Guy Ben-Ary is a Perth-based artist and researcher. He currently works at SymbioticA, an artistic laboratory within the University of Western Australia dedicated to research, learning, and hands-on engagement with the life sciences.
Recognised internationally as a major artist and innovator working across science and media arts, Ben-Ary specialises in biotechnological artwork that aims to enrich our understanding of what it means to be alive. Ben-Ary’s work has been shown across the globe at prestigious venues and festivals, from the Beijing National Art Museum to San Paulo Biennale to the Moscow Biennale. His work can also be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His works cellF & Silent Barrage were awarded an Honorary Mention in Prix Ars Electronica (2017, 2009), and Silent Barrage also won first prize at VIDA, a significant international competition for Art and Artificial Life.
Guy’s Main research areas are cybernetics, soft-robotics, and the cultural articulation of bio-technologies. Much of Ben-Ary’s work is inspired by science and nature. His artworks usually utilize motion, growth, and big data to investigate technological aspects of today’s culture and the re-use of biological materials and technologies.