TALK: Heather Dewey Hagborg: Hacking Biopolitics at MOCAD

Apr 05, 2017

7:00 PM

MOCAD: 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit


Heather Dewey Hagborg: Hacking Biopolitics

Wednesday, April 5, 6pm doors open, 7pm talk begins
Admission: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Heather Dewey Hagborg is an information artist and bio-hacker. She is interested in research as art and critical practice. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (hair, cigarette butts, chewed up gum) collected in public places. Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale, the New Museum, and MoMA PS1. 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 in the area of Emerging Fields. This talk is presented in partnership with the Penny Stamps School of Art and Design.