Ectopia is an Experimental art laboratory in a biological research institute:

ectopia is a laboratory hosting artists from different backgrounds interested in exploring the intersection of art and science. It fosters the development of collaborative projects involving artists and researchers.

ectopia provides resident artists access to the research being conducted at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência – a leading Portuguese biological research institute. During the residency, the artists are exposed to the research through seminars and informal discussions with the scientists, being encouraged to develop collaborative projects. In addition, the researchers are also exposed to the artists and invited to take advantage of those collaborations in their scientific projects.

The projects being developed at ectopia will be made public through regular exhibitions, lectures and publications. In addition, the development of each particular project will be documented, and will be available through the ectopia website.

We welcome expressions of interest from Portuguese and foreign artists interested in developing a residency within ectopia.