Artist, Curator, Researcher and Academic Coordinator of SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts School of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia.

An award winning artist and researcher, who formed, together with Oron Catts, the Tissue Culture and Art Project. She has been an artist in residence in the School of Anatomy and Human Biology since 1996 and was central to the establishment of SymbioticA in 2000. Ionat, who received her PhD, titled “Growing Semi-Living Art” from the Facualty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, is a core researcher and academic co-ordinator at SymbioticA. She is considered a pioneer in the field of biological arts and her work has been exhibited internationally.