Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

Art at the IAS

At the IAS, we exhibit art work of UvA researchers and other artists with a special interest in science. The exhibitions change every now and then, allowing various artists to show their work. On this page you can see which artists are currently exhibiting at the institute.

Pieter Adriaans

Professor Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence at the UvA.

Personal website

Over the years Pieter Adriaans has built up an impressive unusually broad oeuvre that varies from paintings and sculptures to installations, books, papers and musical compositions. This achievement is remarkable given the fact that Adriaans also has a masters in philosophy, a PhD in theoretical computer science and has founded a very successful computer company.

Adriaans: "I see no fundamental difference between my work as a philosopher, as a scientist or as an artist. It all has to do with creating new insights and understanding yourself and the world around you."





Sander Bais

Emeritus professor of Theoretical Physics at the UvA.

Personal website

(more information will follow soon)

Exhibition "Bio-inspired Art and Architecture"

Together with Museum Vrolik and UvA Special Collections, we have organised a temporary exhibition inspired by D'Arcy Thompson's famous book “On Growth and Form”. The exhibition "Bio-inspired Art and Architecture" combined art work by Gemma Anderson and natural objects from the university collection. The exhibition was set up as part of an intensive scientific workshop.

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Bob Hertzberger

Emeritus professor of Computational Science at the University of Amsterdam.

Published by  UvA Institute for Advanced Study

16 July 2018