Andrea Roe is an artist whose work examines the nature of human and animal biology, behaviour, communication and interaction within specific ecological contexts. She has undertaken residencies in a number of institutions - ranging from the Wellcome Trust to the Crichton Royal Hospital, to the National Museums of Scotland - where she has learned about and responded to research projects and collections.
Andrea is on the advisory board for Antennae: the Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, and is on the steering group of Beelines, a research project investigating the anthropology of bees and beekeeping.
Andrea teaches in Sculpture and Intermedia and co-organises Making Animal Studies, an interdisciplinary course which introduces students to contemporary thinking about animals.
Andrea's current research explores how visual art might add its voice to debates around complex cultural traditions which impact on the lives of other species. This research brings her into conversation with scientists at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) and the Roslin Institute who share her interests in representing animal sentience and telling animal life stories from a non-human perspective.