Bioartist Anna Dumitriu is fast becoming known internationally for her work creating textile art with and about bacteria, in particular stitching textiles with superbugs, such as her 'MRSA Quilt'. For 'The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis', she has worked at the cutting edge of research alongside Oxford University and Public Health England scientists from the Modernising Medical Microbiology Consortium. This exhibition has been made in collaboration with a number of leading organisations including the charity Target TB and Brighton and Sussex Medical School, who gave advice about the project.
The Romantic Disease exhibition at the Theatrum Anatomicum is part of The Future of Art and Science Collaborations program of Waag Society that is supported by Stichting Doen and the Mondriaan Foundation. The Future of Art and Science Collaborations is a collaboration between The Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends, The Royal Academy of Arts, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, The Arts and Genomics Centre, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten and Waag Society.
Anna worked with Waag Society for the series 'Trust me I'n an artist' and within the European project ICT & Art Connect.