Beginning with numbers, Nathalie Miebach tells stories. Meteorological data from extreme weather events, data about Covid-19 deaths and infection rates, and anecdotal information from news reports and social media are painstakingly translated into delicate, complex, colorful objects and musical scores. Miebach’s work asks us to consider the representation and interpretation of data. It makes overwhelming events intimate and personal, and asks us to connect numbers with experience. Climate change and its devastating impact on communities, Covid-19 and our distance from our loved ones, are made visible. Aesthetics is used to further the understanding of complex scientific systems. Faced with Miebach’s careful objects, we are invited to slow down. We explore reported numbers anew, and consider our own responses to data. How does the abundance of scientific data facilitate or complicate resilience in the face of global threats? How ought we understand and use the information we have?

Stay Healthy and Strong was on view in the University Art Gallery from August 24 through October 9, 2022. 

Nathalie Miebach is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award, TED Global Fellowship and two Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships. She did her undergraduate studies in Chinese and Political Science at Oberlin College. She received an MFA in Sculpture and an MS in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art. Her work has been shown in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia and has been reviewed by publications spanning fine arts, design, and technology. She lives in Boston.

Experience the exhibition from afar! 

Stay Healthy and Strong Video Tour

Video tour of Nathalie Miebach's Stay Healthy and Strong in our University Art Gallery.


Recorded LIVE on September 14, 2022, at 5 p.m. in Guerry Auditorium, Artist Nathalie Miebach presents her work in conversation with Dr. Anne Duffee (Mathematics) and Dr. Jason Rosenberg (Music).