Biological materials in my work
I am an interdisciplinary artist and a researcher. My projects merge traditional art practice with scientific materials and biological mediums. I collect living microorganisms such as fungus, bacteria, and mold from my surroundings, then transfer them into a synthetic but habitable environment where I witness living organisms’ endless interactions, struggles, and conflicts across the picture surface.
Simultaneously natural and artificial, the synthetic environment provides a stage on which I act as creator and curator while it serves as a vivarium for microscopic organisms. While decontextualizing the microorganisms living in nature, I also make them visible to our eyes with distinct colors and forms. Once my work is completed, microorganisms shift from the microscopic world to the macroscopic world. Forming borders, divisions, and edges, I create visual and observable interactive biological landscapes