Omar de Kok-Mercado

Be it space or soil, artist or scientist, farmer or gardener, there is always a gradient to explore within our dichotomous natures. Omar de Kok-Mercado, a soil microbiologist and pastoralist, explores the imaginary boundaries that separate nested systems. He combines his expertise with visual imagery, environmental data sets, sculpture and modular synthesis developing a unique medium that peers into the spaces between art, science, and music.

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways”
Alex Braidwood
Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program
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