Anna Dumitriu

is creating contemporary art exploring emerging technologies

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  • Your contribution provides vital match funding for grants to create groundbreaking new art projects and to cover costs of unfunded activities such as exhibiting work with Medicines Sans Frontieres to raise awareness of issues in tuberculosis patient care or giving talks to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance through art.

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Have a one-to-one online mentoring session with Anna Dumitriu each year. The session will last one full hour. The first mentoring session is available after 5 months of support. Once per year.
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  • Your contribution provides vital match funding for grants to create groundbreaking new art projects and to cover costs of unfunded activities such as exhibiting work with Medicines Sans Frontieres to raise awareness of issues in tuberculosis patient care or giving talks to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance through art.

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About Anna Dumitriu

I am a British visual artist whose work fuses BioArt, sculpture, installation, and digital media to explore our relationship to infectious diseases, synthetic biology and robotics. The video above was created as part of the Five Words for the Future Project and shows me discussing many of the themes I am passionate about in my work.



Image: Plague Dress in collaboration with the National Collection of Type Cultures and Dr Rosie Sedgwick (installation view at the 6th Guangzhou Triennial at Guangdong Museum of Art)

My work creates a non-hierarchical forum for dialogue between scientists, researchers, healthcare workers and the wider public and provides a means of communicating complex issues and innovations in biomedical science, healthcare and emerging technologies to diverse audiences.


Image: "Susceptible" in collaboration with Alex May and CRyPTIC and funded by DRIVA  Arts DRIVA

Your support will enable me to progress my work in directions that I feel have the greatest urgency. I want to focus on making art which explores issues around antibiotic resistance, the patient journey, stigma, access to healthcare, and the role of artificial intelligence and robotics in medicine. Sometimes the funding/commissioning systems within the art world don't facilitate artists to follow their hearts and make the works and projects they are most passionate about and the ones there is most need with their audiences. I'm particularly keen to develop new works focussed on antibiotic resistance and the history and future of microbiology, synthetic biology, the collateral effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ethical implications of robotics and artificial intelligence. Your support will also help me leverage public and private funding by providing 'match funding' for grant applications.


Image: Pneumothorax Machine in collaboration with Modernising Medical Microbiology

Your support will also help me to continue to regularly update the popular art/science Facebook group "The Institute of Unnecessary Research" which provides news about opportunities and art commissions for artists and researchers involved with curiosity driven art and science research, see more about the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/119297011497093/ as well as my new Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/annadumitriuarts/


Image: Microbe Mouth - Tooth grown in the lab from bacteria, in collaboration with Dr Melissa Grant and Dr Rachel Sammons, University of Birmingham

My work has been exhibited around the world at venues including the Picasso Museum (Barcelona), Ars Electronica (Linz), BOZAR (Brussels), ZKM (Karlsruhe), the Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou), the Science Gallery Dublin, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei), Waag Society (Amsterdam), Kapelica Gallery (Ljubljana), Art Laboratory Berlin, the History of Science Museum (Oxford) & the V & A (London).


Image: MRSA Quilt, in collaboration with Modernising Medical Microbiology

I work embedded in scientific & biomedical settings & am artist in residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at the University of Oxford, and at the National Collection of Type Cultures at Public Health England, the oldest and most historic collection of pathogenic bacteria in the world. I am also visiting research fellow: artist in residence in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hertfordshire, visiting research fellow in the Wellcome Trust Brighton & Sussex Centre for Global Health at Brighton & Sussex Medical School, & a research fellow at Waag Society Amsterdam.


Image: “Shielding” installation view at the Regency Townhouse
Commissioned by ART/ DATA/HEALTH

I undertook a residency at the Liu Laboratory for Synthetic Evolution at The University of California in Irvine (USA) & the resulting artworks were featured in the ground-breaking exhibition “WETWARE” at the Beall Center for Art& Technology in Irvine (USA). My work is featured in “BioArt: Altered Realities” published by Thames & Hudson.


Image: Engineered Antibody, in collaboration with the Liu Lab for Synthetic Evolution (installation view at the Beall Center for Art and Technology, University of California Irvine)

I have working with a 'cut and paste' gene editing technique called CRISPR as part of an EU funded project to create an artwork "Make Do and Mend" that has been exhibited internationally and was described by the CRISPR Journal as probably the first ever CRISPR artwork. I have presented my projects at venues worldwide including Princeton University, Tate Modern, UCLA & Ars Electronica Festival.


Image: ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity & Post Climate Change Life-form (installation view at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz 2018)

Find out more about my work and projects here: https://annadumitriu.co.uk/


Image: “The Most Profound Mystery” by Anna Dumitriu in collaboration with Dr Melissa Grant and Dr Sarah A. Kuehne – altered antique bone fan, silk impregnated with Prevotella intermedia and Porphyromonas gingivalis and gold-plated wire.
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