Zack Denfeld and Cat Kramer biohackers

Zack Denfeld & Cat Kramer (US)

Zack Denfeld

Zack is an artist and educator who has worked extensively in the U.S., India and Europe. He is currently researching and making work about the human food systems on Spaceship Earth with the Center for Genomic Gastronomy. Zack has helped create and launch the Center for Experimental Media Art (CEMA) in Bangalore, India and the graduate program in Collaborative Design at PNCA in Portland, Oregon, USA. Zack holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Syracuse University.


Catherine Kramer

Catherine is an artist, designer, researcher and curator working internationally. With a focus on food, technology and ecology, her experimental practice employs a range of objects, performance, digital media, graphics, animation, collaborations and gastronomy to uncover the good, the bad and the ugly of life on Spaceship Earth. Most recently, she has been working collaboratively on the development of the Center for Genomic Gastronomy and is a visiting lecturer in the Design & Environment MA at Goldsmiths College, London.


The Center for Genomic Gastronomy was founded by Cat and Zack in 2010. It is an independent research institute that studies the genomes and biotechnologies that make up the human food system on planet earth. The Center presents its research through public lectures, research publications, meals and exhibitions. In 2012 the Center curated the EDIBLE exhibition at the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland, and was recently commissioned by the AND festival to create the Spice Mix Super Computer, a mobile food caravan. The Center has completed research and presented its findings in Ireland, Netherlands, India, USA, UK, Spain and Germany.

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