Max Hooper Schneider, No. 1 Bar in Heaven, 2023
Max Hooper Schneider: Twilight at the Earth’s Crust
Oct 27 – Dec 17, 2023
Maureen Paley
London, UK

Maureen Paley is pleased to present a new exhibition by American artist Max Hooper Schneider. This will be his first solo exhibition in London, installed both at Maureen Paley and Studio M. Hooper Schneider works within the realm of art and science and divides his studio time between Los Angeles, Santa Fe and Belgrade. He received his Landscape Architecture MA from Harvard University in 2011, whilst also holding degrees in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, Zoology at the University of Hawaii, and Marine Biology from Santa Monica College. The simultaneous understanding of material technologies and biological systems continues to foreground his artistic practice.

In June 2023, he took part in the Schmidt Ocean Institute expedition titled The Underworld of Hydrothermal Vents. The project considered the role of underwater shafts to disperse larvae, fungi, and bacteria throughout the ocean to foster novel microcosmic communities. Six years prior, he also embarked on a maritime exploration which spanned the coral reefs of the Fukushima disaster reef in Japan. This research informs the sculptures within the forthcoming exhibition which occupies a total embeddedness within the nonhuman sphere, embracing the toxic and poisoned within his examination of the tragic results garnered by humanity’s interference with ecology.

  • METAmorphosis / OGR Award
    May 17, 2023
    Artissima / OGR
    Turin, Italy

    Launched during the 2022 edition of Artissima, the METAmorphosis project is the second episode of Beyond Production – a conceptual platform born from the collaboration between Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT and Artissima, in dialogue with the OGR Award, with the aim of stimulating and promoting reflections on the most innovative trends in contemporary art. (more…)

  • The NEST Collective. Stories of Our Lives
    Sep 30, 2023 – Feb 4, 2024
    Athens, Greece

    EMΣΤ is pleased to present Stories of Our Lives: in Search of Queer Sanctuaries, a site-specific installation by the multi-disciplinary Nest Collective created especially for the Museum. Through their long-term engagement with Kenya’s queer and cross-identity community, the collective has witnessed the violent, discriminatory treatment that Kenyan, African and Black people continue to face, the resistance and strategies deployed to counter it, as well as the collective, eternal determination to hope and fight for a better future and equal rights. (more…)