TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE
in Art & Science
27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
Darya Warner works at the intersection of art and science by bridging growth/ connections with human and non-human actors through the prism of Climate Change. By addressing site-specific history, ecology, and local systems of communication, Darya aims to cultivate a new form of hybrid space for “intermatter” interaction with an emphasis on the interconnectivity of intelligence across species. Her research explores the Biophilia Hypothesis, also known as “the love of all living things,” as a crucial factor in reconnecting humans and nature. She explores this relationship via interactive installations, visual displays, photography, sound, time-based media, and bioart in the new form of hybrid matter based on care. In addition, she addresses issues of environmental impact among artists and connects creative processes to earth-conscious practices. Darya is an educator working toward implementing sustainable art practices as part of the educational curriculum at the US Air Force Academy. Born in Ukraine she moved to the United States in 2001. Darya graduated from the School of Visual Arts (BFA) and got her MFA from University at Buffalo. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including in NYC, Denver, Albuquerque, LA, Miami, India, and Germany, and received multiple grants to support her projects. Darya teaches photography and art+science collaborative practices at the United States Airforce Academy, Colorado.