Daan Roosegaarde’s Glowing Nature is an interactive and mysterious experience which harnesses the unique qualities of live, 700-million-year-old microorganisms that glow upon touch. The result of an intensive period of research and design, the artwork enables a magical interaction with the most light-emitting algae in the world, whose bioluminescence creates a mesmerizing, ever-changing environment. Glowing Nature combines biology and technology to reflect on light and energy, and on nature’s potential to provide the tools for a better future.
Daan Roosegaarde (b. 1979) is a Dutch artist and innovator, a creative thinker, and a maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space. Roosegaarde studied Fine Arts at The Berlage Institute in Rotterdam and graduated with an MA in architecture. He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers on landscapes of the future.
Roosegaarde has exhibited at the Design Museum London; Stedelijk Museum and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Tate Modern, London; Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo; Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris; and, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He has received numerous awards including the Shenzhen Global Design Award, Ethics Ethical Award, and LIT Lighting Design Award 2019. Roosegaarde is Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, and a member of the NASA Innovation team.
Lara Baladi (b.1969) is an internationally recognized Egyptian-Lebanese multi-disciplinary artist, archivist and educator. Her artistic practice spans from photography, video, sculpture to architecture and multi-media installations.SEE ARTIST
Ahmad Angawi (b. 1981) is a multidisciplinary creative and educator from Makkah. He is inspired by the rich and diverse culture of Hejaz in the western region of Saudi Arabia, and his work revolves around the human condition while also paying homage to culture, heritage and environment.SEE ARTIST
Angelo Bonello (b. 1971) is an Italian artist whose visual capacity and stylistic approach is based on the dimensional distortion of scenic space and landscape.SEE ARTIST
Riyadh Art’s ten programs and two festivals turn the city into a creative canvas, bringing public art to the spaces where people travel, work and play.Explore Now
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