Heather Dewey-Hagborg: Hacking Biopolitics
Michigan Theater: 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor
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.
This event is supported by the University of Michigan Institute for Humanities and the University of Michigan School of Information.