The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis from Anna Dumitriu on Vimeo.
Anna Dumitriu’s work is at the forefront of art and science collaborative practice and has 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, London, UK and The Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn NI. 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 is a Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence with 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.
Normal Flora: Bioart Responses to Modernising Medical Microbiology from Anna Dumitriu on Vimeo.
She was winner of the 2012 Society for Applied Microbiology Communication Award. Her major Wellcome Trust funded project “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis" is now touring internationally.
Exploring The Romantic Disease from Annabel Slater on Vimeo.
She is currently working on “Sequence" which explores whole genome sequencing of bacteria and is funded by Arts Council England. Her book Trust me I’m an Artist, Towards an Ethics of Art-Science Collaboration which investigates the novel ethical problems that arise when artists create artwork in laboratory settings was recently published. A consortium, with Dumitriu as lead artist, was recently awarded Creative Europe funding to develop this project.