Ana Jofre’s interdisciplinary practice is grounded in a diverse academic background, which includes a PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto. Ana started pursuing art as a professional practice and exhibiting her work while serving as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physics at UNC Charlotte, where she conducted and published research in Experimental Biophysics. At this time, she also completed a BFA with a concentration in ceramics at the same University. A romantic at heart, she found herself more motivated to make a cultural contribution to society than to collect and publish additional data. She is currently enrolled in an MFA program at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University in Toronto, Canada, with a degree expected in April 2015. Her current practice integrates knowledge and methodologies from various disciplines to create aesthetic experiences of ‘presence’.
Dr. Jofre has been working as a research assistant at OCAD University since August 2013. She worked with Sara Diamond on the 'Tangible Interfaces and Data Sculpture' project, and is currently working wiht Martha Ladly on the CBC Newsworld Holodeck project, and on the Postcard Memories project.