Lectures, Panels & Symposia


Suzanne Anker ACA Studio Visit

Parrish Art Museum, 2016


Life In the Bio Art Lab: Piercing the Divide

Inoculum, CLB Berlin, 2016


Altered Perceptions. Suzanne Anker 
Critical Information. Text and Image Conference at MFA Art Writing at SVA, 2015



Suzanne Anker – Remote Sensing – Artist Talk

Deborah Colton Gallery, 2014



Suzanne Anker (US) – Bio art

CIANT Prague, 2013


Survival of the Beautiful

The New York Institute for the Humanities  2012


Molecular Art & Digital Distortion (Aleksandra Domanović, Suzanne Anker, H.U.Obrist)

DLDwomen12, 2012


Cerebral Spirits: Stalking the Self

William Paterson University Galleries
January 30 through March 9, 2012


Cerebral Spirits- Stalking the Self. Panel Discussion

Suzanne Anker, Michael Rees, Jaime Weiss, Sabina Flach, 2012


  • 2019
    • Untitled Paradigms: Molecular Mechanisms of Metamodernism, Gregg Museum of Art & Design. Raleigh, NC
    • Astroculture by Bio Art Pioneer, Suzanne Anker. SITE Gallery Houston, The Silos at Sawyer Yards. Sculpture Month Houston, Texas.
    • Medientheorie: Suzanne Anker and Frank Rösl. University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.
    • The Afterlife of Particles. LASER Talks at Vienna | Leonardo/ISAST, Vienna, Austria.
    • Naturally Hypernatural V. Non-Human Other. Graz University, Austria.
    • Bio Art: Considerations About Nature’s Evolutionary Membranes. UArtes. San Cristóbal / Guayaquil, Ecuador
    • Vanitas (in a Petri dish). Galapagos Project, Universidad de las Artes UArtes, Eduador
    • Artist Lecture. Everson Museum, Syracuse. NY.
    • Artist Lecture. Syracuse University, NY.
  • 2018
    • “December Riverside Chat: Biotechnology Opportunities Hiding in Plain Sight” Harlem Biospace. NY
    • IBS, Daejeon, South Korea.
    • Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
    • “Hothouse Archives: Plants, Pods and Panama Red”. School of Visual Arts, New York, November, 2018.
    • “Arcadia: Lost and Found“. Lafayette College, Easton, PA
    • “Mindful Joint 2018: Contemporary Korean Art in Conversations.”, organized by Jaewook Lee, School of Visual Arts, New York, April 5-6, 2018.
  • 2017
    • “Art and Science: The Two Cultures Converging”, The Helix Center & SciArt Center. December 1-3, 2017. https://www.sciartcenter.org/conference.html
    • “Encoding Nature: ±,” Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ.
    • “When Crystals Spawn Flowers: Habitats of Change,” 2017 New Frontier Story Lab Sundance Institute, Utah.
    • “Tabaci Memoriae A Symposium and Installation Presented by Michael Clemow”, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ.
    • “From Zoetropes to Embryoscopes,” Innovation, Biodesign, Culture and Technology. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. June, 2017
    • “Mindful Joint 2017: Nonhierarchical Knowledge Sharing in Contemporary Art.”, organized by Jaewook Lee, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea, May 16 – June 3, 2017. Web brochure. http://mindfuljoint.com/speakers-1/.
    • “From Zoetropes to Embryoscopes,” Miami University. Humanities Center. April 20-21, 2017.
  • 2016
    • Vanitas (in a Petri dish). Parrish Art Museum. Water Mill, New York
      December 2, 2016.
    • “Blue Eggs and Spam,” Austrian Cultural Forum New York, November 9, 2016.
    • Kinetic Gallery at SUNY GENESEO, October 4, 2016
    • “Fabulations: Life in a Bio Art Lab,” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) Atlanta, Georgia.November 3-6, 2016
    • “Encoding Nature: ±,” MICA: Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, April 5, 2016
    • “Arcadia: Lost and Found,” Nanyang Technological University,School of Art Design and Media. Singapore, March 7-8, 2016.
    • “Filigrees of Form: A Stitch in Time,” MAD – Museum of Arts and Design. New York, NY.
    • “Inoculum – Connecting the Other” Conference at CLB Berlin.
    • “Medical Imaging Across Art and Science,” The Research Council of Norway, French-Norwegian University Center in Paris.
  •  2015
    • 2015 AICAD Symposium: Exploring Science in the Studio, California College of the Arts (CCA) San Francisco, CA.
    • IVF Cultures and Histories, ReproSoc, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
    • Altered Perceptions, Critical Information: Text and Image, Graduate Student Conference, SVA NYC, New York.
    • The Intersection of Art and Science, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA.
    • Suzanne Anker: Where is the Art in Bio Art?, Genspace, New York.
