Guy Ben-Ary was born in Los Angeles, USA in 1967, lived most of his life in Israel and currently working and residing in Perth Australia. He graduated Law school in Tel Aviv University and is undertaking a Masters course in the school of architecture landscape and visual arts, UWA.
Guy Ben-Ary is an artist and a researcher whose work uses emerging medias and in particular biologically related technologies (tissue culture, tissue engineering, electrophysiology and optics). Ben-Ary is an artist in resident in SymbioticA – The Art & Science Collaborative Research Lab at the University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, since 2000. He specializes in microscopy (light, confocal and EM and SEM), biological & digital imaging, tissue culture and engineering and artistic visualization of biological data. His Main research areas are cybernetics, robotics and the interface of biological material to man made devices. Much of Ben-Ary’s work is inspired and informed by science (physics & biology) and nature. These artworks utilize motion and growth to investigate technological aspects of today’s culture, the overlap of art and science and the re-use of biological materials and technologies. They rely on both our capabilities as well as our inadequacies of perception: how we observe the world for example, and how we are deceived by what we think we see.
He is a member of the core SymbioticA Research Group that has been developing “MEART - the semi living artist” project for the past six years (http://www.fishandchips.uwa.edu.au). Guy spend 2006 working as an artist in resident (research fellow) in the Steve Potter Laboratory, Neuro-emgineering lab, bio-medical school in the Georgia Institute of technology. Guy is a founding member of the “Biokino” collective that is developing the “living screen” project (Http://www.biokino.net). He collaborated with the Tissue Culture & Art Project for 4 years (1999 - 2003).