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Hangar is a Barcelona based centre for art research and production, offering support to artists.

Hangar’s mission is to support the visual artists and creators during the different phases of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. For doing so, Hangar facilitates them equipment, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for experimentation and free knowledge transfer.

The centre offers an array of services and a framework that allows for the research and development of art productions in their entirety, or partially. Hangar follows up on the results by including the projects in various networks and platforms, or by detecting possibilities for their incorporation within other fields. project launch

Diana Mordido Aires (2020) Ares de Casa. Credits: Diana Aires (April 2021) Marvão Academy

We are glad to announce the launching of the project. project is formed by part of the Biofriction European project consortium led by Hangar, Zavod Kersnikova, Bioart Society, Cultivamos Cultura, together with the NGO Kontejner and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

Arc-hive aims to create an open-source digital platform that aggregates, preserves, publishes, distributes, and contextualizes various information, knowledge, and documentation on art, focusing on biomedia. This ensures open access to multiple users and a comprehensive outreach of digital materials across cultural sectors and territories.
Arc-hive addresses the challenges of creating and distributing cohesive digitization and dissemination protocols through a centralized digital space. Here,  knowledge and best practices are collected and are related to art, predominantly using biological materials.

The project is created thanks to the collaboration of six partners, working within NGOs, the museum sector, publishing, and IT and audio-visual field.
The platform is the main project result, it has several functions such as being a catalyzation tool for the activities of artwork and museum specimen digitization, archiving and distribution; remote event participation, planning and realization; augmented publishing; staff and student education and training; and topic contextualization and interconnection.
Arc.hive wants to build capacities of various cultural agents which work with biological and living materials. Also, the project provides a feasible and tailor-made digital solution to some issues fundamental to the field, following philosophical principles of open data and information sharing in all project phases.
Through the website, on Instagram and arc.hive.platform on Facebook, they will be keeping you up to date with the news and activities of the project.

Transhackfeminist Days

On the 12th and 13th of June Hangar hosts two days dedicated to Transhackfeminism.

To generate knowledge, practices and experiences from a transhackfeminist perspective, how do we understand transhackfeminism? If what matters are the ways of doing, and transhackfeminism is understood as “hacking with care” – how do these practices take care? How to concieve a transversal transhackfeminism? How to establish inter-species links without reproducing colonialist logics? How to connect humans and non-humans? How do contamination and the transmission of knowledge operate in this ecosystem?

With the idea not to answer but to put these questions in dialogue, these two transhackfeminist days aim to activate a series of artefacts and actions. These two days  invite participants to think together and activate reflections around Transhackfeminism (THF) through the reading of texts, conversations and the collective elaboration of the second fanzine of the wetlab.

The workshops are proposed by the wetlab’s resident collective, Ce Quimera and Gaia Leandra in collaboration with Txe. Workshops carried out within the framework of the Biofriction project.

First wetlab fanzine:

Practical details: 

When: 12th and 13th June
Where: Wetlab and Plató Hangar
Timetable: Saturday 12th from 11am to 5pm and Sunday 13th from 4pm to 8pm. (it’s possible to attend both sessions!)
Capacity: 20 people – Free registration here

download of the first wetlab fanzine:

Biofriction Radio: BLOT

Biofriction Radio collects podcasts interviewing Biofriction artists in residence exploring evolutionary biology, artistic practices, and thoughts from experimental research with biotech.
In the third episode of the podcast, Simona Deaconescu and Vanessa Goodman, Biofriction artists in residence at Cultivamos Cultura, discuss their project BLOT (an acronym for Body Line of Thought).
The work shows a series of performance situations. It explores the idea of contamination seen as collaboration and a way of communication, focusing on humans’ movements and the relation with their bacterias. 
BLOT is an interdisciplinary project in line with recent investigations about the constant human interaction with the environment and the microorganisms with which humans coexist. Starting with this concept, BLOT focuses on the layers of bacteria on a person’s skin as a unique fingerprint, a medium through which the act of contamination happens.
The project uses the body to analyze how human existence is translated by language through processes of dependence and control, focusing on the fine line between what is useful and what is toxic.
The resulting installations of the project aim to rethink the body as an interconnected system, solid and fragile at the same time.
The radio is part of the European project Biofriction led by Hangar in partnership with Zavod Kersnikova, Bioart Society and Cultivamos Cultura.
Link available at 

Biofriction Radio: Kinlab

Biofriction Radio is a collection of podcasts interviewing Biofriction artists in residence exploring evolutionary biology, artistic practices, and thoughts from experimental research with biotech.

In the podcast, Maddalena Fragnito and Zoe Romano, Biofriction artists in residence at Hangar, talk about the development of their project OBOT,(an acronym for Our Bodies, Our Tech). Through their research, the artists aim to implement a citizen science approach into the investigation of the women’s body around three conditions of life: teenagehood, fertility, and menopause. The project wants to identify a toolbox of processes and practices to design a replicable blueprint for a neighborhood-based wet-lab by gathering collective intelligence through DIT analysis.

Up until now, most of the biohacking labs have been focused on experimentation by attracting mostly middle class highly educated men. With OBOT the artists are challenging the complexity of the topic and lower the barriers for a more diverse crowd.  OBOT aims to explore new open-source approaches with practices of collaboration, co-creation, and citizen science, by fostering an inclusive environment around womxn’s care, starting from a neighborhood level.