    • Keynote speaker: World Economic Forum “The Shape of China” Conference,  Dalian, China.
    • The Glass Veil, DLDnyc 15, New York.
    • Transferred Presence, Residency Unlimited. New York.
    • Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste Dinner, CAA Conference, School of Visual Arts, New York.
    • Astroculture, ArtSci Affair. Pratt Institute, New York.
    • Festival of the Body, OCAD University.
  • 2014
    • Naturally Hypernatural II: Visions of Nature, School of Visual Arts, New York.
    • From the Laboratory to the Studio: Intersections of Art, Design and Technology
, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Shanghai, China.
    • Where is the Art in Bio Art?
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China.
    • Cut, Paste, Print: Transforming Reproductive, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
    • Naturally Hypernatural I: Concepts of Nature. International Conference. Keynote Speaker, University of Graz, Austria.
    • IVF Cultures and Histories, Reproductive Sociology Research Group, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
  • 2013
    • “The Future of Art-Science Collaborations”, Lorentz Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.
    • “The Cultural Cell”. 19th International Congress of Aesthetics: Aesthetics in Action. Jagiellonian University. Kraków, Poland.
    • “Cut, Paste, Print: Transforming Reproductive Limits” Keynote Speaker. Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference, University of Dundee. Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • 2012
    • “Genetic Seed Bank”, Broad Art Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
    • “Science, Technology and Ethics. Ancient Perspectives and Modern Challenges” Harvard, Cambridge, MA.
    • “Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste”. International Conference Sponsored by the School of Visual Arts, New York.
    • Molecular Art & Digital Distortion, DLDwomen, Munich, Germany.
    • “Art and Science”. TEDx Chelsea. School of Visual Arts, New York.
    • “From the Laboratory to the Studio: Projects in Sci-Art”. Humanities Research Group. University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
    • “Minding Matter. Contemporary Art and Neuroscience”. 5th Session Encuentro Arte y Nuevas Ciencias. Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City.
    • Fluid Taxonomy. Co-Evolution: Art and Biology in the Museum. Art & Ecology. Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico.
    • Survival of the Beautiful. Artists and Scientists Ponder the Aesthetics of Evolution. The New York Institute of Humanities, New York University.
  • 2011
    • SoHo: The Intersection of Art and Real Estate. The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute. Baruch College, CUNY, New York.
    • “NeuroCulture”. Art Media + Technology. Parsons the New School for Design, New York.
    • “Fundamentally Human: Contemporary Art and Neuroscience”. PhD Program in Electronic Arts Fall Colloquia. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York.
    • “Shadowing Fire: The Neuron in Contemporary Art.” Neuroculture Lecture Series. Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, New York.
    • “Embodied Fantasies”. Embodied Fantasies International Conference. School of Visual Arts, New York.
    • “Fundamentally Human. Contemporary Art and Neuroscience”. Recent Themes in Motor Neuron Biology and Neurodegeneration, Suna Kıraç Conferences, Pera Museum, Istanbul.
    • “Between Awe and Artifice: Welcome to Wonderland”. Keynote speaker. Imagining imagination International Conference, Royal College of Art, London.
    • “Fundamentally Human. Contemporary Art and Neuroscience”. Sixth international conference on the arts in society. Keynote speaker. Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin.
  • 2010
    • Inside/Out: Fetal Specimens through a 21st Century Lens. Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    • Between Paradigms: Invention, Interface and Intuition. School of Visual Arts, New York.
    • “Laboratory of Art’s Knowledge”. Inside Story: Performance, Biography & Biology. Center for Visual Cultures, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
    • “A Conversation about Neuroscience and Art”. REPLICA. The New Museum, New York.
    • “Celebrating Women Scholars in the Arts”. A Celebration of Women and Diversity, Washington University, St. Louis.
