Anna Dumitriu’s work has been internationally featured on TV and radio, in books, journal papers, and in the press, including BBC Radio 4, BBC 2 (as a question on the popular show QI), BBC Global World News, The Guardian, The Lancet, The BMJ , The LA Times, and La 2 (Spanish National TV). She has also authored a significant number of high impact papers, articles and book chapters and books. She welcomes invitations for interviews, profiles and commissioned writing projects.
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Magazine Features and Interviews with Anna Dumitriu
Anna Dumitriu and Alex May were interviewed by Schindler in “Sharing a Space with a Robot” about their STARTS residency with the company which led to their “Cyberspecies Proximity” project. May 2020 (Switzerland)
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed by Gabriella Warren-Smith in “Anna Dumitriu and the Pandemic” for Cognitive Sensations, May 2020 (UK)
Anna Dumitriu’s artwork is described by Olivia Preston in “Opposites Attract” CENT Magazine, May 2020 (UK)
The Plague Dress and MRSA Quilt are featured in “What Can a Surgeon Learn from a Tailor? Harnessing the Healing Art of Thread” in Frieze Magazine, April 2020 (UK).
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed by Gabriele Sankalaite for UNBORE on the subject of “Infectious Diseases and Future Histories” on the event of her joining the advisory board of UNBORE, April 2020 (Netherlands)
The Plague Dress is featured in “E antes da Covid-19? Como a arte registou as grandes pandemias da História?” by Silvia Souto Cunha in the weekly news magazine Visão, April 2020 (Portugal).
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed as part of “The Impact of Covid-19 on Artists” by Anna McNay for Studio International Magazine, April 2020 (UK)
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed by SENSORIUM for their first edition of their “Stockpiling Food for Thought” series, March 2020 (Slovakia).
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed by TONGUES, March 2020 (UK/Germany).
Anna Dumitriu’s work is featured in the article Viewing Science and Society Through Art by Christine Byrd about the Beall Center for Art and Technology at University of California Irvine in Connect: UCI Claire Trevor School of Arts Winter 2020 News. January 2020 (USA).
Anna Dumitriu’s Antibiotic Resistance Quilt is featured in Apocalyptic Visions: How do these Artists and Designers face the impending future of the Climate Crisis and other Global Disasters? by Lyndsey Walsh on UNBORE. November 2019 (Netherlands).
Anna Dumitriu’s Super-organism: The Living Microbiome is featured in Art focus: How to have a Relationship with your Microbiome by Gabriele Sankalaite on UNBORE. October 2019 (Netherlands).
The curated group exhibition “A World Unseen” at The David J. Sencer CDC Museum in Atlanta Georgia, USA was featured by ArtFix Daily in No Hazmat Suit Needed to Marvel at the CDC Museum’s ‘The World Unseen’ Art Exhibition, June 2019 (USA).
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed by Le Journal Des Arts in Le Bioart, une éthique de la transgression? on her Make Do and Mend and Trust Me, I’m an Artist by Stephanie Lemoine, issue n°526 , 21st June 2019 (France).
Anna Dumitriu’s exhibition “BioArt and Bacteria” at Eden Project in Cornwall received an excellent review in the Falmouth Packet Newspaper Eden Project hosts bacteria filled art exhibition by Emma Ferguson, April 2019 (UK).
Anna Dumitriu’s participation in Superbugs: The Fight for Our Lives at the Science Museum in London was featured by Susan Fourtané in Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Are Winning the Fight, How Can Science Fight Back? on Interesting Engineering, March 2019 (International).
Ivaana Muse has written an extensive blog post Anna Dumitriu: Pioneering bio-artist and expressionist explorer of abstraction through representation on the work of Anna Dumitriu in relation to Dumitriu’s chapter in The STEAM Revolution (USA), March 2019.
Review of BioArt and Bacteria at the Esther Klein Gallery in Philadelphia by Cindy Stockton-Moore on the Flying Slippers Blog, (USA), November 2018.
