Beatriz da Costa

Member Since June 13, 2002

Beatriz da Costa is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York and Los Angeles. She works at the intersection of contemporary art, politics, engineering and the life sciences. da Costa is a 2011 Culture Innovation Grantee, recipient of a 2011 Rhizome Commission and Creative Capital grantee of 2009. Her work has been exhibited at venues such as the Andy Warhol Museum, the Natural History Museum in London, the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Sevilla, Spain, and the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2008 she published Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience, an anthology comprising new writings by members of the soft and hard science communities as well as artists, literary scholars, and long term activists (ed. B. da Costa & K. Philip, MIT Press 2008). Her work has been covered in national media outlets such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle. She currently works on series of projects addressing interspecies relations within a health-environmental context. da Costa is a co-founder of the art, activist and technology group Preemptive Media, a former collaborator of Critical Art Ensemble, and Associate Professor in Studio Art and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine.