Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Radha Chaddah, Awakening, 2012. Fluorescent micrograph of neurons and astrocytes grown from human skin. Chromogenic Flex Print, 40” x 60”, edition of 5.
Radha Chaddah, Awakening
2018 Open Exhibition

Radha Chaddah

May 10–22, 2018
Arta Gallery
14 Distillery Ln

Chaddah grew the cells depicted in her photographs using mouse and human embryonic stem cells and adult human skin. There are gaps in the understanding of how to use cells to cure disease and degeneration. These dark places are where human imagination lies, teeming with the desire to control biology for myriad ends. Crawling over the abyss is the cell, grown in a dish, liberated from the control of the body; a tiny unit of ourselves and all living things.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.