Review of BioArt and Bacteria at the Esther Klein Gallery in Philadelphia Anna Dumitriu’s BioArt and Bacteria Exhibition Fuses Microbes with Art: Her work is a haunted reflection on how humankind has dealt with diseases throughout the eras by Christina Lu in 34th Street Magazine, (USA), November 2018.
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed by Pier Luigi Capucci as part of the Five Words for the Future project which aims to help people to imagine the future. identify and understand what’s new and the latest innovations. Watch the video below, October 2018.
Digicult has published An Engagement with Bacteria: An Interview with Anna Dumitriu by Donata Marletta in English and Italian (Italy), October 2018.
El Comercio featured the opening event of the exhibition ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form at LABoral in Spain (Spain), September 2018.
Postinterface featured the article Spain. Artists create artificially intelligent underwater robots based on ancient life at LABoral (Italy), September 2018.
Anna Dumitriu’s solo exhibition From The Field is reviewed in the article Linen and Bacteria: The Hidden History of Microbiology by Clara Rodríguez Fernández on Labiotech (EU), August 2018.
Engineered Antibody was featured in Proto Magazine: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Medicine published by Massachusetts General Hospital (USA), Summer 2018.
The Antibiotic Resistance Quilt was featured in an article called Bed Bugs in Quilters Companion Magazine Vol.17, No. 2 (Australia), May 2018.
Review of the Non Human Agents Conference at Art Laboratory Berlin with details of Anna Dumitriu’s talk by Clara Rodríguez Fernández on Science and Art Join Forces to Challenge our Anthropocentric Worldviews on Labiotech (EU), December 2017.
Blog post review of Make Do and Mend in the BioArt and Bacteria exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science Genome editing: Invisible mending by Brigitte Nerlich (Professor of Science Language and Society at the University of Nottingham) on Making Science Public (UK), December 2017.
Review of In Case of Emergency at the Science Gallery Dublin featuring The Antibiotic Resistance Quilt by Clara Rodríguez Fernández The End is Nigh — Will Biology Doom Us or Save Us? on Labiotech (EU), November 2017.
Exhibition review of Superbugs: The Fight For Our Life at the Science Museum by Rebecca Wallersteiner on The Hippocratic Post (UK), November 2017.
Article BioArt: L’Art Issu Du Labo, published in French by Technion France (France/Israel), October 2017.
Exhibition review featuring The Antibiotic Resistance Quilt In Case of Emergency, here are the best shows to see this week by Aidan Dunne in The Irish Times (Eire), October 2017.
Exhibition review Review of Anna Dumitriu’s solo exhibition “BioArt and Bacteria” at The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford Bacteria and artwork combine in new exhibition by Marc Evans in the Oxford Mail (UK), October 2017.
Interview with Anna Dumitriu about her work Bacterial BioArt by Giuseppe Saija for Youris/FEAT, October 2017.
Interview with Anna Dumitriu about her FEAT residency Sharing stories from the world of bacteria by Giuseppe Saija for Youris/FEAT, October 2017.
Preview of Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria in Art Quarterly (UK), September 2017.
Article by Clara Rodríguez Fernández BioArt and Bacteria Exhibition is Coming to Oxford (EU), September 2017.
Article on the University of Birmingham, School of Chemistry website Birmingham chemist collaborates with renowned bioartist for new installation exploring the chemical nature of DNA(UK), September 2017.
Blog post by Erich Prem about the FEAT project for Ars Electronica FEAT: Arts and Technologies of the Future (Austria), July 2017.
Review of the Trust Me, I’m an Artist exhibition at Zone2Source in Amsterdam, featuring Controlled Commodity in the article Waarschuwing aan de wetenschap in the major Amsterdam daily newspaper Het Parool (NL), June 2017.
Article about Dumitriu’s Make Do and Mend project by Clara Rodríguez Fernández Trust me, I’m an Artist Explores the Ethics of Biotech in Amsterdam, Labiotech (EU), May 2017.
