The Gallery is pleased to announce Svenja Kratz as the recipient of the 2012 Queensland New Media Scholarship.
I am amazed and delighted to be the recipient of the 2012 Queensland New Media Scholarship. I have been working across contemporary art and cell and tissue culture for the past few years. This grant will enable me to continue working within ArtScience by providing access to high end scientific facilities, equipment and expert training after I graduate from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) early next year. The scholarship will be used to fund a five month ArtScience residency at the Art and Genomics Centre in Leidein, The Netherlands where I plan to extend my genetic engineering skills and develop interactive biospheres and computational feedback prototypes for the display of genetically modified organisms in a gallery context. The scholarship will also allow me to tour Europe and visit a variety of new media and ArtScience galleries and institutes to provide inspiration and enhance my understanding of the field, as well as promote my practice and make new international contacts. Awesome! I can’t wait! Thank you.