Food Art Week México

17th of January - 15th of February 2020

Galeria Quetzalli

Constitution 104-1, Centro Historico, Oaxaca de Juarez
Oaxaca, Mexico

Unter Palmen ein U-Boot.
Art reflects transnational perspectives, new relationships and the ghosts of a place.

December 8th – 22nd 2019


Villa Heike

Freienwalder Str. 17
13055 Berlin, Germany

Works by:
Rula Ali (SYR) | Shirin Ashkari (IRN) | Mäki Closch (AUT) | Christa Fülbier (DEU) | Halim Karabibene (TUN) | Zoltan Kunckel (VEN) | Irina Novarese (ITA) | Ramin Parvin (IRN) | Dachil Sado (IRQ) | Yaser Safi (SYR) | Özlem Sariyildiz (TUR) | Uli Westphal (DEU) | Bora Yediel (TUR) | DIE KOMPANIE | Curated by Kristen Cooper (USA)

All participating artists are part of the initiative HIER & JETZT: Connections. The initiative was launched in 2017 by artists of B.L.O. Ateliers in Berlin-Lichtenberg to offer an exchange and residency program to artists in exile. Exile has been defined by the group as the involuntary loss of one’s social context and working environment in their country of origin for an uncertain period of time. The collective collaborates and exchanges ideas on a collegial and informal basis, creating a platform for art, learning and communication. Unter Palmen ein U-Boot stems from this three-year collaboration.

The title Unter Palmen ein U-Boot refers to the history of Villa Heike*, and opens the field to an examination of contemporary forms of repression and exclusion. The exhibition presents questions about the perception of a place and its history, while also addressing our positioning as art and culture producers with regard to the promotion of an equal and enriching social context.

The independent work of each of the artists initiates from historical and formal impressions of Villa Heike and the neighboring Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial. Artists’ personal histories come to the forefront in conceptualizing a work that not only speaks to the area but to their homelands, as to raise awareness that tumultuous histories here still remain present in their countries of origin. Symbolism presents itself as a massive component to the overall expression of the exhibition; both as literal translation and through materiality. Unter Palmen ein U-Boot brings together cross- cultural voices that speak of time, individual identities, and solidarity; challenging us not to distance our perspectives but step closer toward understanding systems at work in the world today.

* Villa Heike, originally, a representative part of a machine-building factory from 1911, bordered a park where palm trees grew. The Villa was included in the territory of the Stasi prison, today the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, where windowless basement cells were referred to by prisoners as the ‘submarine’. During the GDR period, the building served as the administrative headquarters of the Ministry of State Security and later as an archive of the Nazi period.


Sunday 8.12. 4 pm – Film Screening – curated by Özlem Sariyildiz and Dr. Alexander Wiehart

Saturday 14.12. 5 pm – Discussion – Artist Zoltan Kunckel and cultural scientist Dr. Manuel Silva Ferrer discuss the identity of a place after a dictatorship.

Sunday 15.12. 1-4 pm – Lecture, Workshop, Intervention with DIE KOMPANIE

Saturday 21.12. 5 pm – Lecture – Dr. Alexander Wiehart: Conclusion of the 50th anniversary year of the first moon landing: The Final Frontier. Desire, Resistance and Philosophy of Borders from the Outer Space Perspective.


Holding What Can’t Be Held

September 14th – November 10th, 2019

MING Studios

420 S. 6TH St.
Boise, Idaho, 83702

Works by:
Alek De Dochas | Astri Snodgrass | Bryan Moore | Candace Rood | Eli Craven | Irina Novarese | Jonathan Sadler & Luke Batten (new catalogue) | Kristen Cooper | Tim Andreae | Uli Westphal

In 2018 a group artists toured the radioactive clean-up sites at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) along with the nuclear watchdog group Snake River Alliance. Since 1989, when the site was added to the Superfund list of the country's most polluted places, clean up efforts have costed over 9 billion dollars and could continue until the year 2050. Among other things, the artists watched the exhumation of plutonium contaminated waste that was buried in unlined pits directly above the Snake River Aquifer, sole source of drinking water for 300000 Idahoans. The experience was profoundly difficult to put into words. Now, after a year of processing, the artists are presenting their work, a continuing chronicle of the nuclear age and its impossible conundrums.

- harvesting solar energy at the INL site for Sunshine from the Lost River Desert -

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

18th of May - 20th of October 2019

Victoria & Albert Museum
Gallery 39 and the North Court

Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL, UK

Mutating: Systems, Bodies and Perspectives

30th of November 2018 – 10th of March 2019



Torenallee 40-06 (Strijp S)
5617 BD Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Opening: Friday, 30th of November, 8PM


If you keep looking long enough, you can see how everything changes. Animal species, plants, bacteria, mountain ranges, continents, solar systems—nothings retains its shape forever. Living and non-living things respond to each other in an endless, complex inter- action that scientists are unraveling and describing in ever greater detail. Meanwhile, we humans play an increasingly indelible role in the shaping of life. In the exhibition ReShape, on show in MU from 30 November, 2018 to 10 March 2019, artists and designers imagine the continuous transformation of life.

