Biennale of Sydney

Jessie French

Jessie French, A Sea at the Table, 2021, from the series ‘Algae bioplastic tableware’, algae-based bioplastic developed by the artist, dimensions variable. Installation view for A Sea at the Table (2021) at Other Matter Studio, Melbourne. Supported by the City of Melbourne's Creative Spaces program and BASF. Courtesy of the artist. Copyright © Jessie French and The Design Files. Photograph: Amelia Stanwix.
Installation view for A Sea at the Table (2021) at Other Matter Studio, Melbourne. Courtesy Jessie French and Fluff Corp. Photograph: Amelia Stanwix.
Jessie French, Algae, 2021, from the series ‘Transparent two-tone microalgae bowl’, Algae-based bioplastic developed by the artist, whole microalgae pigment: Athrospira platensis, 5 x 14.5 cm. Supported by Art director: Thalia Economo. Courtesy of the artist. Copyright © Jessie French. Photograph: Pier Carthew.

Jessie French
Born 1988 in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia
Lives on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country, Naarm / Melbourne, Kulin Nation


Jessie French explores speculative futures through algae-based bioplastic and water-based ecologies. Housed within an ethos of consumption, sustainability and regeneration, her practice invites others to engage with the possibilities of a post-petrochemical world. Through experimenting with other materials, she explores the potential of closed-loop systems of (re)use and conscious consumption and interaction with objects. In 2020, French founded OTHER MATTER, an experimental design studio working with algae-based bioplastics which engages others in the possibilities of new materials though objects, experiences and futures.

23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Details to be announced