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Cesar & Lois
São Paulo, Brazil | California, USA |

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Cesar & Lois is a collective that formed in 2017 and probes the evolution of humanity’s relationship to nature by advancing intersections between the parallel networks of technology and biological systems. Cesar & Lois posit new systems that integrate natural and technological networks. They create fungal systems that tweet and posit nature-based economies, subverting algorithms and infusing art with nature’s data. Cesar & Lois is a collective that creates microbiologically based digital systems in order to ask questions about how our systems grow societal frameworks for thought and value. Spanning two continents, Cesar & Lois invite viewers to renegotiate their interactions within systems, challenging our societies’ inherent logic models. Cesar & Lois nurture bhiobrid cultures, ranging from the fungal colonization of books to microbiological mappings, with the objective of learning from the overlapping patterns of human-based knowledge and the wisdom of nature’s growth algorithms. Cesar & Lois draw on biologists and undergraduate researchers to push their art in new directions. In 2018 Cesar & Lois exhibited at the L.A.S.T. Festival at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford, CODAME in San Francisco, ISEA in Durban and the Brighton Digital Festival in the 2018 Lumen Prize exhibition. 


Exhibition: Microgentrification takes over Los Angeles(April 2018) Project: Microgentrification - Los Angeles Location: JAUS Art Space, Los Angeles

Exhibition: [ECO]nomic Paths: following microbiological logic, Berlin (February 2018) Project: [ECO]nomic Paths - Berlin Location: City-based happening, with introduction at IZM, Universität der Künste, Berlin


Exhibition: Uncommon Natures, Lumen Prize Exhibition (September 2018) Project: Degenerative Cultures Location: Brighton Digital Festival at Pheonix Brighton in Brighton, UK

Exhibition: ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Art) 2018 in Durban (June 2018) Project: The [ECO]Nomic Revolution: when microbiological logic determines everything Location: Denis Hurley Center, Durban, South Africa

Exhibition: CODAME ART+TECH Festival 2018 (June 2018) Project: Degenerative Cultures with Interpretative Readings by CSUSM students Location: The Midway, San Francisco

Exhibition: LAST (Life, Art, Science and Tech) Festival 2018 (April 2018) Project: [ECO]nomic revolution - Palo Alto Location: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University

Exhibition: XX Generative Art Exhibition 2017 (December 2018) Project: Degenerative Cultures by Cesar & Lois Location: MAR – Ravenna Art Museum, Ravenna, Italy

Lumen Prize. Finalist. 2018 (awards to be announced in September 2018)


Seminar: II Workshop Internacional Arte & Ciência (August 2018) Title: Remapeando a Sociedade de Acordo com Crescimento Microbiológico Location: Rio de Janeiro

Lecture: Special Guest Lecturer at UDK
Title: “The Operating Logic of Spores” Location: Universität der Künste / Berlin

Panel: ISEA - 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art 2018
Title: "Mediated Natures - Speculative Futures and Justice” Location: Durban - South Africa

Panel: ISEA - 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art 2018 Title: “Decolonizing Futures” Location: Durban - South Africa

:: TEXTS ::

Paper in Academic Journal
Title: Por uma grade "bhiobrida": avançando uma rede tecno-natural
Journal: Revista Científica da Fap Year: 2018 Obs.: invitation as special author for the issue on Art and Technology

Essay in Proceedings
Title: “Mediated Natures - Speculative Futures and Justice Panel" Book: 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art ISBN: 978-0-620-80332-8 Durban, South Africa Year: 2018

Paper in Academic Journal
Title: Degenerative Cultures, launched at Generative Art in Ravenna, Italy Journal: GASATHJ - Generative Art Science and Technology hard Journal Year: 2018

Essay in Proceedings
Title: “Degenerative Cultures: Corrupting the Algorithms of Modernity” Book: “XX Generative Art 2017” Publisher: Domus Argenia Publisher (Itália) Year: 2017

:: PRESS ::

“Brighton University Press.” Slime mould, books and artificial intelligence, 12 Sep. 2018.
“All the Art.” The League of Imaginary Scientists and Cesar & Lois Talk STEAM. Fall issue. 2018. “Obra Artística Combina IA e Sistemas Naturais.” DesVirtual, 5 Aug. 2018, “Jornal De Noticias.” Obras Com Vida Própia: Bioarte - Sabia Que a Natureza Também é Um Suporte Para a Produção Artística?, 21 Mar. 2018.