Approved: 16.08.2006

Anna Dumitriu

Artist, Curator, Researcher, Writer

Approved: 16.08.2006

Anna Dumitriu (1969) is a British artist who works with sculpture, installation, craft and biological media to explore our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics. She has a strong international exhibition profile, having exhibited at The Picasso Museum in Barcelona, ZKMBOZARArs ElectronicaThe Science Gallery DublinThe Museum of Contemporary Art TaipeiThe Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, and The V & A Museum. Her work is held in several major public collections, including the Science Museum London and Eden Project. 

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    Anna Dumitriu (1969) is a British artist who works with sculpture, installation, craft and biological media to explore our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics. She has a strong international exhibition profile, having exhibited at The Picasso Museum in Barcelona, ZKMBOZARArs ElectronicaThe Science Gallery DublinThe Museum of Contemporary Art TaipeiThe Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, and The V & A Museum. Her work is held in several major public collections, including the Science Museum London and Eden Project. 

    Dumitriu is the 2018 President of the Science and the Arts section of the British Science Association. She works deeply embedded in science settings and holds visiting research fellowships at the University of Hertfordshire, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and Waag Society. She is artist-in-residence with the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at the University of Oxford, and with the National Collection of Type Cultures at Public Health England.  

    She has worked with the Liu Laboratory for Synthetic Evolution at The University of California in Irvine (USA) to explore synthetic biology and the resulting artworks were featured in the groundbreaking exhibition “WETWARE” at the Beall Center for Art and Technology in Irvine (USA) curated by Jens Hauser and David Familian. Recently she has been working with the MRG-Grammar project to create artworks using CRISPR gene editing technology and collaborating with BeyondSeq at the University of Birmingham to explore the biochemistry of DNA. 

    Dumitriu was 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. She is also 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 received  the 2012 Society for Applied Microbiology Communication Award. Her work is featured in William Myers significant large format book on Bio Art, entitled “Bio Art: Altered Realities” published by Thames and Hudson in 2016 amongst many other significant publications including Leonardo JournalNatureThe Lancet, The Art Newspaper and Artforum International Magazine.

    CV & Education

    Solo exhibitions
    2019 "Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria", Eden Project, Cornwall, UK (forthcoming)
    2018 "Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria", The Esther Klein Gallery at Philadelphia Science Center, USA 
    2018 "From The Field", R-Space, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    2017 - 2018  "Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria", Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, UK
    2017 "The Chemistry of Biology: An Alchemy of DNA", BOM, Birmingham, UK
    2016 "The Hunt for New Antimicrobials", York Festival of Ideas, UK
    2015 "Sequence", Watermans - Riverside Gallery, London, UK
    2015 "Sequence", EVA Conference, BCS HQ, London, UK
    2014 “[micro]biologies: the bacterial sublime”, Art Laboratory Berlin, Germany
    2014 "The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis”, Theatrum Anatomicum, Waag Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2014 “The Romantic Disease: Genius Germ”, The Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain
    2014 “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis”, Watermans Gallery, London, UK
    2013 "Germ Theory: Bacterial Co-evolution and Textile Art”, Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    2012 "Normal Flora: Bioart Responses to Modernising Medical Microbiology", The Barn Gallery, St Johns College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    2011 “Normal Flora”, R-Space Gallery and The Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    2007 “Normal Flora: Hospital Flora”, Eastbourne General Hospital (Arts in Healthcare), Eastbourne, UK

