Anna Dumitriu is a British artist whose work fuses craft, technology and bioscience. She weaves complex narratives around our relationship to infectious disease and its cultural and personal implications. She is artist-in-residence on the Modernising Medical Microbiology Project at the University of Oxford.
Dumitriu works hands-on with the tools and techniques of microbiology and synthetic biology to create intricate artworks that reveal strange histories and emerging futures. Her obsessions with the history and treatment of infectious diseases, medical ethics, antibiotics and genetics speak urgently to the concerns of wide audiences and create a visceral and emotionally affecting experience.
As well as creating artworks collaboratively in laboratories and healthcare settings at the cutting edge of science, she is known for developing participatory workshops. These engage diverse audiences in order to share stories and create spaces for dialogue between researchers and the public.
Visit her website: http://www.normalflora.co.uk/