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Oct. 2022

Jiwon Woo's team made to the finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition 2022

The Collegiate Inventors Competition® (CIC) gives US students a chance to bring national attention to their work, enjoy unique networking opportunities, gain valuable feedback from our National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) Inductees, and compete for cash prizes and patent acceleration.

Jiwon's team, A-SEP, made to 2022 Graduate Finalists.

For more information, please visit the National Inventors Hall of Fame

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Feb - May. 2022

Jiwon Woo's team, A-SEP, made to the finalist in the Harvard iLab's President’s Innovation Challenge (PIC)2022


The President’s Innovation Challenge (PIC) is an invitation to Harvard students and select alumni to propel their ideas forward — with the chance to win a share of $515,000 in non-dilutive funding, gifted from the Bertarelli Foundation. Throughout the seven-month process, teams develop their ventures with robust support from the Harvard Innovation Labs, working toward the live event on May 3rd.

Jiwon's team, A-SEP, made to the finalist in the Healthcare track

For more information, please visit Harvard Innovation Lab

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Oct - Nov. 2021

Jiwon Woo's team made to the finalist in the Biodesign Sprint 2021

Biodesign Challenge and the Google Hardware Design Studio partnered on a month-long Design Sprint to explore better ways to reduce carbon, increase biodiversity, and bring positive change to both people and the environment.

Jiwon's team, Romb, uses topology optimization to reduce plastic by 74% in Google Nest Audios. The team chose a 3D-printed biobased thermoset material for their alternative structure. The device is designed to be disassembled and repaired.


For more information, please visit Biodesign Sprint 2021 Team Romb 


Oct. 2021

Jiwon Woo exhibits at the Medical Museion, the University of Copenhagen. 

The new exhibition project entitled The World is in You will draw on a number of contemporary biomedical research fields to explore questions of entanglements between body and environment. The exhibition will aim to contribute to the current debates about the relationship between humans and our environments not by asking what we are doing to the world, but instead what the world is doing to us.



This innovative public engagement project is centered around a major art/science exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in the fall of 2021, featuring metabolic perspectives on the relationship between body and environment.

March. 2020

Jiwon Woo is featured in the Monthly Design vol. 501, Seoul, Korea. 

South Korean design magazine, Monthly Design, has been educating its readers in the creative industry since 1977. Celebrating and examing 'Eating Experience,' Monthly Design volume 501 introduces 8 different artists and designers from the world, including Jiwon Woo.



For more information, please visit Monthly Design for subscriptions. 

Feb 13 - March 8. 2020

Jiwon Woo is having a Solo-exhibition at POSTSCRIPT, Crane Arts, PA.

The exhibition ‘Self-Salvation 21’ examines and encodes the 21st century’s altering configuration of the human practices of committing sins and seeking salvations. Human-centered industries are transforming ecosystems, rapidly developing new technologies are reinterpreting the definition of nature, and how to be human is becoming data-driven.   

In this kind of society, where we can create and design life, where we look into screens more than into the sky, and where we build inhumane artificial intelligence for humanity, how is the definition of sin changing? In whose perspective do we commit sin? What does it mean to wash one’s sin away and how do we achieve salvation? “Affusion,” “Ark,” and “I Want to Be By Myself, but Not By Myself Entirely,” and “Mental Air” together constitute the exhibition to explore such issues.

9 - 12. Oct. 2019

Jiwon Woo is participating in MIT Design Lab's DesForM 2019 as a speaker and panelist. Cambridge, MA, USA

DeSForM has traditionally dealt with the design of new, dynamic and interactive artifacts supported by the rise of intelligent systems (sensors, processors, algorithms, actuators, smart materials, etc.).


Such systems are becoming more and more complex and sophisticated, giving birth to new forms of digital-physical hybridizations, i.e. dynamic ecosystems where advanced materials, sensing technologies, artificial intelligence, data, and humans are deeply interconnected and mutually shaped.


These emerging hybrid ecosystems have already reached a point where their understanding, design, and evaluation ask for the development of new approaches and tools, as the experiences they create are far more complex to foresee and assess.

DeSForM: Beyond Intelligence, Cambridge,  USA

5 - 9. Sep. 2019

Jiwon Woo is a winner of 2019 Prix Ars Electronica of Ars Electronica 2019: Out of the Box in the Artificial Intelligence & Life Art sector, Honorary Mentions, Linz, Austria 

 This year, the Prix Ars Electronica received a total of 3,256 entries from 82 countries. The Golden Nicas will be presented at the Ars Electronica Festival 2019 in Linz, Austria, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. A selection of the best works from this year’s Prix Ars Electronica will be presented in the CyberArts exhibition at OK OÖ Kulturquartier, while all winners will discuss their artistic perspectives and projects in the Prix Forums. 

