Mycelium masterclass by Phil Ross

Thursday 18th, 14:00 to 17:30

Phil Ross (US) is one of the leading bio-artists of this moment. Especially for Bio-me, Phil is coming over to share his extensive knowledge and experience on working, designing and making art with mushrooms and mycelium. In this masterclass you will learn not only about reishi and mycotecture but also about open mycotectural research, design and collaboration. Phil will also be part of the Biotalk later on that evening.


Phil Ross - Artist Phil Ross instructs students in a grow-your-own furniture class at The Workshop Residence in San Francisco, California


There is a growing interest in using mycelium as a material for practical and aesthetic applications. Also there's a partnering need for clear and open information about culturing methodologies, testing strategies, and the characterization and standardization of these hybrid fungal composites.

In this special session Phil Ross will share his greater fungal knowledge, with a main focus on the Ganoderma mushroom. He will also talk about how fungal materials might move into widespread adoption through accelerated open research and information sharing. Of course he will also bring some new materials samples and answer any question you have regarding these topics.

Phil Ross

American artist Phil Ross has a strong interest in bio-engineering and mycology; he uses living organisms as the inspiration and means by which he makes his work. Through the design and creation of highly controlled environments, he manipulates, nurtures and transforms a variety of living species into sculpture.


Mycotecture bricks by Phil Ross - These fungal bricks can fill almost any space that can be defined within a three inch cube resolution. The bricks grow together after being in contact for a short period of time, and a monolithic object can be grown from smaller units.

Mycelium Masterclass with Phil Ross
Thursday 18th, 14:00 - 17:30
Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Van Gendthallen, on the ground floor.

The cost of the masterclass will be €50,- incl. VAT. Freelancers, students and employees of cultural organizations get a 30% discount. Use the discount code "mycotecture" if this applies to you. The reduced price is €35,-.

After the workshop you can stay over to join the Biotalk with lectures by Zeger Reyers, Toby Kiers and Phil Ross himself. Plus the official opening of Kunstformen Der Natur the exhibition, with music, vj's and drinks.


How will designing with organisms change our perspective on art, design, food and beer? Find out at Bio-me. 3 Days of workshops, talks, tastings, Fermentology! and the expo Kunstformen Der Natur. This masterclass by Phil Ross is part of the Bio-me program. For further information on the complete program, visit