Helen Pynor

Helen Pynor (b. 1964) is a Sydney and London-based artist. Drawing on her dual backgrounds in the biological sciences and the visual arts, Pynor’s work explores the interiority of the human body and philosophically and experientially ambiguous zones such as the life-death boundary and the intersubjective nature of organ transplantation.

The End is a Distant Memory (2016) byHelen Pynor, which explores the ambiguous borders between life and death at cellular and experiential levels by studying ‘marginal’ cells that remain alive inside dead tissue, and experiences of people who have survived clinical death. 

 

Helen Pynor (b. 1964) is a Sydney and London-based artist. Drawing on her dual backgrounds in the biological sciences and the visual arts, Pynor’s work explores the interiority of the human body and philosophically and experientially ambiguous zones such as the life-death boundary and the intersubjective nature of organ transplantation. 

Pynor’s work includes installation, media art, video, photography, sculpture, and performance. She has exhibited widely in Europe, Australia and Asia and has been a recipient of national and international awards including an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica, Linz (2012) for her collaborative work The Body is a Big Place.

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