11 Facts About Angelo Vermeulen


Angelo Vermeulen's work proposes a bio-inspired design approach to deal with the unpredictability inherent to interstellar travel.


Angelo Vermeulen is a Senior TED Fellow and was selected in 2017 as one of the Top 5 Tech Pioneers from Belgium by the newspaper De Tijd.


In 1998 Vermeulen completed his PhD on mouthpart deformities in non-biting midge larvae at the biology department of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.


Angelo Vermeulen left Belgium to work in London as a photographer together with Nick Waplington.


Angelo Vermeulen held positions at LUCA School of Visual Arts in Ghent and Die Angewandte in Vienna and has been faculty at universities across Europe, the US, and Southeast Asia.


In 2011 Angelo Vermeulen started research on advanced concepts for interstellar exploration at Systems Engineering and Simulation at Delft University of Technology.


Angelo Vermeulen is co-founder of Space Ecologies Art and Design, a transdisciplinary and cross-cultural collective of artists, scientists, engineers and activists.


Angelo Vermeulen started the first edition of Seeker in response to the Witteveen+Bos Art+Technology award he won in 2012.


Several months before the opening of the exhibition, Angelo Vermeulen launched an open call for ideas and participation on Seeker.


Angelo Vermeulen was crew commander of a four-month Mars simulation mission.


In September - October 2015, Angelo Vermeulen exhibited a selection of art photos he made when he was commander on a HI-SEAS mission at the Dome of Visions in Stockholm.