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Svenja Kratz


Svenja Kratz is an Australian-based media artist interested in trans-disciplinary creative practice, particularly the intersections between science and art. Significant bodies of work include: ‘The Absence of Alice’ – a series of mixed media exhibitions originally inspired by the artist’s engagement with the Saos-2 bone cancer cell line, and ‘The Human Skin Experience/Equivalent Project’ – a jewellery project involving tissue engineering practices.

Svenja holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Contemporary Art from QUT and has exhibited her works at a range of national and international venues and events including The Science Gallery Dublin in 2010, The Sydney Powerhouse Museum in 2013, Experimenta Recharge in 2014 and The Science Gallery London in 2019. She has undertaken artist residencies at Symbiotica, Centre of Excellence in the Biological Arts at UWA, in 2010, the Art and Genomics Centre and Leiden University in The Netherlands in 2013, and the University of Queensland in 2015. Most recently, she was awarded a 2021 ANAT Synapse Grant to continue her research across visual art and cell culture. Svenja currently lives in Tasmania and is a lecturer in interdisciplinary creative practice within the School of Creative Arts and Media at UTAS.