Ilka Bauer

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Ilka Bauer

I am a biologist turned artist with a life-long interest in climate change and environmental issues.

My current body of work, Dissonance, uses paper sculpture and large-scale panels in acrylic ink to explore different aspects of the climate and biodiversity crises.

As originally conceived, “Dissonance” refers to translation gaps: disconnects between intent and outcome in the human endeavour of environmental governance. As the work progressed, it also became a way for me to examine my own cognitive dissonance and try to process decades of contradictions – lived and observed – when it comes to the environment.

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