Koen Vanmechelen is an internationally acclaimed conceptual artist who works on the intersection between art, nature and science. His work aims to offer perspectives. He is an artist with a message, uniting all disciplines. With the ‘Cosmopolitan Chicken Project' Vanmechelen wants to breed the universal super bastard by mixing all breeds of chickens, a metaphor for the global cultural and genetic melting pot. He is the inspirer of LABIOMISTA, a permanently evolving work of art about the mix of life.