A new line of ineffable fragrances from groundbreaking conceptual artist Anicka Yi, Biography uses scent to challenge traditional notions of femininity and subjectivity.
Through olfaction, the series invokes characters buried in history for refusing these limitations and posits a future where all femmes are connected in a fluid network. Disrupting the “natural” by means of mutation and hybridized intelligence, Biography represents the power to write one’s life, beyond one’s biology.
Each Biography bottle combines molecular, animal, and industrial elements, in a testament to Yi’s acclaimed sculptural vocabulary. Hailed by the New York Times as “inventing a new kind of conceptual art,” Anicka Yi is the winner of the 2017 Hugo Boss Prize and corresponding solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Yi’s artistic practice fuses fashion, sculpture, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology to create lush and provocative multi-sensory experiences.
Shigenobu Twilight, Biography's first volume, was originally designed in 2007 by Yi and architect Maggie Peng. Current editions of Shigenobu Twilight, Radical Hopelessness, and Beyond Skin are developed in collaboration with internationally-renowned perfumer, Barnabé Fillion. As a trained perfumer whose research incorporates craft-oriented methods, Fillion utilizes new scent design methods to push the limits of perfumery. He has designed fragrances for Le Labo, Aesop, Paul Smith, and The Broken Arm.