    Curated Group exhibitions
    2018 "ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity, Post Climate Change Life-form", LABoral, Gijon, Spain
    2018 "Error in Progress", Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
    2018 "Hustle", Science Gallery Lab Detroit, USA
    2018 "Anna Dumitriu and Alex May: Recent Works", The Wright Gallery, Texas A & M University, College Station, USA
    2017 - 2019 "Superbugs: The Fight for our Lives", Science Museum, London, UK
    2017 "In Case of Emergency", Science Gallery Dublin, Eire
    2017 "Future Emerging Art and Technology", BOZAR Museum of Art, Brussels, Belgium
    2017 "Starts Prize", Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
    2017 "Trust Me, I'm an Artist", Zone2Source, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2017 "Future Emerging Art & Technoloy", LifeSpace, Dundee, UK
    2016 "The Games Europe Plays: – BODY<>TECH”, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, UK
    2016 "European Digital Festival", The Egg, Brussels, Belgium
    2016 "Wetware: Art|Agency|Animation", curated by Jens Hauser and David Familian, Beall Center for Art & Technology, University of Califonia, Irvine, USA
    2016 "Gut Reactions: The Microbiome and Human Nature", Princeton University, Princeton, USA
    2016 "Science of the Unseen: Digital Art Perspectives", ACM Siggraph, USA
    2016  "Culture as Medium", BUGSS, Baltimore, USA
    2016 "Menagerie of Microbes", Edinburgh International Science Festival, Scotland, UK
    2015 "Seoul BIOART 2015 Exhibition", Gwacheon National Science Museum, Seoul, Korea
    2015 "GLOBALE: Exo-Evolution", ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
    2015 "Digital (Dis)connections", Royal Academy of Art, London
    2015 "Data Body as Artifact", ISMAR 2015 (the 14th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality), Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
    2015 "Sequence" at the London Design Festival, V & A Museum, London, UK
    2015 "Invisible You: The Human Microbiome" (Permanent Exhibition), Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
    2015 "Just 40", Cultivamos Cultura, São Luís, Portugal
    2015 "BLAST: Bournemouth Lab for Art, Science and Technology", Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth, UK
    2015 "My Robot Companion: Familiar" at FutureFest - NESTA Festival of the Future, Vinopolis, London, UK
    2014 "The Creative Machine", Goldsmiths University, London, UK
    2014 Cinekid Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2014 "Parallel Synthesis: Exhibition of Art and Science", Athens Science Festival, Technopolis, Athens, Greece
    2014 "Research & Art", 2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Greece (Award of Distinction)
    2014 "Design Matters", 5th Base Gallery, London
    2013 “Posthumanist Desire”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    2013 “Hybrid Skins”, TETEM, Enschede, Netherlands
    2013 "MRSA Quilt" at The London Design Festival, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
    2013 “Gone Viral: Medical Science and Contemporary Textile Art,” Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Art Center, SUNY Fredonia, New York
    2012 “Robots and Avatars UK Selection” (Curated by body>data>space), 12 Star Gallery, The European Commission London Headquarters, London, UK
    2012 “Transitions: Knowledge Through Performance in Art and Science”, The Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany
    2011 London Design Festival, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
    2011 “HUMAN + The Future of The Species”, The Science Gallery, Dublin, Eire
    2011 London Design Festival, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
    2011 “Unleashed Devices”, Watermans Gallery, London
    2010 "Laboratory Life", Lighthouse Gallery, Brighton, UK
    2009 “e-MobiLArt” , Rondo Gallery, Katowice, Poland
    2009 “e-MobiLArt", Center for Contemporary Art Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art 1, Greece
    2009 “Infectious”, The Science Gallery, Dublin, Eire
    2006 “Off The Map” - Futuresonic 10, The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
    2005  “ArCade IV”, State Museum Novorsibirsk, Novorsibirsk, Siberia, Russia
    2005 “PROG:ME”, Centre of Culture, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
    2005 “Siggraph 05”, Los Angeles convention Centre, Los Angeles USA
    2004 “Digital 04”, Hall of Science, New York, USA
    2004 “Synaethesia”, Siggraph Conference, Los Angeles, USA

    Commissions
    2018 "Hypersymbiotics", Science Gallery Lab Detroit, USA 
    2017  "Superbugs", Science Museum, London, UK
    2017 "The Antibiotic Resistance Quilt", Science Gallery Dublin, Eire
    2015 "Don't Try This at Home", "Invisible You: The Human Microbiome", Eden Project, UK
    2015 "The Human Super-organism", "Invisible You: The Human Microbiome", Eden Project, UK
    2015 "Super-organism: the Living Microbiome", Wellcome Collection, London, UK
    2015 "Bacteria Light Lab" as part of "On Light", Wellcome Collection, London, UK
    2014 "Super-organism", Cinekid, exhibited at the Cinekid Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2014 "Genius Germ", Ajuntament de Barcelona/Festival CTI, exhibited at the Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain
    2011 "My Robot Companion", The Science Gallery, Dublin, Eire
    2009 "Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0", The Science Gallery, Dublin, Eire

    Curating
    2017 "Technology Is Not Neutral", Phoenix Brighton as part of Brighton Digital Festival and Watermans London, UK (Artist/Curator)
    2016 - 2017 "Trust Me, I’m an Artist: Developing Ethical Frameworks for Artists, Cultural Institutions and Audiences Engaged in the Challenges of Creating and Experiencing New Art Forms in Biotechnology and Biomedicine in Europe”, final exhibition at Zone2Source, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Artist/Curator)
    2014 "The Institute of Unnecessary Research Meets The Egyptian Bioart Club", ISEA 2014, Dubai, UAE (Artist/Curator)
    2012 and 2013 "Intuition and Ingenuity" for the Alan Turing Centenary Year, Bletchley Park, Lighthouse in Brighton, Kinetica Art Fair in London, Lovebytes Festival in Sheffield, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Various - UK touring exhibition (Artist/Curator)
    2010 White Night (2008, 2009, 2010), Phoenix Brighton, UK (Artist/Curator)
    2010 Young Curator Project Lead Artist, Creative Partnerships, UK
    2007 Forms of Live (Digiville), Lighthouse, Brighton, UK (Artist/Curator)
    2006 Bio-tracking, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton, UK (Lead Artist/Curator)

    Roles, Residencies/Research Fellowships (current)
    2018 President of the Science and the Arts Section of the British Science Festival
    2018 Artist in Residence, The National Collection of Type Cultures, Public Health England, UK
    2011 Artist in Residence, Modernising Medical Microbiology University of Oxford, UK
    2014 - 2022 Visiting research Fellow: Lead Artist, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
    2014 Research Fellow and Bioartist, Waag Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2010 Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence,, Department of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK

    Roles, Residencies/Research Fellowships (past)
    2016 - 2017 FEAT artist partner and European Union funded residency with MRG-Grammar, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    2015 - 2016 Artist in Residence funded by the Wellcome Trust, "Resistance: An Artistic Exploration of the Hunt for New Antimicrobials", Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders, University of York, UK
    2015 - 2016 Artist in Residence in Synthetic Biology at The Beall Center for Art + Technology, The Center for Complex Biological Systems and The Newkirk Center for Science and Society, at University of California Irvine, USA
    2007 - 2014 - Visiting research Fellow: Artist in Residence, The Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Sussex, UK

    Live Art and Performances
    2016 "The Hypersymbiont Enhancement Salon", Princeton University, Princeton, USA
    2015 "Bacteria Light Lab" as part of "On Light", Wellcome Collection, London, UK
    2012 and 2013 - "The Hypersymbiont Enhancement Salon", Wellcome Collection Commission, "Superhuman" Exhibition at The Wellcome Collection, and reperformed at The Wellcome Trust, London, UK
    2011 "My Heart Laid Bare" as part of "Like Shadows: A Celebration of Shyness", Phoenix Brighton, Brighton, UK
    2010 Digital Arts Week, Xi’an Academy of Fine Art, China
    2010 The Emergence of Consciousness, Lighthouse, Brighton, UK
    2009 Third Woman/Vienna Underground, Kunstalle Project Space, Vienna, Austria
    2006 The Institute of Unnecessary Research at The Wormhole Saloon IV, Whitechapel Gallery, London

    Permanent Collections
    2015 Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
    2014 The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, Northern Ireland, UK
    2005 Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, UK
    2004  State Museum, Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia
    2002  General Electric, UK
    2000 The Science Museum, London, UK

