Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg


Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist examining our fraught relationships with nature and technology.

Through subjects as diverse as artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, conservation, and evolution, her work explores the human impulse to "better" the world. Daisy spent over ten years experimentally engaging with the field of synthetic biology, developing new roles for artists and designers. She is lead author of Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology’s Designs on Nature (MIT Press, 2014), and in 2017 completed her PhD, Better, at London’s Royal College of Art, interrogating how powerful dreams of “better” futures shape what gets designed.

Daisy received the World Technology Award for design 2011, the London Design Medal for Emerging Talent 2012, and the Dezeen Changemaker Award 2019. Daisy exhibits internationally, including at MoMA New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, the Centre Pompidou, and the Royal Academy, and her work is in museum and private collections. She is a resident at Somerset House Studios, London.

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