Craig Hilton is a New Zealand scientist, artist and educator. After completion of a PhD in genetics and biochemistry at the University of Otago in New Zealand, he took a position at Harvard Medical School and then later at the University of Massachusetts as an oncologist and immunologist. He then returned to New Zealand in 2003 where he obtained an MFA at the Elam School of Fine Arts. Hilton’s conceptual art practice explores the intersections and interactions between science and art, technology and biology using whatever media necessary. He is particularly interested art-science collaborations i.e. those with genuine art and science value/outputs; how art might be able to contribute to dialogue regarding science, molecular biology, biological discovery, biotechnology etc; and the cultural implications of the these revolutionising technologies. The close interaction of artists and scientists is essential for any mutual understanding of process, method and culture. Hilton believes that by placing the goals of science and art in close proximity the intentions of each become apparent to the other and true collaboration becomes a possibility.