Artist Anna Dumitriu collaborates with the VIVALDI project to create a dedicated artwork

While some people believe that art and science have nothing in common, both rely on observation and interpretation of the world around us to create something new.

Internationally renowned British artist Anna Dumitriu’s latest exhibition explores this relation, bringing together contemporary artistic approaches and modern scientific experiments to address global issues such as climate change.

The VIVALDI consortium is proud to announce that one special artwork of Anna Dumitriu’s innovative solo exhibition “BioArt Revolution” was inspired by the VIVALDI project. Titled "Wood Spirit - Amber Acid", the piece of art is the result of a fruitful collaboration between the artist and our partner the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU).

Professor Diethard Mattanovich and Postdoctoral Researcher Simone Bachleitner’s research on yeast biotechnology in the VIVALDI project is at the heart of this artwork. The sculptural necklace reflects specifically the production of succinic acid, a high-value chemical compound, from methanol (produced by recycling waste CO2) with the help of yeast.

The exhibition, included in the official programme of events organized to celebrate TIMISOARA 2023 - European Capital of Culture, can be visited until the 1st of October 2023.

The press release explaining in detail the artist’s work can be found here.

The practical details of the exhibition are available here.

If you are a German reader, the Austria Press Agency featured the collaboration in this thorough article here.