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TCotA Forum (Inveresk) - Svenja Kratz


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

14 Apr 2016 12:30 pm

End Date

14 Apr 2016 1:30 pm


Lecture Theatre 1A181, Inveresk Campus

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Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Svenja Kratz

In this informal presentation, Svenja Kratz explores the critical and creative potentials of cross-disciplinary engagements across the arts and sciences.  Using her research interests and creative work as a springboard for discussion, she provides insight into the development of her practice from early engagements within the area of cell and tissue culture, to more recent practices incorporating genetic engineering and biofabrication processes. The presentation will also include a brief discussion of the advantages and potentials of interdisciplinary and collaborative alliances.

Svenja Kratz is a contemporary artist interested in transdisciplinary creative practice, particularly the intersections between science and art. From 2008 - 2013 she worked as an artist 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 a range of creative works that mapped her engagement with contemporary biotechnologies including cell and tissue culture and genetic engineering.  Since 2013, Svenja has continued to develop her creative practice across art and science through multi-disciplinary residencies at Leiden University in The Netherlands in 2013 and the University of Queensland (UQ) and QUT in 2015.

Svenja has exhibited her works at a range of national and international venues including The Science Gallery in Dublin in 2010, The Sydney Powerhouse Museum in 2013 and Experimenta Recharge, 6th International Biennial of Media Art touring Australia from 2015 – 2016. She holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Contemporary Art from QUT and is Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Creative Practice across the Tasmanian College of the Arts (TCotA) and the Creative Exchange Institute (CxI) at UTAS.

Upcoming Arts Forum
21 April | 
D Wood
28 April | Joan Marie Kelly, Artist-in-residence
5 May | Deepti Gupta, Artist-in-residence
12 May | Graduate Colloquium
19 May | Kay Flavell
26 May | Angelika Bock, Artist-in-residence

Image credit: Svenja Kratz

TCotA Forum is a series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm 

Lecture Theatre 1A181
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Academy of the Arts
University of Tasmania
Inveresk Campus
Launceston 7250 AUSTRALIA