As you walk through the Venture Cafe venue, you’ll notice a series of art installations. We will briefly talk about this installation and the inspiration behind the art.


Cancer affects every part of being human: our physical and mental health, our relationships with our families and friends, and our ability to work, play, and think. Most of us are impacted by cancer in some way. In fact, almost everyone has either had cancer or knows someone who has. To get a cancer diagnosis is to enter a new world that feels out of our control. It is a frightening world, and one laden with a complex series of responses.


These works reflect our complicated relationship with cancer. They represent the first five years of the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center’s Art Program, a residency program which embeds artists into research labs within Biodesign at Arizona State University. It also includes the contributions of artists who were scheduled to be residents, but were forced to stay away because of COVID-19: people who understand cancer from a personal perspective, because it has touched them personally.


Presented by: Pamela Winfrey, Director, Cancer Arts Program, Arizona Cancer Evolution Center

Featured Artists: Susan Beiner, boredomresearch, Alex Cagan, Max Dean and Erin McGee Ferrell



The artists and curators would like to thank the Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (ACE), the 

National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC), The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, and the 850 Biomedical Building for helping make this exhibition possible.


April 21, 2022

850 N 5th St. Phoenix Az, 85004

Easy and free parking in the South lot.

Validation available at registration.

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