Heather Dewey-Hagborg

2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Her biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places.

Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale, the New Museum, the Centre Pompidou and PS1 MOMA. Her work has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times and the BBC to TED and Wired. She is an Assistant Professor of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a 2016 Creative Capital award grantee in the area of Emerging Fields.


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Related Events

  • 05.03.18  |  Refiguring the Future

  • 06.22.17  |  Biodesign Challenge Summit 2017

  • 03.31.17  |  Seeing is Deceiving: Media Artists on the Limits and Possibilities of Human and Computer Vision

  • 02.02.17  |  Hacking Biopolitics

  • 01.19.17  |  Privacy in the Era of Personal Genomics

  • 01.11.17  |  PULSE Art + Technology Festival

  • 12.10.16  |  Public, Private, Secret: Stranger Visions

  • 10.11.16  |  Body & Technology – Now & the Future – A Panel

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