Eduardo Kac

Documented / archived by
Samantha Mealing

Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his telepresence and bio art. A pioneer of telecommunications art in the pre-Web '80s, Eduardo Kac (pronounced "Katz") emerged in the early '90s with his radical works combining telerobotics and living organisms. His visionary integration of robotics, biology and networking explores the fluidity of subject positions in the post-digital world. His work deals with issues that range from the mythopoeics of online experience (Uirapuru) to the cultural impact of biotechnology (Genesis); from the changing condition of memory in the digital age (Time Capsule) to distributed collective agency (Teleporting an Unknown State); from the problematic notion of the "exotic" (Rara Avis) to the creation of life and evolution (GFP Bunny).

At the dawn of the twenty-first century Kac opened a new direction for contemporary art with his "transgenic art"--first with a groundbreaking transgenic work entitled Genesis (1999), which included an "artist's gene" he invented, and then with his fluorescent rabbit called Alba (2000).

SAIC Faculty Profile:
One on One (Part I):
One on One (Part II):

SOLO SHOWS (selected)

- Galeria Leme, São Paulo, "Eduardo Kac"

- Faria Fine Art, New York, “Inner Telescope”
- Galerie Charlot, Paris, "GFP Bunny"

- Furtherfields Gallery, London, “Poetry for Animals, Machines and
Aliens: The Art of Eduardo Kac”
- Horse Hospital, London, "… and the bunny goes POP!"
- Galerie Charlot, Tel Aviv, "Inner Telescope"
- Sector 2337, Chicago, "Inner Telescope"
- DAM Gallery, Berlin, "Inner Telescope"
- Louvre Museum, Paris, screening of "Télescope intérieur: une œuvre
spatiale d'Eduardo Kac", a documentary by director Virgile Novarina

- International Space Station, “Télescope intérieur”
- Galerie Charlot, Paris, “Télescope intérieur”
- Galeria Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro, “Em órbita: Telescópio

- Geary Contemporary, New York, "The Lagoglyph Series,"
- La Plaque Tournante, Berlin, “From the Pink Miniskirt to the Green
- Victoria & Albert Museum (Members Room), London, "Move 36"
- Black Box Gallery, Copenhagen, "Natural History of the Enigma"

- Document Art Gallery, Madrid, “Early Media Works”
- Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palma de
Mallorca, Spain, “Lagoogleglyph”
- Laura Marsiaj Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, “Early Media

- Henrique Faria Fine Arts, New York, “1980-1982”
- Galerie Charlot, Paris, “Olfactory Art”
- England & Co, “Early Media Works”
- Oi Futuro Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, "Poesia digital, 1982 - 1999"

- Black Box Gallery, Copenhagen, “New works”
- Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland, "Lagoglyphs"

- Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery, Barcelona, “New works”

- Centre des arts, Enghien-les-Bains, France, “Life, Light & Language”
- Parco Arte Vivente, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea and Castello di
Rivoli, Torino, Italy, “Eduardo Kac: Living Works”
- Factoria Habana, Habana, Cuba, “Lagoglyphs”

- Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro [curator: Christiane Paul, Whitney Museum
of American Art, New York], “Eduardo Kac; Lagoglyphs, Biotopes and
Transgenic Works”
- Oi Futuro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, “Hodibis Potax”
- Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, “Eduardo Kac; Lagoglyphs,
Biotopes and Transgenic Works + Hodibis Potax”
- Laura Marsiaj Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, “New works”
- DAM Gallery, Berlin, “Natural History of the Enigma”
- Factoria Gallery, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, “Eduardo Kac:
Recent Works Lagoglyphs & Natural History of the Enigma”
- S. Pietro in Atrio, Como, Italy, “Lagoglyphs”

- Chelsea Art Museum, New York, "Reversed Mirror"
- Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, “Natural History of the
- Black Box Gallery, Linz, Austria, “Lagoglyphs: The Bunny Variations”
- Rurart, Rouille, France, “Interspecies”
- Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland, “Lagoglyphs”

- Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, Spain, with
catalogue [curator: Angel Kalenberg], Mid-career survey
Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, “Specimen of Secrecy about
Marvelous Discoveries”

- Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, “Installations”

- Galerie Biche de Bere / Numeriscausa, Paris, “Move 36”

- Laura Marsiaj Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, “Rabbit Remix”

- Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, “Maybe Then”

- Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago, “Free Alba!”

- Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago, “Genesis”

GROUP SHOWS (selected)

- Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran, “Inner Telescope, a Space Artwork by
Eduardo Kac”
- Magazin 4, Bregenz, Austria, "Holobiont: Life is Other"
- The Field and the Innovation Center, Leiden, Holland, "The Bridge"
- Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany, "Flower Strips”
- Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne, "I’m ≠ Your Fetish. A Terribly
Unromantic Exhibition About Love"
- Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, "A máquina do mundo"

- Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux (CAPC), France, "Le Cours
des chooses"
- Casa del Lago, Mexico City, El Aleph Festival ("Lagoogleglyph HS")
- Glazen Huis, Amstelpark, Amsterdam, "Moon Gallery Garden"
- Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York (at Artsy), "Drawing Out Summer"
- Galerie Charlot, Paris, "Galerie Charlot: 10 and"
- Galeria O Quarto, São Paulo, “Never together but at the same time”
- Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria (online)
- Sense-Fiction, Le Tripostal, Lille
- Austin Desmond Fine Art, London, "Order and Rhythm”

- New Museum, New York, "The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival
- Musée national d’art moderne-Centre Pompidou, Paris, "La fabrique du
- Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, "Growing"
- Hyundai Motorstudio, Beijing, "QuasiNature: Bio art, borderline, and
- Galerie Satellite, Paris, "Digital Poetry"
- Es Baluard - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Palma,
Spain, "Faces”
- Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, New York, “Baneful Medicine”

- MAXXI Museum, Rome, "Rome Media Art Festival"
- ZKM, Karlsruhe, "Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through
- Les Abattoirs, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Toulouse,
France, "Gravité Zéro"
- Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, "Big Botany: Conversations with the
plant world"
- Arsenal art contemporain, Montreal, “International Digital Art Biennial
- Cooper Union, New York, "Baneful Medicine"
- Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo, "PARADOXO(S)"
- Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains, France, "Biennal Internationale
Bains Numériques"
- New Media Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, "Corpus"
- Museum of modern and contemporary art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain,
"Them and Us”
- Kunsthalle Emden, Germany, “The Landscape of Technology”
- City University Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong,

- Rhizome at the New Museum, New York, Net Art Anthology
- Pacific Standard Time (Getty Foundation), Hoehn Family Galleries,
University of San Diego, San Diego, "Copyart: Experimental
Printmaking 1970-1990"
- Thoma Foundation, Chicago, "Shadow & Space"
- ZKM, Karlsruhe, "Open Codes"
- Electronic Superhighway, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology
(MAAT), Lisbon
- Museu de Arte de São Paulo—MASP, "Histórias da Sexualidade"
- Seoul Art Space, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, "Da
Vinci Creative 2017"
- Festival Sidération, Centre National d'Études Spatiales – CNES, Paris
- Galerie Satellite, Paris, "Carte blanche à Jacques Donguy"
- Sala Josep Renau, Facultat de Belles Arts, Universitat Politècnica de
València, Spain, "Electronic Timing - Beep Electronic Art Collection"
- Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme, Paris, "Golem! Avatars d'une
légende d'argile"
- Cabinet PYS, Paris, "L'implosion du corps"
- Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier, Australia, "The Rise of Bio-
- Galerie Charlot, Paris, "Archeonautes"
- La maison des arts, centre d'art contemporain de Malakoff, France, "Le
- Museo de arte contemporáneo del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela,
"L'implosion du corps"

