WhiteFeather HunterCASymbioticA / The University of Western Australia
Fashion and Art for Our Futures
WhiteFeather Hunter (she/her) is a multiple award-winning Canadian artist and scholar. She is currently a PhD candidate in Biological Arts at the University of Western Australia, supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, Australian Government International RTP Scholarship, and the University of Western Australia International Postgraduate Scholarship. Before commencing her PhD, Hunter was a founding member and Principal Investigator of the Speculative Life BioLab at the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University from 2016-2019. WhiteFeather's biotechnological art practice intersects technofeminism, micro- and cellular biology with performance, new media, and craft. Recent presentations include at Ars Electronica, KIKK Festival, NZ Centre for Human-Animal Studies, and in numerous North American cities. Hunter has conducted multiple collaborations with scientists, designers, and artists: her collaborative work with artist Tagny Duff received an Honourable Mention and STARTS prize nomination at Ars Electronica 2019.