Michael Lucenkiw

Artist . Designer . Researcher . Maker

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I am an interdisciplinary artist/researcher working in the bio art field. My practice is heavily situated in DIY, hacker and maker culture. Broadly speaking, my work addresses issues related to environmental awareness, environmental monitoring and engaging with future digital/physical environments, especially in an urban context. My process is largely driven by background in environmental science and landscape architecture. From this I combine testing and analytical approaches with object and special design techniques. I work across a lot of mediums including sound design, lighting, mapping, new media, electronics design, coding, digital design and fabrication, and wood working.
Education MFA, University of Windsor (2020) M.L.Arch, University of Manitoba (2014)
 B.Env.Sc.(Co-op), University of Manitoba (2010) Fellowships and Awards 2020 - RBC EPIC Founders Program 2019 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2014 - Awarded ‘Emerging Artist’ at Nuit Blanche for the installation ‘Electro-smog Detector’ 2013 - Awarded 2nd place in Barkman Concrete bench design competition
 2012 - Awarded the Manitoba Graduate Scholarship for Landscape Architecture 2012 - Awarded MALA ‘Excellence in the study of Landscape Architecture’ Exhibitions 2019 - Human Nature - Augmented Screening, SoCA- Incubator Lab. Windsor, Canada. 2019 - A Matter of Opinion, ArtSpeak Gallery, Windsor, ON 2019 - Windsor Essex Maker Faire. SoCA. Windsor, Canada. 2018 - Tech Art Fair. Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Canada 2018 - IS ANYONE READING THIS?, ArtSpeak Gallery, Windsor, ON Publications 2016 - Giving Voice to Growing Things, Landscape Passage. Performances 2018 - Anthropocene. Science on Tap. University of Windsor Installations 2019 - Resileo SoCA. Windsor, Canada. 2014 - The Electrosmog Detector. Winnipeg. Nuit Blanche. 2013 - Circuit. Winnipeg. Nuit Blanche. Works 2020 - Open Manifesto 2019 - Resonance in 42°N 83°W 2019 - Pollution Piano 2019 - This is Supposed to be a Water Analysis Machine 2019 - En Attendant Nevers 2018 - Anthropocene 2018 - Interference 2014 - The Cyborg Plant Residencies 2019 - NØ School Nevers. Nevers, France. Presentations 2021 - VP Learning Laboratories: Making Environmental Data Meaningful - Videopool Media Art Centre. Winnipeg, Canada 2019 - United Way WE-STEAM Summit Day. SoCA Building. Windsor, Canada 2018 - Cybernetic Ecologies, Mexico City. Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the Centro de Cultura Digital Presenter and panelist: Michael Lucenkiw 2015 - Artist Talk: Cyborg Plants with Michael Lucenkiw. Winnipeg. Videopool Media Arts Centre Features 2020 - View Magazine - Student Feature