- Whitechapel Gallery, London, "Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966)"
- Rhizome at the New Museum, New York, "Net Art Anthology"
- Waterfall Gallery, New York, "The Need for My Care"
- Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York, “Do Ask, Do Tell”
- Maëlle Galerie, Paris, "Xerox"
- Museo de Santiago de Chile, "Poner el cuerpo"
- Bienal de la Fundación ONCE, Madrid
- Museum Schloss Moyland Foundation, Bedburg-Hau, Germany, "Say It
with Flowers: Flowers and Artificial Nature since the 1960s"
- Power Station of Art Shanghai, China, "Snacks"
- Thoma Foundation, Chicago, "Shadow & Space"
- SP_Urban Festival, Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, "Lagoglyph
- Beijing Media Art Biennial, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

- Havana Biennial, Cuba
- Werkstadt Graz, Graz, Austria “Körper/Body”
- National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts “Schriftfilme. TypEmotion”
- Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, “Mulheres modernas”
- Seconde Nature, Aix-en-Provence, France (Archéologie des Média)
- Centre de Cultura Contemporania, Barcelona “Kosmopolis Festival”
- Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico “Literatura electrónica”
- Poetry Foundation, Chicago “Poetry and Scent”
- Alden Biesen Castle, Limburg, Belgium “Eén grote familie”
- arteBA, La Rural, Buenos Aires “Dixit”
- Neiman Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “Data
- Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen Copenhagen,
- Salts Gallery, Basel, "The Printed Room: Poems 1990-2001"
- Galerie Charlot, Paris, "6PM YLT, a distributed art exhibition"
- Galleri AHO, Oslo, "Oslo Lux"

- Wechselstrom Gallery, "Räume für Notizen", Vienna
- Musée d'art moderne André Malraux — MuMa Le Havre, France,
“Corps performant”
- Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada, "Sensing
the Future"
- Central Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, “Corpo, desejo e
- Museu de Arte do Rio—MAR, Rio de Janeiro, “Josephine Baker and Le
Corbusier in Rio—A Transatlantic Affair”
- Centro de Arte Contemporáneo CAC-Muntref, Buenos Aires, "Perder la
Forma Humana"
- Belmacz Gallery, London, "Utopia/Dystopia"
- PoetryFilm Solstice, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
- Sesi Gallery, São Paulo, "SP_Urban Digital Festival"
- FACT, Liverpool, "Type Motion. Type as Image in Motion"
- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, La Coruña, Spain, "Y se hizo la luz (Et
- facta est lux)"
- Bauhaus-Archiv Museum Für Gestaltung, Berlin, "Sensing the Future"
- PoetryFilm Festival, Southbank Centre, London
- Galerie Metropolis, Paris, "Exposition instable"

- The Observatory, Brooklyn, New York, “Cut/Paste/Grow”
- Galerie Martine et Thibault de la Châtre, Paris, "Libérons la fleur."
- Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, “Transitio_MX”
- Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
- Paço das Artes, São Paulo, “Arquivo Vivo”
- DAM Gallery, Berlin, "Summer Splash”
- Galerie Bildende Kunst, Vienna, "Landscape (With Flowers)"
- Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Gallery, Berlin, "From Radiance and
- The New Institute, Rotterdam, "Biodesign"
- MEIAC--Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo
de Badajoz, Spain, "Mar de Palabras" [Sea of Words]
- Microwave New Media Exhibition, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong
Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, "Projects"
- ZKM-Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, "Schriftfilme.
TypEmotion – Schrift als Bild in Bewegung: Ein dynamisches Archiv"
[Script films. TypEmotion – Script as a moving image: A dynamic

- Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, “Perder la Forma Huamna”
- Le scatole viventi / The Living Boxes, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
- Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, "The Signs of
the Body Speak Another Language"
Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, "Arte y Vida Artificial. VIDA
- Accenture, Paris, "Natural Digital"
- Anglia Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, UK, "Poetry, Language, Code"
- Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Colombia, "Excitación Permanente”
- Zero1 Biennial, San Jose, CA
- Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea, “Energy”
- Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, "Videopoéticas"
- Centre Culturel Bellegarde, Toulouse, “Poiese/autopoiese”

