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Martin Calvino is a multimedia artist and scientist whose work encompasses textiles, abstract painting, and the integration of media arts with genomics, machine learning and tango culture. He was an artist-in-residence at the 'Art and Artificial Intelligence Lab' at the Computer Science Department of Rutgers University; and a Senior Research Assistant at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He previously attended the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He holds degrees in Plant Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University (PhD) and Tsukuba University (MS), and in Molecular Biology from the University of the Republic of Uruguay (BS). Martin conducted studies under the sponsorship of prestigious fellowships such as Fulbright (USA) and Monbukagakusho (Japan). His artworks has been featured in CLOT magazine, NOEMA magazine, INTERALIA magazine, LEONARDO Journal, ART UNCOVERED, Proyecto ROTATORIA, MoTiF Film Festival, The Lift-Off Sessions Online Film Festival, FILE (Electronic Language International Festival), CICA Museum, Videokanava’s FEM4 Contemporary Art Exhibition and World of Tango Festival. In November of 2018, Martin released under Bandurria Records ‘looping_thoughts’, his first album of electronic music with tango remix that contained tango lyrics created with machine learning. His album was featured in 'Nación Eléctrica’, a Webzine from Chile dedicated to promote electronic music. Martin’s curatorial work includes the intersection of Uruguayan culture with new media arts at the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York; TechnoArte Latino at Princeton Public Library in Princeton, New Jersey with co-sponsorship from the Art Museum of Princeton University; and Videokanava Art Organization in Tampere, Finland. 


Postdoctoral Research Associate- The Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey

Ellison Lab - Department of Genetics, Rutgers University

August 2021 to present



New York University, New York City, NY

Attended Master of Professional Studies (MPS), Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)

Tisch School of the Arts

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), October 2014

Waksman Institute of Microbiology

Graduate Program in Plant Biology & Pathology

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Completed 4 credits on Certificate in Science and Technology Management

Master of Business and Science, 2011

Tsukuba University, Tsukuba, Ibaraki-ken, Japan

Master of Biosystems Studies (MS), March 2006

University of the Republic of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay

Bachelor of Biological Sciences (BS), November 2002

Piano Classes: Pablo Estigarribia's online private lessons

Buenos Aires, Argentina - New York City, United States

March 2021 - Present


Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health (NIH) / NIGMS Diversity Supplement, August 2021 - 2023

Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship, New York University, 2017-2018

Eileen Brennan Graduate Research Award, Rutgers University, 2012

Graduate Research Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2006-2013

BARSA Scholarship Award, Institute of International Education, 2006

Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright Commission of Uruguay, 2006-2007

Monbukagakusho Graduate Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, 2003-2006


MOCA Lights Video Screening & Projection, Patchogue Arts Council, Patchogue, NY, October 2021

Pandemic Projections - hosted by Art Wavelength - Kearny, New Jersey, August 28, 2021

The Newark Museum of Art, Revision & Respond Exhibition, Newark, New Jersey, June - August 2021

Videokanava Online Gallery, Coevolutionism: the emergence of a new subgenre of abstract art, Tampere, Finland, July - August 2020 (Solo Exhibition) 

Fring Arts Bath, Automated Exhibition, Bath, England, May - June 2020 

Videokanava FEM4 Contemporary Art Exhibition, VBKO, Vienna, Austria, October 2020

Videokanava FEM4 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Neon Kunst Gallery, Berlin, Germany, July 2020

Fring Arts Bath, Digital Footprint Exhibition, Bath, England, May - June 2020 (Suspended > Covid-19 Pandemic)

Videokanava Online Gallery, Tampere, Finland, January - June 2020

plusCODE 2019 Festival de Cultura Digital, and Proyecto Rotatoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2019

CICA Museum, South Korea, November - December 2019

Videokanava FEM4 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tampere, Finland, September 2019

World of Tango Festival, Tampere, Finland, September 2019

FILE - Electronic Language International Festival - Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 2019

Proyecto Rotatoria, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March - April 2019

The Lift-Off Sessions Online Film Festival, Streamed on Vimeo On Demand, February 2019

Proyecto Rotatoria, CineClub Municipal Hugo Del Carril, Cordoba, Argentina, December 2018

MoTiF Film Festival, Alaska, United States, August 2018


Subordinated Reality, Videokanava, Tampere, Finland, March - December 2020 

TechnoArte Latino, Princeton Public Library & The Art Museum of Princeton University, May 2019

Uruguayan Culture Through the Lens of New Media Arts, Consulate General of Uruguay in New York, October 2018


Art & Artificial Intelligence Lab, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, January - July 2019

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, January - September 2018

Center for the Arts and Sciences GEN, Montevideo, Uruguay,  2016

Institute of Agricultural Science (INIA), Montevideo, Uruguay, 2016

Laboratory for Computerized Languages, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Republic of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2016


Piano Online Concert, Pablo Estigarribia's Student Concert Series, May 22, 2021

Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, February 2019

Consulate General of Uruguay in New York, NYC, October 2018

1 + 1 = 3, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University, February 2018


Clustering Analysis in R: K Means Clustering, (h)ou->(R) Meeting, Rutgers University, October 4, 2021

Clustering Analysis in R: Hierarchical Clustering, (h)ou->(R) Meeting, Rutgers University, September 27, 2021

Factors in R: dataset analysis on lending practices towards latinos from 911 banks in NJ, (h)ou->(R) Meeting, Rutgers University, September 13, 2021

Coevolution of human-machine creativity, AI Theory & Creativity, Digital Future Talks Series, February 2021

Art of genomics / Genomics of art, Lab Meeting - Dr. Christopher Ellison's Research Group, Department of Genetics, Rutgers University, December 2020 

TechnoArte Latino, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ, May 2019

New Media Caucus, College Arts Association Conference, New York City, February 2019

Consulate General of Uruguay in New York, New York City, October 2018

Music and Audio Research Laboratory, NYU-Steinhardt, New York City, September 2018

International Seminar on Hypertext's Narratives, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of the Republic of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay, August 2016

Virtual Symposium on Information & Technology in the Arts & Humanities, Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), and Special

Interest group for Arts and Humanities (SIGAH), January 2016


Celebrate New Times - The Newark Museum of Art Reopens, June 2021


Newark Museum of Art displays works inspired by the pandemic, June 2021


hipermedula.org, April 2021


Fulbright Uruguay, April 2021


Patch.com/new-jersey/, March 2021


Intangiblia Podcast, December 2020



El Observador, April (online) - May (printed) 2020


Videokanava Website, April 2020


Nación Eléctrica, April 2019


Interalia Magazine, September 2018


CLOT Magazine, July 2018


Art Uncovered, January 2018




looping_thoughts, Bandurria Records, November 2018



Leonardo Journal, MIT Press, 2019

Adjacent, ITP, 2017

PLOS One, Journal of Experimental Botany, Gene, Genome, Journal of Plant Physiology, 2011 - 2016

PUBLICATIONS (peer-reviewed)

*Calvino, M. 2021. Internet memes for political dissent - Culture Jamming of a country's brand (Submitted)

*Calvino, M. 2020. Coevolution of human-machine creativity: incorporating the visual output of artificial intelligence into traditional art making. NOEMA


*Calvino, M. 2019. Procedurally generated artworks based on multiple sequence alignment of orthologous gene copies. Leonardo Journal


*Calvino, M. 2019. Computational art inspired on genome browsers. Leonardo Journal


*Calvino, M. 2019. Post-polyploidy subgenome evolution of glitch art. NOEMA  


*Calvino, M. 2019. A framework for the integration of art & science. NOEMA


*Calvino, M., Messing, J. 2013. Discovery of microRNA169 gene copies in genomes of flowering plants through positional information.

Genome Biology & Evolution 5(2): 402-417 

*Calvino, M., Messing, J. 2012. Sweet sorghum as a model system for bioenergy crops. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 23(3): 323-329

*Calvino, M., Bruggmann, R., Messing, J. 2011. Characterization of the small RNA component of the transcriptome from grain and sweet sorghum stems.    BMC Genomics 12: 356

*Miyata, K., Calvino, M., Oda, A., Sugiyama, H., Mizoguchi, T. 2011. Suppression of late-flowering and semi-dwarf phenotypes in the Arabidopsis clock            mutant lhy-12;cca1-101 by phyB under continuous light. Plant Signaling & Behavior 6(8): 1162-1171

*Lam, E., Shine, J., Da Silva, J., Lawton, M., Bonos, S., Calvino, M., Carrer, H., Silva-Filho, MC., Glynn, N., Helsel, Z., Ma, J., Edward, R., Mendes Souza, G.,   

Ming, R. 2009. Improving sugarcane for biofuel: engineering for an even better feedstock. GCB Bioenergy 1: 251-255 

*Calvino, M., Miclaus, M., Bruggmann, R., Messing, J. 2009. Molecular markers for sweet sorghum based on microarray expression data.

RICE 2(2-3): 129-142

*Calvino, M., Bruggmann, R., Messing, J. 2008. Screen of genes linked to high-sugar content in stems by comparative genomics. RICE 1(2): 166-176 

*Kanae, N., Nakagawa, M., Calvino, M., Mizoguchi, T. 2007. Dance of plants with circadian clock. Plant Biotechnology 24(1): 87-97

*Calvino, M., Kamada, H., Mizoguchi, T. 2005. Is the role of the short- day solely to switch off the CONSTANS in Arabidopsis?

Plant Biotechnology 22(3): 179-183 

*Goni, B., Fresia, P., Calvino, M., Ferreiro, M. J., Valente, V. L. and da Silva L.B. 2001. First record of Zaprionus indianus Gupta 1970 (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in southern localities of Uruguay. Drosophila Information Service 84: 61–65


MSW, LCSW, LCADC. Jusleine Daniel, Institute for Practical Life Psychotherapy, Highland Park, New Jersey, November 2020 - Present 

Matthew Mann, Computer Science Department, University of Regina, Canada, April - May 2020

Dr. Chunguang Du, Professor, Department of Biology, Montclair State University, April 2019    

Dr. Antoni Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, July - August 2018

Dr. Michael Purugganan, Professor, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, New York University; and 

Dr. Andrea Gallavotti, Assistant Professor, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University, March 2018 

Adriana Salgado & Orlando Reyes, Professional Tango Dancers, New York City, December 2017

Glenn Manko, Director of Talent Acquisition, LinkedIn, New York City, February 2016


















MateAmargo Tango, Jusleine Expressions LLC, Highland Park, NJ, 2011 - 2012


Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, February 2019

ORT University, 2016

Technical University of Uruguay (UTU), Montevideo and Canelones, Uruguay, 2002



Digital edition, acrylic on cardboard painting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2019 

Digital edition, algorithmic artwork, Philadelphia, PA, April 2018

Digital artwork, Philadelphia, PA, February 2016


Organizing Weekly Meetings for R Programming Language, Rutgers University, September 2021 to Present