Max Hooper Schneider, ‘Accidental Menagerie’, 2015, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)

About Max Hooper Schneider

Formally trained in biology and landscape architecture, Max Hooper Schneider’s knowledge of material technologies and biological systems seeps into his large-scale sculptures and installations. Using aquariums, terrariums, vitrines to display mutated habitats of flora and fauna tangled around neon lights, Hooper Schneider’s practice combines the artificial and the natural with a flair for the theatrical and surreal. These organic ready-mades conjure up visions of a posthuman world attempting to rebuild itself after an anthropogenic apocalypse, challenging viewers to reevaluate their assumed central place in the ecosystem.

American, b. 1982, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Solo Shows

2014
Gallery 169, 
Santa Monica, CA, USA,
Lab Matters 2: 2012-2013

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