Italian artist Micol Assaël employs elements of science, mechanics, and natural phenomena to her artwork. Interested in the relationship of the body and the communication at play between her work and the viewer, she often requires her audience to take risks. Developed in cooperation with the Moscow Physics Research Institute, Chizhevsky Lessons (2007) transformed the Kunsthalle Basel exhibition space into an electromagnetic field delivering a noticeable electric charge to viewers. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions worldwide including Fomuska at Museion in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy (2010) and Gakona at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2009). She is the recipient of the PinchukArtCentre’s The Future Generation Art Prize 2012, and was included in the 28th Biennial of São Paulo (2008); Berlin Biennale (2006); Venice Biennale (2003/2005); and the Moscow Biennale (2005).