Collaboration with Apollonia : Philoxenia
Stephen Wilks was born in England in 1964. He works and lives in Berlin. He stutied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and at the Royal Academy of arts of Amsterdam. He is a visual artist with multiple dimensions and involvements. He uses many medias : photography, sculpture, drawings and ceramics, and his work is always related to the relationship between the society and the people. This involvement brings him to represent a universal humanity. His project of travelling donkeys perfectly pictures this : the story of hundred of people who made those little animals made of fabric travel (trojandonkey.net). This work about migration and cultures can also be found in his work related to the migrants situation. This brought him to create an impressive installation of 1 400 bottles made of ceramics, that represent stranded bottles, the only thing that remains after a flow of migrants.