Anna Dumitriu’s work blurs the boundaries between art and science with a strong interest in the ethical issues raised by emerging technologies. Her installations, interventions and performances use a range of digital, biological and traditional media including live bacteria, robotics, interactive media, and textiles. Her work has a strong international exhibition profile and is held in several major public collections, including the Science Museum in London.
Dumitriu is known for her work as founder and director of “The Institute of Unnecessary Research”, a group of artists and scientists whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries and critiques contemporary research practice. She recently completed a Wellcome Trust commission entitled “The Hypersymbiont Salon”, is collaborating as a Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire and Artist in Residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at The University of Oxford (initally funded by a Leverhulme Trust award in 2011).
Her major international project “Trust me I’m an artist, towards an ethics of art/science collaboration” (in collaboration with the Waag Society in Amsterdam and The University of Leiden) investigates the novel ethical problems that arise when artists create artwork in laboratory settings.
She is a Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence with the Computer Science Department at The University of Hertfordshire.
She is also co-chair of the Alan Turing Centenary Arts and Culture Subcommittee, and artist partner with Waag Society on the ICT & Art Connect Project. She was winner of the 2012 Society for Applied Microbiology Communication Award and her major new Wellcome Trust supported exhibition “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis” opened in London in January - March 2014 and is now touring internationally.
(Photo credit: Beatriz Rey)
For for digital art, robotics and curating projects see www.annadumitriu.co.uk and for Bioart and Bacteria projects see www.normalflora.co.uk
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