Graduated in Telecommunications from the Tisch School of the Arts (NY), Heather Dewey-Harborg is currently working on a thesis in electronic arts at the Institut Polytechnique Rensselaer and is assistant professor in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work explores the relation between art and science, from robotics to genetics, programming, and artificial intelligence.
For Stranger Visions, she created portraits on a 3D printer using genetic material collected in public places. Working with the traces unwittingly left behind by individuals, the artist draws our attention to the increasing tendency towards security-determinism and the risk of developing a culture of genetic surveillance.
*1982, Philadelphia, lives and works in Chicago