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Laura Benítez Valero

With a PhD in Philosophy, she is an independent researcher and curator who connects philosophy, art(s), and technoscience in her work. She is presently researching the practices of bio-art, biohacking, processes of bio-resistance, civil bio-disobedience, and non-human agents. She is head of the Department of Theory and a lecturer in Critical and Cultural Studies in the Arts and Design degree course at Escola Massana, lecturer in Design and Technology at Elisava, associate lecturer in the master’s degree Philosophy for Contemporary Challenges, and in the Robotics and Genetic Engineering Seminar at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). She has been guest researcher at the Ars Electronica Centre and the MACBA Centre for Studies and Documentation and has also been invited to several international institutions including Interface Cultures Kunstuniersität Linz, Sónar Festival (Bcn/Hong Kong), Royal Academy of Arts London, and the University of Puerto Rico. She is presently taking part in a number of freelance and academic research projects, as well as working with Hangar on a regular basis. She is director of Biofriction, a European project (Creative Europe) investigating practices of bio-art and biohacking, which is led by Hangar together with Bioart Society, Kersnikova, and Cultivamos Cultura.

Update: 9 February 2021

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Has participated in

Testing

Miquel Sureda, Mariona Badenas, Laura Benítez and Ignasi Ribas

Thinking with your tongue and your palate

Indisciplines of the aesthetics of taste