- Verbeke Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, “First Exhibition”
- Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples, Italy, “Letteratura Elettronica”
- Science Gallery, Dublin, “Human+”
- National Art Museum of China, Beijing, “TransLife”
- Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, “Video Poéticas”
- III Biennial of the End of the World, Ushuaia, Argentina
- Centre des arts, Enghien-les-Bains, France, “Elusive and Invisible”
- Black Box Gallery, Copenhagen, “Multiples”

- Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany, “Doppler Effect”
- Instituto de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo, Brazil
- Chelsea Art Museum, New York, “The Poetics of Code: John F. Simon, Jr.
and Eduardo Kac”
- ZER01 (San Jose Biennial), San Jose International Airport, “Small
- Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture, University of
Westminster, London, “How We Became Metadata”
- Castles of the land of Brindisi and Taranto, Apulia, South Italy,
“IntraMoenia/Extra Art”
- IVAM- Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain,
- 2nd International Contemporary Art Biennale, Poznan, Poland “Beyond”
- Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium, “Certified Copy?”
- Center for contemporary art and design - z33, Hasselt, Belgium, “Alter

- OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria, "Cyberarts 09 — Prix Ars
Electronica Exhibition"
- Le Fresnoy, Studio National des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, France,
- Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, “Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life
and Love--Da Vinci, Okyo, Damien Hirst”
- The Drawing Center, New York, “Fax”
- Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg,
- Espace Sextius, Aix-en-Provence, France, “Seconde Nature Festival”
- Cordoaria, Lisbon, “Inside”
- Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, “Poesis: Sprachspiele”

- Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, “Genesis – The Art of Creation”
- FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), Liverpool,
- Black Box Gallery, Linz, Austria, “Masters of Digital Art”
- Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (“Imagining”)

- Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Holland, “Genesis!”
- Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain, “Bios 4”
- Natural Digital, Vasarely Foundation, Aix-en-Provence, France
- Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro, “Foto 90”
- Galerie In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris, “Du sonore et du visuel 2”
- Kunsttempel Gallery, Kassel, “Poeticum07”
- Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, “Open House: Cincinnati Collects”
- Musée des beaux-arts de Montreal, Genesis, “Communicating Vessels”
- Centre for Contemporary Art, Trondheim, Norway, “Nature [of man]”

- Singapore Biennale, Singapore
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, “Artist and their Kids”
- Kunstraum Dornbirn, Austria, “Destroyed Worlds and the Utopia of
- University of Essex Gallery, United Kingdom, “Visual Poetry”
- MAK Los Angeles, “GenHome”
- Centro Cultural Santander, Porto Alegre, Brazil, “Coleção

- MAXXI - Museum of Art for the XXI Century, Rome, “Tempo e Spazio
- Nell’Arte in Rete”
- Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, “Quando?”
- Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, “Move 36”
- Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, “Gilberto Chateaubriand’s
- Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, “Reversed Mirror”
University Gallery, University of Essex, UK, “Subverting Reality”
- Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, “Animal
- Center for Art and New Technologies, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,
Canary Island, Spain, “Move 36”
- NIU Art Gallery, Chicago, “Re-form”

- Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea, “Move 36”
- XXVI Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, “Move 36”
- Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio, “drift:shift”
- Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, “Genesis”
- Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia, “Art of the Biotech
- Fundación Telefónica, Santiago de Chile, “Genesis”
- Kunst und Kunstgewerbeverein, Pforzheim, Germany, “Face/off – Body
- University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN “&NOW Festival”
- Art Chicago, Linda Schwartz Gallery, “Fossil Folds”
- Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, “Emoção Artficial II”
- Museo de Arte y Fundación Telefónica, Lima, “Genesis”
- Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois, “Genesis”

- Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, “American Dream: A Survey”
- Lieu Unique, Nantes, France, “L'Art Biotech”
- Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, “2080”
- Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, Tampa FL, “Electronics
- Art Center Le Noroît, Arras, France, “Terminal Zone”
- The Graduate Center Art Gallery, The City University Of New York,
- Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago, “Works on Paper”
- Centre international de poésie de Marseille, Marseille, France, “Terminal
- International Artist's Museum, Venice, “Wandering Library”
- Contemporary Art Museum, Monterrey, Mexico, “Genesis”
- La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, “Humillación trauma y producción del
sujeto contemporáneo”
- Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California, “Genesis”
- Videobrasil, Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo, “Time Capsule”
- Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris, “Foire Internationale d'Art
Contemporain” (FIAC)
- Salle du quai Antoine 1er, Monaco, “Chimères, Monstres et Merveilles,
de la Mythologie aux Biotechnologies”
- Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia, “Light from Shadow”
- Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, “A Subversão dos Meios”
- Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, “Paris Photo 2003”
- Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, “Genesis”

- Museo de Arte Moderno de México, Mexico, “El Final del Eclipse”
- Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris, “L’Homme Transformé”
- Kunsthaus Merano Arte, Merano, Italy, “Eurovision - I Biennale d’Arte:
- DNArt; Transiti: Metamorfosi: Permanenze”
- University Gallery, University of Essex, United Kingdom, “Transit”
- Museu de Arte Moderna, Sala Città America, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, “Entre
a Palavra e a Imagem”
- Centre D'Art Contemporain, Hérouville-St-Clair, Normandy, France,
“Poetry and New Media”
- Deutschen Hygiene-Museums, Dresden, Germany, “Mensch und Tier. Eine
paradoxe Beziehung”
- Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, “TechnoPoetry Festival”
- Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil, “Portão 2”
- Manifesta 4, Frankfurter Kunstverein, “Defining Lines”
- Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, “Festival d'art
numérique@rt Outsiders”
- Museo de Arte Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo
- (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain, “El Final del Eclipse”
- Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, “El Final del Eclipse”
- Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea, Sept. 26 to Nov. 24, 2002, "Media

- Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
- Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh, “Interactive Domains”
- Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany, “Beyond the Skin –
- Biological Metamorphosis in Contemporary Art”
- San Francisco Art Institute, “Telematic Connections”
- Austin Museum of Art, “Telematic Connections”
- Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Woodruff Art Center, “Telematic
- Oklahoma City Art Museum, “Telematic Connections”
- Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum/California State University, San
- Bernardino, “Out of Context”
- Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil, “Luz na Arte Brasileira”
- NY Center for Media Arts, New York, “Electronic Maple”
- Tang Museum, Syracuse, New York, “Paradise Now”
- Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, “Kaohsiung
- International Container Arts Festival”
- China National Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, “Holopoetry”
- Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada, Spain, “El Final del Eclipse”


- Art Center Nabi, Seoul
- Artist’s Books
- Beep Art Collection, Reus, Spain
- Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, Poland
- Escala, University of Essex, Essex, United Kingdom
- Fond d'investissement sur l'art numérique, Paris
- Fondazione Bonotto, Villa di Molvena, Italy
- Foundations, Corporate and Institutional
- Frac Occitanie (Regional collection of contemporary art), Les Abattoirs
- Harvard University, Houghton Library, Dept. of Printing & Graphic Arts
- IMAI Foundation, Inter Media Art Institute, Düsseldorf
- Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, Spain
- Itaú Bank, São Paulo
- Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection, Chicago
- MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA
- Museo extremeño e iberoamericano de arte contemporáneo, Badajoz,
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
- Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Barcelona – MACBA
- Museu de Arte do Rio—MAR, Rio de Janeiro
- Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro
- Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo
- Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Toulouse, France
- Museum of Modern Art, New York
- Parco d’Arte Vivente, Torino, Italy
- Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, Ohio
- Reina Sofía-Archivo Lafuente, Santander, Spain
- Spencer Art Museum, Lawrence, Kansas
- Sprint Nextel Art Collection, Overland Park, Kansas
- Tate Modern, London
- The Butler Institute Of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
- The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- The New York Public Library, New York
- Thoma Foundation, Chicago and New Mexico
- University of Cincinnati, Deshon and Schlachter Library
- University of New Mexico Library, Albuquerque
- Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (Stekene), Belgium
- Victoria & Albert Museum, London
- Video Data Bank, Chicago
- Visual Art Museum, Untref, Buenos Aires
- ZKM Media Museum, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie,
Karlsruhe, Germany


