Anne Marie Maes is an artist and a researcher. Her work incorporates sculpture, photography, video, installation and public participation. She creates projects that stimulate the development of a more sustainable world. Her research practice combines art and science with a strong interest for DIY technologies. Her installations and long term projects – such as the Transparent Beehive, Urban Corridors or the Politics of Change – use a range of biological, digital and traditional media, including live organisms. She makes use of technological mediation to search for new forms of communication with the natural world, to make the invisible visible.
Anne Marie Maes is the founding director of the Urban Bee Lab and has for decades been a recognized leader pioneering art-science projects in Belgium, using highly original ways to bring out hidden structures in nature by constructing original technological methods to probe the living world and by translating that in artistic creations through sonification, visualization, sculptures, large-scale long-term installations, workshops, lectures and books.
She has a strong international profile, having exhibited (amongst others) at Bozar in Brussels, Koç University Gallery in Istanbul, Borges Center in Buenos Aires, Bozar in Brussels, Arsenals Museum in Riga, Skolska Gallery in Prague, the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, the Designmuseum in Mons and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin.
EXHIBITIONS, WORKSHOPS, RESIDENCIES & TALKS
7 December 2016 : Sensorial Skin. Solo exhibition at Sonicville Brussels
3-4 November 2016 : Realising Potentials – Arts-based sustainability science
A two-day workshop, presentationa and exhibition. An experiential site for exploration and dialogue between the arts and sustainability in science.
Barcelona, Institute of Catalan Studies (Institut d’Estudis Catalans, IEC.
3-7 October 2016 : Projectweek at the Wijnpers, Leuven – een productie van KunstWerkt
2 October 2016 : de Domeinen, Sittard – pre Ecovention presentation
5-9 September : International Summerschool on Creativity and Evolution in Games, Language, Robots, Life and Art – Como (Italy)
31 Aug.- 2 Sept. : Resonance workshop, JRC Ispra, Italy
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