Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology is a multidisciplinary platform for planetary becoming.

Concerned with questions of global multispecies sufferings and environmental distress, we work with experimental exhibition formats and knowledge productions in the knotty entanglements between the human and the non-human, between the arts and the sciences, guided by posthuman and feministic strategies – be they artistic, theoretical, scientific or everything at once.

Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology was founded in 2014 by Dea Antonsen and Ida Bencke. The Laboratory has expanded since:


Dea Antonsen
holds an MA in Arts and Communication from the University of Copenhagen. She is the co-founder of Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, and works as a curator at ARKEN Museum for Modern Art. She lives in Cph.

Ida Bencke
holds an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Copenhagen. She is the co-founder of Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, and works as an editor and curator at the publishing house / project space Broken Dimanche Press. She lives in Berlin.

Elena Lundquist Ortíz
is studying Modern Culture at the University of Copenhagen. She is behind The Aurora Archives (2010-), an ongoing research project within ecological, theoretical and artistic practices. She lives in Cph. 

Andrea Fjordside Pontoppidan
is studying Comparative Literature at the University of Copenhagen. She works at the rooftop city farm ØsterGRO and investigates relations between literature and gardening, human life and plant life. She lives in Cph.

Miriam Wistreich
holds an MA in Modern Culture from University of Copenhagen and an MA in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice from Goldsmiths College. She is currently researching strategies for precarious lives in the Danish economy. She lives in Amsterdam.