Private collections worldwide, including:
- New York
- London
- Paris
- Chicago
- Rio de Janeiro
- Barcelona
- São Paulo
- Kassel
- Berlin
- Copenhagen
- Brussels
- Dubai
- Miami
- Cincinnati
- Columbus
- Los Angeles
- London
- Athens
- Zagreb
- Houston
- Essen
- Linz
- Vienna
- Torino
- Indonesia
- Madrid

Public Art Commissions
- Apollonia, Strasbourg, France, “Lagoogleglyph IV”
- Casa del Lago, Mexico City, "Lagoogleglyph HS"
- Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Palma de Mallorca,
- Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
- Furtherfields Gallery, Finsbury Park, London, “Lagoogleglyph III”
- Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, “Lagoogleglyph I”
- Spain, “Lagoogleglyph II”

PUBLICATIONS by E. Kac (selected)

Creative works: Editions and Publications
- Scripta Volant, edited by Fulla Abdul- Jabbar and Caroline Picard and
published by the Green Lantern Press, Chicago, 2018; signed and
- Télescope intérieur, Atelier Marie-Sol Parant, France, 2017; signed and
- ISS#71904. L’Observatoire de l’Espace, French Space Agency, Paris, 2017.
Artist’s book, signed and numbered.
- Space Poetry. Kac Studio, Chicago, 2016. Artist’s book, signed and
- Pornéia (vinyl LP), alga marghen, Milan, 2016.
- Biopoetry, Acquaviva Editions, Berlin, 2016.
- Aromapoetry, Paris, 2011. Artist’s book, signed and numbered.
- Life Extreme, Dis Voir, Paris, 2007.
- Hodibis Potax (Poetry Anthology), Édition Action Poétique, Ivry-sur-Seine
(France) and Kibla, Maribor (Slovenia), 2007. Poetry.
- It's not easy being green! Chicago, 2003. Artist’s book, signed and

- ATS@50, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2019. Co-edited with
Duncan Bass.
- Media Poetry: An International Anthology (Second Edition), Intellect
Books, Bristol, United Kingdom, 2007.
- Signs of Life: Bio Art and Beyond, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2007.
- Telepresence and Bio Art -- Networking Humans, Rabbits and Robots, Ann
Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan Press, 2005. [Foreign language
editions in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian; French and Chinese
- Luz & Letra. Ensaios de arte, literatura e comunicação, Editora Contra
Capa, Rio de Janeiro, 2004.
- New Media Poetry: Poetic Innovation and New Technologies, Visible
- Language Vol. 30, No. 2, Rhode Island School of Design, 1996.
- Holopoetry. Essays, manifestoes, critical and theoretical writings, New
Media Editions, Lexington, KY, 1995.


- Burbano, Andrés (ed.). Eduardo Kac: El creador de seres impossible,
Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, 2010.
- Noury, Mathieu. L'art à l'ère des biotechnologies: La question du vivant
dans l'art transgénique d'Eduardo Kac, Éditions Le Manuscrit, Paris, 2007.
- Rossi, Elena Giulia (ed.). Eduardo Kac: Move 36, Filigranes Éditions, Paris,
- Britton, Sheilah and Dan Collins (eds.). The Eighth Day: The Transgenic
Art of Eduardo Kac, The Institute for Studies in the Arts, Arizona State
University, 2003.
- Dobrila, Peter Tomaz and Aleksandra Kostic (eds.). Eduardo Kac:
Telepresence, Biotelematics, Transgenic Art, Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia, 2000.
- Dobrila, Peter Tomaz and Aleksandra Kostic (eds.). Eduardo Kac:
Teleporting an Unkown State, Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia, 1998.

- Life, Light & Language / La vie, la lumière & le langage, Enghien-les-Bains
Art Center, France, 2011.
- Natural History of the Enigma & Other Works [Histoire Naturelle de
l’énigme & autres travaux], Al Dante, Marseille, 2009.
- Eduardo Kac, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia,
Spain, 2007.
- Eduardo Kac: Obras Vivas y en Red, Fotografías y Otros Trabajos
- [Eduardo Kac: Online and Living Works, Photographs and other pieces],
Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, 2006.

