Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1962. Lives and works in Illinois, United States.
Eduardo Kac is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in contemporary art. In the early 1980s, Kac created digital, holographic, and online works that predated the global culture we live in today, composed of information subject to change and constant flux. In 1997, the artist coined the term "Bio Art", starting the development of this new art form with works such as his transgenic rabbit GFP Bunny (2000) and Natural History of Enigma (2009), which won him the Golden Nica, the most prestigious award in the field of media art. GFP Bunny has become a global phenomenon, having been appropriated by major popular culture franchises such as Sherlock, Big Bang Theory, and The Simpsons, and by writers such as Margaret Atwood and Michael Crichton. In 2017, Kac created Inner Telescope, a work conceived and carried out in outer space with the cooperation of French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. Kac's unique and highly influential career spans poetry, performance, drawing, printmaking, photography, artist books, early digital and online work, holography, telepresence, and bio art. His works are in important collections such as the Museum of Modern Art-MoMA, in New York; Tate Modern, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse, France; Museum of Modern Art in Valencia-IVAM, Spain; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; and Museum of Contemporary Art of São Paulo, among others.