Zed Nelson
The Anthropocene Illusion
Winner Cortona On The Move Award


In just a few decades, we humans have altered our world. Our planet is crossing a geological boundary: from the Holocene into the Anthropocene. Humans have left the countryside for the city but the desire for contact with nature remains. So, we have become masters of a stage-managed, artificial ‘experience’ of nature.
This project examines humankind’s fractured relationship with the natural world, revealing not only a phenomenon of collective self-delusion, but also a craving for a connection to a world we have turned our backs on.


Zed Nelson (b. 1966, Kampala, Uganda) explores contemporary society thanks to his long-term and immersive projects.

Under the patronage and with the contribution of

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With the contribution of


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