*1953, lives and works in Paris.
Patrick Blanc does not agree with Darwin, when it comes to competition in the evolution. Rather, he wants to express that in habitats, where there is no competition, an explosion of biodiversity can be observed. Adaptation is not intended to replace plants in the area.
Blanc is the inventor of plant walls, which enable the introduction of biodiversity onto the concrete walls of towns. A botanist as well as an artist, Blanc observed how plants were able to grow vertically without the need for soil in the wild, and developed a way to create artistic looking vegetation walls that were both lightweight and needed little maintenance.
e.g.: 2012 Miami Art Museum, 2010 MONA Hobart, 2008 Torre de Cristal Madrid, 2007 Taipei Concert Hall, 2007 Centre Georges Pompidou, 2006 Caixa Forum Museum Madrid, 2006 Parlement de Bruxelles, 2004 Modern Art Museum Kanazawa, 2004 Festival des Deux Rives Strasbourg, 1998 Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain Paris, 1994 Festival international des Jardins, 1998 Musée des Sciences et Techniques de La Villette.