Artistic Research

We work at the intersection of art and science.

Fungi Foundation has carried out numerous collaborations with artists and curators, and participated in exhibitions and in exhibition-making. As the fields of art and science continue to evolve, we too are transforming our vision of how to best gestate and support artistic research into the world of fungi. Integral to our mission is collaboration across disciplines and the creation of a new mycological paradigm.

2021
Insectageddon

Insectageddon is a collective performance and call to action presented by artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña. The event addressed the devastating loss of insect populations around the world due to the immense scale of toxic industrial farming, pesticides, and habitat destruction. Giuliana Furci spoke in NYC about her work involving insects and ways we can move forward together. Watch her full talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKwpMaSt7OI

2019
Telluride Mushroom Festival Performance

Giuliana Furci invited Juan Ferrer and Nicolás Oyarce from Museo del Hongo (Fungi Museum) to the Telluride Mushroom Festival in Colorado, USA, and together they staged a fungal performance.

2018
Explorers of the Forest: Guide for an adventure through Southern Chile

Fungi Foundation provided support with the content related to fungi in the children’s book “Explorers of the Forest: Guide for an adventure through Southern Chile'' by the artist and writer Catalina Mekis.

2016
The Negative Years

Daniel Lie, a Brazilian-Indonesian artist, worked on his research for his work THE NEGATIVE YEARS with the help of the Foundation, in whom Lie was largely inspired for the conception of his project, based on an exhibition held in 2016 at the Sao Paulo Art Biennial.

2013
Convergences

The Chilean artist Rodrigo Arteaga Abarca is awarded “Fungi Foundation Award for the Promotion of the Fungi Kingdom” for his outstanding work “Convergences” (in the image), in which he grew molds on agar to map Chile and our planet.