Saya Woolfalk

b. 1979, Gifu City, Japan


Saya Woolfalk
Saya Woolfalk, Life Products by ChimaTEK, 2014, installation view No horizon, no edge to liquid, 2020, at Zabludowicz Collection, London. Photo: Tim Bowditch



Saya Woolfalk explores questions of cultural hybridity in her project Life Products by ChimaTEK (2014), where she created the world of Empathics, a fictional race of women who are able to alter their genetic make-up and fuse with plants. The work is a continuation of Woolfalk’s body of work that builds the narratives of these women’s lives. Other works by Woolfalk question sex, race and science pulling from her own experience, sci-fi, myths and anthropology in a variety of media from music and performance to video and sculpture.