Hox Zodiac 2009 - Present (Personal Project)

Hox Zodiac was inspired by the properties of the Homeobox genes which essentially define body regions in all animals as well as humans -- introduced to me by my collaborator on this project, neuroscientist Siddharth Ramakrishnan.

The goal is to entice the audience with these fascinating genes that are responsible for many different variations of legs, arms and other parts of the body exist in the animal kingdom. The hox gene also plays a role in many dynamic changes in human development and continues to be an important subject for scientific exploration in the areas of brain development, body patterning, and variation across species. My intent to create and experiential space that relates the idea that we are all interconnected and share the same gene led us to evolve this project into a participatory art project in the form of a dinner table.

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  • August 27

    Hox Zodiac Motovun, Artipolis gallery, hosted by Snežana Markulin and Branko Metzger

  • April 8 2023

    HOX Zodiac with stories and recipes by famous RABBITS: Pat Badani, Marta de Menezes, Santiago Torres, Alison Hiltner, Tatiana Kourochkina, Jim Gimzewski.


  • February 25 2023

    HOX ZODIAC honoring the pigs / wild boars. Ivana Dama, Katya Cazar, Richard Ross, Christian Koeberl, Claudia Schnugg, Nobuho Nagasawa and Nina Sobell


  • February 25 2023

    HOX ZODIAC Dallas, UTD gallery, hosted by Xtine Burroughs.


  • February 25 2023

    HOX ZODIAC Dallas, UTD gallery, hosted by Xtine Burroughs.


  • 2020

  • February 16, 2023

    “Hox Zodiac: spinning the wheel of interspecies collaborations” in Art as Social Practice: Technologies for Change panel organized by Xtine Burroughs, CAA's 111th Annual Conference, NY Midtown Hilton


  • January 25

    Hox Zodiac Chinese New Year dinner, Los Angeles

  • 2019

  • November 24

    Hox Zodiac Thanksgiving

  • June 20

    Hox Zodiac dinner, Paris

  • April 13

    Hox Zodiac Dinner with Siddharth Ramakrishnan

  • March 2

    Hox Zodiac NYC dinner at Josely Carvalho’s home, New York, NY

  • 2018

  • Dec 12-14

    Hox Zodiac Banquet opening for the conference and exhibition Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn at Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL), Vienna

  • November 30

    2016 Hox Zodiac book launch: UCLA Fowler Museum, 7pm.

  • November 4

    2016 Workshop: Hox Zodiac Lunch. Collaborations Symposium, Zürich University of the Arts

  • July 9

    Hox Zodiac Closes at Building Bridges Exchange Gallery

  • June 9

    Hox Zodiac private birthday dinner – Alex Verhaest

  • May 26– July 9

    Building Bridges Art Exchange gallery, Bergamot station, Santa Monica. Source

  • March 4

    2016 "Hox Zodiac Dinner", performance with Siddharth Ramakrishnan. Museum of Natural History, University of Seattle

  • 2015

  • October 23


    Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL)

    Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien SOURCE

  • 2014

  • Dec 4

    Hox Zodiac “dinner” , UCLA Art | Sci gallery

  • 2013

  • November 25- January 2

    HOX ZODIAC at MOCA Taipei http://artsci.ucla.edu/hox/

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