Tagny Duff is an interdisciplinary new media artist working in hybrid media practices incorporating biological arts, video, performance art. text and installation. Duff’s multi- modular art projects focus on the perception of bodies across microscopic to planetary scales of life. Duff is international recognized for artistic exploration and questioning of bioengineering practices and the impact of biotechnology on society, ecology and human-animal- microbial relations.
Duff has exhibited biological art works nationally and internationally in venues such the Science Gallery in Ireland (2011) and Espace Multimedia Gantner, France (2015), Riddoch Gallery, Australia (2016). She has published peer-reviewed articles about the overlap between artistic and scientific techniques and methodologies, including the recent publication “Mangling Methods Across Performance Research, Biological Arts and Life Sciences” published by Media-N Journal of the New Media Caucus.
Duff’s art projects are featured in over 30 international and national exhibitions and are the subject of over twenty reviews in international newspapers and journals inclusive of The Telegraph, The Irish Times, Wired (UK), Science Magazine, Nature Magazine, The British Medical Journal and n.paradoxa. Duff has received numerous awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Le Fonds de recherché du Quebec- Society et culture. Her video works are in numerous collection including the Keliningrad Museum archives, NASCAD library, Video Out, Vape and Western Front.
Duff is the director and founder of Fluxmedia, a network for exploring and collaborating on projects situated between art and science. She is also the founder of the Speculative Life Laboratory, a wet lab for interdisciplinary art and research located at Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University.