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Koen Vanmechelen

Nationality: 
Belgium
City of birth: 
Sint-Truiden
1965

Koen Vanmechelen is a Belgian contemporary conceptual artist of international renown. His most famous project, The Cosmopolitan Chicken Project or CCP, contains an international concept in which he searches to breed a hybrid or cosmopolitan chicken with broadest possible mix of genetic information.

Vanmechelen started his career in the early nineties with pretty diverse conceptual works ranging from sculptures in wood to breeding projects in different nations, each with a social, universal and scientific commitment. Now he is known as one of the most prominent contemporary artists in Belgium.

Scientific researchers from several universities worldwide are involved with his international projects.