Video releases
- Téléscope intérieur – Une œuvre spatiale d’Eduardo Kac [Inner Telescope
A spatial artwork by Eduardo Kac], directed by Virgile Novarina, 2018.
DVD published by a.p.r.e.s éditions and l'Observatoire de l'espace du
CNES, Paris
- Eduardo Kac: Telepresence, Bio Art & Poetry [1980-2010], Video Data
Bank, Chicago, 2017. Box set with three DVDs and book. The DVDs are
titled: 1-Art; 2-Poetry; 3-Documentaries and Interviews. Book
contributors are: Frank Popper, Rebecca Uchill, Steve Tomasula, Linda
Weintraub, Simone Osthoff, Eugene Thacker, Gerald Bruns, Hugues
Marchal, and Annick Bureaud.
- Eduardo Kac: Holopoèmes, Poèmes minitel, poèmes numériques,
Biopoèmes, 2008. DVD published by Son@art, Paris.

PRESS (selected)
New York Times, Artforum, Tate Magazine, ARTnews, Artpress, Art in America, Beaux Arts magazine, Flash Art, Kunstforum, Lapiz, Tema Celeste, Art World Magazine (Shanghai), D’Ars, Sculpture magazine, Contemporary, ABC, BBC, PBS, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Bay Guardian, The New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, The Toronto Star, Times of India, Corriere della Sera, Le Soir D'Algerie, O Estado de São Paulo, Libération, GQ, The Economist, El Pais, Jornal do Brasil, Reason, O Globo, Folha de São Paulo, U.S.News & World Report, Clarín, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Seattle Times, Reforma (Mexico), Der Spiegel, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, ArtNexus, Irish Times, USA Today, L'Espresso magazine

BOOKS (selected)
Museum of Modern Art (New York), Thames & Hudson, MIT Press, Routledge, Phaidon, Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Springer, Oxford, Hatje Cantz, University of Chicago, Gallimard. Princeton, Willey, Pearson, Papadakis, Norton, Larousse, Filipacchi, Liverpool University Press, CNRS Éditions, Lawrence King, Flammarion, University of Minnesota Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Nobel Foundation, Ashgate, HarperCollins, Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften, Abrams, Blackwell, State University of New York Press, Les presses du reel, Clueb (Italy), Éditions École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (Paris), Intellect, National Academy of Sciences (Washington), Harry N. Rutgers, Verlag Königshausen & Neumann, Vivays Publishing, Presses de l'université du Québec, Lars Müller Publishers, SAGE Publications, Whitechapel Gallery

Creative Capital (New York), ArtsLink (New York), Illinois Arts Council (Chicago), The Daniel Langlois Foundation (Montreal), Leonardo Award for Excellence (San Francisco), InterCommunication Center Biennale '99 Award (Tokyo), Greenwall Foundation (New York), ARCO/BEEP Acquisition Award (Madrid), Le Ministère de la culture (Paris), Le Fresnoy (France), Erasmus Mundus (European Union), ‘Visualise’ public art programme, Cambridge, UK, Golden Nica, Ars Eletronica (Austria), French Space Agency (France), MM - Maison Malina Residency (Leonardo/Olats and Carasso Foundation), Paris.

Eduardo Kac: From Minitel to NFT 28.4.2022 - 18.6.2022

Eduardo Kac’s show From Minitel to NFT, at Henrique Faria, New York, highlights a body of the artist's work in the domain of digital art over the past 40 years.

EXPO Chicago:ChicagoPresented by Galerie CharlotApril 7th - 10th, 2022

Presented as part of EXPO Chicago, this solo show by Eduardo Kac will focus on his work Inner Telescope and will be presented by Galerie Charlot from Paris.

