UNESCO Exhibition: ‘Creative Resilience’ to feature artworks by female Scientists reflecting on their pandemic experiences

Creative Resilience seeks to give a voice to women scientists by exploring their private world of artistic expression. The exhibition will showcase the artwork of 54 women scientists from around the world. The art creators responded to a brief to submit art they had created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Creative Resilience shines a light on the artistic lives of women neuroscientists, microbiologists, doctors, nurses, medical students, researchers, science communicators, engineers, and mathematicians of all ages. These women are using their artistic talents, combined with their expertise in the fields of science, health, science communication and technology to provide a testimony of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through painting, photography, digital drawing, block print, sculpture, crocheting or film, these “sci-artists” provide a testimony of how the global health pandemic has transformed the way we interact and how we are slowly emerging from it into new, transformed societies.

Key Dates

26 October – Opening of the exhibition of accredited Journalists and the media, 6PM, UNESCO Headquarters
27 October – Exhibition premiere and inauguration by Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO.
28 October – within the limit of authorized number of persons, due to Covid-19 restrictions, a screening of all artworks will be available for the general public at UNESCO HQ, and for the press and accredited personnel.
Creative Resilience can be visited online at this address (https://en.unesco.org/creativeresilience) as from 25 October 2021.

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