Koen Vanmechelen 

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.