Leanne Wijnsma received a BA in Graphic Design from the Utrecht School of the Arts in 2009 and a Masters in Visual Strategies from the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam in 2013. She lead the research group ‘control society’ investigating data mining by smartphone apps and gadgets as part of Dutch media-lab SETUP in 2014 and has received an e-culture grant from the Dutch Cultural Media Fund to research and develop the Smell of Data in collaboration with filmmaker Froukje Tan. She teaches Communication & Design Ethics at Utrecht University. She has been a Future Emerging Art and Technology associate (2016) and has been nominated for a Bio Art and Design Award (2014).

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.Exhibitions
Milan Triennial 2019
Athens Digital Arts Festival
Werkleitz Festival 2018
Science Museum London
Dutch Design Week
STRP Festival
Future Flux Festival
m20d Art & Architecture Biennale
Biennale Interieur 2014
Z33 House for Contemporary Art
MOTI Museum of the Image
Graphic Design Festival Chaumont
De Appel Arts Center
NiMK Dutch Institute for Media Art.

.Awards & Fellowships:
Winner STRP ACT Award 2017
Nomination for Art & Olfaction Sadakichi Award 2017
Next Nature Fellow
Nomination Internet Society Awards
SIDN Fund Stipend
Neotopia Seoul Data & Humanity Grand Prize
Nomination for Bio Art and Design Award 2014.