Article about Dumitriu’s Make Do and Mend project by Clara Rodríguez Fernández Art Made with CRISPR Aims to Raise Awareness of Antibiotic Resistance, Labiotech (EU), April 2017.
Featured in article by Emily Sharpe in The Art Newspaper Frieze London Edition Fluorescent rabbits, slime mould and bacteria: artists get biological (UK), October 2016.
Interview by Julia Krolik in Art The Science (CA), CREATORS – ANNA DUMITRIU, October 2016.
Article by Emiliy Driscoll in The Mancunion Newspaper (UK) Science vs. Art: Science and art come together in new BioArt, October 2016.
Article by Naomi Herring in The Oxford Mail (UK) Stories of antibiotics bring patients and scientists together in one-day workshop. June 2016.
Essay by Emma Jane O’Sullivan on Freak Atoms (UK) Bridging the gulf: the new era of art/science collaborations, May 2016.
Article by Claire Braun for Labiotech (Germany) BioArt: Infective Textiles, Synthetic Evolution and the ‘Romantic Disease, March 2016.
Article by Jens Hauser (co-curator WETWARE) for Copenhagen University Post (Denmark) A New Alchemy – Biotechnology as Art, February 2016.
Two separate articles by Alex Chan for the LA Times (USA), Art and biology mix at new UC Irvine exhibit and The art is alive at UC Irvine Exhibit featuring interviews with Anna Dumitriu, February 2016.
Profile on Infection Control Tips (Canada/Global) The Amazing World of Anna Dumitriu, January 2016.
Interview with Neža Mrevlje on Planet Siol (in Slovenian), December 2015.
Interview Bakterie jako umělecký materiál (Czech Republic) for online.muni.cz (in Czech), December 2015.
Interview by Anna McNay for Studio International (UK) “Bacteria are living organisms that you can work with – almost in a painterly kind of way”, September 2015.
Interview by Jane Liu for Make + Shanghai (in Chinese), August 2015.
Article by Dr James Price Using Art to Improve Public Knowledge of MRSA in the Royal College of Pathologists Magazine, July 2015.
Article by Paul Squires for Imperica (UK), “Dirty Eden: human bacteria goes on show”, July 2015.
Article by Richard Bright for Interalia Magazine (UK), “Anna Dumitriu at Invisible You – The Human Microbiome”, June 2015.
Article in The Observer on Sunday (UK national newspaper) “Faecal transplants and bio-art … Eden Project’s latest exhibition explores the science of microbes”, May 2015.
Profile by Guillaume Robin on Revue Combine (France), “Contaminer le vivant // Contaminate the living”, December 2014.
Feature on Adafruit (USA), “Anna Dumitriu Uses Bacteria, Textiles, and Projection Mapping to Illustrate Microbiological Quorum Sensing”, November 2014
Interview with Margaret Cooter in The BMJ (UK), “At the Edge of The Quilt: Colour Me Unusual”, October 2014 (republished from “Through Our Hands Magazine”.
Inteview with Alexandra Nistoroiu in Viaţa Medicală ((Romania) “Din bube, mucigaiuri și noroi”, October 2014.
Interview with Margaret Cooter in Through Our Hands Magazine (UK), “At the Edge of The Quilt: Colour Me Unusual”, September 2014
Feature by Anna Dumitriu in Artlink Magazine (Aus), The challenges and rewards of working with bacteria as an artistic medium in Bio Art: Life in the Anthropocene”, September 2014.
Interview by Lula Criado on Clot Magazine (UK), August 2014.
Interview by Richard Bright for Interalia Magazine (UK), Blurring Boundaries, July 2014.
Blog Post for The Picasso Museum in Barcelona about Dumitriu’s “Genius Germ” installation exhibited there, June 2014.
Live TV interview on BBC Global World News with Tim Willcox, January 2014.
