Ivan Mikolji Between Science and Art

Having embarked on more than one hundred expeditions and his work published in innumerable international publications, Ivan Mikolji has demonstrated his authenticity and the originality of his passion for aquatic life, forest worlds, and the sea.  Permeating his work is a consciousness of the urgency of maintaining these ecological systems, where life sprouts and upon which survival of contemporary civilization depends.  His aesthetic action has turned art to life in a concrete sense.  This can be seen in how his photographic actions create exhibition samples, and his wild aquariums (Wild Aquariums) have turned into a global trend.

The philosophy that drives his creative force is an urgency to preserve aquatic ecosystems.  He considers it necessary to reveal the richness and beauty of these biomes as a first step in doing this.  As he would say; “you cannot preserve something that you don´t know exists.”  And so, he has dedicated a large part of his life to this labor.

To begin to know this abundant biodiversity, he has passed countless hours in rivers, lakes, estuaries… to photograph and film the beauty of these biomes.

Eduardo Planchart Licea
PhD. Historia de Arte Latinoamericano, UNAM


Ivan Mikolji Between Science and Art has been exhibited at:
Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales Sede Guayana, San Félix, Venezuela. 2018
(Digital Catalogue)
Orinokia Mall, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. 2018
(Digital Catalogue)