AnneMarie Maes is an artist who has been studying the close interactions and co-evolutions within urban ecosystems. Her research practice combines art and science, with a keen interest in DIY technologies and biotechnology. She works with a range of biological, digital and traditional media, including live organisms. Her artistic research is materialised in techno-organic objects that are inspired by factual/fictional stories; in artefacts that are a combination of digital fabrication and craftsmanship; in installations that reflect both the problem and the (possible) solution, in multispecies collaborations, in polymorphic forms and models created by eco-data. On the rooftop of her studio in Brussels (BE) she has created an open-air lab and experimental garden where she studies the processes that nature employs to create form. Her research provides an ongoing source of inspiration for her artworks. The Bee Agency as well as the Laboratory for Form and Matter -in which she experiments with bacteria and living textiles – provide a framework that has inspired a wide range of installations, sculptures, photography works, objects and books – all at the intersection of art, science and technology. AnneMarie Maes has exhibited in art centres and at festivals around the world. In 2017, she received an Honorary Mention in the Hybrid Art category at Ars Electronica for the Intelligent Guerrilla Beehive project.
2019 – UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS, WORKSHOPS AND TALKS
OPEN BIOLAB BRUSSELS, February 2019 – lectures and workshops throughout the year
FOR A BRAVE NEW BRUSSELS, SEAS (SongEunArtSpace) Seoul, Korea – opening 25 March 2019
ECO-VISIONARIES, Laboral, Gijon, Spain – from 29 March 2019 to 26 October 2019
MIRAGE FESTIVAL, Lyon, France – from April 3 to April 7 2019
ALCHIMIA NOVA, solo at n0dine Brussels, Belgium – from April 25 to May 4 2019 (Art Brussels)
ELBBIENEN, the Hamburg Machine / Art in Public Space, Hamburg, Germany – opening May 1 2019
TUTTI QUESTO A LA CERTOSA, la Biennale di Venezia 2019, solo at l’isola de la Certosa – opening May 10, 2019
GREEN – RIXC exhibition and conference, Riga, Latvia – July 5 to September 9 2019
DISRUPTED IMAGES, solo at GLUON Gallery – September 5 to Sept. 12 2019
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