ReShape presents the three winning projects of the Bio Art & Design Award 2018, developed in collaboration with leading Dutch researchers in the life sciences. They are shown alongside recent works of nine other international artists and designers that share a focus on the theme of mutation and transformation. Areas of investigation include our place in the food chain, the digital reproduction of artificial life, worldwide corn varieties and the geological consequence of breeding a pink race of chickens.

The Bio Art & Design Award aims to manifest the creative potential of the life sciences to a broad audience. The prize-winning projects demonstrate how bio-art and bio-design can profoundly influence our lives and alter the way we view the world.

The exhibition is curated by William Myers and Angelique Spaninks

Participating artists:
Amanda Baum & Rose Leahy, Yiyun Chen, Pleun van Dijk, Anna Dumitriu, Kuang Yi Ku, Ani Liu, Jon McCormack, (Non)human (Non)sense Collective, Basse Stittgen, Studio Arvid & Marie, The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, Uli Westphal.

Lange Nacht Der Bilder

14th of September 2018

B.L.O. Ateliers

Kaskelstr. 55
10317 Berlin, Germany


From Inspiration to Integration

August 25th - September 27th

Woods Gerry Gallery

62 Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02903
United States

+ view exibition catalogue +

80 Years of the Nature Lab

The Nature Lab at RISD is pleased to announce Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration, an exhibition curated in collaboration with William Myers that marks the culmination of its 80th anniversary celebrations. The exhibition runs from Aug 25 - Sept 27, with a half-day symposium and opening reception on Aug 24. It showcases recent examples of design and art that inform our complex relationship with nature and help us decipher how it may evolve in the future.

To launch the exhibition Nature Lab is hosting a half-day symposium that brings together international artists, designers, scientists and educators for talks, discussions and presentations on topics such as valuing non-human forms of life as collaborators, artistic and scientific modes of inquiry, and ethical considerations in bioart and biodesign practices.

The opening of the exhibition also marks the release of the 2018 edition of Biodesign: Nature + Science + Creativity (MoMA).

Half-Day Symposium + Opening Reception August 24

1 PM - 5PM — Symposium
5:30 PM - 7:30PM — Opening Reception

Participating artists / projects:

Hy-Fi and Bio-processing Software - David Benjamin / The Living
Mycelium architecture, made in collaboration with Ecovative and 3M.

Zoa - Natalia Krasnodebska / Modern Meadow
Leather grown using yeasts that secrete collagen, and grown completely without animal derivatives.

The Built Environment Microbiome - BioBE Center / Jessica Green, Sue Ishaq and Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg
The BioBE conducts research into the built environment microbiome, mapping the indoor microbiome, with an eye towards pro-biotic architecture.

Zea Mays / Cultivar Series - Uli Westphal
Newly commissioned corn study, this project highlights maize’s evolution through interaction with humans.

Harvest / Interwoven - Diana Scherer
Artist coaxes root systems plant root systems into patterns.

Fifty Sisters & Morphogenesis - Jon McCormack
Artist algorithmically generates images that mimic evolutionary growth, but tweaks them to include aesthetics of the logos of global petroleum producing corporations.

Organ on a Chip - Wyss Institute
Wyss Institute creates microchips that recapitulate the functions of living human organs, offering a potential alternative to animal testing.

AgroDerivatives: Permutations on Generative Citizenship - Mae-Ling Lokko
This project proposes labor, production criteria and circulation of capital within agrowaste/bioadhesive upcycling ecosystems.

New Experiments in Mycelium - Ecovative
Ecovative makes prototypes of mycelium items such as insulation, soundproofing tiles, surfboards, lampshades.

Bistro in Vitro - Next Nature Network
Performance with speculative future foods samples. The installation will include video screens and a cookbook on a table display.

Raw Earth Construction - Miguel Ferreira Mendes
This project highlights an ancient technique that uses soil, focusing on how soil is living.

Burial Globes: Rat Models - Kathy High
This project presents glass globes that hold the ashes of the five HLA-B27 transgenic rats, each one named and remembered: Echo, Flowers, Tara, Matilda, Star.

To Flavour Our Tears - Center for Genomic Gastronomy
Set up as an experimental restaurant, this project places humans back into the foodchain — investigating the human body as a food source for other species.

