Anna Dumitriu

Anna Dumitriu

Artist, Curator, Writer, Researcher

Anna Dumitriu (1969) is a British artist whose work fuses craft, technology and bioscience to explore our relationship to the microbial world, biomedicine and technology. She has an international exhibition profile, having exhibited at The Picasso Museum in Barcelona, The Science Gallery in Dublin, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei, and The V & A Museum in London. Her work is held in several major public collections, including the Science Museum London and Eden Project. She is the 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 and won the 2012 Society for Applied Microbiology Communication Award.

Dumitriu holds the post of Artist in Residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at The University of Oxford in collaboration with Public Health England, a Visiting Research Fellowship: Artist in Residence position with the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire, and a Visiting Research Fellowship: Lead Artist position with the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research. She is also a Research Fellow with Waag Society and Lead Artist on the Creative Europe supported project “Trust Me, I’m an Artist” which investigates the novel ethical problems that arise when artists create artwork in laboratory settings. Her book of the same name, co-authored with Professor Bobbie Farsides, was published in 2014.

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Location Brighton, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Participatory projects, Project management
Artforms / type of project Digital, Installation, Performance, Sculpture, Textiles
Tags bioart, installation, bioscience, bacteria,