Ars Electronica is one of the world’s largest media art venues, a digital music festival, a showcase for creativity and innovation, and a playground for the next generation – Ars Electronica is a world-class festival for art, technology and society.




The Ars Electronica Festival 2019, Linz, Austria 

17. May - Oct. 2019

Jiwon Woo is exhibiting at FOOD: Bigger than the Plate, V&A Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future. 

The exhibition explores how innovative individuals, communities and organizations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food. Taking visitors on a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, it poses questions about how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future in unexpected and playful ways.

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK 

20-21st. June. 2019

Jiwon Woo is participating Bio Design Challenge 2019 as a Panelist and a Judge

Join an audience of 400 at the Museum of Modern Art and Parsons School of Design for the BDC Summit—an event that brings together finalist teams with leading voices in art, design, and biology. 

Over two days, finalist teams showcase projects before esteemed judges from academia, the arts, and industry to compete for prizes, including the coveted Glass Microbe. Teams were chosen from over 500 students from nine countries who worked throughout the academic year to develop their visions for the future of biotech.

Bio Design Challenge 2019 is organized by the BDC, New York, USA

30. Nov. 2018

Jiwon Woo is giving a speech at Food Friction at ArtEZ University

Food Friction is a conference about artistic research and the interaction between food and behaviour. The conference offers a carefully selected menu of lectures, interviews and debates, with creative courses and side dishes that consist of workshops, performances and edible interventions. Professor Louise O. Fresco, President of Wageningen University & Research will open the event with a keynote speech.

Food Friction is organized by the Graduate School, ArtEZ University of the Arts.

06. Nov. 2018

Jiwon Woo is invited to a closed conference Micro Worlds by the musée du quai Branly, Paris and Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

This workshop follows on the special issue of the journal Techniques et cultures on “mondes infimes” (2017) and will support the preparation of an exhibition on “micro-worlds” (2021). It will bring together academics from anthropology, art history and science studies to discuss how the effects of size can be visualized combining ethnographic artefacts, microscopic objects and contemporary art. The workshop will conclude with a meeting with the curators of the museum “Micropia”.

This workshop is organized by Dr. Frédéric Keck (Director, Department of Research and Education at Musée du Quai Branly) and is an invitation-only event.

15 - 23. Sep. 2018

Jiwon Woo is giving a speech and exhibiting at the London Design Festival - Biodesign Here Now by Open Cell, London

Learn about Biodesign, the future of materials, manufacturing, architecture and fashion. Open Cell features 70 experimental studios in shipping containers including the first open access bio-lab and biomaterial-lab in London. We host exhibitions, performances, workshops and talks.Meet emerging international designers and start-ups showcasing cutting-edge­ ideas that will shape our futures. ­Projects that break the boundaries between biology, design, and technology. 



You can find the full exhibitors list and program HERE

06 - 10. Sep. 2018

Jiwon Woo is exhibiting, leading workshops and giving a speech at the Ars Electronica Festival 2018 - Error - The Art of Imperfection

Ars Electronica is one of the world's largest media art venues, a digital music festival, a showcase for creativity and innovation, and a playground for the next generation - Ars Electronica is a world-class festival of art, technology and society. 12 venues, more than 1,300 artists, scientists, technologists, entrepreneurs and activists from 54 countries, more than 105,000 visits to more than 600 events over five days.

Jiwon Woo's Exhibition page can be found HERE

Jiwon Woo's Artis Talk can be found HERE

02. Dec. 2017 ~ 26. Feb. 2018

Jiwon Woo is a winner of Bio Art and Design Award 2017 and exhibiting at MU Artspace Eindhoven Netherlands

The Bio Art & Design Award, BAD Award for short, is a unique competition that aims at stimulating young artists and designers from The Netherlands and abroad to experiment with bioart and design and to collaborate with renowned Dutch science centers.

BAD Award aims to:

  • stimulate interest, excitement and debate about the Life Sciences through high-quality, original artistic practice

  • examine the social, cultural and ethical contexts of the Life Sciences through the arts

  • promote high-quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborations between art/ design and science/technology

Jiwon Woo's Exhibition page can be found HERE

Jiwon Woo's Artis Talk can be found HERE

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