Bioart and Bacteria Exhibition – Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

BioArt and Bacteria is a solo art exhibition by internationally Anna Dumitriu which exploring our relationship with the microbial world, antibiotics and technology.

Dumitriu is Artist in Residence with Modernising Medical Microbiology. Her work fuses craft, sculpture and bioscience to explore our relationship to the microbial world, technology and biomedicine. She  has an international exhibition profile, having exhibited at venues including The Picasso Museum in Barcelona, The Science Gallery in Dublin, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei, and The V & A Museum in London

Bacteria lie at the centre of Dumitriu’s ground-breaking work, which combines traditional artistic media with contemporary science to produce artwork that is not only about bacteria but actually fused with them.

The exhibition is on at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford from  28th September 2017-18th March 2018, and features a number of works created by Dumitriu with Modernising Medical Microbiology Researchers.


You can read more about the collaboration in our Art page.

The MRSA Quilt, created with the hospital ‘superbug’ Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and antimicrobial pigments and dyes

The Pneumothorax Machine – originally used to treat patients with tuberculosis, patterned to resemble lung tissue













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