Bioethics Art Group of Study


To establish an innovative, interdisciplinary and international network that would work under “Bioethics Global Art” endeavor, bridging art and bioethics.



  • To study the relation and interaction between bioethics and art and the impact of art in human behavior.
  • To evaluate the impact of the transformative power of arts in research and medical ethics as well as in environmental ethics
  • To bridge the gap between academics involved and working in bioethics and the art world by carrying research activities and publications.


 This group of study intends to contribute to:

  • Inspire art lovers to appreciate the universal language of arts expressing moral values, ethical principles in respect of human dignity and human rights in a diverse and globalize world.
  • Evaluate and disseminate the transformative power of arts in bioethics and its influence culture.
  • Stimulate academic communities on the importance and role of arts and its precious contribution in education and training people in bioethics.
  • Promote a higher sensitivity among citizens, from all over the world, contributing to the common good, that is the mission and vocation of political authorities.





Corresponding member of the “Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation of Spain”. Madrid, Section of “philosophy of law”. Professor at Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid. Doctor of Law (cum laude) at Complutense University of Madrid, Department of Philosophy of law, Morals and Politics. Title of thesis: The rights of man in the thinking of E. levinas”. Doctor of Philosophy and Educational Studies (cum laude) at Complutense University of Madrid, Department of hermeneutics, history of philosophy and philosophy of history. Title of thesis: “Art and law: its encounter in philosophy”.  French academic degree (D.E.A: diplôme d’etudes approfondies [diploma of advanced studies]) in philosophy/ethics, University of Sorbonne, Paris. Academic degree in philosophy and educational Studies, Faculty of philosophy. Complutense University of Madrid.  Graduated in law,  School of Law, Complutense University of Madrid. Founding member of the Spanish Association of Personalism. Secretary of the AEDOS (Aesthetics chapter) and Member of the Board of Directors of Acción Social Empresarial.


Doctor in Law, Complutense University of Madrid, Master in Philosophy at Francisco de Vitoria University. Specialist in Bioethics at Università Sacro Cuore, Rome. Full time and ACAP Madrid accredited professor at University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) and visiting professor at Francisco de Vitoria University. He holds the Quality Assessment of the University Teaching Staff by ACAP Madrid (Agency of Quality and Prospective of the Community of Madrid) in the categories of: Contracted Professor Doctor and Professor of Private University. He has been involved in IUVE Foundation (Madrid 1992-1998) as Project Director, Director of Training, responsible for the organization of congresses, cultural, youth and university activities. President of IUVE (Madrid, 1996-1998). Coordinator of the area of law in the Doctorate of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Biolaw in Madrid (2003-2007), Director of the Doctoral Program in Bioethics URJC–CEU S. Paul University (2010-13), Director of the Master Program in Bioethics at URJC (2010-15), President of the Quality Assurance Committee of the University Master Program in Bioethics (2010-2015), Member of the Doctorate and Third Cycle Commission in the Department of Educational Sciences, Language, Culture and the Arts at URJC (2011-14).


Lawyer, Doctorate in Law, Complutense University of Madrid. Expert in Administrative Law, Family Law and Health Promotion and Human Development. Researcher in Bioethics and Biolaw, PhD in Bioethics, New Granada Military University, Bogotá, Colombia. She has studies in Basic Sciences at University Mayor College of Cundinamarca. Specialization in Bioethics and member of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the University of La Sabana. She has written important works and articles in indexed journals of Colciencias in the field of bioethics and Biolaw: “Biomedicine and Biotechnology before prenatal violence: Legislation compared to Spanish law” and “Bioethics Dilemmas of Genetics” (collaborative book). Guest lecturer at different universities in Spain. Legislative Advisor to the Congress of Colombia. She has received important academic and state recognition in the field of bioethics, bio-medicine and human rights. Director of the Ethical and Bioethical Committee of the Fundación Cultura de la Vida Humana, where she is also Director of Social Projection.


Doctor in Law from Complutense University in Madrid. Presently, he is Professor of Philosophy of Law and International Law at the School of Bioethics of Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum in Rome. Furthermore, he is a researcher at the Human Rights Institute at Complutense University of Madrid. For 5 years he has been member of the Steering Committee of Bioethics in the Council of Europe and in 2005 he was honoured with the National Prize of the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors in the field of legal and social sciences.  See Curriculum Vitae EnglishGlobal Ethics Observatory database.