    • Visual Culture and Evolution: An Online Symposium. Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS); the Center for Design, Art, and Visual Culture (University of Maryland, Baltimore County); and Johns Hopkins University’s Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program.
  • 2009
    • “Charles Darwin and the Complete Makeover”. The Darwinian Body: Eugenic and Genetic Biocultures Session. The Art of Evolution: Charles Darwin and Visual Cultures. The Courtauld Institute or Art Research Forum, London.
    • “Biofictions and Biofacts: Staking a Claim in the Biocultural Bank”. Keynote speaker. AICA Congress, The Relations between Art and Science: complicity, criticality, knowledge. International Association of Art Critics Ireland, Dublin Castle, Dublin.
    • Habitus in Habitat I: Emotion and Motion. Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin.
    • MisAttribution: Agency in Thought and Action. Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
    • “Perception, Information and Temporality”. Mediamodes. Graduate student conference, School of Visual Arts, New York.
    • “The Art of Biomedical Realism”. Corpus Extremus (LIFE+). Exit Art, New York.
    • Octet: Selected Works from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2008
    • “Pattern Recognition: Thought Forms and Templates”. Designs for Life: Perspectives on the Convergence of Arts Practice and Bioscience. University of Dundee, UK
    • “Brainstorm”, Neurocultures. Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI), Berlin.
    • “Semaphores and Surrogates: Stand-ins and Body Doubles”. Figurations of Knowledge. Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA). Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin.
    • Neuroculture. BIOS Centre, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London.
    • “Picture Perfect: From Golden Rules to Golden Boys.” Generation to Reproduction Seminars. Department of History and Philosophy of Science. University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
    • Contemporary Art in New York City: Global Perspectives. Sangmyung University, Seoul.
    • Contemporary Art in New York City: Global Perspectives. Tokyo Midtown Design Hub Time, Tokyo.
  • 2007
    • Contemporary Art in New York City: Global Perspectives. Shanghai University, China.
    • Digital Diving: A Cut and Paste Update. School of Visual Arts, New York. Panelists: McKenzie Wark, Judith Solodkin, Lauren McCall, Bruce Wands, Joseph Nechvatal.
    • The Eye of the Beholder. The Philoctetes Center, New York. Panel: Suzanne Anker, Francis Baudry, David Freedberg, Vittorio Gallese, Edward Nersessian (moderator), Barbara Maria Stafford. http://philoctetes.org/past_programs/eye_of_the_beholder
    • Art Forum Lecture Series. Department of Art and Design, Montclair State University, NJ.
  • 2006
    • The Art of Science, Suny Farmindale, Distinguished Lecture Series
    • Neuroculture: Visual Art and the Brain, Westport Arts Center, CT. Panelists; Jessica Hough, Suzanne Anker, Steven Henry Madoff, Dr. Myles Axton, and Alexis Rockman.
    • Neuroculture: Visual Art and the Brain lecture, EMBL. European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Rome.
    • Art and Science, Silvermine Guild, Norwalk, CT.
    • Printed Science, Genetic ImPrint, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    • Through the Looking Glass: Artifice and Nature, SLSA Meeting Close Encounters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
    • “High Rez/Low Rez: Kaleidescoping Nature.” Visual Cultures in Art and Science: Rethinking Representational Practices in Contemporary Art and Modern Life Sciences. Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin.
    • JETZT—The Now of Cognizability: Places of Walter Benjamin in the History of Culture, the Arts and Sciences. International Walter Benjamin Society, Berlin. In association with Archiv der Akademie der Kunste, Hamburger Bahnhof, and the movie theatre Arsenal.
    • Staging the Fetus: From Marbelized Pork to Designer Babies, SLSA NYC at NYU.
    • “The Butterfly in the Brain”. From Mirror Neurons to the Mona Lisa. Visual Art and the Brain, CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences.
  • 2005
    • Keynote Speaker: Dorothy Walker Memorial Lecture, The Glucksman Auditorim. University of Cork, Cork, Ireland. Sponsored by AICA.
    • Visual Art and the Brain; at the Interface of Art and Science, CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences.
    • Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
