Ana Laura Cantera is an hybrid artist from Argentina who has a Master degree in Electronic Arts at UNTREF (National University of Tres de Febrero), a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and a degree as Art Teacher at UNA (National University of Arts). She researches bacteria and fungi communication through digital information in artistic and robotic projects and she is one of the foundress of Mycocrea –design with mycelium and being livings, where she studies and works with the intersection between arts and science. She has exhibited her bioartworks in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Iran, France, Spain and Mongolia. She has received several recognitions and international awards, as the Itaú 1st Prize of Robotic Arts. Recently, she was selected in the Global Community Bio Fellows, to be part of the Global BioSummit 3.0, developed in the MIT- Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Master’s Degree in Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts. Graduated with honors. Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero - UNTREF (National University of Tres de Febrero). 2010-2015.
- Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts. Universidad Nacional de las Artes – UNA (National University of Arts). 2003-2008
- Professor in Visual Arts. Universidad Nacional de las Artes – UNA (National University of Arts). 2005-2009
RESIDENCES AND FELLOWSHIPS
2020 (Brazil) CAPES Fellowship - Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
2019 (United States) Global Community Bio Fellow. MIT.
2018 (Mongolia). LAN 360° Land Art Mongolia. Murum Sum, Khentii Aimagand.
2018-2019 (France) INNOVART Program -art and innovation. The selected project to be develop is "Bio-interactivity and territory: production laboratories for environmental studies through art, science and technology, applied to Video Games", with UNTREF (ARG), UNAM (ARG) and Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l'image (FR).
2017 (Holland) Prince Claus Fund´s Mobility.
2016 (Spain). Interactivos?16: Possible Worlds. Creative and Collaborative Uses of Digital Technologies Workshop. Medialab-Prado, Madrid.
2016 (Antarctica). Artistic Residency in Antarctica. Dirección Nacional del Antártico.
2014-2015 (Canada). Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program 2014. Concordia University, Montreal . Program to research and finish the Master´s thesis.
2014 (Brazil). Laboratório em residência rural.scapes (rural.scapes Lab Residency). São Jose do Barreiro, São Pablo, Brazil.
2013 (Brazil). Residência de Inverno NUVEM – Estação Rural de Arte e Tecnologia (Winter Residency NUVEM - Art and Technology Rural Station), Visconde de Mauá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2013 (Brazil). Residência Artística da Mutuca (Mutuca Art Residency), Minas Gerais, Brazil.
2013-2015 (Argentina). CEIArtE Centro de Experimentación e Investigación de las Artes Electrónicas (Electronic Arts Research Centre), UNTREF.
2020 Itaú Robotic Art Prize : 1st Prize. Buenos Aires.
2018/19 Fondo Nacional de las Artes: Concurso de Arte y Tecnología (Art and Technology Contest). Honorific mention. Buenos Aires.
2016 Kosice Biennal Award: 2nd prize. Project: Genesis: dynamics of artificial organisms. Buenos Aires.
2015 Transitio_MX 06 Award: Electronic Arts Festival and Video Transitio_MX 06. Finalist. Conaculta. México.
2015 FAUNA Award: Artistic Festival of National University of Arts (UNA). Finalist. Buenos Aires.
2014 Premio UNTREF a las Artes Electrónicas: 2nd Prize. Buenos Aires.
2020/2022. Université de La Rochelle. Parc Naturel Marin de l’Estuaire de la Gironde. La Rochelle, Francia. ""Biolaboratoire mobile” Parc Naturel Marin de l’Estuaire de la Gironde. La Rochelle., France.
2018-2019. UNTREF /UNAM/ Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l'image. "Bio-interactivity and territory: production laboratories for environmental studies through art, science and technology, applied to Video Games". Director: phD Mariela Yeregui.
2015. UNTREF. Master thesis research. “Hybrid co-creations: Horizontality and relationships between nature and man, from art, new technologies and sustainable development.” Director: phD Mariela Yeregui.
2014/2015 – UNTREF / CEIArtE - Centro de Experimentación e Investigación de las Artes Electrónicas (Electronic Arts Research Centre). “EChO: a tool to confront the global environmental crisis through the conjunction of arts, sciences and new technologies ". Director: phD Ricardo Dal Farra.