Pakui Hardware, Extrakorporal, The Seventh Continent, 16th Istanbul Biennial, 2019

The works of artist duo Pakui Hardware comprises a sculptural installation – a continuation of their project Extrakorporal – that focuses on organs grown and cultivated outside of human bodies, within the practices of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Certain animal species, such as sea urchins and jellyfish, themselves have this regenerative potential. The duo investigate these possibilities through new sculptures made of glass, artificial fur, textiles, leather, silicone, metal and plastics. Their interest lies not only in the regenerative potential of these practices, but also in the biocapitalism that profits from the medical augmentation and modification of the human form.


Review of the Istanbul Biennale by Gareth Harris at the Art Newspaper, 2019

Review of the Istanbul Biennial by Murat Alat at Art Agenda, 2019