Kenyon College

Heather Dewey-Hagborg (American, b. 1982)


Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions (2012) 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, including at the World Economic Forum, Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale, the New Museum, the Centre Pompidou and MoMA PS1. 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. She is also an artist and resident at Data & Society.

Content courtesy of the artists and Fridman Gallery. Photo by Ana Brígida for the New York Times.



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