Since her first works, the conceptual artist Anicka Yi has always used biological and perishable elements (such as fried tempura flowers, algae and soaps) to create sculptures and installations that subvert the perceptions of natural and synthetic, generating hybrid and symbiotic objects. She explores complex ecosystems using fragrance, essences and bacteria.
Through collaboration with engineers, chemists and biologists she creates ambitious projects aimed at contemplating how new channels of communication can be established between organic life forms and artificial intelligence entities.
The anthological exhibition "Metaspore" marks the artist's debut in an Italian institution, with over twenty works,from 2010 to date together with a new expanded version of Biologizing the Machine (terra incognita), presented at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. The work explores the concepts of ecosystem and interdependence, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about the central aspects of her poetics.
From February 24th to July 24th, 2022 at the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca. Free entry.