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CHAMBRE ART: Neri Oxman


Neri Oxman (Haifa, 1976) is an American–Israeli multi-disciplinary designer based in the USA.

In addition to being an acclaimed architect, designer, scientist and inventor, Neri Oxman is an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she leads, from 2010, the Mediated Matter research group.

She is known for art and architecture that combine design, biology, computing, and materials engineering. The innovations developed by the artist and her team have enabled a new age of ‘biological alchemy’ whereby micro-organisms can be designed to mimic ‘factories’ and materials strategically augmented at their basic biological properties.

These technologies offer a radical new approach to design and production in which almost any biomass can be transformed into biomaterials to be used for a variety of purposes, from the production of wearable garments to the construction of buildings. For example, E coli, a bacterium that lives in the gut, can be transformed into edible sugar; grass converted into diesel; and corn transfigured into plastic.


The work of Neri Oxman are featured on Material Ecology exhibition at MOMA Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition will include seven major projects that Oxman has created in the course of her 20-year career.

Material Ecology, is more then an exhibition is, as the designer said "a design philosophy, a research area."

Material Ecology is a design philosophy, research area, and scientific approach that explores, informs, and expresses interrelationships between the built, the grown, and the augmented.

"Material Ecology" is on view at The Museum of Modern Art until October 18, 2020. 


You can find more photos of the project: here


Material Ecology Installation view, Moma Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2020.


Material Ecology Installation view, Moma Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2020.


Material Ecology Installation view, Moma Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2020.



Material Ecology Installation view, Moma Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2020.



Material Ecology Installation view, Moma Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2020.



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