Angelo Vermeulen is a biologist, space researcher, filmmaker, visual artist, community organizer, and author. His original PhD training in ecology, environmental pollution and teratology plays a crucial role in his art. Vermeulen creates art/science installations that are often open, experimental setups that incorporate ecological processes and living organisms. ‘Biomodd’ is Vermeulen’s most well-known and longest running project. It is a worldwide series of crosscultural, symbiotic installations in which ecology, computing, and social interaction converge. In 2009 he launched ‘Space Ecologies Art and Design (SEAD)’, a platform for artistic research on
the architectures and ethics of space colonization. He collaborates with the MELiSSA life support research program of the European Space Agency (ESA), and is also a member of ESA’s Arts & Science Topical Team. In 2011 his space-related work lead him to start a PhD on space habitation at Delft University of Technology. He co-authored the book ‘Baudelaire in Cyberspace: Dialogues on Art, Science and Digital Culture’ with philosopher Antoon Van den Braembussche, and gives talks about his work around the world. He is a Lecturer at Sint-Lucas Visual Arts Ghent in Belgium, a 2010 TED Fellow, and a 2012 Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design Fellow at Parsons in New York. His art works have been exhibited in the US, Europe, Southeast Asia and New Zealand.