AGENDA 2022 – 2023

20/01/2022: KI CULTURE: Valentina Bianchi interviews AnneMarie Maes for KI, Amsterdam.
16/02/2022: EMBODIED BODIES, a workshop for PARTS-students
18/02/2022: BEE AGENCY: AnneMarie Maes talks about her project on Duuu Radio, Paris
24/03-07/04/2022: CONNECT2NATURE: workshop series for 2Spaces (Arteconomy & iDrops)
12/04/2022: RENCONTRE ART|SCIENCE, UNIL/La Grange, Lausanne
03/06/2022: a BEE is a BEE is a BEE.. Performance Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
10-19/06/2022: HORTUS CONCLUSUS dans Heures Sauvages, Centre Wallonie Bruxelles|Paris
19/06/2022-29/11/2022: The TRANSPARENT BEEHIVE in Biotopia. Le Pavillon, Namur.
27/6/2022: residency #1 University Strasbourg Lab Microbiology X Kunsthalle Mulhouse
6/7/2022: Presentation HAMBURG MACHINE PUBLICATION, Hamburg
6/8/2022: ENTANGLED LOVE, performance in a Seat for the Sea #5, TAZ 2022 Oostende
12/9/2022: SONG OF THE BEES residency at TextielLab Tilburg (Nl)
10-25/10/2022: CYFEST-14 festival, Yerevan, Armenia
19/11/2022: Leonardo Laser / ASU-Cyland talk at EMERGE Festival, Arizona State University (USA)
20-25/11/2022: residency #2 University Strasbourg Lab Microbiology X Kunsthalle Mulhouse
16/2/2023 – 30/4/2023: ALCHIMIA NOVA. Solo expo Kunsthalle Mulhouse (Fr)
05/4/2023 – 24/06/2023: EDEN WORLD au BelOrdinaire, Pau (Fr)


On Fermentation and Materiality.
Sensorial Skins and Play with Squares at Cyfest-14, Yerevan, Armenia

CYFEST-14 Yerevan Exhibition: 10.10.2022 – 25.10.2022

My rooftop garden is my laboratory. It is my training ground to develop my creativity, and it enables me to have an active dialogue with living material. It is a space where thinking and manual work go hand in hand. It connects the visible with the invisible and brings together making and performing. My art research is based on a collaboration with living organisms such as plants, insects and bacteria. I research the natural networks and dynamic ecosystems they are part of. The resulting artworks have their own behavior, metabolism and agency. The installations and sculptures grow, communicate, sense, smell and react. They are evolving performances where each installation has its own lifetime, creating a landscape on the border between natural life and science fiction.

Lecture: ‘the Garden of Knowledge’, 13.10.2022 at Hay Art Center, Yerevan.


Trailer (1’47”) a BEE is a BEE is a BEE. A durational performance at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (03.06.2022) – Full Length Video: 17’40”
artistic direction & scenography : Anne Marie Maes
with: Sofie-Joan Wouters, Elke Van der Kelen, Maoro Tiger Joe, Margarita Maximova, &Apos, Nora Hendriks & Mina Lee
in collaboration with: Guerlain Paris
production: so-on.be & Palais de Tokyo
generously supported by Centre Wallonie Bruxelles/Paris – Hors-Les-Murs Constellations



AnneMarie Maes is an artist and researcher who has been active as an independent professional artist since 1999, and as founder and coordinator of several artist collectives. Her work is built on 3 strands: 1. through her deep concern for socio-ecological issues, she creates artworks that stimulate social change, this in the tradition of Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement. 2. For many of her projects she uses DIY bio/technology that she develops and integrates in collaboration with fab labs and university research labs. 3. She challenges conventional forms of artistic expression by combining traditional media with living organisms (mainly bees, bacteria and algae). She focuses hereby on the process, working with organically evolving elements and generating an art that creates itself. These 3 action areas translate into 3 long-term projects: Connected OpenGreens, Bee Agency and the Lab for Form and Matter.

AnneMarie was a fellow in international art/science programs, has written articles and academic papers and has published several publications on her work. She realized artworks commissioned for public space, as ‘Closed Circuits’ (Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Brussels) and ‘Elbe Bienen’ for the art in public space program of the city of Hamburg (De). She was awarded several prizes and mentions in prestigeous festivals as Ars Electronica among others. AnneMarie Maes has exhibited widely as a solo-artist and in group exhibitions in prestigious musea, galleries, public spaces and art-science festivals in many EU countries, the Americas and Asia.
Key museum exhibitions include at Bozar (Brussels, BE), National Arts Museum (Latvia), Borges Cultural Center (Buenos Aires, Argentinia), Domeinen (Sittard, NL), Science and Technology Museum (Milan, IT), Museu do Amanha (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), Fundacio Miro (Barcelona, ES), Haus der Elektronische Kunste, (Basel, CH), IMAL (Brussels, BE), IKOB Museum of Contemporary art (Eupen, BE), Laboral (Gijon, ES), Museum for Art and Architecture – MAAT (Lisbon, PO), amongst others.
Important festival participations include Ars-Electronica (Linz, AU), Transmediale (Berlin, DE), Mirage Festival (Lyon, FR), PIKSEL (Bergen, NO), Resonances (Ispra, IT).
Gallery shows include at Sapar Contemporary Art (New York), Silva Zona (Korcula, Croatia), Koç University Gallery (Istambul), Skolska Gallery (Prague), PILAR Free University Gallery (Brussels, BE), Wissenschaftskolleg (Berlin,BE), Emergent (Veurne, BE), SongEun ArtSpace (Seoul, South Korea).


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