Dialogues between art and science

  • Science
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Thu, April 27 —
    Thu, September 21, 2023
Dialogues between art and science

CNIO Arte presents the exhibition “Dialogues between art and science,” the culmination of the fourth edition of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center’s initiative connecting two fields often regarded as unrelated or even as opposite.

CNIO Arte establishes contact between renowned international Spanish scientists and artists to explore common territories between scientific research and artistic creation. Each annual edition of CNIO Arte culminates in the exhibition of the work created for that occasion, which is subsequently sold to raise funds for financing cancer research at the CNIO.

This exhibition will feature all the artworks included in the four editions of CNIO Arte. The first edition in 2018 brought together the world-renowned molecular biologist Margarita Salas and multifaceted artist Eva Lootz in a series of evocative visual pieces. The second one gave birth to a collaboration between Spanish National Photography Award winner Chema Madoz and the Spanish theoretical physicist Ignacio Cirac. In 2020, the binomial formed by artist Carmen Calvo and paleoanthropologist and writer Juan Luis Arsuaga led to a collection of works combining the art of photography and collage.

Finally, in the latest edition in 2021, the duo composed of genetist Sarah Teichmann (leader of the Human Cell Atlas international consortium) and Daniel Canogar (specialized in projected image and installation art) resulted in a work mixing light, colors, and shapes.

Opening reception on Thursday, April 27 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. RSVP required. With Rodrigo Echenique (president of the Fundación Banco Santander), María Blasco (director of CNIO) and Juan de Nieves (curator) in attendance.


Venue map

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC, 20009


Free. Open during scheduled events, and by appointment. Book your visit from Monday to Friday (except holidays and special events days), from 10 am to 3 pm, at [email protected].


Supported by Banco Santander Foundation. With the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology – Ministry of Science in its first two editions.



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