Professor of Anthropology at the CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, and a member of the «Ángel Ayala» Institute of Humanities, accredited by ACAP. PhD in Philosophy from Complutense University of Madrid, with a thesis dedicated to the teaching of Ethics through Aesthetics. Bachelor of Philosophy and Educational Studiess from the same University. He is also a Senior Advertising Technician for the European Institute of Higher Education and has a Postgraduate degree in Digital Marketing at the Business School of Barcelona. He has taught Science subjects (Astronomy and Ecology) and Philosophical subjects (Ethics, Anthropology) at the San Pablo CEU University). He is Professor at the School of Humanities «Juan de Ávila» where he teaches courses in Ethics and Aesthetics and do research on information technologies, ethics and bioethics. He has been Professor of Ethics, in the Master of Bioethics at the Rey Juan Carlos University,  in the COPE Master’s Degree in Radio, and in Coeducation in the Master of Equal Opportunities Agents at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University of Valencia. He has been coordinator of the Leadership Program of the CEU San Pablo University and directs projects related to the future of the University and to information technologies, marketing and advertising.



Doctor of Law from the Universities of Buenos Aires (1991) and Paris XII (1994). Between 1999 and 2005 he led several research projects on bioethics and human rights issues at Laval University (Quebec) and at the Universities of Göttingen and Tübingen (Germany). He has been a member of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO on behalf of Argentina (1998-2005). In this capacity, he participated in the drafting of the International Declaration of Human Genetic Data (2003) and the Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights (2005). He has also acted as an expert for the Council of Europe and prepared a Report on Advance Directives in European Comparative Law. He is currently associate professor and researcher in medical law and bioethics at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). He has been president of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH). He is? Has been? Associate Professor (‘Privatdozent’) in bioethics and medical law at the Law Faculty of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is also Coordinator of the PhD Program “Biomedical Ethics and Law” at the Faculty of Medicine of the same University.



He is trained as a medical doctor and a theologian and he holds a PhD in ancient Greek Philosophy, all three degrees from the University of Oslo (1987, 1989, 1993). Since 1996 he is Professor of Medical Ethics and Head of Research at Centre for medical ethics, Faculty of medicine, University of Oslo. In the period of 2007-2008 he was in charge of UNESCO’s global program in bioethics. In the period of 1996-2011 he served as Adjunct Professor of Philosophy of medicine and Medical Ethics at Centre for International Health, Faculty of medicine, University of Bergen. Solbakk has been invited plenary speaker at around 80 national and international conferences and workshops in bioethics, medical ethics, biotechnology, nanomedicine, and stem cell research in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa He has published extensively within these different fields of study. Currently, his main field of research and development is bio(po)ethics. This concept was coined by a Latin American colleague, J.J.M Fariña, and is used as a label for a kind of bioethics that makes use of different poetic and artistic representations to study and teach bioethics.



He holds many degrees and titles including: Psychiatrist, Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Philosophy and Professor of Psychopathology at the Complutense University of Madrid. He advanced his studies at the Universities of Heidelberg, Munich, UCLA (Los Angeles) and Georgetown (Washington), where he is Visiting Professor. He is President of the Section of Special Education of the Spanish Society of Pedagogy, a founding member of AEDOS and a member of the Royal Academies of Medicine in Valencia, Cádiz and Granada. He has taught numerous seminars and university courses at many universities in Latin America and has published more than four hundred articles for Spanish reviews and foreign journals as well as about sixty books on his topics of expertise. He currently distributes his time between researching and the working in a clinical setting.



He is a professor of Anthropology at the Francisco de Vitoria University. He began his studies at the Pontifical University of Comillas (Madrid) and Complutense University of Madrid. He graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Education Sciences (Section Philosophy) in 1988. He was a researcher at the Institut Superieur de Philosophie of the University of Leuven, PhD at the University Complutense with a thesis entitled “The cathartic value of the tragic in Literature” (cum laude unanimously). He has developed various research, teaching and training activities. He is the author of several articles on anthropology and aesthetics. Currently, he directs the research cohort in integral anthropology at the Institute of Economic and Social Research Francisco de Vitoria and is a professor at the Francisco de Vitoria University in Madrid.