Join us for The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ 2020 Virtual Conference!
Dates: Aug 8 & 9th, 2020
The GNSI’s first virtual conference offers an unprecedented opportunity to share our vibrant annual conference with a global audience. Our profession has been thrust into the spotlight as we illuminate complex information about virus transmission and safe practices that may save lives. Yet science itself is being questioned or misinterpreted to influence political agendas, and our institutions – schools, universities, museums, and parks – are scrambling to adapt to the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. Our conference will present thought leaders and practitioners wrestling with this challenging new landscape and experimenting with different ways of doing science communication so that we may all learn and grow.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 18-22, 2021
BIOCOMM 2021, May 18-22 will be held at the Drury Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the most popular destinations in North America.
Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote Address
Will Wilson, Diné photographer
Will Wilson’s art projects center around the continuation and transformation of customary indigenous cultural practice. He is a Diné photographer and trans-customary artist who spent his formative years living on the Navajo Nation. With his lens based artistry, Wilson challenges the traditional portrayal of the indigenous North American image and reclaims it for modern generations.
Wilson studied photography, sculpture, and art history at the University of New Mexico (MFA, Photography, 2002) and Oberlin College (BA, Studio Art and Art History, 1993). In 2017, Wilson received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. His work is exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.
Will Wilson will give the Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote Address. This endowed lectureship, in the memory of Maria (Ikenberg) Lindberg is the opening presentation at the BCA Annual Meeting, BIOCOMM 2020 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This address will inspire and set the tone for the meeting.
In his keynote address Will Wilson will discuss his work as a lens-based artist and educator with a special focus on two of his current projects, the Auto Immune Response (AIR) project and his Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX).
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