Pia Lindman is currently Professor of Beings and Things and Head of Biofilia at ViCCA, Aalto University (Finland). Lindman’s performance-based work combines research and art. At MIT, she was a Fulbright Scholar (1999) and later artist-in-residence (2004 – 2006), studying humanoid robots. After ten years in New York, including a professorship at Yale University, she now lives and works in Berlin and a collective eco-village in Fagervik, Finland. In 2011, she was commissioned to create Poison and Play, a solo project and exhibition at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Art/science residencies include the Biological Research Station in Kilpisjärvi, Lapland and the former NATO base in Keflavik, Iceland. She has exhibited widely, including The Storefront for Art and Architecture; the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Sculpture Center; Artists Space; and internationally in Mexico City, Tokyo, London, Paris, Vilnius, Warsaw, Vienna, and Helsinki. Her video series Thisplace is in the collection of MoMA, NY.