The Bio-Art Contest

Bio-Art contest is the cultural event for science and art to figure out the beauty of our life and to project this beauty to artwork.
Medicinal Bioconvergence Research Center (Biocon) from Seoul National University, Seoulin Bio Science are started to hold “Bio-Art Contest” from 2013, and this is the 7th year event for Bio-art contest.

We are planing to find a beauty, made by cell, human and nature on the topic of ”The Life”.
For the bio scientists, it would be the time for thinking back to their own studies and to have creative time to think about the value of their research.

It would be the opportunity for general public to become interested in bio science, which would be the framework for further advance.
This effort would not only make science friendly to the public but also give chance to think about the value and beauty of the ‘life’.

2019 – The Beauty of Life

Have you heard the term “Desierto Florido”? Chile’s “Atacamac” desert, which is 50 times drier than California’s Death Valley in the U.S. It’s the phenomenon of over 200 flowers blooming when torrential rains sweep through a desert where nothing seems to be alive.

The strength of the nameless seeds that have endured over the years in a harsh environment where no living creature would ever exist makes us all amazed.  But this great and vibrant nature is being collapsed by the human race. Life on Earth which existed for the last hundreds of years is going extinct due to the environmental pollution, reckless development, poaching, and so on. Soon, our descendants will throw back the beauty of fireflies only through the books.  What about our society? Lookism and life-depreciation are rampant in the society and are becoming serious social problems. It’s because people only focus on the external appearance, rather than look into the beauty of life itself.

A weed that survives the cold winter in a small crack of asphalt road, a brain-dead patient who gives new life through organ donation, and a blind artist who draws hope with a touch of his hand. Finding and sharing the fundamental beauty of life will be the first step in creating a culture of life, which is being forgotten in our society. We really want to share the beauty of life with people around the world that has been hidden and has not been recognized for a long time.

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