    • Cell Culture, SLSA Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Art and Science, EMBL,(European Molecular Biological Laboratory). Heidelberg, Germany.
    • The Arts and Genomics Center Launch, The Trippenhuis of the Koninklijke Nederlandse. Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • “Trafficking the Gene: Molecular Makeovers as Truth or Dare”. Genomics and Society. Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, The Royal Society, London, UK.
  • 2004
    • Keynote Speaker, Image in Science, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Sponsored by the Freie University
    • Artist Lecture Tour: The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age. Science and Society Program, Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany; Program in Art History and Genetics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Art History and Humanities, University of Leiden, the Netherlands; National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; Institute for Medicine and the Humanities, Yale University Medical School.
    • Reinventing Leonardo, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Sacred Heart University, Connecticut
    • The New Grotesque, Co-sponsored by SVA and MoMA at the Gramercy Theatre. Panelists: Rob Storr, Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Taubin, Mary Roach.
    • Poupee’s Egg: The Biomorphic 40s. Pollock Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY.
    • Art and Genetics. Artists Talk on Art, New York, NY. Panelists: Steve Miller, Chris Twomey, Kevin Clarke,
    • Embryonic Visions, New York Academy of Sciences, NYC. Panelists: Lee Silver, Susan Squier, Virgil Wong.
    • Art, The Body, and Biotechnology, Eighth Semiotica Congress, University of Lyon, France. Panelists: Ernestine Daubner, Ingeborg Reichle, Jennifer Willet, Miriam.
    • Reprotech: Building Better Babies?Art and Biotechnologies Conference, GRAM & Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada Session: Critical and Representational Strategies.
    • John M Anderson Lecture Series, School of Visual Arts at The Pennsylvania State University.
  • 2004-6
  • 2003
    • From Code to Commodity: Genetics and Visual Art New York Academy of Sciences. Panelists: Dorothy Nelkin, Kevin Clarke, Frank Gillette, 2003.
    • “The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age”. Codes and Identities. Colgate University, NY.
  • 2002
    • Archiving the Body: Fragments, Parts and Wholes. National Conference on Liberal Arts and Education of Artists Art Remembers, The Algonquin Hotel, NYC
    • Matters of Mind. Panelists: Barbara Maria Stafford, Ronald Jones, Markus Mueller, Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimlett, Matthew Druitt. School of Visual Arts, NYC
    • Adjusting the Volume: Amplifying Artists’ Voices With and Outside the Art Community
    • Host: CAA, 90th Annual Conference, Philadelphia. Moderator: Ellen K. Levy. Panelists: Nina Felshin, Wesleyan University; Nato Thompson, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Time Rollins, Teacher, South Bronx; Krzysztof Wodiczko, MIT; Suzanne Anker, School of Visual Arts
    • Making an Archipelago, Island Culture: Independence and Interdependence. Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. Panelists: Lillian Ball, Maureen Connor, Ellen Driscoll, Suzanne Anker
  • 2001
    • Confronting A Complex Web: Artists Address New Technologies. Brooklyn College; Moderator: Ellen K. Levy. Panelists: Margot Lovejoy, Natalie Jerejimenko, Suzanne Anker
    • Representing the New Genetics. California State University, Sacramento.Moderator: Elaine O’Brien, Art Historian. Panelists: Research Scientist Ruth Ballard, Ethicist Stan Dundon, Writer Doug Rice, Artist Suzanne Anker.
    • Art/Science Collaborations 2001. ASCI/C.U.N.Y Graduate Center. Suzanne Anker/Dorothy Nelkin.
    • Open Source Architecture: The Future Art Space. Online Critical Forum. Eyebeam Atelier with the Center for New Design at Parsons School of Design, New York.
  • 2000
    • Surrealism and the Cyborg: Visual Art and Technoculture. School of Visual Arts. Moderator: Suzanne Anker. Panelists: Mark Dery, Sidra Stich, Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Lewis Kachur, Christiane Paul.
    • Material Into Metaphor: Picturing DNA. CAA Annual Conference, NYC. Moderator: Suzanne Anker. Panelists: Robert Shapiro, Dept. of Chemistry, NYU; Frances Whitehead, Art Institute of Chicago; Richard Doyle, Dept. of English, Penn State; Lynn Petrullo, Dept. of Biology, College of New Rochelle.
