Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg - Keynote Artist Talk - International Women’s Day
March 8, 2024 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
Online via Zoom

In honour of International Women’s Day, 2024, New Media Gallery is pleased to host a one hour Keynote Artist Talk by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. This talk will take place online via Zoom.

Dr. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is part of the ZOOVEILLANCE exhibition, curated by New Media Gallery. Her work in this exhibition is The Substitute, 2019; based on research from AI lab DeepMind.

About Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is a multidisciplinary artist examining our fraught relationships with nature and technology. Through artworks, writing, and curatorial projects, Daisy’s work explores subjects as diverse as artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, conservation, biodiversity, and evolution, as she investigates the human impulse to “better” the world. She experiments with simulation, representation, and the nonhuman perspective to question our ongoing societal fixation on innovation over preservation despite the environmental crisis.

Daisy spent over ten years experimentally engaging with the field of synthetic biology, developing new roles for artists and designers. She is lead author of Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature (MIT Press, 2014), and in 2017 completed Better, her PhD by practice, at London’s Royal College of Art (RCA), interrogating how powerful dreams of “better” futures shape the things that get designed. She read architecture at the University of Cambridge, was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, and received her MA in Design Interactions from the RCA.

In June 2023, Daisy won the S+T+ARTS Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration for her experimental interspecies living artwork Pollinator Pathmaker with commissioned Editions currently on view at LAS Art Foundation at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Serpentine, London and at the Eden Project, Cornwall. The Jury said: 'As Pollinator Pathmaker continues to blossom, it serves as a vivid illustration of the crucial role of innovative exploration at the intersection of art, ecology, and technology can play in tackling key ecological challenges'.

Daisy exhibits internationally, including at MoMA New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, the National Museum of China, the Centre Pompidou, and the Royal Academy. Her work is held in private and museum permanent collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Therme Art, and ZKM Karlsruhe. Daisy is a resident at Somerset House Studios, London, and opened her first American solo exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art in 2023.

Other International Womens Day programming

Women in Technology workshop
Art + Technology LAB, Anvil Centre
Deferred due to low registration. New Date coming soon
Instructor: Jae Lew
Ages 18+
Workshop Fee: $45.00

Discuss important women in the world of technology, their amazing achievements, and participate in imaginative and hands-on activities celebrating their contributions. Specialist Instructors mentor female-identifying-students to explore cutting-edge technologies in a supportive environment.