Crocheted Membrane (2008/09), photo credits Wing Lam Kwok. Copyright © Sonja Bäumel

Visible Membrane (2009). Inspired by Andreas Vesalius. Copyright © Sonja Bäumel

Textured Self (2011) by Sonja Bäumel, a work commissioned by the Textielmuseum Tilburg in the Netherlands, makes the layer of bacteria that was taken from an individual's body on one specific day tangible. Copyright © Sonja Bäumel

Expanded Self II (2015), the living artifact is a kind of metaphor for new points of view of our person. We humans are not one unit but a symbiotic ecosystem, an accumulation of the smallest parts: microorganism that inhabit and rule the human hosts. Photo credits Cassander Eeftinck Schattenker

Expanded Self II (2015). Copyright © Sonja Bäumel

Metabodies (2013-ongoing) , Sonja Bäumel in collaboration with Dr. Manuel Selg, was realized during a four week Artist in Residency at the Ars Electronica Future-and Biolab Linz, Austria. Copyright © Sonja Bäumel

Sonja Bäumel works evolve from permanent confrontation with scientific data and facts, which she often generates herself in experiments and in research labs. Copyright © Sonja Bäumel