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Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Hacking Biopolitics

April 6, 2017

Heather Dewey-Hagborg

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. Dewey-Hagborg has shown work internationally at events and venues, including the World Economic Forum, Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale, the New Museum, 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.

Supported by the University of Michigan Institute for Humanities, the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, and the University of Michigan School of Information.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.