Anna DumitriuArtist, Curator, Writer, Researcher
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. 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. 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.
|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,|
News & Events
Solo Retrospective of Anna Dumitriu [micro] biologies: the bacterial sublime
27/09/2014 – 30/11/2014
Art Laboratory Berlin
Interview for Clot Magazine
Article about The Romantic Disease on Scientart
Interview for Interalia Magazine
The Romantic Disease tours to the Theatrum Anatomicum of Waag Society in Amsterdam
New installation at The Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain
Guardian Article featuring Anna Dumitriu
Smithsonian Magazine profile of Anna Dumitriu
The Lancet - Review of The Romantic Disease exhibition
Fast Co-Exist NYC Interview
New Scientist Interview
Symposium: The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis
Anna Dumitriu's solo show culminates in a fascinating and accessible multidisciplinary symposium on World TB day 2014.
The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis
16/01/2014 – 24/03/2014
A major new solo exhibition by Anna Dumitriu which investigates our strange relationship to TB, through installations, altered historical objects and textiles.
The Hypersymbiont Enhancement Dress” on show in “Posthumanist Desire" at MOCA Taipei
25/11/2013 – 12/01/2014
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei, Taiwan
A new work by Anna Dumitriu is on show in this major international exhibition curated by Dr Ming Turner.