    Artist talks/conference presentations
    2018 Talk on "BioArt and Bacteria", The Esther Klein Gallery at Philadelphia Science Center, USA
    2018 “Art & the Life Sciences: Ethics & Perspectives - Athens”, Athens School of Fine Art, Athens, Greece
    2018 Science and the Arts Section of the British Science Association Presidential Lecture: “Art, Ethics and New Technologies” at the British Science Festival, Allam Medical Building, University of Hull, Hull, UK
    2018 Artist Talk, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
    2018 Talk for "From The Field" exhibition, R-Space, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    2018 Talk on "BioArt and Bacteria" as part of the “Invisible Worlds” launch event at Eden Project, Cornwall, UK 
    2018 Talk "Make Do and Mend" (via Skype) for "Viral Culture: CRISPR, Art and Lit Symposium, Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA
    2018 Talk “ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity, Post Climate Change Lifeform” University of Hertfordshire Biocompuation Group, Hatfield, UK
    2018 Talk “The Art of Dissemination” at EARMA 2018 Conference at SQUARE in Brussels, Belgium
    2018 International Women’s Day in conversation with scientist and medical doctor Nicola Fawcett about art and science collaboration, at the Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, UK
    2018 Talk at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas, USA
    2018 Talk “The Art and Science of Linen” as part of Belfast Science Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
    2018 Talk at “Pharma Food Labs: Bio Bodies” at Makerversity at Somerset House in London, UK
    2017 Talk at the Interdisciplinary Conference: Nonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory, Art Laboratory Berlin, Germany
    2017 Talk at “Technology and Emotions Live” at Sentralen in Oslo, Norway
    2017 Talk of role of lead artist on the “Trust Me, I’m an Artist” project at the final project symposium, Waag Society in Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2017 Talk “BioArt and Bacteria” Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, UK
    2017 In conversation with Louise Latter and Dr Rob Neely for “The Chemistry of Biology: An Alchemy of DNA”, BOM (Birmingham Open Media), Birmingham, UK
    2017 “Life at Work. New ecologies, BioArt, Biodesign” organised by Paris Sciences et Lettres at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris, France
    2017 Presentation for the “Trust Me, I’m an Artist", Fabrica Gallery in Brighton as part of the British Science Festival, Brighton, UK
    2017 Talks at Ars Electronica Festival as part of the Future Emerging Art and Technology Panel and the STARTS Prize, plus an expert guided tour of POSTCITY, Linz, Austria
    2017 Talk at BOZAR Electronic Arts Festival for the STARTS Symposium: ART, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATIONS IN EUROPE, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
    2017 Talk at Imperial College CDT Festival of Science: Science and Art, London, UK
    2017 In conversation with Jenny Judova as part of “Art Talks” at for Art Map London in collaboration with Creative Wick, London, UK
    2017 Keynote lecture “The Art & Craft of Bacterial BioArt” by Anna Dumitriu for MAKE 2017 Symposium: Art + Biology, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Eire
    2016 Talk at Technion, Haifa, Israel
    2016 Talk at The Weizmann Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel
    2016 Talk on “DIY Bioart” at DIYbio Israel, Google Campus, Tel Aviv, Israel 
    2016 Talk at FEAT event at Ars Electronica Festval, Linz, Austria
    2016 Talk at "The Games Europe Plays – BODY<>TECH Colloquium" at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery in Greenwich, London, UK
    2016 Talk at FEAT Vienna Workshop “Knowledge in Art, Science and Technology” at OCG - Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, (Austrian Computer Society),Vienna, Austria
    2016 Talk at the "European Digital Festival", The Egg, Brussels, Belgium
    2016 Talk "Exploring Bacterial Bioart". School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA
    2016 Talk "Hypersymbiotics, Faecal Transplants and The Romantic Disease”, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
    2016 Talk "The Romantic Disease" at Edinburgh Science Festival, Scotland, UK
    2016 Talk "Exploring Bacterial Bioart" at University of Colorado Boulder, ATLAS Center, Boulder, USA
    2016 Talk at LASER event at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
    2016 Presenter at "Gene Editing, Artificial Life and Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Symposium", University of California Irvine, USA
    2015 Talk "Mendels Legacy: Exploring Bacterial Genomics through Art", Mendel Museum Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
    2015 Talk as part of "Bio Art: Altered Realities", Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, UK 
    2015 Talk at "Wet Media Symposium" at Seoul BIOART 2015, South Korea
    2015 Talk "A new world has begun! The rule of Robots!", Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, UK
    2015 Talk at the Fashionable Diseases Workshop event “Tuberculosis as a Romantic Disease: Artistic, Historical & Literary Perspectives” at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon tyne, UK
    2015 Talk at London LASER 08 event, Central St Martins School of Art and Design, London, UK
    2015 Panel Discussion "Toast In The Machine? The Fate Of Human Skill and Sensibility Under Radical Automation", at FutureFest - NESTA Festival of the Future, Vinopolis, London, UK
    2015 "Sequencing The Bacterial Sublime", University of Brighton, UK
    2015 Artists Talk, BLAST - Bournemouth Lab of Arts, Science & Technology‏, Bournemouth University, UK
    2015 "Sublime Bacteria, Bored Robots and The Nature of Trust in Creative Collaborations", Art Talks, University of Hertfordshire, UK
    2015 "Sequence", Horizon Scanning Lecture Series, Nottingham Trent University, UK
    2014 "The Bacterial Sublime", TEDx Bucharest, Pallady Auditorium, Bucharest, Romania
    2014 "Trust Me, I'm an Artist" and  "The MRSA Quilt", Bio-fiction Festival, Vienna, Austria
    2014 "Trust Me, I'm an Artist", Cinekid New Media Conference, Amsterdam, NL
    2014 "Interventions in Bio-medicine", Hacking Healthcare, University of Amsterdam, NL
    2014 "Super-organsim", Hacking Department, Willem De Kooning Institute, Rotterdam, NL
    2014 "The Romantic Disease", Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Brighton Fringe Festival, UK
    2014 "Wearable Bacteria and Hypersymbiotics", Wearable Horizons, BFI, London, UK
    2014 "The Romantic Disease", World TB Day Symposium, Watermans Gallery, London, UK
    2014 Roundtable presenter at "How Do You Do Biodesign", Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    2013 “Participatory Art Practice, Bioart and Microbiology”, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Poland
    2013 Presenting the ICT and Art Connect Workshop 2013, European  Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
    2013 “Bacteria and Bioart”, State University of New York, Fredonia, New York, USA
    2013 “Confronting the Bacterial Sublime”, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    2013 “Confronting the Bacterial Sublime”, Genspace, New York City, USA
    2013 “Of Wonder and Terror “- Panel with Julian Stallabrass and Lynne Segal , How The Light Gets In Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales
    2013 “Why Science Needs Artists”, TEDx Sussex, Brighton, UK
    2012 “Bioart and Performativity”, The Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany
    2012 “Confronting the Bacterial Sublime” - talk and panel convenor, Prague National Theatre/Ciant, Prague, Czech Republic
    2012 “Contronting the Bacterial Sublime: Building a Biosafety Level 2 Lab in a Gallery”, The Science Gallery, Dublin
    2012 Guests at Gray's Lecture, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
    2012 London Digital Design Weekend, The V & A Museum, London, UK
    2012 Talks event, The Barn Gallery, Oxford
    2011 Keynote Lecture: Arte, Ciencia, Technologia, Tres Pilares, Una Conexion, Goaz Museum/Creativity Zentrum, Bilbao, Spain
    2011 “Using Art to Engage the Public in the Ethics of Emerging Technologies”, EU FET Flagships Conference, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
    2010 “Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0, ISEA 2010”, Ruhr, Germany
    2010 Introduction to Digital Culture and Technology MA Core Course, Kings College, London, UK
    2010 “The Emergence of Consciousness”, Digital Arts Weeks, Xi'an Academy of Fine Art, China
    2009 “The Emergence of Consciousness”, University of Oxford, UK
    2009 The Gaze between Art and Science Talks Series, Institute of Culture, Palau de Virreina, Barcelona, Spain

