Adam Basanta

A direct response to the context of COVID-19 and the sense of “being alone together,” Adam Basanta’s Artist Survival Station is a fully automated, performative, living, ecosystemic, food-producing sculpture that is both aesthetic and functional. It creates life in a time of immobility.

The building of the sculpture itself provides an opportunity to share knowledge with a community at a distance. Throughout the design of the system itself, the building of the station, and the cycles of seeding and harvesting, the artist will be documenting a range of practical, conceptual, and aesthetic concerns encountered on the Phi Centre’s platform, as well as on a dedicated YouTube channel.

Artist biography
Born in Israel and raised in Vancouver, Adam Basanta has lived and worked in Montreal since 2010. With a background that began studying contemporary music composition, he has since developed an artistic practice in mixed-media installations. Having exhibited in galleries and institutions both in Canada and abroad, his works have received multiple awards.