Symposium: Edible Insect Art Exhibition

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April 4, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Glass Box Gallery
UCSB Art Department, Building 534 (Space 1328)

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Edible Insects Art Exhibition

The Edible Insect Art Exhibition event is a community celebration of insect cuisine and a critical exploration of food futures. The event will take place April 4th, 2024 from 5:00–7:30 PM at UCSB’s GlassBox Gallery and will feature student artwork, organization tabling, delicious food, insect-inspired tastings, and panel conversations with community members and edible insect experts, including Monica Martinez, founder of Don Bugito, Aly Moore, founder of Bugible, and MacKenzie Wade, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology.

As part of the exhibition, Italian multimedia documentary photographer and filmmaker, Umberto Diecinove will showcase his photography project, I N S C T S, which provides a global look at insect rearing and insect-based cuisine and an investigation into the potential role insects may play as a solution to global challenges. I N S C T S showcases audio and visual profiles from across Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Colombia and, ultimately, Santa Barbara County to highlight peoples’ perceptions—and relationships—with insects. The event will include a Q&A with the artist.

Guests unable to attend the event on April 4th 5:00-7:30PM are invited to view the exhibition at the GlassBox Gallery Monday, April 1st – Friday, April 5th between 9:00AM–5:00PM.


Please contact MacKenzie Wade ( or Alexandra Carlin ( with any questions.

Sponsored by the IHC’s Faculty Collaborative Award, UCSB Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Award, and UCSB Graduate Student Association

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