NeuroArt Exhibition at the Science Festival of the UB
The 2019 edition of the NeuroArt concluded last Friday with an exhibition of the art pieces at the Science Festival of the UB. More than a thousand of people were able to admire the different pieces and talk about the relationship between art and science.
We talked to some of the authors of these works of art inspired by neurosciences that were able to attend the exhibition. Students of the Jesús María Claudina school (Barcelona), who won the award to the best presentation for the piece “In your mind” stated that
“It is amazing to see our art piece exhibited at the Hall of the Edifici Històric de la UB. We learned a lot about Neurosciences while working on this piece and we definitely hope that we can participate in this project again next year”
The 2019 edition of NeuroArt is done in collaboration with the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) – Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades.
Even though the 2019 edition has ended, we are already working on the new 2020 edition!
If you are a school and you would like to participate you’ll find more information here.
If you would like to know more about the project and see the artwork of all the editions go here.
The Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona, which received the María de Maeztu excellence award, collaborated with the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the UB, the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UB and the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB) to carry out the NeuroArt project. In order to reinforce the link between neuroscience and art, this project invites schools from all over Catalonia so that they express different neuroscience concepts through works of art. Before the project starts, several neuroscientists from the Institute of Neurosciences go to these schools to talk about the scientific concepts they will later work on.
The 2019 edition is done in collaboration with Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) – Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, and the awards have been sponsored by CCCB, Pasqual Maragall Foundation, CosmoCaixa Barcelona and the Museum of Chocolate.