Eduardo Kac

Artistat Kac Studio
Chicago,
United States
Focus area: Art Theory, Critical Theory, Astronomy, Space, Biology, Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Animation, Digital Art, New Media, Digital Culture, Electronic, Digital Literature, Genomics, Holography, Net Art, Performance Art, Theater Studies, Public Art, Robotics, Electronics, Sculpture, Spacial, Site Specific, Place Making, Systems, Telepresence, Virtual Reality, Writing, Literature, Poetry

Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in contemporary art and poetry. In the early 1980s, Kac created digital, holographic and online works that anticipated the global culture we live in today, composed of ever-changing information in constant flux. In 1997 the artist coined the term "Bio Art," igniting the development of this new art form with works such as his transgenic rabbit GFP Bunny (2000) and Natural History of the Enigma (2009), which earned him the Golden Nica, the most prestigious award in the field of media art. GFP Bunny has become a global phenomenon, having been appropriated by major popular culture franchises such as Sherlock, Big Bang Theory and Simpsons, and by writers such as Margaret Atwood and Michael Crichton. In 2017, Kac created Inner Telescope, a work conceived for and realized in outer space with the cooperation of French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. Kac’s singular and highly influential career spans poetry, performance, drawing, printmaking, photography, artist's books, early digital and online works, holography, telepresence, and bio art. Kac has also authored or edited several books, including Telepresence and Bio Art -- Networking Humans, Rabbits and Robots (University of Michigan Press, 2005).
His works are in major collections such as Museum of Modern Art-MoMA, New York; Tate Modern, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum Les Abattoirs—Frac Occitanie Toulouse, France; Museum of Modern Art Valencia-IVAM, Spain; Museum ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; and Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo, among others.

Journal Articles:
Artist's Article

GFP Bunny

April 2003

Commentaries

October 2003
Leonardo Electonic Almanac Abstracts

LEA Abstracts

August 1999

Biotelematics

June 1999