The radio is part of the European project Biofriction led by Hangar in partnership with Zavod KersnikovaBioart Society and Cultivamos Cultura.

Link available at 

Art and Science in the Time of a Pandemic









On the 27th of April 2021, Hangar will present an initiative linked to Hac Te project, oriented to disseminate, promote and emphasize interrelationships between different artistic, philosophical, scientifics or technologic communities.

This first event will share experiences and thoughts about the practices of art and science in times of a pandemic. It is in this context of epidemiological crisis and sovereignty that uncertainty and systemic inequality are more contemporary than ever in our societies.

The event is part of the European project BioFriction leaded by Hangar and linked to monographic 27 of the journal Artnodes . All of then in the context of the development of the project Hac Te in Barcelona.

The program:

  • 19:00 – 19:00
    Opening Welcome by Lluís Nacenta, director of Hangar
  • 19:00 – 19:15
    Presentation of Hub Artech by Pau Alsina, Director of the Art, Science and Technology Program of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • 19:15 – 19:30
    Performance by artist Mayra Citlalli Rojo
  • 19:30 – 20:30
    Round table Art an science in the time of a pandemic with Laura Benítez and Erich Berger. Moderated by Pau Alsina.
  • 20:30 – 20:45
    Question time
  • 20:45 – 20:50
    Closing of the event

Lluís Nacenta: is a professor, writer and curator in the fields of music and contemporary art. Degree in Mathematics and Music (piano), Master’s Degree in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Philosophy and Doctor of Humanities, with a PhD thesis about musical repetition, his research proposes a philosophical perspective on the sonic arts. He has published numerous articles in digital and paper publications, such as Cultura/s de La Vanguardia and Nativa, and has curated exhibitions and concerts for Sónar+D, Arts Santa Mònica, Centre de Cultura Contemporància de Barcelona (CCCB) and Fundació Antoni Tàpies, among others.

Mayra Citlalli Rojo is a Mexican artist, interdisciplinary researcher and curator in visual arts and body discourses (gender and race), design and textile innovation research. She has received honorary mentions for doctoral and master final dissertations. She developed postdoctoral research about bacterial cellulose for textile and design. As an artist, she was selected the first artist woman in the resident Air-Montreux, Switzerland (2019). She and the Mexican performer Víctor Martínez developed Laboratory of actions in Public Space (Berlin, 2019). She currently develops the curatorial research Monstruas: teratology of the feminine. She was invited as a curator in the Project Traslados in Santiago de Chile under the topic collective curatorships and migration (2016). Among her papers, stands out The monster as a figure of an economy of the destruction of form in contemporary art: Cabeça do avesso de Lia Menna Barreto.

Erich Berger is an artist, curator and cultural worker based in Helsinki, Finland. His focus is on the intersection of art, science and technology with a critical take on how they transform society and the world at large.Throughout his practice he has explored the materiality of information, and information and technology as artistic material.Berger’s current interest in issues of deep time and hybrid ecology led him to work with geological processes, radiogenic phenomena and their sociopolitical implications in the here and now. He moves between visual  arts  and  science  in  an  area  which  he  also  investigates  and develops as director of the Bioart Society in Helsinki. His installations, performances and interfaces are exhibited widely and he has received awards from renowned institutions such as Prix Ars Electronica (AT), ZKM (DE), Vida Telefonica (ES), Files Prix (BR) and Arts at CERN (CH).

Laura Benítez is a researcher and independent curator with a P.h.D. in Philosophy“. Her current research focuses on Bioart, Biohacking, processes of bio-resistance, bio-civil disobedience and non-human agents. She is area director and lecturer in Critical and Cultural Studies at the Ars and Design degree (Massana School),  lecturer in Technology and Desing (Elisava) and collaborated teacher in the master of Philosophy for contemporary challenges (UOC). She has been a guest researcher at the Ars Electronica Centre  and at the MACBA’s documentation centre. She has been invited as a visiting lecturer and guest researcher at different international institutions such as Interface Cultures Kunstuniersität Linz, Sónar Festival (Bcn/Hong Kong), the Royal Academy of Arts London or the University of Puerto Rico. She works as a collaborator in Hangar. Recent theoretical publications: The return of the monster: Subversive power, (Exotopías Magazine, Mexico, 2019), Zombi, Zumbi, Zombie: The sound of the multitude, (Utopía Magazine, España, 2019).

Anouchka Skoudy, P.h.D. in Biology, has been working in biomedical research for almost twenty years. She has led scientific projects related to cell and molecular biology, specifically in the area of embryonic stem cell differentiation and pancreatic cancer. Early she became interested in the procedures of scientific dissemination and gradually to the way art and science are linked. By deconstructing a classical academic pathway of learning, she explored this field sharing experiences with other people at several levels from primary schools to artistic institutions. She paid particular attention to the different abilities and methods to proceed to the unknown and how the context influences this approach. Recently, she has collaborated with the European project Biofriction as a scientist advisor, assisting the artists both at the conceptual and practical levels. She has been a researcher at Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), Barcelona Biomedical Research Park.


The event can be followed presentially or online by registering  here

The link for the streaming is available here 

Link video of the meeting available here