Photo: Anna Dumitriu in Brighton, South East

Anna Dumitriu

Artist, 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, Eden Project, Cornwall, UK and The Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn NI. She is Artist in Residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at The University of Oxford, Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence with the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire, and Visiting Research Fellow in The Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. 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

  • 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

    Watermans, London

    Anna Dumitriu's solo show culminates in a fascinating and accessible multidisciplinary symposium on World TB day 2014.

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  • The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis

    16/01/2014 – 24/03/2014
    Watermans, London

    A major new solo exhibition by Anna Dumitriu which investigates our strange relationship to TB, through installations, altered historical objects and textiles.

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  • 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.

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