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Bioart and Bacteria - The Artwork of Anna Dumitriu

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Anna Dumitriu is an artist whose work blurs the boundaries between art and science with a strong interest in microbiology and 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 technologies, and textiles. See links to projects above.
"Germ Theory: Bacterial Co-evolution and Textile Art" a solo exhibition of works by Anna Dumitriu will take place at Kapelica Gallery in Lubljana, Slovenia from 17th October until 1st November 2013. The exhibition will include the “Communicating Bacteria Dress" (pictured), "The MRSA Quilt”, “The Art and Science of Linen”, and showcase the new “VRSA Dress” made in collaboration with the UK CRC Modernising Medical Microbiology Project using Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which has evolved withstand one of our ‘last chance’ antibiotics. Dumitriu will also lead a “Bacteria Field Studies” workshop. See more here.

"Germ Theory: Bacterial Co-evolution and Textile Art" a solo exhibition of works by Anna Dumitriu will take place at Kapelica Gallery in Lubljana, Slovenia from 17th October until 1st November 2013. The exhibition will include the “Communicating Bacteria Dress" (pictured), "The MRSA Quilt”, “The Art and Science of Linen”, and showcase the new “VRSA Dress” made in collaboration with the UK CRC Modernising Medical Microbiology Project using Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, which has evolved withstand one of our ‘last chance’ antibiotics. Dumitriu will also lead a “Bacteria Field Studies” workshop. See more here.

— 8 months ago with 3 notes
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There was a hugely successful and widely reported Infective Textiles and MRSA Quilt Making participatory workshop at the London Design Festival’s Digital Design Weekend at the V&A Museum in London. Over two hundred participants worked with artist Anna Dumitriu, biomedical scientist Kevin Cole and microbiologist Dr John Paul from the UKCRC Modernising Medical Microbiology Project to learn about new developments in microbiology and art/science collaboration through practical hands on experiments in bioart and textiles. See photos of the experiments here and the video here.

There was a hugely successful and widely reported Infective Textiles and MRSA Quilt Making participatory workshop at the London Design Festival’s Digital Design Weekend at the V&A Museum in London. Over two hundred participants worked with artist Anna Dumitriu, biomedical scientist Kevin Cole and microbiologist Dr John Paul from the UKCRC Modernising Medical Microbiology Project to learn about new developments in microbiology and art/science collaboration through practical hands on experiments in bioart and textiles. See photos of the experiments here and the video here.

— 9 months ago with 2 notes
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Wired UK magazine published a great article about Anna Dumitriu’s work in their June 2013 issue. The article is a profile of her work and ideas including the strange story of how she first became interested in the subject of microbiology and her obsession with bacteria. The iPad edition also contained a short video tour of the artists recent projects, including the new work in development for her forthcoming exhibitions including her forthcoming show “The Romantic Disease”. Watch the video here and see what she is currently working on. You can also find a key to all the elements numbered in the picture above there.

Wired UK magazine published a great article about Anna Dumitriu’s work in their June 2013 issue. The article is a profile of her work and ideas including the strange story of how she first became interested in the subject of microbiology and her obsession with bacteria. The iPad edition also contained a short video tour of the artists recent projects, including the new work in development for her forthcoming exhibitions including her forthcoming show “The Romantic Disease”. Watch the video here and see what she is currently working on. You can also find a key to all the elements numbered in the picture above there.

— 10 months ago with 13 notes
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Several works by Anna Dumitriu are currently being exhibited as part of “Gone Viral: Medical Science and Contemporary Textile Art”  at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center, State University of New York, Fredonia, NY, USA.  The show also features textile works by Sonya Clark, Lindsay Obermeyer, Paddy Hartley and Laura Splan and is curated by art historian Leesa Rittelmann. Exhibits by Dumitriu include The Infective Textiles Dress, The MRSA Quilt, Bed Flora and The Art and Science of Linen which looks at the whole ecology of linen production from the bacteria used to break down the flax in retting tanks to the industrial production of linen. The exhibition runs from 8th March - 7th April 2013. Dumitriu also gave a public lecture on 7th March  2013 as part of the gallery’s visiting artist programme. It is hoped that the exhibition will then tour. See images here.

Several works by Anna Dumitriu are currently being exhibited as part of “Gone Viral: Medical Science and Contemporary Textile Art”  at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center, State University of New York, Fredonia, NY, USA.  The show also features textile works by Sonya Clark, Lindsay Obermeyer, Paddy Hartley and Laura Splan and is curated by art historian Leesa Rittelmann. Exhibits by Dumitriu include The Infective Textiles Dress, The MRSA Quilt, Bed Flora and The Art and Science of Linen which looks at the whole ecology of linen production from the bacteria used to break down the flax in retting tanks to the industrial production of linen. The exhibition runs from 8th March - 7th April 2013. Dumitriu also gave a public lecture on 7th March  2013 as part of the gallery’s visiting artist programme. It is hoped that the exhibition will then tour. See images here.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
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Anna Dumitriu has been awarded the 2012 Society for Applied Microbiology Communications Award in the Professional Communicator Category. She will attend the society’s summer conference to accept the award. Dumitriu said “I am so pleased that my work over many years has been recognised by the microbiology community in this way, it’s a great honour for me. In my work I try to enable the wider public to enter the fascinating and sublime world of bacteria and understand more deeply some of issues that affect us today, for instance the impact of near real-time whole genome sequencing, the social impact of disease and the emergence of drug resistant bacteria”. See here and here.

Anna Dumitriu has been awarded the 2012 Society for Applied Microbiology Communications Award in the Professional Communicator Category. She will attend the society’s summer conference to accept the award. Dumitriu said “I am so pleased that my work over many years has been recognised by the microbiology community in this way, it’s a great honour for me. In my work I try to enable the wider public to enter the fascinating and sublime world of bacteria and understand more deeply some of issues that affect us today, for instance the impact of near real-time whole genome sequencing, the social impact of disease and the emergence of drug resistant bacteria”. See here and here.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
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