Artist Talk: Suzanne Anker

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 6 – 7:30 pm

The Art Institute of Chicago
230 S. Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60603

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Visiting Artists Program presents Suzanne Anker.

Suzanne Anker is a bioart pioneer, visual artist, and theorist working at the intersection of art and the biological sciences. Her practice investigates the ways in which nature is being altered in the 21st century. Concerned with genetics, climate change, species extinction, and toxic degradation, she calls attention to the beauty of life and the “necessity for enlightened thinking about nature’s ‘tangled bank.’” Anker’s exhibitions have been the subject of reviews and articles in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, Newsweek, Nature, and Vogue.

Presented in partnership with SAIC’s Conversations on Art and Science Series

This lecture event is free, non-ticketed and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit

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Image: Suzanne Anker, Remote Sensing 38, 2016, 48 rapid prototype sculptures, plaster, pigment, resin, glass petri dish, glass containers, 4 x 4 x 2 inches. Photo: Raul Valverde /