Fascinated by societal sustainability, Isaac Monté is interested in new and unusual materials and how he can handle them. He sees himself as a pioneer who, by combining technology, art and science, shows how art can contribute to a sustainable development strategy. Since graduating in 2013 from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, he has focused on understanding, controlling and handling unusual materials. In projects such as Filter Factory (2013) and Leek Packaging (2017), he explored the possibilities of using waste streams to create new opportunities. Since 2015, it has been combining waste streams such as outdated food with new and promising technologies in synthetic biology. This has led to projects like The Art of Deception and The Meat Project.
In his work, he combines different media, using digital techniques and tools, either to experiment and document, or to reinforce the message with video and visual images.
His work has been presented in various museums, galleries and exhibitions in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Italy, USA, Austria, Hungary, United Arab Emirates, China, United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany. His work is part of several private collections in Europe and the USA. The Meat Project is part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Isaac Monté collaborates with In4Art for the Prosthetic X project.
In addition, his work is supported by the Creative industries fund nl, SIDN and V2_Lab for Unstable Media.