about the artist

Isabelle Desjeux is an artist based in Singapore. She has a background in molecular biology (PhD, Edinburgh University UK, 1995) and a Masters in Arts (Fine Arts) from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore ( Dec.2010).

Isabelle’s research is based on the “refuse”, the “leftovers”, the “failures” and their function in the process of scientific research,  and a strong belief in the power of transformation over creation. Drawing from the similarities of practice of both worlds, Isabelle’s art feels like science. Her art takes the form of videos, installations and lectures using elaborate techniques of ‘Pataphysics.

Her most recent work include understanding “How we acquire knowledge” about the world around us. This has quite naturally led to co-creative and interactive projects with various communities exploring the natural world around them. Projects around weeds, insects or traditional local crops have provided an entry into how lay-people ask scientific questions. She is using art to facilitate conversations around what we understand science to be.

“To find beauty in Failure. To pursue Art as a Scientist, studying and questioning the process of scientific research… and then presenting the result of the research on research. Questioning the scientific method and the objectivity of science, I visit labs to find out how exactly science is being made, I make people in the street ask the same questions scientists ask. Like painters describe how they sees the world using paint, I describe what I see and feel using a variety of media. My favoured media are the ones scientists use themselves to communicate their findings: posters, papers, books and lectures….”
 
Download recent Portfolio:

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2 Responses to “about the artist”
  1. Tienny says:

    Isabelle, nice to get to know you better through your website 😉

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