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Born in Philadelphia, PA (1982). Lives and works in New York City. 


Dr. Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a transdisciplinary artist and educator who is interested in art as research and critical practice. Her controversial biopolitical art practice includes the project Stranger Visions in which she created portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material (such as hair, cigarette butts, or chewed up gum) collected in public places.

Heather has shown work internationally at events and venues including the World Economic Forum, the Daejeon Biennale, and the Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale, the Van Abbemuseum, Transmediale and PS1 MOMA. Her work is held in public collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Wellcome Collection, and the New York Historical Society, among others, and has been widely discussed in the media, from the New York Times and the BBC to Art Forum and Wired.

Heather has a PhD in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a visiting assistant professor of Interactive Media at NYU Abu Dhabi, an artist fellow at AI Now, an Artist-in-Residence at the Exploratorium, and is an affiliate of Data & Society.

She is also a co-founder and co-curator of REFRESH, an inclusive and politically engaged collaborative platform at the intersection of Art, Science, and Technology.

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What Is Hospitality in an Era of Crises?

February 16, 2023

Lovesick Futures


May 5, 2020

Design Shows Take On the Future. And It’s Not Pretty.

The New York Times

January 21, 2020

This Artist’s Medium Is DNA, and Her Current Project Is a Love Virus

The Observer

August 5, 2019


New York Galleries: What to See Right Now

The New York Times

July 31, 2019

An Unlikely Marriage of Science and Art


July 27, 2019


Artforum Critics' Pick: Heather Dewey-Hagborg, At the Temperature of My Body


July 24, 2019


Heather Dewey-Hagborg mixes biotechnology and art

The Economist

July 15, 2019


Heather Dewey-Hagborg: At the Temperature of My Body

The Brooklyn Rail

July 9, 2019

An Artistic Exploration of Love, DNA, and Biohacking


July 8, 2019

Heather Dewey-Hagborg on Intimacy and Biotechnology

Musée Magazine

July 5, 2019


Art Out: Heather Dewey-Hagborg's At the Temperature of My Body

Musée Magazine

June 27, 2019

Being Human: A New Science and Art Exhibit Opening in London in September


May 28, 2019

The Future Around the Corner: Interview with Heather Dewey-Hagborg


May 6, 2019

The Adjacent Interview: Heather Dewey-Hagborg


May 2019

Their Art Raised Questions About Technology. Chinese Censors Had an Answer

New York Times

December 14, 2018

Seattle Art Fair Artistic Director Nato Thompson on How to Cut the Crap and Connect With an Audience

Artnet News

August 1, 2018

Weekend Arts: Your Guide to First Thursday, Seattle Art Fair Events, and More

The Stranger

August 1, 2018​

Privacy and Visibility: Heather Dewey-Hagborg Interviewed by Amelia Rina

BOMB Magazine

July 5, 2018​

Welcome to the (possible) future: V&A shows tech's hottest ideas

The Guardian

November 23, 2017

Artist Portfolios: Heather Dewey-Hagborg


030 Winter Issues

Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea Manning, Fridman Gallery 


November, 2017 

ART: Galleries-Downtown: Heather Dewey-Hagbord and Chelsea E. Manning 

New Yorker

September, 2017 

How Chelsea Manning Covertly Made a High-Tech Art Exhibition While In Prison

W Magazine

August 8, 2017

The Many Faces Made from Chelsea Manning’s DNA


August 4, 2017

A Becoming Resemblance: artist creates portraits using Chelsea Manning's DNA

The Guardian

August 3, 2017


Artist to debut 3D portraits produced from Chelsea Manning's DNA


July 11, 2017

What Happens When Chelsea Manning’s DNA Becomes An Artist’s Material?

Huffington Post

July 6, 2017

Chelsea Manning Is Going to Make an Art World Debut

Creators Project - Vice

July 3, 2017

From Chelsea Manning’s DNA Springs an Art Show

The New York Times

July 1, 2017

Chelsea Manning's collaborative art show is coming to a gallery in NYC

Paper Magazine

June 30, 2017

Chelsea Manning, Artist, Will Show Collaborative Self-Portraits at New York Gallery


June 28, 2017


At the Temperature of My Body catalog

Accompanying Heather Dewey-Hagborg's critically acclaimed exhibition is an illustrated catalog with essays by the artist, as well as writer Joel Kuennen.