Anne Marie Maes


Anne Marie Maes is a multidisciplinary artist, living and working in Brussels. In her practice she combines art and science, with a particular focus on biotechnology, ecosystems and alchemical processes. She works with a range of biological, digital and traditional media, including live organisms. On the rooftop of her studio in Brussels she has created an open-air lab and experimental garden where she studies symbiotic organisms and the processes that nature employs to create form. The long term projects ‘Bee Agency’ and the ‘Laboratory for Form and Matter’ – in which she experiments with bacteria and living textiles – provide a framework that has inspired a wide range of installations, sculptures, photography works, objects and performances  – all at the intersection of art and ecology.

Anne Marie Maes has shown her work in art centres and at festivals around the world. She was awarded an Honourable Mention at Ars Electronica for her ongoing research project ‘The Intelligent Guerilla Beehive’.