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Svenja Kratz

Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Creative Practiceat University of Tasmanis
Focus area: Biology, Body, Self, Digital Art, New Media, Fine Arts 2D, Fine Arts 3D, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education

Svenja Kratz is a Hobart-based  artist interested in transdisciplinary creative practice, particularly the intersections between science and art.  From 2008 – 2012, she worked in the area of cell and tissue culture at the Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI).  During this time, she produced three major bodies of work that mapped her engagement with contemporary biotechnologies including primary culture of human and fetal calf cells, tissue and genetic engineering.  Svenja’s work encompasses both solo and collaborative projects. Since 2013, she has worked with researchers and practitioners across music, design, architecture, electrical engineering, molecular biology and biomanufacturing and produced a range of works that explore the complexity of living systems and highlight the philosophical and ethical implications of emerging technologies and engineered life.   Creative outcomes have been exhibited at a range of national and international venues including the Sydney Powerhouse Museum in 2013, Experimenta Recharge, 6th International Biennial of Media Art touring Australia from 2015 – 2016 and The Science Gallery London in 2019. She holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Contemporary Art from The Queensland University of Technology and currently work as a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Creative Practice within the School of Creative Arts and Media (CAM) at the University of Tasmania.