Artists

Daniela Serruya Kohn

Lives in Belo Horizonte. Graduated in Painting at Fine Arts School (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). Semi finalist at Rockefeller Food System Vision Prize (2019-2020); Changing Landscapes Residency (2021). Autocozinha: weekly at Freud Cidadão Mental Health Care Center, Belo Horizonte (ongoing). Realizes Dinner in the Dark: multisensory gastronomic experiences (2017-2020). Through Cozinha Nômade, a transdisciplinary project created to integrate Visual Arts, Ecology and Food Culture, it offers food awareness workshops through wild fermentation and develops studies with biomaterials to address the relationship between human beings, food and its social interaction.

Marit Mihklepp

Estonian artist, based in The Netherlands. She holds a MA degree of ArtScience (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague) and a BA degree of Textile Design (Estonian Academy of Arts). She speculates on the im/possibilities of communication between humans and other-than-humans. Working with extended kinships – both with the relatively familiar (rocks, trees) and the unexplained (microbial dark matter) – Marit aims to get an intimate experience within the cross-species/cross-times entanglements. Her current work is focussed on the geologic imagination and encounters with stones.

Maurício Chades

Visual artist and filmmaker from the Brazilian Northeast. He holds a Master’s Degree in Art and Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiovisual, both from the University of Brasilia (UnB). He is currently pursuing an MFA at the SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department. Decay, death rituals, speculative fiction, inter-species relations, and territorial tensions are some themes of his work, which takes different forms with each project – between film, installation, bio-art-and-technology, and performance. In 2019 he presented his first solo exhibition, Pirâmide, Urubu, at the Digital TV Tower in Brasília.

Suzette Bousema

With the same curiosity as a scientist Suzette Bousema visualizes contemporary environmental topics. Planetary conditions and our place in them are the starting point in her work; the way humans interfere with nature and how we relate to the Earth on an individual level. By visualizing the beauty of scientific research, her aim is to contribute to ongoing environmental debates in a positive way. Inspired by the book hyperobjects from Timothy Morton, Suzette visualizes ‘objects’ that are too big or abstract to grasph, such as climate change or global pollution.