Would you sleep for love?
Looking for volunteers for a project exploring the role of scent in sleep and happiness.
I'm always interested in new ways of getting to know ourselves and each other that don't involve looking at a face. In this project, I invite you to consider what the objects you are carrying with you, right at this moment, may say about who you are, where you've been and where you are. The collection now includes photos from all over the world, from Paris to NYC to Saigon and São Paulo!
Other Self Portraits
Part of the Invisible You - the Human Microbiome exhibit at the Eden Project and funded by the Wellcome Trust, these "bellybutton" portraits capture the non-human part of ourselves.
Pictures from Strange Science are going up now - see if yours is already there!
upcoming & recent events
The Bridge, Sciart Center, NYC
Developing Voulez-vous coucher pour moi? with Pooneh Hesmati, MD PhD.
Other Selves: a microbial portrait of Raleigh
by Carla Burgess
14 Emerging Women Artists to Watch in 2017
by Sarah Cascone
December 21, 2016
Group Selfie: Raleigh and You and Bellybutton portraits
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Carapaus de Corrida
Annual Forum of PAPS, NY September 2016
Petri Dish Portraits Of The Belly Button's Bacteria
by Tom Hale
February 25, 2016
Navel gazing: portraits of the bacteria in our belly buttons – in pictures
The Guardian, Feb 24 2016
Identidades híbridas: explorando individualidade e conetividade através do microbioma (Hybrid identities: exploring individuality and connectivity through the microbiome)
by Joana Ricou and Rob R. Dunn
Midas Museus e Estudos Interdisciplinares
Your Wildlife blog, by Rub Dunn June 4th, 2015
by Shanacy Ferro, Mental Floss, June 23, 2015
Ideas City, New Museum New York City
Presenting Surface Markers with Renato Diz, presented by Arte Institute, May 2015
Invisible You, new exhibit at Eden Projects, UK
Wellcome Trust commission "Bellybutton portraits," May 2015 - 2020
Surface Markers in Paris
Talk and installation at Maison du Portugal, Cité Internacionale Universitaire May 2015
Making History, Storefront Gallery NYC
Back in Situ
Art show at Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn NY December 2014
Closing reception Jan 30!
Biocoder: new paper published!
I just published a new paper on the microbiome project on the new DIY/BIO O'Reilly journal.
Surface Markers: Around the World
I have been travelling around the work South East Asia - Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and more, collecting Surface Markers along the way.
September 26, Centro Cultural de São Paulo, BR, presented by Arte Institute. See photos>>
Art and science research project looking at the microlandscapes of New York and around the world.
Artist in residence project at the PathoMap, Weill Cornell Medical Center.
In collaboration with Genspace, the first community research lab in New York.
Collaboration with Dr. Holly Menninger and Dr. Rob Dunn of YourWildlife.org, North Carolina State University
October, 2014 at the North Carolina Natural Science Museum
The Next Page / CMU Classroom innovator brought science and art under same roof
by Elizabeth Finley, October 2014
Featured Artist: Joana Ricou: Surface Markers Around the World
SlideLuck PotShow Global
Summer nights with Renato Diz and Joana Ricou
Presented by Arte Institute, Union Square
Rare Occurrences: a benefit for SanFilippo
McKittrick Hotel, NYC
Allô Portugal USA Special
Guest on talk show, SIC Internacional and SIC News
An artist's perspective on biological identity
And participation in panel Portugal beyond its borders, Cultural development. Portuguese-American Post-Graduate Society Annual Forum XV
HeLa Cells and Henrietta Lacks: Us and ourselves
Horace Mann High School, NYC
One, no one and one hundred thousand: an artistic study on the science of memory
Center of Neuroscience and Molecular Biology, Coimbra
The body multiple
Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Lisbon
HeLa cells and Henrietta Lacks, an artist's perspective on identity and multiplicity
A talk at 18th Annual HeLa Women's Health Conference, Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA
Past Tense, Future Imperfect
Curated by KJ Baysa, Art Share LA
Cartographies in the Feminine
Curated by Isabel Pavão, organized by Arte Institute
Where: Rogue Space Gallery
When: Saturday, Oct 26 from 4 - 7 pm
"Portuguese Women in America," by Arte Institute celebrates the role of the Portuguese women in the American society. Celebrations will take place during the month of October in New York, through a series of events that include lectures, talks, screenings, artists exhibition and concerts.
This night's event highlights arts and music and includes artists Rita Barros; Margarida Correia; Isabel Pavão; Maria Clara Pereira; Joana Ricou, and performances by jazz singer Sara Serpa.
More info (click "Portuguese Women in America")
Systems Festival 2013
DecadesOut launches its 2013-2014 events season with an open-bar fundraising party:
Where: Art Directors Club gallery in NYC, 106 W. 29th St. between 6th and 7th Ave.
When: 7 - 11 pm
Featuring a very special half-hour performance at 9:30 pm by Caelum Music Production’s amazing singer Cáthia, the “little girl with the big voice” who sang her way to prominence on season four of NBC’s “The Voice”.
Performing at 8:30 pm will be Caelum’s singer/songwriter Elizabeth Sullivan, whose vocal stylings have been compared to Sara McLaughlin, Joni Mitchell, and Eva Cassidy.
Events for the upcoming season, under the banner the "Systems Festival", will include the Third Annual Science of Horror Film Festival, the Launch Pad Theatre Development Series, and the Documentary Film Lab. Events will also present work from filmmakers, visual artists, technologists, mainstream chefs and musical entertainers with panel discussions, exhibitions and live performance.
In honor of the Science of Horror Film Festival, the fundraiser is also an optional Halloween Party where guests are welcome to dress the part.
Gowanus Open Studios
The new project "Surface portraits" that debuted during Bushwick Open Studios 2013, will be at DecadesOut studio for the Gowanus Open Studios on October 19-20th.
Edge Arts, Lisboa Portugal
Joana Ricou, copyright 2013