Overview

Dana-Fiona Armour, born 1988 in Willich, Germany, studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, from which she graduated in 2019. In the age of bio-editing and the Object-oriented Ontology movement – movement that can be summed up as a school of thought that rejects the privilege of human existence over the existence of non-human objects - it imagines a hybridization between the human and the object. By wishing to put the human and the object on the same level, Armour creates hybrids where the organic blends with the rigid forms of minimalism and conceptual art. Her work could also be characterized by a fusion of medicine, science and art - she has in fact collaborated with researchers and doctors on some of her projects. She had her first solo exhibition "All Too Human"  at Andréhn-Schiptjenko Paris in September 2021.

 

"Is art, as a whole, in itself a dead element inserted into the life of human society? This is a profound question, which Armour attempts to answer by emphasizing calcification or crystallization as a tool for producing forms. Either way, her work fits in well with the urgency of the Anthropocene, offering a hybrid landscape in which human, animal and mineral intertwine –there could be nothing more realistic."

Extract from the text by Nicolas Bourriaud accompanying her exhibition "All Too Human" at Andréhn-Schiptjenko Paris in September 2021.

 

Armour is currently a resident at Collectif Poush, Clichy Paris. Invited as the first artist in residence at Cellectis (a genome engineering company specializing in the development of immunotherapies), she developed there the Project MC1R. Shown at the Collection Lambert in Avignon, France (2022), this project is a mix of visual art and biotechnology.

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