Bacterial Painting workshop with Nurit Bar-Shai


In this 2-part workshop, we will explore the use of live microbes as bio-regenerative paint and combine traditional and DIY laboratory techniques with painting and printmaking techniques. Participants to this workshop will be able to grow living designs and drawings using harmless bacteria, including bacteria with natural- pigments as well as genetically-engineered bacteria with a selection of fluorescent colors. This workshop will provide an overview of BioArt, Microbiome and Synthetic Biology background, while practicing wet lab work experiments.

****Workshop times:
Monday, Feb 13 1-4pm
Wednesday, Feb 15 10am-1pm


Limited to 8 participants.


Nurit Bar-Shai is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of art, science and technology. She is the co-founder of Genspace NYC, a community biotech lab in Brooklyn, NY. As an artist and educator working with biological systems, she conducts experiments through creative collaborative inquiries and addresses the ethics and the emerging practices of Do-It-Yourself Biology and citizen science. Her artwork looks into microbial social networks and communication systems, collective collaboration, emergence, Soft-Genetic Modification and biomaterial fabrication.
Her work can be found at

Presented by Fluxmedia.



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