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Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Heather Dewey-Hagborg

area: Visual Art, Artistic Research

Key Facts

nationality

USA

area

Visual Art, Artistic Research

residence

Brooklyn NY

recommending institution

frei_raum Q21 exhibition space

time period

may 2019 - may 2019

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Her controversial 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, the Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale, the Van Abbemuseum, Transmediale and PS1 MOMA. Her work is held in public collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the New York Historical Society, among others, and has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times and the BBC to Art Forum and Wired.

Heather has a PhD in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is an artist fellow at AI Now, an Artist-in-Residence at the Exploratorium, and an affiliate of Data & Society.

She is also a co-founder and co-curator of REFRESH, an inclusive and politically engaged collaborative platform at the intersection of Art, Science, and Technology.

Project info

Participation in the exhibition "Dance of Urgency" curated by Bogomir Doringer at frei_raum Q21 exhibition space.

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