    Workshops/Teaching (Adult/Undergraduate/Postgraduate)
    2018 Workshop at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
    2018 Workshops at Texas A & M University, College Station, USA
    2016 Workshop series at Imperial College, London, UK
    2016 - 2018 Workshop series at The Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, UK
    2016 "Genetics and The Digital Age” workshop series for young adults with special educational needs, as part of the “From The Outside In” project funded by the Wellcome Trust, Orleans House Gallery, London, UK
    2016 “Microbe Mouth” workshop at Kings College for The Science Gallery London, UK
    2016 Workshop at The John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, UK
    2016 Bioart Workshop at York Festival of Ideas, UK
    2016 Worshop at ATLAS Centre, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
    2015 Workshop at "Seoul BIOART 2015 Outreach Program", Gwacheon National Science Museum, Seoul, Korea
    2015 LABTEC - London & Brighton Translational Ethics Centre Art Workshop focussing on Parkinson's Disease, Brighton and Sussex Medical School
    2015 "Who Owns The Microbiome" Talk and Workshop as part of "Who Owns Life? Ethical, Juridical and Artistic Encounters with Biotechnology", Centre for Arts and Genomics, University of Leiden, Netherlands
    2015 DIY Microbiology workshop, Bournemouth Lab of Arts, Science & Technology‏, Bournemouth University, UK
    2015 "Sequence" talk and workshop, Generative Creativity Course, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    2014 "Super-organism" Workshop, Cinekid Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2014 "Romantic Disease" Do It Together Biology Workshop, Open Wet Lab, Waag Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2014 "Romantic Disease: Genius Germ" Drop in Workshop, The Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain
    2014 "Romantic Disease" Drop in Workshop, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Open Day, Oxford, UK
    2014 "Romantic Disease" Open Lab, Watermans, London, UK
    2013 "MRSA Quilt-making Workshop" , V & A Museum, London, UK
    2013 “Living Couture” workshop, Raamsteeg 2,/ University of Leiden, NL
    2013 Bioart and Textiles Workshop, Fluxmedia, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
    2013 Bioart and Textiles Workshop, Genspace, New York City, USA
    2013 "From From Fluffy Embroidery to Found Materials: A Hands-on Investigation of Outsider Art from Japan", Wellcome Collection, London, UK
    2013 Living Couture: Bioart, Bacteria and Fashion, Raamsteeg2, Leiden, NL
    2012 DIYbio "Infective Textiles Workshop" at DIYbio, DIS'12, Culture Lab, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Trent, UK
    2011 Art and Science Collaboration Intensive Workshop, Phoenix Brighton, Brighton
    2011 Bioart and Textiles, The Irish Linen Centre, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    2011 Bioart Workshop and Exhibition, Ahmed Shawkey Museum/British Council Egypt, Cairo, Egypt
    2011 Conference 2011: Dialogues, Rose Bowl, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
    2011 Laboratory Life, Lighthouse, Brighton, Brighton
    2011 Centre for Arts and Genomics, University of Leiden, Netherlands, Course Leader: Art Matters: Introduction to Bioart
    2010 and 2013 Horizon Scanning MA/MSc Module, Nottingham Trent University, UK
    2008 Ongoing Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK, Course leader: Art and Medicine Course (since 2008), Course Leader: Bioart and Practical Microbiology, (since 2009)

    European Projects
    2016 - 2017 FEAT Project - artist partner with Waag Society, embedding artists in future emerging technology research projects, funded by the Eurpean Union Horizon 2020
    2014 - 2017 "Trust Me, I’m an Artist: Developing Ethical Frameworks for Artists, Cultural Institutions and Audiences Engaged in the Challenges of Creating and Experiencing New Art Forms in Biotechnology and Biomedicine in Europe, funded by Creative Europe, with Waag Society and Brighton and Sussex Medical School (ongoing)
    2013 “ICT and Art Connect” EU FP7 FET Project, with Waag Society, NL

    Competitions, prizes and awards
    2017 Nominated for the STARTS Prize, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
    2014 Awarded Distinction for the Research and Art Competition at the 2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures, Greece
    2012 Communication Award 2012, Society for Applied Microbiology, Edinburgh, Scotland
    2011 Public Understanding of Artificial Intelligence Award, The Society for Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, London, UK

