François-Joseph Lapointe is an artscientist from Université de Montréal (Canada) with a PhD in evolutionary biology and a PhD in dance and performance studies. As a scientist, he has published over 120 papers ranging from molecular systematics and population genetics to metagenomics. As an artist, he applies biotechnology as a means of creation, and has created the field of choreogenetics.
His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (USA), Genome Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies (FRQNT) and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC).
His work as a bioartist and performance artist has been exhibited at Musée de la civilisation (Québec), Transmediale (Berlin), SciArt Center (New York), Ars Electronica (Linz), Medical Museion (Copenhagen), Science Gallery (London), and Centre Pompidou (Paris), among other places.