Isabelle DESJEUX

Isabelle DESJEUX

Born in Tunisia; lives and works in Singapore.
Desjeux received her PhD in Physiology & Molecular Biology from Edinburgh University (U.K.) in 1995, and later acquired an MA in Fine Art at the Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore) in 2010. As a molecular-biologist-turned-artist, she draws on her scientific background in her practice. She researches into how scientists have dealt with the numerous “errors” that arise in the research process, and into the relationship between non-native plant species and the social and natural environments, giving visual form to her findings as video and installations. Her practice also includes participatory activities, such as workshops for children that involve regional plant life. At KENPOKU ART 2016, she will be holding workshops involving plants found in the Kenpoku area, in particular weeds, in which she has taken interest, and will also present installation work that uses multiple rooms and greenhouses.

Artwork

The Ibaraki Inventorium

The Ibaraki Inventorium

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