    Selected Publications/Press/Media
    2018 Peer-reviewed paper “Bacteria on display- can we, and should we? Artistically exploring the ethics of public engagement with science in Microbiology” by Dr Nicola Fawcett and Anna Dumitriu, FEMS Microbiology Letters journal by Oxford University Press.
    2018 A review of Dumitriu’s solo exhibition “BioArt and Bacteria” at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford “BioArt: materials and molecules” by Kelley Swain was published in The Lancet (UK)
    2018 “Engineered Antibody” by Anna Dumitriu was pictured in Artforum International Magazine (USA) in the article “Baroque Technopatriarchy” by Paul B. Preciado, January 2018 Issue
    2018 Interview with Anna Dumitriu and Dr Robert K Neely about their collaboration “Artistic inspiration: how a chemist and an artist are learning from each other” by Rachel Brazil in Chemistry World - the magazine of the Royal Chemistry Society
    2018 Review of “In Case of Emergency” featuring “The Antibiotic Resistance Quilt” entitled “The Disaster Artists” by Desmond O'Neill in The Lancet (UK), December 2017 Issue
    2017 Review of the Non Human Agents Conference at Art Laboratory Berlin with details of Anna Dumitriu’s talk by Clara Rodríguez Fernández on “Science and Art Join Forces to Challenge our Anthropocentric Worldviews” on Labiotech (EU)
    2018 Blog post review of “Make Do and Mend” in the “BioArt and Bacteria” exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science “Genome editing: Invisible mending” by Brigitte Nerlich (Professor of Science Language and Society at the University of Nottingham) on Making Science Public (UK)
    2018 Review of “In Case of Emergency” at the Science Gallery Dublin featuring “The Antibiotic Resistance Quilt” by Clara Rodríguez Fernández “The End is Nigh — Will Biology Doom Us or Save Us?” on Labiotech (EU)
    2018 Article about the Wetware exhibition "Art and Agency in Times of Wetware“ published in French and English by Jens Hauser in Stream 4 magazine (France)
    2017 Exhibition review of “Superbugs: The Fight For Our Life” at the Science Museum by  Claudio Nunes-Alves in “Educated Microbes” on Nature microbiology (International), November 2017 issue
    2017 Exhibition review of “Superbugs: The Fight For Our Life” at the Science Museum by Rebecca Wallersteiner on The Hippocratic Post (UK)
    2017 Extensive academic exhibition review of Anna Dumitriu’s solo exhibition “BioArt and Bacteria” at The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford by Charissa N. Terranova in Leonardo (USA), October 2017
    2017 Exhibition review featuring “The Antibiotic Resistance Quilt”, “Disaster preparedness: Risk, rout and ruination” by Anthony King in Nature (International), October 2017
    2017 Article “BioArt: L'Art Issu Du Labo”, published in French by Technion France (France/Israel), October 2017
    2017 Exhibition review featuring “The Antibiotic Resistance Quilt” “In Case of Emergency, here are the best shows to see this week” by Aidan Dunne in The Irish Times (Eire), October 2017
    2017 Exhibition review featuring “The Antibiotic Resistance Quilt” “Doom and downfall at the Science Gallery” by Michael Foley in The Trinity News (Eire), October 2017
    2017 Exhibition review featuring “The Antibiotic Resistance Quilt” “Watch the World End with the Science Gallery” by Ciara Haley in The University Times (Eire), October 2017
    2017 Exhibition review Review of Anna Dumitriu’s solo exhibition “BioArt and Bacteria” at The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford “Bacteria and artwork combine in new exhibition” by Marc Evans in the Oxford Mail (UK), October 2017
    2017 Interview with Anna Dumitriu about her work “Bacterial BioArt” by Giuseppe Saija for Youris/FEAT, October 2017 
    2017 Interview with Anna Dumitriu about her FEAT residency “Sharing stories from the world of bacteria” by Giuseppe Saija for Youris/FEAT, October 2017
    2017 Preview of “Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria” in Art Quarterly (UK), September 2017
    Article by Clara Rodríguez Fernández “BioArt and Bacteria Exhibition is Coming to Oxford” (EU)
    2017 “Make Do and Mend” in the Ars Electronica CyberArts 2017 catalogue in the STARTS Prize section (Austria)
    2017 Article on the University of Birmingham, School of Chemistry website “Birmingham chemist collaborates with renowned bioartist for new installation exploring the chemical nature of DNA” (UK)
    2017 Blog post by Erich Prem about the FEAT project for Ars Electronica “FEAT: Arts and Technologies of the Future” (Austria)
    2017 Article by Anna Dumitriu in the Journal of Interactive Media special edition “Mendel 2.0”, “Mendel’s Legacy: Exploring Bacterial Genomics Through Art” (Czech)
    2017 Interview with Anna Dumitriu by Richard Bright in Interalia Magazine, “Make Do and Mend and CRISPR gene editing”, (UK)
    2017 Review of the “Trust Me, I’m an Artist” exhibition at Zone2Source in Amsterdam by Julia Buntaine,  featuring “Controlled Commodity” on SciArt Magazine Blog, (USA) July 2017
    2017 Article by Anna Dumitriu and Sara Goldberg “Make Do and Mend: Exploring Gene Regulation and CRISPR through a FEAT (Future Emerging Art and Technology) Residency with the MRG-Grammar Project” for Leonardo Journal, published on just accepted page, hosted by MIT Press doi: 10.1162/LEON_a_01466, (USA), on 20 June 2017
    2017 Article by Anna Dumitriu “Trust Me, I’m an Artist: Building Opportunities for Art & Science Collaboration through an Understanding of Ethics” for Leonardo Journal, published on just accepted page, hosted by MIT Press doi: 10.1162/LEON_a_01481, (USA)
    2017 Review of the “Future Emerging Art and Technology” exhibition at LifeSpace Dundee by Julia Buntaine, featuring “Make Do & Mend" on SciArt Magazine Blog, (USA), June 2017
    2017 Article by Anna Dumitriu in Microbiologist Magazine “Controlled Commodities: An Artists Obsession with Microbiology”, Vol 18, No. 2, (UK)
    2017 Review of the “Trust Me, I’m an Artist” exhibition at Zone2Source in Amsterdam,  Regine Debatty for “We Make Money Not Art”, (France)
    2017 Review of the “Trust Me, I’m an Artist” exhibition at Zone2Source in Amsterdam, featuring “Controlled Commodity” in the article “Waarschuwing aan de wetenschap” in the major Amsterdam daily newspaper Het Parool (NL)
    2017 Review of the “Trust Me, I’m an Artist” exhibition at Zone2Source in Amsterdam by Nora Vaage, featuring “Controlled Commodity” on Furtherfield.org (UK)
    2017 Article about Dumitriu’s “Make Do and Mend” project by Clara Rodríguez Fernández “Trust me, I’m an Artist” Explores the Ethics of Biotech in Amsterdam”, Labiotech (EU)
    2017 Interview about “Trust Me, I’m an Artist” and “Controlled Commodity” (produced as part of the FEAT project) on Dutch National Radio 1 (in Dutch)
