Archive of Author | Günes-Hélène Isitan

Reality is composed of worlds connected to other worlds, each one of them being a Mobius strip. Human perspective just happens to be one of them.

Günes-Hélène Isitan is a professional transdisciplinary artist; her practice, anchored in biomedia arts, is an interweaving of visual and interactive art, life sciences and philosophy.

Inspired by contemporary issues, she uses microorganisms to explore the cultural barriers humans have built in the life continuum, questioning the Nature/Culture dichotomy and offering a new perspective on our relationship to non-human agents. Through her visual pieces and her installations, she strives to offer an experience of different relations to the worlds, where the body-subject is neither isolation nor limit, but a permeable zone, open and ready to affect and be affected by the interactions with the non-human, the more-than-human.

Her works are presented in solo and group shows in artist centers and galleries across Canada, in the US and in Europe, including the New York Hall of Science (NY, USA), the Centre d’exposition de Val d’Or (Qc., Ca) and Sporobole Artist Center (Qc., Ca.). They also have been featured in art and science books & magazines, and are part of private collections. Her formal education includes undergraduate studies in photography and intermedia art at Concordia University and graduate studies in Actual Arts Practice at Sherbrooke University. She recently received a research and creation grant form the Quebec Arts Council for her next series, Hybridity: Almost Other and is represented by Galerie uNo in Quebec City (Canada).

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HumanScapes

Günes-Hélène Isitan is a professional transdisciplinary artist; her practice, anchored in biomedia arts, is an interweaving of visual and interactive art, life sciences and philosophy.

Inspired by contemporary issues, she uses microorganisms to explore the cultural barriers humans have built in the life continuum, questioning the Nature/Culture dichotomy and offering a new perspective on our relationship to non-human agents. Through her visual pieces and her installations, she strives to offer an experience of different relations to the worlds, where the body-subject is neither isolation nor limit, but a permeable zone, open and ready to affect and be affected by the interactions with the non-human, the more-than-human.