Mike Bianco is an artist, curator, researcher, activist, and beekeeper.
Bianco’s practice is often manifested in socially engaged art, with an emphasis on issues of politics, environment, sustainability, community activism, energy decline, and the impending 'century of crisis'. Bianco has exhibited his work internationally with institutions that range from the Texas Biennial in the United States to the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Bianco received his BA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Alfred University (2004), an MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts (2007), an MFA in Art & Design from the Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan (2015), and is currently a PhD candidate in the labs of SymbioticA and CIBER at the University of Western Australia. Bianco is also an alumnus of the prestigious Dow Sustainability Fellowship, and the only participant to have ever represented the fields of Art & Design.
Thursday 19 January
Forty percent of Perth’s drinking water comes from the ocean. You can cook with the saline plants that can be found on sand dunes. Water tastes different at different times of the day. These are just some of the things you will discover through Brackish Rising, an on-the-ground investigation into the past, present and future of Perth’s water supply.