MEDinART is a global destination for artists that communicate through their art aspects of biomedical sciences. Unique in its content and character, MEDinART, aims to link biomedical-inspired artists, trigger and inspire both biomedical scientists and artists, familiarise the general public with a novel form of art and globalise the biomedical inspired art movement.
MEDinART is an independent and self-funded project which was created and directed by Dr. Vasia Hatzi and was launched at the main stage of TEDMEDLive Athens 2013. Today, MEDinART continues to expand around the globe and presents and promotes the work of more than 120 artists that are inspired by biomedical sciences in numerous international events, conferences, exhibitions, social media/blogs, interviews and articles in newspapers/magazines.
MEDinART Creator and Director: Vasia Hatzi, PhD Geneticist
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Vasia Hatzi holds a BSc in Genetics (University of Liverpool, UK), an MSc in Applied Genetics & Biotechnology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and a PhD in Cytogenetics (Medical School, University of Athens, Greece). She has been awarded with two scholarships (IKY, NSCR “Demokritos”) and she has participated in 5 awarded presentations in international scientific conferences. She is a co-author of 30 peer reviewed publications and 4 book chapters. Her scientific work has been cited in 98 publications (self-citations are excluded). She has translated one scientific book in the field of Genetics (450 pp) and she has been participated with 70 presentations and abstracts in European and International Conferences. She is a reviewer in 12 International journals and member of 4 International Societies. She has participated in the organizing committee of 2 scientific conferences in her field, 2 science/art events as well as TEDMED Live Athens 2013.
Aiming to communicate her science through a different path, she created LaB. Bio-Conceptual Creations (www.La-B.gr), a hybrid world that links Biology with Art, where cellular structures of the microcosm are transformed into wearable bio-conceptual creations. Willing to familiarize the general public with biomedical inspired art and connect the med-inspired artists from all around the world, she has inspired and created the continuously growing global art-network MEDinART (www.MEDinART.eu). Her artwork and MEDinART have been presented in National and International exhibitions and Sci/Art events in Europe and USA. Her work is featured in the International touring exhibition Fabrica Vitae, dedicated to the great Flemish anatomist and artist Andreas Vesalius. She is a member of ERRS (European Radiation Research Society) and the Scientific Advisory Committee of BIOMAB, the Biological and Medical Art Organization in Belgium.
In collaboration with the Embassy of Belgium in Athens and Andreas Syggros Museum in Athens-Greece, MEDinART co-organised “500th Birthday Celebration of Andreas Vesalius“ on 17th of December 2014: a multi-dimentional event of Medicine and Art dedicated to the great Flemish physician and artist, Andreas Vesalius. The event included private tour in Andreas Syggros Museum (Athens-Greece) and Fabrica Vitae contemporary art exhibition, film projections, book presentation (“In Search of Andreas Vesalius: The Quest for the Lost Grave” by Theo Dirix), Renaissance music concert and talks from distinguished speakers.
In Interalia Magazine: Online magazine dedicated to Art, Science and Consciousness. Editor-in-Chief: Richard Bright, Founder and Director of The Interalia Centre.
(1) “Bio-Med-Art” (Issue June-July 2015). This double issue was co-edited with Vasia Hatzi, PhD Geneticist, artist, and founder of MEDinART. BioMedArt explores artists that are involved with and inspired by the biological and medical sciences. Contributions include exclusive interviews with Pascale Pollier, Angela Palmer, Peggy Kliafa, Chantal Pollier, Emilio Vavarella and Fito Segrera; articles by Suzanne Anker, Anna Dumitriu, Vasia Hatzi, Laura Splan, Christiana Kazakou, George Petrou, Cindy Stelmackowich, Theo Dirix and Yiannis Melanitis; plus ‘blog videos’ with Sivu,Leonardo da Vinci, Body of Songs and Dino Valls.
(2) “The Art in HeArt” (Issue June 2016) was co-edited with Vasia Hatzi, PhD Geneticist, artist, and founder of MEDinART. The aim of the issue is to explore the work of artists that are inspired by the human heart, together with a scientist and medical illustrator who the discuss the relationship between cardiology and art. Contributions include articles by Chantal Pollier, Joanna Culley and Valentina Stefanescu; exclusive interviews with Helen Pynor, Peta Clancy, Vasia Hatzi, Benjamin A. Vierling, Julia Grapsa, Federico Carbajal and Κonstantinos Patsios.
(1) Theo Dirix, “Fifty Things from Belgium” (pp. 157-159, 170-177). The book highlights a series of cultural events initiated by the Embassy of Belgium in Greece between 2011 and mid-2015. Published by the Embassy of Belgium, Greece.
(1) Greek public TV channel NERIT. Emission “Επιμένουμε Ελλάδα”. Vasia Hatzi has been interviewed about MEDinART and the event “Vesalius Continuum, Zakynthos, 2014” together with Marc Van Den Reeck, Ambassador of Belgium in Greece.
(2) INTERALIA Magazine (“Bio-Med-Art“, Issue June-July 2015). Online magazine dedicated to Art, Science and Consciousness. Editor-in-Chief of Interalia magazine: Richard Bright, Founder and Director of The Interalia Centre.
(3) INTERALIA Magazine (“The Art in HeArt“, Issue June 2016). Online magazine dedicated to Art, Science and Consciousness. Editor-in-Chief of Interalia magazine: Richard Bright, Founder and Director of The Interalia Centre.
MEDinART creates mutual beneficial partnerships which enable a supportive and generative relationship for both parties involved. If your business or organization is interested in partnering with MEDinART, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDinART is featured in Fabrica Vitae the International Touring Exhibition about the fabric of life inspired by Andreas Vesalius 1514-1564. The intention of the touring exhibition is to question what we consider the role of Art and Anatomy to be in this modern world. Fabrica Vitae Curators: Pascale Pollier, Eleanor Crook; Guest Curators: Chantal Pollier, Athar Jaber
Vesalius Continuum: An International interdisciplinary Platform where Science and Art meet. Inspired from the work of Andreas Vesalius, the Flemish the legendary anatomist and artist or the Rennaisance. Founders of Vesalius Continuum: PascalePollier, Theo Dirix, Mark Gardiner, Ann Van de Velde
BIOMAB: The Biological and Medical art in Belgium. BIOMAB Board: Francis Van Glabbeek (president), Geert Van Eeckhout (secretary), Ann Van de Velde (treasurer), Caitlin Monney (international affairs), Pascale Pollier-Green (scientific advisor ARSIC).
1. June-July 2015 Issue, “BioMedArt“, Interalia Magazine, co-edited with Vasia Hatzi, includes interviews and articles from distinguished biomedical artists whose work is featured in MEDinART.
2. June 2016 Issue, “The Art in HeArt“, Interalia Magazine, co-edited with Vasia Hatzi, includes interviews and articles from distinguished artists whose work is inspired by the anatomy of human heart and cardiology and is featured in MEDinART.
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