Knowledge Link through Art and Science (KLAS) is an Artist in Residence program of the Max Planck Society. KLAS fosters ArtSci exchange and transdisciplinary innovation and education whilst also establishing a link between Synthetic Biology research groups of two research institutions – Rijksuniversiteit Groningen [RuG] and two Max Planck Institutes [MPI]. In addition to awarding two Artist Residencies in 2017, KLAS will present a series of events and conversations around specific thematic topics. KLAS is funded by the Max Planck Society and the Schering Foundation and organized by Polyhedra.
Wolfgang Knapp focuses on interdisciplinary projects, art and the media, curatorial activities and international project cooperation. Knapp is professor h.c. at the Department of Fine Arts and Design at Zhejiang Commercial Technical College in Hangzhou/China and has been chairperson of the Commission for artistic and scientific projects at the University for the Arts in Berlin. He created the UdK-Preis für interdisziplinäre Kunst und Wissenschaft(UdK Prize for interdisciplinary art and science).