    2017 Article about Dumitriu’s “Make Do and Mend” project by Clara Rodríguez Fernández “Art Made with CRISPR Aims to Raise Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance”, Labiotech (EU)
    2017 “Bacteria sublima - Interviu cu Anna Dumitriu” (The Bacterial Sublime - An Interview with Anna Dumitriu, Romanian Cultural Radio (in Romanian)
    2016 Featured in Coleção Poliedro Enem – Linguagens, Códigos e suas Tecnologias: Cultura Digital – Módulo 13 (a Brazilian school textbook) by Silvia Ferreira
    2016 Featured in article by Emily Sharpe in The Art Newspaper Frieze London Edition (UK) “Fluorescent rabbits, slime mould and bacteria: artists get biological” 
    2016 Interview by Julia Krolik in Art The Science (CA), “CREATORS – ANNA DUMITRIU”
    2016 Article by Emiliy Driscoll in The Mancunion Newspaper (UK) “Science vs. Art: Science and art come together in new BioArt”
    2016 Article by Naomi Herring in The Oxford Mail (UK) “Stories of antibiotics bring patients and scientists together in one-day workshop”
    2016 "Trust me, I'm an artist", Leonardo Journal (print) (USA) June 2016, co-authored with Annick Buread and Bobbie Farsides.
    2016 Cover story, article and interview by Joe Ferguson in SciArt Magazine (USA) “The revealing works of Anna Dumitriu and Alex May
    2016 Paper authored by Anna Dumitriu in Technoetic Arts Journal (UK) “Art as a meta-discipline: Ethically exploring the frontiers of science and biotechnology
    2016 Essay by Emma Jane O'Sullivan on Freak Atoms (UK) “ Bridging the gulf: the new era of art/science collaborations
    2016 Article by Claire Braun for Labiotech (Germany) “BioArt: Infective Textiles, Synthetic Evolution and the ‘Romantic Disease
    2016 Article by Jens Hauser (co-curator WETWARE) for Copenhagen University Post (Denmark) “A New Alchemy - Biotechnology as Art
    2016 Two separate articles by Alex Chan for the LA Times (USA), “Art and biology mix at new UC Irvine exhibit” and “The art is alive at UC Irvine Exhibit” featuring interviews with Anna Dumitriu
    2016 Profile on Infection Control Tips (Canada/Global) “The Amazing World of Anna Dumitriu
    Interview with Ne┼ża Mrevlje on Planet Siol (in Slovenian), December 2015
    2015 Mention in paper on “Bioart” in Trends in Biotechnology, in the “Pioneers, Programs, and Initiatives at the Intersection of Biology and Art” timeline section
    2015 Interview “Bakterie jako umelecký materiál” (Czech Republic) for online.muni.cz (in Czech)
    2015 Profile in the major book “Bioart: Altered Realities” by William Myers published by Thames and Hudson
    2015 Interview by Anna McNay for Studio International (UK) "Bacteria are living organisms that you can work with – almost in a painterly kind of way", September 2015
    2015 Interview by Jane Liu for Make + Shanghai (in Chinese), August 2015
    2015 Article by Paul Squires for Imperica (UK), “Dirty Eden: human bacteria goes on show”, July 2015
    2015 Article by Richard Bright for Interalia Magazine (UK), “Anna Dumitriu at Invisible You – The Human Microbiome”, June 2015
    2015 Article in The Observer on Sunday (UK national newspaper) “Faecal transplants and bio-art … Eden Project’s latest exhibition explores the science of microbes”, May 2015
    2015 Interview on BBC Radio 4 “Inside Science” with Adam Rutherford, May 2015
    2015 Profile by Guillaume Robin on Revue Combine (France), “Contaminer le vivant // Contaminate the living”, December 2014
    2015 Podcast for Guardian Science "How will automation transform our lives?", March 2015
    2015 Interview for BBC 4Tech Television (Arab World Service), March 2015
    2014 Interview on "Tres14" Spanish National TV Channel 2, "Bacterias", November 2014
    2014 Feature on Adafruit (USA), "Anna Dumitriu Uses Bacteria, Textiles, and Projection Mapping to Illustrate Microbiological Quorum Sensing", November 2014
    2014 Interview with Margaret Cooter in The BMJ (UK), “At the Edge of The Quilt: Colour Me Unusual”, October 2014 (republished from “Through Our Hands Magazine”.
    2014 Interview with Margaret Cooter in Through Our Hands Magazine (UK), "At the Edge of The Quilt: Colour Me Unusual", September 2014
    2014 Feature by Anna Dumitriu in Artlink Magazine (Aus), “The challenges and rewards of working with bacteria as an artistic medium”, in “Bio Art: Life in the Anthropocene”, September 2014
    2014 Book by Anna Dumitriu and Professor Bobbie Farsides (UK) "Trust me, I'm an Artist: Towards an Ethics of Art and Science Collaboration", August 2014
    2014 Article by Colin Martin in The Lancet (UK) “Interweaving the culture and science of tuberculosis”, March 2014
    2014 Interview with Jospeh Stromberg for The Smithsonian Magazine (Washington, USA) “An Artist Dyes Clothes and Quilts With Tuberculosis and Staph Bacteria”, March 2014
    2014 Article by Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein on Beautiful Decay (New York, USA) “Unnerving Artworks Created With Deadly Disease-Causing Bacteria”, March 2014
    2014 Article featuring work by Anna Dumitriu by Vivian Xu in Art Bank (China) “Synthetic Times”, March 2014
    2014 Interview by Michaela Nettell on a-n magazine (UK) “The practice of microbiology feels very like making art”, February 2014
    2014 Article by Laura Barnett in The Guardian (UK) “Art in good health: how science and culture mix the best medicine”, January 2014
    2014 Interview on BBC World Service, 16th January 2014
    2014 Appearance on BBC Global World TV News, 15th January 2014
    2013 "Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0: Investigating The Sublime in Bacterial and Digital Communication", Technoetic Arts Volume 11, Issue 1
    2013 "Resurgence du Reel, Tissage, Crochet, Broderie dans l'Art de l'Anthropocene" by Annick Bureaud, ArtPress 2
    2013 "When Art Goes Viral", Artist Profile by Victoria Turk, Wired UK Magazine
    2012 Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance Chapter: "Normal Flora: Intimate Revelations in Art and Science" Published by Palgrave McMillan
    2011 "Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0", Leonardo, Volume 44, Issue 3, 2011
    2011 ISEA Istanbul 2011 Proceedings (Sole Author) "Communicating Bacteria" and "Biosensing and Networked Performance"
    2011 ISEA Istanbul 2011 Proceedings (Sole Author) "The Institute of Unnecessary Research" and "The Emergence of Consciousness"
    2010 "Enactive Dialectics", Leonardo, Vol. 43, No. 5 (2010)
    2010 "KryoLab", Leonardo, Vol. 43, No. 5 (2010)
    2010 ISEA 2010 Proceedings "Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0"
    2009 Creative Interactions - The Mobile Music Workshop 2004 – 2008
    2009 The Microbiologist
    2007 “Normal Flora and the Bacterial Sublime: An Interview with Anna Dumitriu”, n.paradoxa, vol. 20: Translate/Narrate (July 2007): 5-12 Interview by Alexandra Kokoli

