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I am so excited to announce that I am a recipient of an Open Society Documentary Photography grant! I will be redeveloping and greatly expanding my data viz project,, in partnership with Lois Gibbs of the Center for Health, Environment & Justice. The project will be complete at the end of 2015.


Here is the presentation I gave on SNPs and ancestry

Here is the bricoBio Kevin Chen from Bricobio gave on DNA and DIY bio

Here are Yves Amyot from Turbine’s 3Dprinting


I am putting together a Stranger Visions workshop to take place at Studio XX in Montreal next weekend (Sunday Oct 8) in collaboration with Turbine and bricobio

We will be taking found genetic data files, creating phenotype profiles, generating 3d models interpreting those phenotypes and 3d printing miniature versions of these portraits. Here are some of the resources we will be using:

Found data files

Look on a code sharing website for people who have posted 23andme files

Look on the Personal Genome Project for volunteers who uploaded 23andme data

Here are some examples which I have pre-processed for a later step, cooking show style:


Upload your 23andme file as a zip to the website gedmatch to get admixture information
(this part can take quite a while so I pre-uploaded several files for us to work with)

alternatively you can use the more visual and less quantitative results from Stanford’s Interpretome

Get your mtDNA haplogroup

Convert your 23andme  to ISOGG format using “23andme to ySNPs” tool from
save Y-SNPs and plug into



gedmatch gives eye color prediction



3D Modeling

The easiest and most intuitive way to translate a phenotype profile into a model of a face is using the commercial software facegen this program will let you export a watertight 3d printable head, you just have to install the additional model set how to video here.


More resources:

Here is code I wrote in python to generate a phenotype profile from a user-customizable SNP base–managing-matches.html

here is a worksheet I made which you can use to help create your profile/sketch and document the details of the sample


ExcessNYC is included in this group show at ArtSpace New Haven, Vagaries of the Commons. Tomorrow we will take the bike out for a spin and collect food. On our return there will be a panel discussion and then we will enjoy the rescued food, prepared and transformed by Nadine Nelson.

Part of our installation is a series of posters, a collaboration with Brad Armstrong and Jerome Harris. We have made an online version as well.


Speaking on this panel on Tuesday night. Very interesting topic & something I have not spoken about for awhile. And the last Aperture issue looks relevant and quite interesting as well.

Collaborative Images: New Models of Authorship and Aggregation

Tuesday, March 18
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, NY

I am very pleased to announce another show I a curated for XPO gallery to take place in March. Looking very much fwd to this! :))

Rafaël Rozendaal,  2013, everything always everywhere .com website, courtesy XPO Gallery

Wear art on your wrist! A group show on very big and very small screens!

FULL SCREEN celebrates the evolution of the screen in its most extreme developments. Soon screens will disappear from our view and will be replaced by laser light projecting directly on our retina. Pixels in a rectangle will be history as a medium like oil painting as a media technique is history today. Ten internationally renown artists will show screen based art works on a large LED screen and small smart watches at the same time. It’s time to go FULL SCREEN!

Opening March 13, 2014 Save the date!
March 13 – April 4, 2014
XPO gallery, Paris
Curated by Aram Bartholl

Participating artists:
Vincent Broquaire,
Jennifer Chan,
Petra Cortright,
Constant Dullaart,
Oliver Laric,
Sara Ludy,
Raquel Meyers,
Evan Roth,
Rafaël Rozendaal,
Paul Souviron,
Addie Wagenknecht,
Ai Weiwei




I m showing works with DAM Gallery at the new UNPAINTED media art fair in munich coming weekend. On Sunday 1pm I ll be part of a panel discussion about online/offline art. CU there!

“OFFLINE/ONLINE” UNPAINTED talk. A dialogue with Philippe Riss (xpo gallery, Paris), Aram Bartholl (artist, Berlin), Kim Asendorf (artist, Berlin), Rory Blain (s(edition, London), Elizabeth Markevitch (ikono TV, London), Klaus vom Bruch (new media professor)
moderator: Florian Mueck

Jan 17 -20, 2014Munich