Joana Ricou

I am interested in the fact that we are made of many things, many parts and many types of parts.  These parts live side-by-side, working together, sometimes competing, sometimes ignoring each other.  At the SVA residency, I focused on the non-human part of ourselves: the human microbiome.  My background is painting, and in this project, I focused on using the microbiome itself as paint as way of creating different self-portraits.

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