|Nosh Neneh is a visual artist and researcher who works at the intersection of ecology, art and activism. She studied photography at the KABK in The Hague where she started to explore ecological issues within an artistic field. Over the last two years, Neneh has been actively researching coral ecosystems.
Her current focus is on the phenomenon of coral color bleaching, which occurs when environmental stressors such as rising water temperatures cause corals to expel the colorful algae that live within their tissues. While some corals turn ghostly white when they bleach, others can instead turn a bright range of neon colors in a final effort to survive. By zooming in on this neon bleaching, Neneh shows its paradoxical spectacle – at once captivating in its surreal appeal and intensely alarming as a harbinger of ecological collapse.
In her work, Neneh experiments with a variety of materials, including fabrics made from bacteria, algae, and plants. These materials not only offer new possibilities for displaying her photography, but also serve as a reminder of the interconnectedness of all living things.
Neon Warning 1
Neon Warning 2