Interview with Anna Dumitriu

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Anna Dumitriu is a British artist whose work fuses craft, technology and bioscience to weave complex narratives around our relationship to infectious disease and its cultural and personal implications. She works hands-on with the tools and techniques of microbiology and synthetic biology to create intricate artworks that reveal strange histories and emerging futures. Her obsessions with the history and treatment of infectious diseases, medical ethics, antibiotics and genetics speak urgently to the concerns of wide audiences and create a visceral and emotionally affecting experience.

Dumitriu is the 2018 President of the Science and the Arts section of the British Science Association. She holds visiting research fellowships at the University of Hertfordshire, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and Waag Society. She is artist-in-residence with Modernising Medical Microbiology at the University of Oxford, and with the National Collection of Type Cultures at Public Health England. Her extensive exhibition profile includes The Picasso Museum Barcelona, ZKM, BOZAR Museum of Art, Ars Electronica Festival, The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, The Science Gallery Dublin, The Science Gallery Lab Detroit, The Beall Center for Art and Technology in Los Angeles, The Rockefeller and The V & A Museum, the Science Museum, and Eden Project.


FiveWordsForTheFuture - Oct 28, 2018 | Art, Biodesign, Biotechnologies, Health, Storytelling, Video
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