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International Stem Cell Art Exhibition Comes to Cambridge

last modified Jun 21, 2018 12:02 PM

“If stem cells were the artistic medium by which we design our future, what does the future look like?”

Stem cells have the extraordinary ability to develop into any type of cell in the body.  They also have huge potential for use in the treatment of diseases and in regenerative medicine.  To explore the future of stem cell research from an artistic perspective, the Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and the SciArt Center (New York) today launch a new international exhibition entitled “Infinite Potentials”. 

Artists from around the world were asked to respond to the question “If stem cells were the artistic medium by which we design our future, what does the future look like”?   127 submissions were received from the international artistic community, including artists in Israel, France and the USA.    

A group of researchers at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and the SciArt Center curatorial team then viewed the submissions and selected the 38 pieces that best captured the future possibilities of stem cell research and therapeutic opportunities.   

Jamie McGinn, a stem cell scientist involved in the selection of the artwork said “I was excited to be involved in this art – science collaboration as part of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute’s public engagement programme.  It was amazing how different each piece of art was, and also super interesting to see how artists from around the world interpret stem cell biology and the potential of these cells to shape the future of human health”. 

Held at the ArtCell Exhibition Space in the CRUK Cambridge Institute, the first leg of the exhibition will be open to the public from the 15th June - 14th July.

After the Cambridge leg, the full 38-piece exhibit moves on to the New York Hall of Science between September the 8th, 2018, and January 13th, 2019.

Don’t miss out on this fascinating glimpse into the future of stem cell research. 

Location: ArtCell Exhibition space, CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0RE

Contact: For more information contact Jamie Dorey on

The SciArt Center is both an online platform and a pop-up events organization. Through thier pop-up science & art exhibits and associated events, they aim to stimulate and cultivate the growth of partnerships between the arts and sciences on the local scale.  Through our online platform, they support science-art connections globally via a variety of programs. Their programs include a virtual residency, micro-grant opportunities, exhibitions, conferences, interviews, and our magazine. All of the programs are open to international science and art practitioners, and through participation in the programs they are growing a SciArt community.

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