Exhibitions & News

Microsculpture is a unique exhibition that presents insects like never before. The clarity and detail in the three metre prints brings normally unseen beauty to the audience, allowing them to study these stunning creatures in minute detail. The exhibition provides unique visual experience and celebrates the beauty of the natural world.

The Microsculpture exhibition is available to hire in various sizes and formats, for further information please email contact@levonbiss.com.

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Current exhibitions:

Royal Botanic Garden

Edinburgh, Scotland
29th June - 22nd September 2019

Displayed in the beautiful Inverleith House at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Microsculpture is making it’s first appearance in the UK for three years. Since the first show at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in 2016, the exhibition has been displayed across Europe, the Middle East and the USA. Microsculpture is now widely recognised as the leading exhibition of extreme macro photography, combining the disciplines of art, science and technology to great effect. With four new shows already confirmed for 2019/20 it is certain the giant insects will continue to captivate their audiences across the world!

Past exhibitions:

Maastricht Natural History Museum

Maastricht, The Netherlands
8th December 2018 - 21st April 2019

To finish off a very busy 2019 for the Microsculpture exhibition there is a new show now open in the Netherlands. The Maastricht Natural History Museum is a beautiful venue for the giant insects where they are displayed in numerous locations throughout the museum. Alongside the Microsculpture exhibition they have many different historic collections that are suitable for all ages, so if you are travelling that way we suggest you pay a visit. The current U.S. exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science closes on the 13th January, so this is your last chance to see the giant bugs before they fly off!

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston, USA
13th July 2018 - 13th January 2019

Microsculpture has finally made it to the USA! After two years of touring Europe the first American show is currently on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It’s a great honour to have Microsculpture exhibited one of the most visited and prominent museums in the USA and the exhibition is one of the biggest so far, providing the audience with a unique and unforgettable experience. As always, the giant 3m prints are on display in a beautifully designed exhibition space, plus there is an opportunity to play with the images on various touchscreens around the show. Best of all, Microsculpture will run in Houston until early 2019 so there is plenty of time to visit. Enjoy!

Hessischer Landesmuseum

Darmstadt, Germany
4th May - 5th August 2018

The second show of 2018 is now open in Germany at the Hessischer Landesmuseum. Undoubtedly one of the most atmospheric displays of the Microsculpture project so far, the exhibition includes all of the giant prints, interactive touchscreens and real insects. Also on display are a range of beautiful crafted haptic models that enable the viewer to touch and feel the contours and textures of the microscopic forms, a wonderful addition to the show! The exhibition is open for three months so if you are in the Frankfurt area make time to pop along to Darmstadt and experience the giant bugs! The Microsculpture exhibition is also still on show at Naturama in Denmark and closes 25th November, so there is plenty of time to catch that exhibition too.



Svendborg, Denmark
6th February - 25th November 2018

The first Microsculpture exhibition of 2018 is now open in Svendborg in Denmark. After a hugely successful show at the Natural History Museum in Copenhagen, the giant insects will be staying in Denmark for another 10 months! At the same time Microsculpture will be exhibited at the Hessischer Landesmueum in Darmstadt, Germany between 4th May - 5th August 2018. If that is not enough, Microsculpture will be travelling to the USA later in the year, details of which will be posted on microsculpture.net and Levon’s social media channels. Stay tuned for an exciting 2018!

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Basel, Switzerland
1st September - 29th October 2017

A section of the Microsculpture works are currently being shown at the Natural History Museum of Basel in Switzerland. Providing a contrast in scale, the giant photographic prints are displayed alongside some of the museums fine insect collection. The show is open until the end of October so don’t leave it too late to get along and see it for yourself! This Basel show will also coincide with the publication of the Microsculpture book, published by Abrams on the 10th October. Keep an eye out on the Microsculpture website and Levon’s social media channels to find out more about book events.

Natural History Museum of Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark
18th May - 19th November 2017

The second major Microsculpture exhibition of 2017 is being held at the National History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. The show will run for 6 months and is expected to be a popular feature in the city for the summer, incorporating educational days and science talks promoting the understanding of the insect world. Levon will also be taking part in the museum’s Wine & Science event on September 12th where he’ll be discussing the Microsculpture project and new work.

Horizons Environmental Photo Festival

Zingst, Germany
May 20th - June 5th 2017

The first outdoor Microsculpture exhibition was held at the Horizons Photo Festival, showing a section of images up to 4.5m in height. The spa town of Zingst on the Baltic Sea provided a perfect setting for a series of outdoor exhibitions and was visited by over 40,000 people over the 2 week festival.

TED 2017

Vancouver, Canada
24th - 28th April 2017

At the TED 2017 conference in Vancouver, Levon had the honour of presenting Microsculpture. Displaying a selection of the insect portraits on 3 giant screens, Levon explained his photographic process and the story behind the project to a packed auditorium and worldwide audience. The talk will be uploaded onto TED.com in the next few months, so keep an eye on Levon’s social media feeds for a link.

Salone del Mobile, in conjunction with Moooi

Via Savona 56
Milan, Italy
4th – 9th April 2017

Ever seen a 9m Grasshopper? Well, in a unique collaboration Levon teamed up with the furniture and lighting designer Moooi for an unforgettable show at the 2017 Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy. The joint exhibition displayed the Microsculpture portraits in the largest sizes so far, providing a striking backdrop for Moooi’s beautiful collection. The partnership is to continue, with future shows in New York at the end of the summer.

Neues Museum Biel

Biel, Switzerland.
11th February – 26th April 2017

2017 started with a wonderful Microsculpture show NMB Museum in Biel, Switzerland. The Microsculpture exhibition took over the entire gallery and was displayed in all four rooms. Also on display were the actual insects from the Oxford Museum Museum of Natural History, providing the audience with a real sense of scale and an unique visual experience.

Xposure international Photography Festival

Sharjah, U.A.E.
12th – 15th October 2017

Levon Biss was invited to the Xposure International Photography Festival alongside other internationally renowned artists including Don McCullin, David Alan Harvey, David Yarrow, Stephen Wilkes and Tom Stoddart. As well as giving talks on his work, Levon presented eighteen full size prints in a gallery space built especially for the Microsculpture exhibition.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Oxford, U.K.
27th May 2016 – 29th January 2017

The official launch of the Microsculpture project took place at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Surrounded by the Museum’s Neo-Gothic architecture, Microsculpture was exhibited on the main court and received 450,000 visitors during it's 8 month residency.