Collection: Koen vanMechelen

Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen makes iconoclastic sculpture, paintings, glasswork and installations. His daring expeditions into contemporary science, philosophy and ethics have resulted into several internationally acclaimed projects. Most known is The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project (TCCP), a vast attempt to create and manipulate scores of chicken breeds from whole over the world into a new species, a universal chicken or Super-bastard. Four subprojects constitute the TCCP: Virtual crossing, Experimental crossing , The Walking Egg and The Accident, Chronicles of The Cosmopolitan Chicken .