Blood Related - Basse Stittgen
A series of compressed blood objects—inspired by Hemacite objects made from blood/sawdust compressed in a process invented in the late 19th century—highlights bloodwaste in the slaughterhouse industry.

Silk Poems - Jen Bervin
A poem made from a six-character chain represents the DNA structure of silk, it refers to the silkworm's con-structure of a cocoon, and addresses the ability of silk to be used as a bio sensor, implanted under people's skin.

Zoe: A Living Sea Sculpture - Colleen Flanigan
Zoe is an underwater structure, part of coral restoration research, that regenerates corals in areas highly impacted by hurricanes, human activity and pollution.

Aquatic Life Forms - Mikhail Mansion
Computationally generated lifeforms animated using motion-based data captured from Arelia aurita.

Algae Powered Digital Clock - Fabienne Felder
By turning electrons produced during photosynthesis and bacterial digestion into electricity, algae will be used to power a small digital clock.

A Place for Plastics - Megan Valanidas
This designer presents a new process of making bioplastics that are bio-based, biodegradable AND compostable

Data Veins & Flesh Voxels - Ani Liu
This project explores how technology influences our notion of being human from different points of view, with a focus on exploring the relationship between our bodies as matter and as data.

Pink Chicken Project - Studio (Non)human (Non)sense/ Leo Fidjeland & Linnea Våglund
By changing the color of chickens to pink, this project rejects the current violence inflicted upon the non-human world and poses questions of the impact and power of synthetic biology.

Orly & Holubice

Eagles & Doves / Adler & Tauben

August 17 – Oktober 28, 2018
Opening: August 16th, 6 pm - 8 pm

Kunsthalle Bratislava

Nám. SNP 12
Bratislava, Slovakia

What is the form of national identity today? What influence do various symbols exert upon it? Can we positively identify with a nation without nationalistic and xenophobic overlays? The exhibition Eagles & Doves presents works by contemporary Slovak and German artists who respond to these difficult questions with broad perspective, criticism and humour, in a playful and open manner. Contemporary art can be actually a medium of intercultural communication: the encounter, not the clash, of cultures. The exhibition project was developed in cooperation with the Goethe Institute in Bratislava on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its foundation in Slovakia.

Curated by Lenka Kukurová & Omar Mirza

Exhibiting artists:

Ulf Aminde (DE) | Tomáš Džadoň (SK) | Hans Haacke (DE) | Monika & Bohuš Kubinskí (SK) | Stano Masár (SK) | Jarmila Mitríková & Dávid Demjanovič (SK) | Henrike Naumann (DE) | Erik Sikora (SK) | Ivana Šáteková (SK) | Anna Tretter (DE) | Nasan Tur (DE) | Uli Westphal (DE) | Suse Weber (DE) | Anna Witt (DE)

Image above: Ivana Šáteková

Artist Talk @ MING Studios

October 19th, 7PM

MING Studios
420 S 6th St
Boise, Idaho 83702, USA

Eat Me
Food in Art and Design

23rd of September 2017 - 21st of May 2018

Trapholt - Museum of Modern Art And Design

Æblehaven 23
6000 Kolding

Works by:
Sarah Lucas | Helen Chadwich | Erwin Wurm | John Isaccs | Honey & Bunny | Antoni Miralda | Thomas Rentmeister | Tyran Simon | Dimitri Tsykalov | Jana Sterbak | L.A. Raven | Arpad Dobriban | Anya Gallaccio | Marije Vogelsang | Jeon Jinhyun | Marco Evaristti | Dan Bannino | Nielsen & Johnsen | Liu Susiraja | Simone Bruehl | Elisabeth Willing | Søren Dahlgaard | Tom Velthuis | Jonas Edvard | Trine Lyngholm | Jette Loween | Katja Bjørn | Rose Eken | Anja Franke | Cloe Rutzerveld | Kurt van Mensvoort | Ellie Harrison | Superflex | Johannes Nyholm | Studio Three | Uli Westphal

Sticky Business
The Temptation of Sugar in Art

16th of September 2017 - 18th of February 2018

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Hoogstraat 112
3111 HL Schiedam
The Netherlands

Works by:
Dan Bannino | Noraly Bever | Djonga Bismar | Boris van Berkum | Katja Bjørn | Karel Doing | Jonas Etter | Van Brummelen & De Haan | Roland Hicks | John Isaacs | Mubuku Kipala's | Joseph Mar | Bompas & Parr | Pip & Pop | Matine Poot | L.A. Raeven | Studio Lernert & Sander | Johanna Schmeer | Helmut Smits | Zineb Sedira | Domenico Tedone | Caro Verbeek | Driessens & Verstappen | Marije Vogelzang | Kollektiv Plus Zwei | Uli Westphal