Marisa Satsia in collaboration with Aisen Caro Chacin

Marisa is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher specialising in medical and biological arts. She is an amateur biologist and biotechnologist and an active member of the bioart coven, an international collective of artists, activists and hackers; witches, witchcraft enthusiasts and feminists; scientists, researchers and healthcare workers exploring the intersections of bioart practices and witchcraft. In her work she aims to re-imagine and challenge the future developments of biotechnologies of self health/care and make biology more accessible through the adoption of processes, techniques, materials and tools that are related to DIY Biology, biofabrication and biotinkering in her artistic practice.

She has a background in Fine art and during her undergraduate degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, she experimented with drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, microscopy, installation work, embroidery and printmaking. In the final year of her undergraduate course, Marisa focused on the intersections of art and science and on interdisciplinary visual research by collaborating with the Medical Science Institute of her University.

Subsequently, she obtained an MSc in Medical art from the Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification (University of Dundee). During this time she studied human anatomy through anatomical life drawing, sculpture, and cadaver dissection sessions in a modern dissection lab. She also attended facial reconstruction, 3D modelling, wax modeling and digital medical illustration techniques workshops and studied medicolegal ethics and medical humanities.

In 2020 she commenced creating her own online and in person workshops and classes related to Medical Bodies (2020, School of Machines, Making and Make Believe) and Creative Biology (CYENS Thinker Maker Space, 2021). After her residency at the CYENS Thinker Maker Space, Marisa was awarded a scholarship to study at one of Fab foundation’s interdisciplinary programs in the intersections of biology, digital fabrication and textiles, fabricademy, at the Basque Biodesign Centre, in Bilbao, Spain.

In October 2022 she began developing the first open and communal DIY biolab in Cyprus, BioCuriosities lab. She is also in collaboration with the Serious Products lab at the Cyprus University of Technology.



Kersnikova Institute (Kapelica Gallery)