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2 Probably Chelsea, Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea E. Manning, Photo by Paula Abreu Pit


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.​


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.

A Becoming Resemblance catalog

Fridman Gallery published A Becoming Resemblance on the occasion of Heather Dewey-Hagborg's first solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring works created in collaboration with Chelsea E. Manning. The illustrated catalog includes
essays by curator Roddy Schrock, Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Dorothy R. Santos. 

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