Paula Nishijima

Visual artist

Brazil, 1987

Paula Nishijima is a visual artist with a research-based practice that unfolds at the crossroads of life science, technology and participatory social practice. She investigates the collective, self-organised behaviour of swarms in nature, and how it inspires more collaborative, sustainable and more ethical forms of relationship between humans, nonhumans, and the environment.

Recent exhibitions include The Nature of the Cities Festival, online, 2021; Here and Now, Media Art Friesland, Leeuwarden, Netherlands (Nomination for Young Masters Award), 2021; Teachable Moment, Stove Works, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, 2020; Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives, Madrid, Spain, 2019.

She received an MA in Arts and Culture from Leiden University, Netherlands and holds a BA in Visual Arts from the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, São Paulo/Brazil.