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May 17, 2019

London's V&A shows what the future of food could look like in its latest exhibitionFood: Bigger than the Plate, which takes visitors through a full food cycle from compost to plate.

The show is structured into four parts – compost, farming, trading a...

May 17, 2019

VENICE - Coinciding with the 58th Venice Biennial, Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen initiated the birth of the evolving artwork Human Rights Pavilion. In 2021, he will present his completed Opus to the Venice Biennial authorities with a request for a recurring, internat...

March 6, 2019

It is with great pleasure that we can announce Koen Vanmechelen and his Cosmopolitan Chicken Project - Planetary Community Chicken has been selected for the upcoming group exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum; FOOD: Bigger than the plate. 

The exhibiti...

December 10, 2018

In April of this year we inaugurated Incubated Worlds at the International Livestock Research Institute in Addis Ababa, at once art installation and research institute, a new paradigm in art and science. Today, we celebrate the arrival of our first Cosmopolitan Chicken...

July 13, 2018

Discover more about Chido Govera's work in this wonderful article by Freunde von Freunden.

On a small but busy homestead set amongst the Msasa woodlands and rich, red soils of the peaceful farming community of Christon Bank, half an hour’s drive from Zimbabwe’s capital...

March 12, 2018

In April 2018 a unique poultry facility opens in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Incubated Worlds is an artwork and research center at once, a combined effort of internationally acclaimed Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen and two ILRI livestock geneticists; Tadelle Dess...

January 10, 2018

With Sungano, the SOTWA Project extends to Zimbabwe. With the support of COSMOCAFE, we adopted a bull for the Shasha-Chinyaure Community Foundation (SCCF). This art project makes a philosophical and real-world case for linking the local and the global, diversity and ef...

December 12, 2017

Artist Koen Vanmechelen opens café as continuously evolving living art work.

The cosmocafé straddles local and global. It is a small café, but it has its eyes on the world. It is an authentic city café, an innovative catering business, and a living work of art.  The cos...

November 3, 2017

Koen is currently in Harare where local communities in Zimbabwe will adopt the first roosters that were bred in an ambitious international art-science project. Artist Koen Vanmechelen names this new generation of birds the Hukukhulu or big chicken.


Belgian artist Koen...

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