IN_LAB – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

Hilda Kozari, IN_LAB at the IAOIN_LAB is designed to highlight work by local and international artists, and assist artists in concept development, research and exhibition.

The residencies often relate to olfactory or other sensorial themes, but the requirements, expectations and results are wide open; established on a case-by-case basis. Residencies are – however – project specific, and range from one to four weeks in duration.

IN_LAB participants are invited to make use of our resources, including classes, our perfume organ, and our upstairs project space.

If you are interested in participating in our IN_LAB program, please fill out the form at the link below. We will review all applications, and respond within two weeks.


** Please note that participation is by no means guaranteed: We reserve the right to refuse participation. Refusals are often based on our curatorial interests, organizational capacities, scheduling, and the originality of the project.




IN_LAB hosts Nicola Vruwink
A site-specific installation in the IAO Project Space and Windows.
May 20 to June 30, 2016
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IN_LAB hosts Aleesa Cohene
A six-week residency with Canadian artist Aleesa Cohene, in which the artist professionalized a series of scents made relating to a past project, and developed scent components on new work.
March 7 to April 15, 2016
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IN_LAB presents The Garden of Death and Desire
New work by Heather Poon in the Institute for Art and Olfaction Project Space
February 11 to March 3, 2016
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IN_LAB presents The Masticator
An installation by Eric Vrymoed in the Institute for Art and Olfaction Project Space
January 9 to February 5, 2016
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IN_LAB hosts Christy Gast
A three-week artist residency related to an ongoing beaver project, led by Christy Gast (Miami, USA) in collaboration with Ensayos (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina)
September 21 to October 9, 2015
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CandlesIN_LAB hosts Erik Benjamins
Erik Benjamins (Los Angeles) presents the culmination of his ‘Slow Smoke, Slow Soap’ Project – a week-long candle installation, in collaboration with the IAO , perfumer Ashley Eden Kessler and poet Janelle DolRayne.
August 29 to September 5, 2015
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IN_LAB hosts Cat Jones
A four week artist residency, with Cat Jones (Australia)
April, 2015
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IN_LAB hosts Hilda Kozari
A 9 day arts and research residency, with Hilda Kozari (Finland)
November 18-26, 2014

IN_LAB hosts Jazmin Sarai
with perfumer Dana El Masri (Montreal, Quebec)
September 1-10, 2014

IN_LAB presents ‘Imitations of Life
A site-specific exhibition by Ben Chase
August-September, 2014

IN_LAB presents ‘Pen on Paper’
An exhibition of drawings by Sarana Mehra
May-June, 2014

IN_LAB presents ‘Four Paintings
An exhibition of paintings by Franco Castilla
November-December, 2013

IN_LAB presents ‘Desire Lines and Garden Paths: Nine Years of Type
An exhibition of typographic work by designer and artist Micah Hahn
April, 2013

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