Sarah Max Beck

  • Sarah Max Beck Head Shot 2019

    Sarah Max Beck Head Shot 2019

  • To Fetch a Pail of Water, 2018, Collaboration with Robert C. Beck

    To Fetch a Pail of Water, 2018, Collaboration with Robert C. Beck

  • Penance for Waste, 2014

    Penance for Waste, 2014

  • Kefir Culture Quart Carafe (with found plastic lid), 2017

    Kefir Culture Quart Carafe (with found plastic lid), 2017

  • Mead Machine with Built-in Bubbles (mead not included), 2017

    Mead Machine with Built-in Bubbles (mead not included), 2017

  • This, or Something Better

    This, or Something Better

Sarah Max Beck

Sarah Max Beck Head Shot 2019

Sarah Max Beck was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1984. Beck’s body of work mostly builds on symbiotic, closed-loop human nutrient systems; redefining waste as resource; and comments, often wryly and self-consciously, on the parallels of current elective human influence on the planet and a parasitic infection of a host. A background in agriculture became tangled up with a sculpture degree until a creative practice with compost, resource recovery, fermentation, permaculture, and post-consumer plastics all amalgamated into bioart. Beck is co-founder of studio Hydrostatic, a collaborative bioart lab in NYC.

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