Beatriz da Costa is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. She works at the intersection of contemporary art, politics, engineering and the life sciences. da Costa is a current Creative Capital grantee, and a previous recipient of the Social Sculpture Commission from LMCC and Eyebeam. She currently works on series of projects addressing interspecies relations in urban environments. da Costa is a co-founder of the art, activist and technology group Preemptive Media, a former collaborator of Critical Art Ensemble, and Associate Professor in the Arts, Computation, Engineering graduate program at the University of California, Irvine.