an exhibition in 2 parts

Sensorial Skins, installation shot at Pilar: ‘Play with Squares (foreground), Composed Grid (lightbox), Grid (wall hanging), Exoskeleton (b/w photo)’
photo ©Silvia Cappellari

Woven by Nature: installation shot at iMAL: ‘L’Origine du Monde’ photo ©Silvia Cappellari

Sensorial Skins and  Woven by Nature is a double exhibition by the artist AnneMarie Maes and curated by Camilla Colombo (Ohme). The works on show focus on membranes and surfaces, on organic materials and on tactility, on processes and transformations, on bacteria and life. Sensorial Skins and  Woven by Nature is a journey into working with natural elements and co-creation with living organisms. 
In April and May 2021, two complementary chapters will be presented, at PILAR gallery – the house for Art and Sciences at the VUB and at iMAL, Art Center for Digital Culture and Technology in Brussels. Part 1, Sensorial Skins, displays a universe made of warm earthy colors and organic materials. Part 2: Woven by Nature, zooms in on the element of water, the preferred ecosystem of bacteria and the basis for the origin of life. 

Nl: https://annemariemaes.net/presentations/bee-laboratory-presentations-2/2021-_-sensorial-skins-nl/
Fr: https://annemariemaes.net/presentations/bee-laboratory-presentations-2/2021-_-sensorial-skins-fr/

PILAR, House for Art and Science – Brussels: 8 – 23 April 2021
VUB) – Triomflaan – Entrance 6 – Brussels
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
Getting there: https://pilar.brussels/en 
Please register & book your slot here.

iMAL, Art Center for Digital Culture and Technology – Brussels: 29 April – 16 May 2021
Quai aux Charbonnages 30/34 – 1080 Brussels
Getting there: https://www.imal.org/en
Open Wednesdays to Fridays from 3pm to 7pm ; Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm

With the support of:



Friday April 16: SALOON Brussels #20, at 18:30. A private view of ‘Sensorial Skins’, the first chapter of a double exhibition by SALOON member AnneMarie Maes, curated by SALOON Brussels co-founder Camilla Colombo.

Tuesday April 20: Brussels Laser Talk, hosted by Leonardo: a conversation with Annemarie Maes, artist and researcher, and Camilla Colombo, curator. Edith Doove will be moderating – online, CET 7pm. Register here.

Laminaria. An augmented reality experience during a North Sea walk, an exhibition on algae, water and tentacular feelings. From 10.7.2021 to 31.12.2020

Emergent Gallery Veurne. Abstracte Kunst bestaat niet. From 31.10.2021 to 9.01.2022



Annemarie Maes is a visual artist whose research-based practice combines art and science, with a particular focus on biotechnology, ecosystems and almost-alchemical processes.
She works with a range of biological, digital and traditional media, including live organisms. She exhibited internationally in a variety of contexts, and was awarded an Honourable Mention at Ars Electronica 2017 for her ongoing research project The Intelligent Guerilla Beehive.


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