AnneMarie Maes – Sensorial Skins and Woven by Nature
Sensorial Skins and Woven by Nature is a double exhibition by AnneMarie Maes curated by Camilla Colombo. 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.
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.
Camilla Colombo is a curator and producer focusing her practice on interdisciplinarity at the nexus of art and sciences. She is co-founder of Ohme and Saloon Brussels. Currently based in Brussels, Camilla holds an MA from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and an MA from Goldsmiths College (London, UK).