Bart Vandeput

Contingent Worker
Contingent Worker
T304 Dept. Applied Physics

Bartaku (artist name of Bart Vandeput, Ph.D.) practices the art of enquiry. His main interests lie in cognitive ecology, consciousness studies, neurobiology, energy and the philosophy of knowing and becoming. His work is often process-based, collaborative and situated in the folds and cracks of formal classifications. Since March 2016 he develops the entanglement with the Aronia m. BaBe appleberry as a Doctoral candidate at the Department of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University (Fin). He is participating artist in arts ecology project and is a member of both cultural lab FoAM (Bru) and the Finnish Bioartsociety.  

Portfolio online: 1909 Bartaku select works    

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Artistic research, Interspecies dialogue, Baroa belaobara, Aronia melanocarpa, Energy art, Bioart, 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts, 6132 Visual arts and design, Art research, art history, architecture


Residency in HIAP

Artist Residency in Helsinki as participating artist in the Frontiers in Retreat program (, an international residency project that fosters artistic and mulitidisciplinary research, productions, discussions and exhibitions around ecology.
Granted funding (personal grants) Department of Art Apr 2016


  • New Energy Technologies, Visitor (Faculty)


Plant Steaming Concrete Staining

Bart Vandeput (Bartaku), Petri Berndtson 2022 Research in Arts and Education

Painting Energies Podcast

Janne Halme, Bart Vandeput (Bartaku) 2021

Baroa belaobara: berryapple

Bart Vandeput 2021

Towardless: Plant-based Electrical and Art Energy

Bart Vandeput (Bartaku), Janne Halme, Anne Kinnunen 2021

Towardless_x: Plant-based Electrical and Art Energy: X-Festival

Bart Vandeput (Bartaku), Janne Halme, Anne Kinnunen 2021

Blck Vlvt

Bart Vandeput (Bartaku), Janne Halme, Merja Penttilä, Paulo Pinho 2020 Art As We Don’t Know It

Blck Vlvt

Bart Vandeput (Bartaku), Janne Halme, Paulo Pinho, Merja Penttilä, Pyry Mäkinen 2020

Outré - Encounters with non/living things

Bart Vandeput (Bartaku), Janne Halme, Paulo Pinho, Merja Penttilä, Pyry Mäkinen, James Evans, Marika Hellman 2020