The Oyster Mushroom was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I. Ironically, today oyster mushrooms can also be used industrially for bioremediation, the process of using fungi to degrade or sequester contaminants in the en

Esteban Schimpf (b. Bogotá, Colombia, 1986)

Schimpf received his degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been featured internationally in exhibitions including FBI, Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles (2015), Fruits and Plains, Visual Artist Group, Los Angeles (2015), UNTITLED, curated by Omar López-Chahoud: Present Co., Miami (2014), Get On The Pool, La Piscina, Los Angeles (2015) California Dreaming, curated by Fred Hoffmann at Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon (2010), Thanks For the Mammaries, ForYourArt, Los Angeles (2014), I Danced For You, Hanson Stern, New York (2012), Hang In There, curated by Jason Lazurus, Chicago (2011), Billboard Project, curated by Lauri Firstenberg and LA><ART, Lisbon (2010), The Contemporary Art Workshop in Chicago, and Bad Moon at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago (2008). In addition to Instant LA Summer 2: HEAVY HAPPY, he curated its prequel, Instant LA Summer 1, at Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles (2010).

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The Artist lives and works in Los Angeles, where he occupies his time reading to his two cats and loitering on the internet.