Artist, Lecturer, PhD Researcher, Fellow
SEAD, Biomodd, ESA Arts and Science Topical Team, Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design
Angelo Vermeulen is a visual artist, filmmaker, biologist, space researcher, community organizer, and author. His original PhD training in ecology, environmental pollution and teratology plays a crucial role in his art. Vermeulen creates art installations that are often open, experimental setups that incorporate ecological processes and living organisms. His projects include 'Blue Shift', a Darwinian art project in collaboration with evolutionary biologist Prof. Luc De Meester, and 'Corrupted C#n#m#', an experimental cinema project that explores the physicality of digital media through biological interference. 'Biomodd' is Vermeulen's most well-known and longest running project. It is a worldwide series of cross-cultural, symbiotic installations in which ecology, game culture, and social interaction converge. In 2009 he launched 'Space Ecologies Art and Design (SEAD)', a platform for artistic research on the architectures and biopolitics of space colonization. He collaborates with the MELiSSA life support division of the European Space Agency (ESA), and is also a member of ESA's Arts & Science Topical Team. His space-related work led him to start a new PhD at Delft University of Technology in 2011. He co-authored the book 'Baudelaire in Cyberspace: Dialogues on Art, Science and Digital Culture' with art philosopher Antoon Van den Braembussche, and gives talks about his work around the world. He is a Lecturer at Sint-Lucas Visual Arts Ghent in Belgium, a 2010 TED Fellow, and a 2012 Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design Fellow at Parsons in New York. His art works have been exhibited in the US, Europe, Southeast Asia and New Zealand.