Interview by Jospeh Stromberg for The Smithsonian Magazine (Washington, USA) “An Artist Dyes Clothes and Quilts With Tuberculosis and Staph Bacteria”, March 2014.
Article by Carey Dunne for Co-Design (part of Fast Company) (New York, (USA) “Artist Incorporates Deadly Bacteria Into Latest Show”, March 2014.
Article by Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein on Beautiful Decay (New York, USA) “Unnerving Artworks Created With Deadly Disease-Causing Bacteria”, March 2014 Anna Dumitriu Infuses Real Bacteria into Her Thought-Provoking Art – See more at: http://www.fearnet.com/news/news-article/anna-dumitriu-infuses-real-bacteria-her-thought-provoking-art#sthash.lnFEQ0TB.dpuf Anna Dumitriu Infuses Real Bacteria into Her Thought-Provoking Art – See more at: http://www.fearnet.com/news/news-article/anna-dumitriu-infuses-real-bacteria-her-thought-provoking-art#sthash.lnFEQ0TB.dpuf
Article featuring work by Anna Dumitriu by Vivian Xu in Art Bank (China) “Synthetic Times”, March 2014.
Article by John Squires on Fear.net (USA) “Anna Dumitriu Infuses Real Bacteria into Her Thought-Provoking Art”, March 2014
Article by Faiza Peeran in Impact Magazine (UK) “The Art of Science”, March 2014.
Interview by Michaela Nettell on a-n magazine (UK) “The practice of microbiology feels very like making art”, February 2014.
Article by Laura Barnett in The Guardian (UK) “Art in good health: how science and culture mix the best medicine”, January 2014.
Article by Nicole Petit for SparkedScienceArt (USA) “Tuberculosis takes center stage in U.K. art-science exhibition”, January 2014.
Interview by Elyse Franko for The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (Washington DC, USA) “How Sublime is your Ecosystem?; An Interview with Bioartist Anna Dumitriu”, January 2014.
Interview by Robert Cumber for Get West London (UK) “Deadly disease inspires new exhibition at Watermans in Brentford”, January 2014.
Profile by Culture24 (UK) “Can art help improve our understanding of Tuberculosis? Anna Dumitriu’s new exhibition offers symbiosis”, January 2014.
Profile by Digicult (Italy) “The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis at Watermans”, January 2014.
“How Sublime is Your Ecosystem?“: An Interview with Bioartist Anna Dumitriu by The Center For Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, Washington/New Dehli, (USA/India). January 2014.
Profile by ArtLyst (UK) “An Artistic Inverstigation of Tuberculosis”, December 2013.
Interview by the Institute of Art and Ideas (UK) “Art, Science and the Sublime: 3 questions with Anna Dumitriu”, December 2013.
Profile by TreeHugger (Canada/USA) “Artist infects dresses with ‘superbug’ bacteria to tell a lethal story” by Kimberley Mok, December 2013.
Interview by Le Huffington Post (France and Canada) “Une créatrice utilise des bactéries pour créer des vêtements” by Wendy Bracat, November 2013.
Profile by i09 “Bio-artist colors textiles with deadly bacteria and antibiotics”, November 2013.
Profile by Ecouterre (USA), “Anna Dumitriu Embroiders Deadly Bacteria and Antibiotics IntoTextiles”, November 2013.
Interview by Sydney Brownstone for Fast Co-exist (NY, USA) “Stitching Real Superbugs Into Clothing, To Infect You With Knowledge”, October 2013.
Interview by Madhumita Venkataramanan for New Scientist (UK) “Cosy Quilts Made of Killer Superbugs”, October 2013.
Profile in Wired UK Magazine plus video made for iPad edition, June 2013.
Featured in Art Press 2 “Resurgence du Reel, Tissage, Crochet, Broderie dans l’Art de l’Anthropocene” (France) by Annick Bureaud, May 2013.
Article for The Huffington Post “Wonder and Terror in Art and Science” by Anna Dumitriu, 25th May 2013.
Technoetic Arts Volume 11, Issue 1 Paper: “Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0: Investigating The Sublime in Bacterial and Digital Communication”, March 2013.
Interview for 4Humanties (USA) by Eva Kekou, 18th January 2013.
Interview for Imperica: Anna Dumitriu: Dirty Work, UK, 31st December 2012.
Interview for Imperica: Golden Decayed, 5th September 2011.
Selected Journal Publications by Anna Dumitriu
Anna Dumitriu is a co-author on a paper entitled Setting the agenda for social science research on the human microbiome published by Palgrave Communications. January 2020 (online).
Anna Dumitriu wrote the article Contemporary Relics: Threads Across Time in Bio Art for Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. Summer 2019 (Global).
Paper by Anna Dumitriu and Dr Rob Neely An Alchemy of DNA: Exploring the Chemistry of Biology Through BioArt for Leonardo Journal doi: 10.1162/leon_a_01790, published on just the accepted page, hosted by MIT Press on 31st May 2019 (USA).
Paper by Anna Dumitriu and Dr Sara Goldberg Make Do and Mend: Exploring Gene Regulation and CRISPR through a FEAT (Future Emerging Art and Technology) Residency with the MRG-Grammar Project for Leonardo Journal doi: 10.1162/LEON_a_01466, (USA) published on the just accepted page, hosted by MIT Press on 20 June 2017 and in the Leonardo print journal, Vol. 52, Issue 1, (download here) (USA), February 2019.
A peer-reviewed paper Bacteria on display- can we, and should we? Artistically exploring the ethics of public engagement with science in Microbiology by Dr Nicola Fawcett and Anna Dumitriu was recently accepted for publication by FEMS Microbiology Letters journal by Oxford University Press (UK), May 2018. The paper was identified as one of the top 10 highest Altmetric scores of all papers published in the journal in 2018.
Article by Anna Dumitriu in the Journal of Interactive Media special edition “Mendel 2.0, Mendel’s Legacy: Exploring Bacterial Genomics Through Art (Czech), July 2017.
Article by Anna Dumitriu Trust Me, I’m an Artist: Building Opportunities for Art & Science Collaboration through an Understanding of Ethics for Leonardo Journal, published on just accepted page, hosted by MIT Press doi: 10.1162/LEON_a_01481, (USA), on 20 June 2017.
Article by Anna Dumitriu in Microbiologist Magazine Controlled Commodities: An Artists Obsession with Microbiology, Vol 18, No. 2, (UK), June 2017.
ISEA Istanbul 2011 Proceedings includes 4 papers by Anna Dumitriu: “Communicating Bacteria”, “Biosensing and Networked Performance”, “The Institute of Unnecessary Research”, “The Emergence of Consciousness”.
Leonardo Print Journal Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0, Volume 44, Issue 3, 2011. (also published in ISEA Ruhr 2010 Proceedings 2010).
Leonardo Print Journal “KryoLab” Volume 43, Issue 5, 2010.
Leonardo Print Journal Enactive Dialectics, Volume 43, Issue 5, 2010.
Selected Journal Publications by others
Anna Dumitriu’s work “The Plague Dress” is discussed in “The Contagion of Everyday Life” by Jeanette Cooperman in The Common Reader – The Journal of the Essay, published by Washington University in St Louis, April 2020 (USA)
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed by Anthony King for Bio-art: A fusion of biology and art both raises awareness of and challenges science which features an image of Plague Dress in EMBO Reports Journal, July 2019 (USA).
Cover image for the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases Vol. 25, Issue 1, and article Repurpose and Reuse: Artistic Perspectives on Antimicrobial Resistance by Bryron Breedlove (USA), January 2019.
The CRISPR Journal (Volume 1, Issue 5) featured Make Do and Mend and the BioArt and Bacteria exhibition in CRISPR Gene Editing Meets the Art World: A New Exhibition Including Perhaps the First Application of CRISPR Gene Editing Technology in BioArt is Coming to America by Professor Miguel Ángel Medina of University of Málaga, (USA), October 2018.
