I am a biologist-turned-artist and “cultures of science” researcher. Originally trained as a scientist, I really disliked my time spent in the lab and headed towards the broadcasting studio to digest and explore what I was studying. What started as a fervent adoration for radio still remains, and has also morphed into my art practice, which includes audio, video and textile media. I research biotechnologically-driven change in the human and non-human living world, and use media and art production to explore my findings. I am an affiliate researcher at Fluxmedia Research-Creation Laboratory in Montreal, a research centre that supports this type of peculiar inquiry (thankfully ).
My work has been featured on CBC Radio, WNYC, NHPR; exhibited at The Ontario Science Centre, as well as shown/broadcast from several artist-run centres and radio stations throughout Canada, the Netherlands and the UK. I have worked in television with National Geographic in Morocco, and in film, on a documentary about synthetic biology with Field Test Independent Film Corps, in the United States.
I recently completed graduate school in the Interdisciplinary Master’s of Art, Media and Design at OCAD University in Toronto, where I was supported by the President’s Award and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Before that I achieved a BSc (Hon) in biology from Queen’s University, a postgraduate diploma in Communications from Concordia University, and a certificate in Humanities and Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. I spent most of 2012 as a SSHRC Michael-Smith foreign scholar at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, investigating interdisciplinary topics in biotechnology that blur the art/science divide.
I am currently freelancing as an audio/radio producer and science reporter. If you are interested in contacting me please feel free to get in touch by writing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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