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.
Mohammed AlFaraj (b. 1993) was born and raised in Al Hassa, a city in Saudi Arabia that has fed into his interest in nature and ecology and led him to a multidimensional practice, from video, photography, installations and writing, through which he presents a world on the verge of collapse.SEE ARTIST
Suliman Alsalem (b. 1993) is a Saudi artist from Jeddah with a background in architecture. Al Salem’s work revolves around research and discovery in an attempt to reach a new understanding of the concept of the “state of being”, its image and the feeling that accompanies it.SEE ARTIST
Anna Rasinska (b. 1981) works primarily with two mediums: stone, metal (bronze and steel). She studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art in Kracow, Poland (2001-2006) where she won the medal for best diploma for her work titled Metropolis- Mass- Machine.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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