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Gabriel Harp

Research Directorat A2rU
Ann Arbor ,
United States

Gabriel Harp is a biologist, writer, artist, and teacher. Gabriel is broadly interested in community evolution - from interspecies and intersexual relationships to the ways in which contemporary art and scientific practices affect perception and life history evolution. Having obtained his B.A. and M.A. from the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior program at Indiana University, Bloomington, Gabriel is now pursuing an MFA at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. His recent projects include co-organizing the exhibition Endless Forms: Engaging Evolution, the first contemporary art exhibit devoted to representing the basic mechanisms of biological evolution, ORGANELLE VIEW, a VRML visualization of protein localization data, sculptural installations that ask what religious and scientific artifacts would be if left "unpurified" by contemporary knowledge formations, and an investigation into prevailing representations of genes in society, from metaphors to images. In the near future, Gabriel hopes to devote more time to studying contemporary art practice as social behavior in an evolutionary context.