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Neri Oxman: Material Ecology


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Israeli American architect, designer and inventor Neri Oxman (born 1976) is professor of media arts and sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, among others.


A technological mashup of design, manufacturing, and biology.--Paul Laster "Art and Object"
Neri Oxman at MoMA illuminates and inspires.--Editors "Architectural Record"
The exhibition showcases the materials (chitin from the shells of crustaceans, melanin from horse hair) and processes (3D printing, silkworm weaving) that could one day be incorporated in the practices of architects and designers. In keeping with her devotion to natural processes, no object in the exhibition is constructed from parts--each is grown as a single object.--Maria Veitch "Interview"
a futuristic cabinet of curiosities--Nicole Anderson "Architectural Digest"
marks the first time Oxman's work is shown as a collection.--Bridget Cogley "Dezeen"
through the 'material ecology' methodology, oxman investigates natural processes, which constitute a new philosophy of designing and making -- and even unmaking -- the world around us--Kat Barandy "Design Boom"
A pioneer in materials, objects, and construction...Neri Oxman's work on display explores the intersection of the science of materials, digital fabrication, and organic design in pieces both extruded from and infused with the wisdom of nature.--Kate Mazade "Architect's Newspaper"
In her work, creativity and imagination seem to know no bounds, and disciplines have no divisions.--Wanda Lau "Architect Magazine"
Oxman [...] works at the intersection of technology, biology and culture. At MoMA, the art perspective is at the forefront, but through projected process videos and displays of completed works and experiments Oxman showcases how the discipline of material ecology can be practically applied in different contexts.--Kristin Tauer "WWD"
Oxman's work is often heady but seeing the evolution of her philosophy brings her interdisciplinary, interspecies approach into greater focus.--Alexandra Alexa "Core 77"
The architect of tomorrow--Carolina Roux "Financial Times"

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