EXPO Chicago:ChicagoPresented by Galerie CharlotApril 7th - 10th, 2022
World of Networks:Pompidou Center, Paris, FranceFebruary 23, 2022–April 25, 2022

World of Networks combines the work of sixty artists, architects, and designers to investigate and question the role of digital networks in our contemporary lives and experiences with art. Kac’s four Minitel artworks will be presented by the Media Archaeology Lab PAMAL as part of its Profound Telematic Time.

World of Networks:Pompidou Center, Paris, FranceFebruary 23, 2022–April 25, 2022
Eduardo Kac's "Adsum" Flys into Outer Space

Watch it live!


Northrop Grumman is targeting liftoff of its Antares rocket no earlier than 12:39 p.m. EST / 17:39 UTC / 18:39 CET Saturday, Feb. 19, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.


Adsum will fly on an Antares 230+ rocket from Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, to the International Space Station, on February 19, 2022. The artwork will be aboard Cygnus NG-17 (Northrop Grumman-17), a cargo resupply mission of the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station under the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA.

Eduardo Kac's "Adsum" Flys into Outer Space
Eclecticism, Institutionalism and Disobedience in the '80s:Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, SpainOngoing

The Movimento de Arte Pornô (MAP), founded by Eduardo Kac, is highlighted in the Reina Sofia’s rehanging of its permanent collection, Communicating Vessels. Collection 1881-2021. Multiple works by Kac from the '80s, as well as works by his collaborators in the MAP, are on display.

Eclecticism, Institutionalism and Disobedience in the '80s:Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, SpainOngoing
New Book: Eduardo Kac: Télescope intérieur / Inner Telescope

Created by American artist Eduardo Kac to exist only in zero gravity, Inner Telescope was made aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017 by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. It set the first milestone of a new form of artistic and poetic creation, freed from the constraints of gravity. This book introduces the reader to the extraordinary story of this art project, from its early days to its completion in space. An interview with the artist sheds light on his intentions regarding the performance aboard the ISS and the numerous works that came with it.

New Book: Eduardo Kac: Télescope intérieur / Inner Telescope
A máquina do mundo (World Machine):Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilNovember 6, 2021–February 21, 2022

The exhibition World Machine examines the various ways in which industrial activity, since the 20th century, has intersected with art. The exhibition features artworks that address architecture and factory machinery, serial production, labor, patterning, logos, industrial models, and much more. World Machine features a range of work from throughout Eduardo Kac's 40-year career, including his video work Inner Telescope.

A máquina do mundo (World Machine):Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilNovember 6, 2021–February 21, 2022
Print, Fold, Send:The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkThrough November 1st, 2022

Since the 1980s, Eduardo Kac and other artists have explored the new potential of video and other electronic media, whether through art made for cable programs, interventions in live TV, or works for the Minitel network. They helped form a burgeoning global community of artists whose work took place outside the protocols of formal institutions and traditional media. This MoMA exhibition, part of its permanent collection, highlights pioneering video and electronic work and contextualizes participating artists' innovative explorations in the broader world of contemporary art.

Print, Fold, Send:The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkThrough November 1st, 2022
Eduardo Kac and Tamiko Thiel Talk Conservation and Preservation in the Digital Age

Tamiko Thiel and Eduardo Kac speak with MiRRAA about the challenges, possibilities, documentation, and logistics of preserving and conserving New Media artwork.

Traversal by Eduardo Kac

Traversal by Eduardo Kac that took place on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Washington State University Vancouver. During the event Kac performed two of his digital poems, Storms (1993) and Accidents (1994) and discussed his career, his creative vision and process, and other digital poems, as well as his holopoetry (1983-1993) and Inner Telescope (2017). He is interviewed by Dene Grigar, the Director of the Electronic Literature Lab.

Eduardo Kac discussing his holopoetry, digital poetry, and biopoetry at Kunsttempel gallery.

Listen to Eduardo Kac discussing his holopoetry, digital poetry, and biopoetry at Kunsttempel gallery, Kassel, on June 21, 2007 [mp3, 46:45 Min, 128Kbps, 41 MB]. Courtesy of Stadtbücherei Stuttgart and Kunsttempel Kassel -

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