A review of Dumitriu’s solo exhibition BioArt and Bacteria at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford BioArt: materials and molecules by Kelley Swain was published in The Lancet (UK), March 2018.
Interview with Anna Dumitriu and Dr Robert K Neely about their collaboration Artistic inspiration: how a chemist and an artist are learning from each other by Rachel Brazil in Chemistry World – the magazine of the Royal Chemistry Society, January 2018.
A critical reflection of Make Do and Mend written by Annick Bureaud was published on Leonardo Olats (France), December 2017.
Extensive academic exhibition review of Anna Dumitriu’s solo exhibition BioArt and Bacteria at The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford by Charissa N. Terranova in Leonardo (USA), October 2017.
Cover story, article and interview by Joe Ferguson in SciArt Magazine (USA) The revealing works of Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, June 2016.
Paper by Anna Dumitriu, Annick Buread and Bobbie Farsides Trust me, I’m an artist, Leonardo Journal (print version) (USA) June 2016.
A paper authored by Anna Dumitriu in Technoetic Arts Journal (UK) Art as a meta-discipline: Ethically exploring the frontiers of science and biotechnology, May 2016.
Mention in paper on Bioart in Trends in Biotechnology, in the Pioneers, Programs, and Initiatives at the Intersection of Biology and Art timeline section, published in December 2015.
Article by Colin Martin in The Lancet (UK) “Interweaving the culture and science of tuberculosis”, March 2014.
n.paradoxa International Art Journal “Normal Flora and the Bacterial Sublime: An Interview with Anna Dumitriu”, n.paradoxa, vol. 20: Translate/Narrate (July 2007): 5-12 Interview by Alexandra Kokoli.
Selected Television, Radio and Podcast Appearances by Anna Dumitriu
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed by Laura Elidedt Rodríguez for the SciArt Talks podcast by the St Petersburg Art and Science Center. May 2020 (Russia)
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed by Professor Victoria Vesna in Episode 9 of the UCLA ART|SCI PARTICLES series. PARTICLES is an online series of short interviews with key artists and thinkers in response to the novel Coronavirus and its unfolding. May 2020 (USA)
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed on Dimensiunea științifică a artei by Mihaela Ghiță for Romanian Cultural Radio on “La ce sunt bune virusurile?” and “Violența domestică în perioadele de carantină“, March 2020 (Romania)
Ex Voto and the MRSA Quilt were featured on the internationally syndicated BBC 2 Programme QI, on the the Episode “Quills” (Q13), January 2020. (UK)
Anna Dumitriu’s Hypersymbiont Dress was featured on Spanish television channel RTVE’s art show “Metropolis” as part of review of the Steirischer Herbst 2019 Festival: Grand Hotel Abyss (see section at 26:40). October 2019 (Austria/Spain).
The State of Things show on WUNC North Carolina Public Radio featured an interview with Anna Dumitriu for the show Embodied: The Science And Art Of Your Gut alongside scientific experts. The show is available to listen to on a podcast. August 2019 (USA).
Asturian Regional Television reported the opening of the ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form at LABoral in Spain on their lunchtime news show and interviewed the artists Anna Dumitriu and Alex May (Spain), September 2018.
Interview “Bacteria sublimă – Interviu cu Anna Dumitriu” (The Bacterial Sublime – An Interview with Anna Dumitriu, Romanian Cultural Radio (in Romanian) February 2017.
Interview on BBC Radio 4 Inside Science with Adam Rutherford, May 2015.
Podcast for Guardian Science “How will automation transform our lives?”, March 2015.
Interview for BBC 4Tech Television (Arab World Service), March 2015.
TV Interview on “Tres14” Spanish National Television Channel 2, “Bacterias”, November 2014 (see image of Dumitriu being interviewed at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona above).
Anna Dumitriu was interviewed live on BBC World News in May 2014.