Greek- Australian performing artist, Stellios Arkadiou, also known as Stelarc, has gone down in history for being the first man to have a surgically attached cell-cultivated ear to his left arm. The artist has participated in Liverpool DaDaFest. He has also taken part in several exhibitions around the world.
As an internationally acknowledged artist, Arkadiou has received many awards, distinctions, funding and press throughout his career.
He collaborates with leading universities, foundations and museums worldwide. Last year he was honored with the Arts Electronica Golden Nica distinction in the Hybrid Art category in Austria.
Stelarc is also planning to move a step further, by implanting a mic inside the ear which will connect to a Bluetooth transmitter so that it can broadcast audio perceived by the artificial ear online.
Stelarc was born on June 19th, 1946 in Limassol, Cyprus. His work focuses heavily on futurism and extending the capabilities of the human body. Most of his pieces are centered on his concept that the human body is obsolete.
Until 2007 he held the position of Principal Research Fellow in the Performance Arts Digital Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England.
He has two daughters. His daughter Astra Stelarc has followed in his footsteps as an artist.
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