•March 11, 2008 • Leave a Comment


NanoArt is a new art discipline at the intersections of Art, Science and Technology, and relates to the micro or nanosculptures (atomic and molecular sculptures) created by artists or scientists through chemical or physical processes and visualized with powerful research tools like scanning electron or atomic force microscopes. The scientific images of these structures are captured and further processed using different artistic techniques to convert them into artworks showcased for large audiences.

37 nanoartists from 13 countries and 4 continents sent 121 NanoArt works to this second edition of the international competition. Public online voting is now open through March 31, 2008 at Judging is via the Internet and decided by the site visitors.

This site was founded by the artist and scientist Cris Orfescu ( to promote worldwide the NanoArt as a reflection of the technological movement. NanoArt is a more appealing and effective way to communicate with the general public and to inform people about the new technologies of the 21st Century and should raise the public’s awareness of Nanotechnology and its impact  on our lives.


To vote for your favorite NanoArt work you can also visit directly the competition albums’ site at and follow these 3 easy steps:

1. click on the album’s thumbnail to open album

2. click on the artwork’s thumbnail to see the large image

3. click on the number of stars you would like to rank that artwork

For more details, please send e-mail to

NanoArt and Nanotechnology – New Frontiers

•February 19, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Transparence 1One of Cris Orfescu’s NanoArt multimedia works (please click on the image to see video) will be showed at the University of Florence, Italy, during the Italian Week of Science, at the begining of March 2008, featuring an open dialog between contemporary art and science, focused on NanoArt and Nanotechnology.

Principal themes to be discussed during this event are:
1. The scientific imaginary and aesthetics of contemporary art in growing up knowledge economy.
2. The development of nanoscience and new forms of artistic fruition in contemporary era.
Dr. Paolo Manzelli, the Director of LRE/EGO-CreaNet, the organization which sponsors the event, hopes to receive a broad cooperation in achieving a shared program for improving a trans-disciplinary dialogue between science and art by paying special attention to the development of Nanotechnology and NanoArt, in collaboration with NanoArt21 founded by Cris Orfescu –
“The entanglement between science and art, working in a trans-disciplinary profile of innovative development in nanotechnology manufacturing, will furnish new areas of complementary research and an innovative professionalism in science and art that can be able to recover the ancient creative tradition of Florentine Renaissance, historically mediated by a unitary cooperation between Art, Science, and Technology”, Manzelli says.
For more event information, please visit
Orfescu’s work can be viewed at: