I am a fully self-accepted BacterVirHuman, bioartist (BFA, Concordia University, Montreal, CA MFA’s student University of Windsor, CA), and scientist (Ph.D. in plant science, UPMC, Paris, FR) named Nathalie Dubois Calero. My works are a feminist act of reconciliation with my non (or too much?) human components. Microbes are the media I use in workshops, performances, videos, and object-making.
My recent project, BacterHuman, focuses on the cutaneous microbiota (all the microorganisms living on and inside the skin) and the multifaceted relationships we have with it. This work includes Microidentidad (residency, workshops and exhibition, ICA, Bacalar, Q.R., Mexico, 2020) Name:Nathalie Species: HomoBacter Insipiens (TTT Vienna, 2020 online), Queer and Biophilic Approach of the Cutaneous Microbiome (online workshop, ISEA, 2021), We are planets (hiflex workshop, HTLMlles festival, 2021), and Bodies of water about our microbiotal relationship with water (exhibition and video at Leamington Art Centre, Ontario, Canada, 2022). I spent one month in an artist residence in Sao Luis, Portugal, with Cultivamos Cultura group (2022).
I am a member of Incubator art lab at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.