Gilberto Esparza's work focuses on the use of electronic and robotic means to investigate the impacts of technology on daily life, social relations, the environment, and urban structure. Their work is carried out in collaboration with biologists, botanists, and other scientists, resulting in devices and proposals that dilute the border between science and art
Detail of Nomadic Plant (2020) by Gilberto EsparzaSinaloa Science Center
The Nomadic Plant is a hybrid species, made up of various organisms that coexist in symbiosis to survive in a contaminated environment.
They are a hybrid between plant and machine dedicated to storing and converting contaminated water into energy while improving water quality. They are designed to be released and go through areas of ecological disaster. In the future, will we have to build machines that recycle garbage, purify water, and purify the air?
Detail of Nomadic Plant (2020-01-20) by Gilberto EsparzaSinaloa Science Center
This hybrid takes contaminated water and processes it in its fuel cells through a colony of native bacteria, which feed by transforming nutrients into electricity,
Urban parasites are a work of art consisting of artificial objects/organisms that live in the urban space. The artist imagines and develops a series of technological species - autonomous and functional parasites - that appear in the urban context. Imagine this biology seeks to discuss our relationship with the urban environment and the use of recycling consumer technology.
PPndr-s part of the Urban Parasites Exhibition (2020-01-20) by Gilberto EsparzaSinaloa Science Center
They belong to a class of electric wire rods that commonly inhabit waste mounds in cities. Small scavenger robots that remove and scatter trash
MRÑ one of the Urban Parasites (2020-01-20) by Gilberto EsparzaSinaloa Science Center
Its body made of cables and acrylic sections moves. It lives near light sources that make sounds. An electrical outlet powers it.
Gilberto Esparza's Exhibition
Mexican artist. His work discusses the relationships between environment, urban context, and daily life. He is currently investigating alternative energies from biotechnology and robotics.
View of the Entangled Box (2020-01-20) by Materia, el Museo del Centro de Ciencias de SinaloaSinaloa Science Center
Materia Logo (2020-01-20) by Materia, Sinaloa Science Center MuseumSinaloa Science Center
Urban Parasites and Nomadic Plants by Gilberto Esparza are part of the Inaugural Cycle of Materia, Sinaloa Science Center Museum