Edwin's photographic projects are regularly exhibited around the world in museums or galleries, providing entertaining and educational displays that engage with the public on the subject of natural history. He has had solo shows in over 25 countries, celebrating nature with a truly global audience. Edwin's photographs resonate with audiences of all ages, revealing hidden macro worlds normally invisible to the human eye.

Microsculpture, The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits and Extinct & Endangered are all available to licence for public exhibition. With the 'licence-to-print' option the size requirement is flexible for all museums or galleries, enabling the exhibition design to suit your specific venue. Prints can be produced locally, with Edwin and his team available to assist in the printing process and lend their valuable experience and expertise in exhibition production.

In additional to the photographs, each exhibition includes exhibition components such as scientific captions, interactive apps, websites, graphic panels, hardback books and project videos.

Xposure International Photography Festival 2023

Xposure International Photography Festival
February 2023
Sharjah, UAE

The Extinct & Endangered exhibition was showcased at the Xposure International Photography Festival in the UAE, the first time the exhibition has been on display since the opening at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. This was the third time Edwin has exhibited at Xposure, having presented The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits in 2022 and Microsculpture in 2017.

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History
26th June 2022 - closing date tbc
New York , USA

The inaugural exhibition of Extinct & Endangered opened at the prestigious American Museum of Natural History in New York, USA. On display are 40 large format prints that bring attention to the the current crisis in insect decline and biodiversity loss. The insects from the AMNH collections were selected due to their conservation status with the majority being critically endangered and some already extinct, primarily due to human influence. The exhibition is intended to be both entertaining and educational, inspiring the public to respect and care for the tiny creatures we share the planet with.

Xposure International Photography Festival 2022

Xposure International Photography Festival 2022
Sharjah, U.A.E.

After exhibiting Microsculpture at the Xposure International Photography Festival in 2017, Edwin had the privilege of being invited back once again, this time to display The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits. As always, the presentation and production levels at Xposure were at the highest level, with the botanical prints on display in their own bespoke gallery.

Naturmuseum og botanisk hage

Naturemuseum og botanisk hage
Kristiansand, Norway
1st May - 31st October 2022

The third exhibition of The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits is a beautiful outdoor show in Kristiansand, Norway. The exhibition can be viewed both day and night, with the exhibition panels lit to form an enchanting sight in the middle of the botanic gardens. In addition to the photographs, an educational hub has been created in the centre of the exhibition, allowing visitors of all ages to discover more about the wonderful world of plants.

Kuopio Museum

Kuopio Museum
Kuopio, Finland
15th February - 14th August 2022

Microsculpture travels to the beautiful city of Kuopio in Finland and is presented in the beautifully restored exhibition hall at the Kuopio Museum. The show has been hugely popular with the highly detailed insect portraits are presented as 3m high prints.

Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
28th May - 26th September 2021

The Hidden Beauty of Seed & Fruits is on display for the first time, with 59 beautiful prints showcasing specimens from the carpology collection of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Using his bespoke camera system and photo-stacking techniques, Edwin set up a studio in the herbarium where the seeds and fruits are stored and produced the photographs over a period of six months. The frames for this exhibition were hand built by Edwin using locally sourced timber during the first Covid-19 lockdown of 2020 and each frame incorporates the botanical label for the specimen in the photograph.

Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

Steinhardt Museum of Natural History
Tel Aviv, Israel
4th December 2019 - Summer 2020

2020 is set to be a big year for the Microsculpture exhibition. There are currently 3 exhibitions on display in Sweden, Australia and now Israel. The ever popular show will be on display at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv for 6 months and admission is free. Alongside the photography are interactive displays and specimens from the museum's collection. Events and workshops will be run during Microsculpture's stay in Israel, details of which will be posted on the museum website.

Naturhistoriska riksmuseet

Stockholm, Sweden
28th September 2019 - 31st July 2020

Microsculpture opens in Sweden! The exhibition continues to travel through Europe and will be displayed at the Naturhistoriska riksmuseet museum in Stockholm until 31st July 2020, so there is plenty of time to see the giant insects in person! As you walk through the exhibition there are also beautifully preserved specimens from the museum's collections on display to provide a wonderful sense of scale.

Later in 2019 and early 2020 there will be Microsculpture exhibitions opening in Israel, France and Australia. Plenty to look forward to!

Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden, Edingburgh, Scotland
29th June - 10th November 2019

Displayed in the stunning Inverleith House, the Microsculpture exhibition is presented over two floors and includes all of the 3 meter prints. Due to popularity, the exhibition has been extended until 10th November. After this the show will be leaving the UK with exhibitions in France, Israel, Sweden and Australia. More news on the future exhibitions will be announced on the website and Edwin's social media channels.

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!

Hessuscher Landesmuseum

Darmstadt, Germany
4th May 2018 — 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 Edwin’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 Edwin’s social media channels to find out more about book events.

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.

Natural History Museum of Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark
18th May 2017 — 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.  Edwin 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.

Salone del Mobile in conjunction with Moooi

Milan, Italy
4th — 9th April 2017

Have you ever seen a 9m Grasshopper? Well, in a unique collaboration Edwin 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 backdrop for Moooi’s beautiful collection. The partnership is to continue in 2017 with shows in New York and Amsterdam.

Neues Museum Biel

Biel, Switzerland
11th February — 26th April 2017

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

Xposure International Photography Festival

Sharjah, UAE
12th — 15th October 2017

Edwin Cruz was invited to the Xposure International Phtography Festival alongside a selection of respected artists including Don McCullin, Davd Alan Harvey, David Yarrow, Stephen Wilkes and Tom Stoddart. As well as delivering talks on his work, Edwin presented eighteen full size prints in a gallery space built especially for Microsculpture.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Oxford, UK
27th May 2016 — 29th January 2017

The official launch of the Microsculpture series took place at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Surrounded by the museum’s Neo-Gothic architecture, the insect portraits from Microsculpture were exhibited on the main court and received over 450,000 visitors during it’s 8 month residency.