Jonah King

Jonah King is an interdisciplinarity artist exploring human/nonhuman relations and speculative futures. Their multifaceted world-building projects examine how ecological intimacies influence individual and social identity.




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Hesse Flatow at EXPO Chicago

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Hesse Flatow Gallery returns to Chicago with a two-person presentation featuring paintings and works on paper by Kirsten Deirup paired with a virtual reality film and sculptural work by Jonah King, both addressing how AI technologies expand one’s perception and bodily experience of the greater ecosystem through their works.⁠ Booth 157.

Navy Pier⁠
600 E Grand Ave⁠
Chicago IL 60611⁠

Thursday, April 11 -  ⁠Sunday, April 14 

Images: Installation view, HESSE FLATOW at EXPO Chicago, 2024. Photo: Mikhail Mishin

Virtual Reality Experience & Installation


Honey Fungus is a sci-fi Virtual Reality work and installation that invites the audience to expand their bodily experience of the greater ecosystem.

A queer sentient ecological being— manifested in the form of an omnipresent mycelial entity—leads the audience on a journey into an entangled ecology.

The project opens new perspectives for understanding where one body ends and another begins. In this VR world, we embrace the possibility that we all have not only our one body but also, as scholar Daisy Hildyard suggests, a 'second body' through which we are all interconnected.

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HEsse Flatow, Expo Chicago
Myclological Film Festival, SVA Theatre, New York
GBA, Brooklyn
Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Urban Soils Institute, LMCC Arts Center, Governor’s Island, New York
RealMix 2022, Hyphen Hub, Colombia
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
NEW INC, NewLab, Brooklyn
VISUAL Carlow, Ireland

Alex Darby, Hybrid.Studio

Executive Producer
Winslow Porter

VR Production
Pariah Interactive

Reading: Helga Hansen Logan
Sound Design: Frank Sweeney
Vocals: Anna Roberts-Gevalt
Mixing Engineer: Daniel Neumann
Contributing Writer: Sue Huang

Supported by
The Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Science Sandbox - Simons Foundation
NEW INC - New Museum

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Hybrid Drift

Geolocated Augmented Reality


Hybrid Drift is a site-specific augmented reality (AR) project that invites the audience to experience the landscape of Itaparica as an extended technological/biological hybrid body.

Photogrammetry scanned organic and human-made objects will be reconfigured into floating beings that are visible to anyone using a smartphone.

Supported by the Sacatar Foundation

Honey Fungus: Bitter Oyster 001

Resin and Plexiglass


Made in collaboration with Sue Huang. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

VISUAL Carlow Museum

Honey Fungus: Specimens

Digital C-Print Series; 12x12”


HONEY FUNGUS SPECIMENS comprises nine digital C-prints (each a single edition).
Each specimen is an inflated body processed via 3D software and placed in a virtual glass specimen box. These fungal avatars are captured mid-dance, contorting to their unique rhythms.
The mycelium network's ecosystem is at the core of Honey Fungus, which nourishes, feeds, mates protects and spreads like a living internet. As viewers explore the underworld of spores and their soundscape, they encounter fungal specimens moving through a viscous liquid. These sensual specimens are an AI-generated amalgamation of erotica and exotic fungi, resulting in a colourful and complex hybrid body that is part human, part mushroom.

Made in collaboration with Sue Huang.
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Guilty By Association, Brooklyn