Laura A Dima (1991, Romania) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Laura A Dima graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2015, Department of Inter-Architecture. Since then, she has been working as a cross-disciplinary artist who combines performance, installation art, technology and academic research. Dima’s oeuvre results in multimedia art installations that explore cultural norms around touch, intimacy and privacy: a catalyst for introspection and questions of our own behaviour and attitudes.
Dima is curated at well-known events, guest lecturer and workshops that are at the crossroad of art, technology and design, including Dutch Design Week and Manifestations (Eindhoven), University of Technology Delft (TU Delft), Ontwerp Platform Arnhem (OPA), Niet Normaal INT (Come Alive exhibition curated a.o. by Ine Gevers), ArtEZ (Arnhem), CanHaptics (Canada) along with exhibitions and experiments in public and semi-public spaces such as churches and train stations.
Besides all this Dima directs a multidisciplinary team: her projects bring together engineers, craftspeople and design specialists whose input, channelled through Dima’s creative vision, transforms the viewer from passive spectator to vital symbiont.
The artist and her team are active in academic research where they have published research papers based on their projects, including two papers for WorldHaptics Conference 2021 in Vancouver, and have recently presented their work during the EuroHaptics conference hosted by the University of Technology, Hamburg.