preparing LAMINARIA


Generation Y, a project by Michele A in Manchester (School of Art) and online. June-July2021

Laminaria. A performative project presentation during a North Sea walk, an exhibition on algae, water and tentacular feelings. Performance August 5 2021, sports beach Ostend. Ongoing online.

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

During the exhibition Generation Y, the work of AnneMarie Maes is hosted by APIAN, a machine for exploring the age-old interspecies relationship between bees and humans. Take a look at their incredibly beautiful and interesting website: http://www.apian.ch and on Instagram: apian.ch

The work of AnneMarie Maes is found at the intersection between technological research, environmental humanities and poetics. Variation Games (2018) is the result of a year long of recordings monitoring the activity of a honey bee colony from an unusually close perspective, one that makes the viewer take part in the always so diligent work of the honey bee workers. Years of close monitoring and collaboration with the bee colony culminated in the creation of The Intelligent Guerrilla Beehive, a safe nest for city honey bees that also interacts with its environment by measuring the level of pollution in its surroundings. The research carried out by Maes demonstrates just how beneficial a balanced relationship between natural and technological agents can be, for both human and non-human species. Art and science are closely-knit towards a future where collaboration and advancement become synonymous.



AnneMarie Maes is a multidisciplinary artist, founder of So-on & Looking Glass and co-founder of Okno in Brussels.
In her research-based practice she 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 was a researcher at the Open Biolab Brussels (Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels, 2019) and a STARTS-resident (Science, Technology & the Arts) at the Hybrid Forms Lab (department of Biophysics at VU Amsterdam 2019-2020). She was part of the Fieldnotes expedition of the Finnish BioArt Society in Kilpisjärvi (Fi, 2018). She developed projects in Artist Residency Programs at JRC/ISPRA (Resonances II, 2016), FabLab Barcelona (2016) and with the Art in Public Space Program in Hamburg, Germany (2018-2020). She worked in Berlin (De), Barcelona (Es), and Venice (It). She has written several articles for journals and has authored several artist books.
AnneMarie Maes has shown her work in art centres and at festivals around the world. She has a strong international profile, having exhibited among others at BOZAR in Brussels, Koç University Gallery in Istanbul, Borges Center in Buenos Aires, Arsenals Museum of Contemporary Art in Riga, Juan Miro Foundation in Barcelona, the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, Museum de Domeinen in Sittard, the Science and Technology museum in Milano, MAAT museum and Calouste Gulbenkian museum in Lissabon, NANO University Gallery Rio de Janeiro, SongEun ArtSpace in Seoul, Haus der electronischer Kunste in Basel and the Golden Pavillion of the Art in Public Space Program, Hamburg. Shewas awarded an Honourable Mention at Ars Electronica 2017 for her ongoing research project The Intelligent Guerilla Beehive.


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