    Educational Experience - Primary School Age
    2013 “Bacteria Field Studies” (8-12 year olds), Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    2009 Evolutionary Robotics for 5-11 year olds, St Nicolas School, Hove/Brighton and Hove City Council, UK

    Educational Experience - Secondary School Age
    2016 "Genetics and The Digital Age” workshop series for 12-18 year olds with special educational needs, as part of the “From The Outside In” project funded by the Wellcome Trust, Orleans House Gallery, London, UK
    2014 "Scientific Fashion Workshop Day" Withington Girls School, Manchester, UK
    2010 Creative Partnerships Young Curator Project Lead Artist, Varndean School, UK
    2009 Normal Flora Project, funded by Brighton and Hove City Council, Varndean School, UK
    2006 Sensitive Project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, Varndean School, Brighton

    Qualifications and training
    2015 - Futurelearn Course "Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antimicrobial Resistance", University of Dundee
    2015 - Certficate of Completion (5 ECTS Credits) Managing the Arts: Marketing for Cultural Institutions, Goethe-Institut and Leuphana Digital School - University of Luneberg
    2014 - NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Natural Dyes, Plumpton Agricultural College, Plumpton
    2009 - PG Dip Research Methodology , University of Brighton, Brighton
    1996 - MA Fine Art, University of Brighton, Brighton
    1994 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Brighton, Brighton

    Websites
    Bioart and Bacteria - The Artwork of Anna Dumitriu
    Dumitriu and May - Robotic Artworks
    Trust Me, I'm an Artist: Towards an Ethics of Art and Science Collaboration
    The Institute of Unnecessary Research