    • Writing Life’s Gesture: Pollock and DNA. Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY.
    • One Culture? The Thematics of Art, Science and Science in the 21st Century. The London International Network for Modern Fiction Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, University of North London, London, UK.
    • Foreign Bodies Symposium: Humanities and Medicine. Yale University Medical School.
    • Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution. Exit Art. Moderator: Marvin Hieferman and Carole Kismaric. Panelists: Frank Moore, Kevin Clarke, Natalie Jerejimenko, Suzanne Anker.
    • Some Thoughts Concerning the Intersection of Art, Literature and Science. Rockefeller University, New York.
  • 1998
    • Quo Vadis: Whither the Arts? Host: School of Visual Arts 12th Annual National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists. Moderator: Jeanne Siegel. Panelists: Peter Smith, University of New Mexico; Martha Heck, Indiana University; Suzanne Anker, School of Visual Arts.
    • 1997
    • The Artist in/and Community: Millennial Visions. ARC: The Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture. Panelists: Orlanda Brugnola, Elaine O’Brien, Taylor Stoehr, Steven Zucker
  • 1996
    • Monkey Business: Art & Science at the Millennium. School of Visual Arts.; Moderator: Suzanne Anker. Panelists: Jeffrey Deitch, Deitch Projects; Kirby Gookin, Artforum, Ellen K. Levy, Artist; Dr. Robert Shapiro, Chemist, NYU
    • The Artist As Curator/ The Curator As Artist. Bergen Museum of Art & Science. Moderator: Suzanne Anker. Panelists: David Humphrey, Artist; Tina Potter, Artist; Jon Ippolito, Guggenheim Museum; Alejandro Anreus, Jersey City Museum of Art
    • The Escalating War on Culture: The NEA, The Artist & The Government. School of Visual Arts. Moderator: Suzanne Anker. Panelists: Roger Kimball, Managing Editor, The New Criterion; Elaine King, former Director, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Joseph Kosuth, Artist; Anne Pasternak, Director, Creative Time.
  • 1994
    • Language, Image and Metaphor in the Visual Arts. Massachusetts College of Arts. Moderator: John Mason. Panelists: Suzanne Anker, Artist; Elizabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum; Ed Levine, M.I.T.; Richard Ballard, Scientist; Ellen Rothenberg, Artist
    • Art Into Society/Society Into Art. ICASA. Moderator: Jorge Glusberg. Panelists: Suzanne Anker, Artist: Lucio Pozzi, Artist; David Elliot, Curator, Oxford Museum of Art; Ronald Jones, Artist; Stanley Aronowitz, Sociologist; Elizabeth Sussman, Curator, Whitney Museum; Robert Storr, Curator, MoMA; Bonito Oliva, Art Critic.
  • 1993
    • Taste, Class & Ideology: A Crisis in Aesthetic Judgment. School of Visual Arts. Moderator: Robert C. Morgan. Panelists: Michael Brenson, Critic; Klaus Kertess, Curator; Suzanne Anker, Artist.
    • A Dialogue With Nature. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Moderator: Linda Johnson Panelists: Carol Hepper, Robert Lobe, George Lurio, Meg Webster, Jim Sandborn, Patrick Dougherty, Jeff Spaulding. ???
    • High Modernism/High Technology. Thread Waxing Space. Moderator: Suzanne Anker. Panelists: Regina Cornwell, Art Critic; Dennis Ashbaugh, Artist; Frank Gillette, Artist; Jan Avgikos, Art Critic; Grahame Weinstein, Artist.
    • Identity, Power and the Cultural Body. School of Visual Arts. Moderator: Suzanne Anker. Panelists: Albert Liu, Cultural Critic; Celeste Olalquiaga, Writer; Luccio Pozzi, Artist; Fred Wilson, Artist; Elizabeth Sussman, Curator.
    • Abstraction/Representation. Sherry French Gallery, NYC. Moderator: Irving Sandler. Panelists: Philip Pearlstein, Gregory Amenoff, John Hull, Ed McGowen, Philip Tsarias
    • Transculturalism and the Hybridization of Identity. NYU, Dept. of Art & Art Professions. Moderator: Suzanne Anker. Panelists: Joshua Decter, Art Critic; Saul Ostrow, Art Critic; Jutta Koether, Artist; Orshi Drozdik, Artist
    • Whose Zeitgeist? NYU, Dept. of Art & Art Professions. Moderator: Suzanne Anker. Panelists: Steve Ellis, Serge Spitzer, Deborah Drier, Leonard Bullock, Isabelle Moffat
    • Sugar Daddy: The Genetics of Oedipus. Artists Talk on Art, NYC. Moderator: Suzanne Anker. Panelists: Deb Kass, Mira Schorr, Peggy Cyphers, Maureen Connor, Vernita Nemic.
    • Nature and the Cyborg: Some Thoughs Concerning Sculpture. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • 1990
    • Sculpture Plus Women. New York Studio School, Moderator: Claire Lieberman.