Museo Aero Solar started in 2007, it has already initiated workshops and social gatherings in more than 21 locations worldwide. Museo Aero Solar is a part of the Aerocene epoch.

[Neither] a brand, [nor] a copy-righted artwork […] neither a flying sculpture, nor a symbol or an aestheticization of some good, politically correct eco-sustainable practice”, Museo Aero Solar is firstly a community.

— Pierre Chabard, ENS d'Architecture Paris La Villette
Photography by Helga Elsner Torres, © 2015
Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, © 2014
Photography by Helga Elsner Torres, © 2015



This is  a flying museum and a solar sculpture made by the “Museo Aero Solar” group – an open-source international community, initiated more 8 years ago by Tomás Saraceno in conversation with Alberto Pesavento, inviting everybody to take part and to turn used plastic bags to lighter-than-air sculptures.

Museo Aero Solar (2007–present) is an airborne form made solely from reused plastic bags. What began from the premise of a collection has unfolded to be an urgently necessary investigation on coexistence, aeronautics, and architecture, aimed to rethink the way we navigate new territories and venture beyond the rules of gravity. In a fascinating use of the platform of the museum, Museo Aero Solar shows how a collective project can emerge from individual acts, and potentially retake a polluting product and transform it into a mind-expanding material. The resulting collection―which includes more than 20,000 plastic bags culled from countries including Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Palestine, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States, among others—brings forward an insistence to grasp the sun.

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The Museo Aero Solar is a growing community, which has decided to come together under a common name and a cause.
In the past 8 years, the Museo Aero Solar has already landed in more than 21 sites among them: We apologize, if any name should be missing please add it!

Tell Andersson, Saga Asgeirsdottir, Natasa Bandelj, Simo Barbagallo, Hoxha Besart, Benedikte Bjerre, Bob Sleighs, Juan Camilo, Maria Giulia Cantaluppi, Renaud Codron, Marc Colombaioni, Rolf Degel, Vivana Deluca, Pablito El-Drito, Janis Elko, Fabrizio, Fani, Mara Ferreri, James Flaten, Gaia Fugazza, Giovanni Giaretta, Simon Gillard, Till Hergenhahn, Andria Hickey, Juan Camillo Jaramillo, Rasmus Johannsen, Theresa Kampmeier, Kim, Daniel Kohl, Oliver Kral, Dominik Mader, Eduardo Ernesto Marengo, Persichina Matteo, Matteo Mascheroni, Natalija Miodragovic, Mohamed Nageh, Mustapha Nageh, Dragusha Njomza,
Marco Orlando, Osmani, Sabine Pahl, Eduardo Perez, Alberto Pesavento, Alice Pintus, Cristian Raimondi, Yasmil Raymond, Christiana Rekada, Barrak Reiser, Jacob Remin Sikker, Hannah Rosales, Iuri Rottiers, Hoti Rinor, Tim Rottiers, Matteo Rubbi,
Michela Sacchetto, Hugo Santamaria, Tomás Saraceno, Lahu Saranda, Manuel Scano, Tean, Saverio Tozzi, Ujjval, Emek Ulusay, Alejandro Uribe, Mauro Vignando, Lionel Wolberger, …

Alberto Sierra Maya, Ana Paula Cohen, Jaime Ceron Silva, José Ignacio Roca, Maria Inés Rodriguez & Oscar Muñoz | El Encuentro Internacional de Medellín, Medellín, COLOMBIA, 2007 Alberto Pesavento, Bert Theis, Maurizio Bortolotti, | Isola Art Center, Milano, ITALY, 2007 Daniel Birnbaum; Stéphanie Moisdon & Hans Ulrich Obrist | 9. Biennale de Lyon, Lyon,
FRANCE, 2007 Hoor Al Quasimi & Jack Persekian | 8. Sharjah, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 2007 Yasmil Raymond | Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, UNITED STATES, 2008 Christiane Rekade | *KURATOR (Art residency), Rapperswil, SWITZERLAND, 2008
Alberto Pesavento & Fani Zguro | Tirana Art Lab, Center for Contemporary Art, Tirana, with / mit der Ahmet Gashi Primary School, ALBANIA, 2008 Maurizio Bortolotti | platform paradise Ein Hawd, ISRAEL-PALESTINA, 2008 Till Hergenhahn | Bonames / Kalbach Airport, Frankfurt am Main, with / mit Umwelt Exploratorium (U-X), GERMANY, 2009/11 Bert Theis | Territoria 4:il grande balzo = the great leap, Carmignano/Prato/ Montemurlo/Seano, ITALY, 2009 Alter Flughafen Aeronauten Werkstatt, Frankfurt, GERMANY, 2010 Kunstverein Arnsberg, GERMANY, 2010 Arnolfini—Center for the Contemporary Arts, Bristol, GREAT BRITAIN, 2011 SMK Staaten Museum, Copenhagen, DENMARK; 2011 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, DENMARK, 2011 11th Havana Biennial, Havana, CUBA, 2012 Helsinki Festival, The Night of Arts FINLAND, 2012 Vera Mlechevska, Rituals of the Habitual, Festival: Ciyz and Public Spaces, Plovdiv BULGARIA, 2012 Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINE, 2013 Hvidovre Kunstrad, Copenhagen, DENMARK 2013 Bruno Latour, Olivier Michelon & Bronislaw Szerszynski | Anthropocene Monument, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, FRANCE, 2014 Development & Climate Days, Red Cross Climate Conference, Cop 20—Lima, PERÚ, 2014 Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center, Cairo, EGYPT, 2014 Isabella Inti, Giulia Cantalupi, Rozafa Basha & Gyler Mydyti | Prishtina Common Ground Summer Festival, Prishtina, KOSOVO, 2014 IAK—Institut für Architekturbezogene Kunst Braunschweig, GERMANY, 2015 Becoming Aerosolar, Peruvian Rainforest: Project Cuarachi, Cuninico, PERÚ, 2015 MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, USA, 2015 Willlow Brugh, Brown University, UNITED STATES, 2015 And many more

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