Ionat Zurr

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • University of Western Australia, School Of Anatomy and Physiology And Human Biology

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  • ISEA2023

    Dr Ionat Zurr (AU) is an artist-researcher. She is the Chair of the Fine Arts Discipline at the School of Design & SymbioticA academic coordinator at the University of Western Australia. Together with Oron Catts she established the Tissue, Culture & Art Project in 1996 and their co-authored book Tissues, Cultures, Art, published by Palgrave McMillan this year. Her collaborative work was exhibited by Pompidou Centre, MoMA NY, Mori Art Museum, Ars Electronica, National Art Museum of China and more. These ideas and projects reach beyond the confines of art and the work is often cited as inspiration to diverse areas such as new materials, textiles, design, architecture, ethics, fiction, and food.


    Dr. Ionat Zurr is an Artist, researcher and a curator as well as the Academic Coordinator of SymbioticA – The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, the University of Western Australia.  She has been an artist in residence in the School of Anatomy and Human Biology since 1996 and was central to the establishment of SymbioticA in 2000. Ionat developed and runs the world unique postgraduate programme in Biological Arts. Ionat together with Oron Catts formed the internationally renowned Tissue Culture and Art Project. She is considered a pioneer in the field of biological arts and her research been published widely, exhibited internationally and her artwork has been collected by MoMA New York.. Ionat have been a fellow in the InStem Institute, NCBS, Bangalore (2010) and a visiting scholar at The Experimental Art Centre, Stanford University (2007) and The Tissue Engineering & Organ Fabrication Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (2000-2001). She exhibited in places such as the MoMA NY, Mori Museum Tokyo, Ars Electronica, Linz, GOMA Brisbane and more.

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  • Perth, Australia

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