharing a similar mission. 

Despite its short existence, INEMEA has carried out about 10 projects in collaboration with the Jerusalem Biennale, and international partners from the Republic of Korea (Art Platform On), USA (Cyland), and Brussels (Adem Lab). On December 21, 2023, was invited to participate in the Laser Talks Brussels. The association is the founder of Art & Science INEMEA Lab.

CYLAND is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 by independent artists and curators. CYLAND is promoting the emergence of new forms of art and high technology interactions, developing professional connections between artists, curators, engineers and programmers around the world.

April 14th, 2024 from  5:00 PM to  7:00 PM
Jerusalem “The President Hotel” Exhibition hall in the frame of the 6th Jerusalem Biennale
Hybrid / Jerusalem, JM