Angelo C.J. Vermeulen

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Space Ecologies Art and Design (SEADS)

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Delft University of Technology
  • LUCA School of Arts

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2023

    Angelo Vermeulen, Space Ecologies Art and Design (SEADS), Belgium and Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


    Angelo C.J. Vermeulen, TU Delft, Netherlands and LUCA School of Arts, Ghent, Belgium


    Angelo Vermeulen is a visual artist, biologist, space researcher, community organizer, and author. His original PhD training in ecology, environmental pollution and teratology plays a crucial role in his art. Vermeulen creates art installations that are often open, experimental setups that incorporate ecological processes and living organisms. His projects include ‘Blue Shift’, a Darwinian art project in collaboration with evolutionary biologist Prof. Luc De Meester, and ‘Seeker’, an evolving co-created spaceship sculpture. ‘Biomodd’ is Vermeulen’s most well-known and longest running project. It is a worldwide series of cross-cultural, symbiotic installations in which ecology, game culture, and social interaction converge.  In 2009 he launched ‘Space Ecologies Art and Design (SEAD)’, a platform for artistic research on architectures and politics of space colonization. He collaborates with the MELiSSA research program of the European Space Agency (ESA), and is also a member of the ESA Topical Team Arts and Science (ETTAS). In 2011 his space-related work led him to start a new PhD at Delft University of Technology. In 2012 he was appointed Crew Commander of the NASA-funded HI-SEAS Mars simulation in Hawaii. Angelo co-authored the book ‘Baudelaire in Cyberspace: Dialogues on Art, Science and Digital Culture’ with art philosopher Antoon Van den Braembussche, and gives talks about his work around the world. He is a Lecturer at LUCA School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium, and received several fellowships: 2010 TED Fellow, 2013-2014 TED Senior Fellow, and 2012 Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design Fellow at Parsons, New York. In 2012 he received the Witteveen+BosArt+Technology Award. His art works have been exhibited in the US, Europe, Southeast Asia and New Zealand.

Last Known Location:

  • Belgium

Previous Location(s):

  • Delft, NL
  • Ghent, BE

Role(s) at the symposia over the years: