Artist / (re)searcher

Ivan Henriques

Ivan Henriques is an environmentalist, transdisciplinary artist and researcher working in multimedia installations examining systems. He explores in his works hybrids of living and non-living systems creating novel approaches to investigate endangered and inhospitable ecosystems. Throughout his works he develops ways to enhance the communication between humans, other living organisms and the environment. He considers nature as inspiration and a necessary drive for the development of the technological world.

Henriques is the coordinator of interdisciplinary research groups as Hybrid Forms Lab and the mobile residency program EME (Estúdio Móvel Experimental, since 2008). His works are exhibited internationally, participating in festivals, residencies and talks.

Some relevant prizes and exhibitions are: NWO – Smart Cities & Research Through Design Award together with a network of universities, respectively in 2019~20 and 2017~18, Stimuleringsfonds Talent Award, Proven Talent Award from Mondriaan Fonds, New Face Award from the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival and the Honorary Mention for the [next] Idea, Ars Electronica from 2014 until 2016. He was nominated for the Genomic Awards 2012 – DA4GA (NL), and lately exhibited at Bozar Institute (BE), the Salone Internazionale de Milano (IT), ISEA RUHR in Dortmund (DE), FILE- SP (BR) amongst other exhibitions and festivals. His artworks are part of relevant art/new media institutions. Currently Henriques teaches the intersections of art/design/science for students of the Autonomous Practice at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and researcher in biobased design and art at the same institution.

Solo Exhibitions

7~9 of March 2017
Microscope Light Machine - Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo, (JP)
2016, August - October
Relandscape/Repaisagem – Centro Municipal de Artes Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
2015, July
European House of Art Upper Bavaria – Schafhof (DE)
2015, November
InScience Festival – Nijmegen (NL)
2015, October - 2016, March
ZKM, Centre for Art and Media Karlshure (DE)
2015, April - August
Garden of Machines – Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL)
2014, March
Cumulus Festival #3, Amsterdam (NL)
2014, March
Het Glazen Huis, Amstel Park, Amsterdam (NL)
2013, September
Victoria & Albert Museum – WWL project, London (UK)
School of Visual Arts, NY (US)
2012, June
Summer Exhibition at Verbeke Foundation (BE)
2011, June
Graduation exhibition, MA ArtScience KABK (NL)
Talk at WATT?! #4 CBK, ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL)

Group Exhibitions

2018, June
Robotanica, Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam (NL)
2018, April ~ October
Groentopia, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (BE)
2017, June
Exhibition Dark Habitat Dark Ecology, Spektrum, Berlin. (GE)
2016, November
Digital Art Festival Taipei – Taipei (TW)
2016, October
In No Particular Order – Dutch Design Week (NL)
2016, October
Regeneration Exhibition, Transnatural – Dutch Design Week (NL)
2016, September - 2017, April
Regeneration Exhibition – Transnatural, Amsterdam (NL)
2016, March - June
WATER.WAR – Kortrijk, (BE)
2016, March - June
Water.War exhibition, Budafabriek, Kortrijk (BE)
2015, October - 2016, March
ZKM, Centre for Art and Media, Karlshure (DE)
2015, April - August
Garden of Machines, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL)
2015, July
European House of Art Upper Bavaria, Schafhof (DE)
2014, February
18th Japan Media Art Festival, Tokyo (JP)
2014, December
ITU Telecom World – Ars Electronica, QNCC, Doha (QA)
Connecting Cities - WWL project, MediaLab Prado (ES) /Fact Liverpool (UK) / M-Cult, (Helsinki, FI)
2014, June - July
Mercedes Damler, Ars Electronica, Berlin (DE)
2014, February - March
Sul Sol, MEIAC Museum (ES) / Verbeke Foundation (BE)
2014, January - February
Natuur/natuur, Kuub Gallery, Utrecht (NL)
2014, June
Total Recall, Ars Electronica Museum, Linz (AT)
Wie eine zweite Natur, Ars Electronica Export 2013, Berlin, (DE)
Dear Verbeke Foundation, Verbeke Foundation (BE)
2012, April
Salone Internazionale de Mobile, Milan (IT)
Transnatural Festival, NEMO Museum, Amsterdam (NL)
L’arbre Dans La Ville, Péda-Musée Ianchelevici, La Forêt Dans La ville et au Musée (BE)

Artworks in Private Collections

Jurema Action Plant
Verbeke Foundation Collection
Solar Flares
Permanent site-specific installation at Verbeke Foundation Collection
3’ (three seconds)
Verbeke Foundation Collection
Gent Museum

Solo Exhibitions

2016 -2017
Project to Support the Nurturing of Media Arts Creators Secretariat Office (JP)
Gluon/Budafabriek (BE)
School of Visual Arts, NY (US)
2012, February - June
Verbeke Foundation, (BE)
2010, August - September
V2_, (NL)
2008, February
Olinda, (BR)
2007, July - October
Beacon Project, Oslo / Bergen / Stavanger, (NO)
17 May 2018
Industry day - Leiden (NL)
19 April 2018
European Space Agency, ESTEC (NL)
23~25 Oct 2017
Machine Wilderness - Microclima Venice (IT)
17 Oct 2017
Colloque International La Vie a L'Oevre. Paris, (FR)
16 Sept 2017
Przmiany Festival, Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw (PL)
4 Mar 2017
Portal Point Gallery, Tokyo (JP)
9 Mar 2017
Brazilian Embassy Tokyo (JP)
29 Nov 2016
Modern Body Festival, Den Haag (NL)
14th Nov, Taipei
Digital Art Festival Taipei (TW)
3rd Nov 2016, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
PICNIC Festival - Evolution of Hybrid Forms. Parque Laje, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
3rd Nov 2016, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
Museu do Amanhã - BioMáquinas
25th Oct 2016, Eindhoven
DDW [Dutch Design Week], In No Particular Order
24th Oct, 2016
MU - Create Out Loud, Eindhoven (NL)
28th May, 2016
Campus Party, Utrecht (NL)
Course Hybrid Forms, Willem de Kooning Academie (NL)
TUM School of Life Sciences, Weihenstephan (DE)
National Art Centre, Tokyo (JP)
Super Deluxe, Tokyo (JP)
2014, October
Eindhoven Design Academy (NL)
Symbiotic Machine, Waag Society Amsterdam (NL)
Hip3rorgânicos, OpenLab e Simpósio internacional (BR)
NWO - Research Through Design Award
Talent Award Stimuleringsfonds (NL)
Proven Talent Award – Mondriaan Fonds (NL)
New Face Award from 18th Japan Media Art Festival, for Symbiotic Machine (JP)
Honorary Mention [the next idea] Voestalpine Art and Technology, Prix Ars Electronica, for Symbiotic Machine (AT)
Supported by Stichting DOEN for the project Symbiotic Machine (NL)
EME>>’s Estúdio Móvel Experimental 3rd Edition, Supported by Mondriaan Fonds (NL)
Finalist at DA4GA – Genomic Award (NL)
Nominated for Prix Ars Electronica (DE)


2008~2011 MA ArtScience
KABK - Koninlijke Academie van Beeldende Kunst (NL)
1997~2004 BA Sculpture
UFRJ - Rio de Janeiro (BR)


Technical School SENAI, Rio de Janeiro (BR)