I am Felipe Shibuya, a Brazilian ecologist and bio-artist who decided to adventure around the world. My journey began when I finished my Ph.D. in Ecology and Nature Conservation, at the Universidade Federal do Paraná. I then decided to explore the visual aspects I had included in my research, beyond the purely scientific perspective, such as the colors of feathers and the shapes of birds' nests. Currently, I am an M.F.A. candidate in Studio Art at the University at Buffalo, working at the intersection between biology and art. My current project involves the deconstruction of archetypes in species that became poetized by humans, such as hummingbirds. Being a scientist-artist, enables me to explore different forms of life, from bacteria to trees, using different methods, from microbiological culture to videos. However, all of my work involves aspects of my own identity, and I always highlight the visuality of nature. I have had the opportunity to present my work at School of Visual Arts (New York), Northeastern Center for the Arts (Boston), Museu do Design e da Moda (Lisbon), and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City), as well as had citations published in important magazines such as National Geographic and Citylab.



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