Keith Robinson Younome August 2022



Your personalised genome in 25 portraits 

We were delighted to host Keith Robinson’s extraordinary exhibition YouNome: 4th July to 14th August 2022 Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm.

Studio 3 Gallery, School of Arts, Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7UG

Keith Robinson, a renowned portrait artist, has produced 25 portraits, each representing the 24 human chromosomes (plus mitochondria DNA) by altering his self-image.

YouNome is a unique science-art collaboration designed to engage, educate and inspire the general public about ‘personalised genomics’. Collaborating with Darren Griffin (Professor of Genetics at the University of Kent), Dr Gary Robinson (Kent Innovation and Enterprise) and Robbie Sutton (Professor of Social Psychology, Kent), Keith aimed to facilitate genetic understanding and reference art history, popular culture and effects on the viewer.

The portraits each represent a human chromosome. Each depict an aspect of genetics (e.g. disease, variation, evolution, gene-environment interaction) and reflect certain artistic style (e.g. Van Gogh, Hieronymus Bosch, Cindy Sherman, Fernando Botero, watercolour, hand touched photograph.

Students, school children and the public loved this thought provoking show.

A massive thank you to all those involved.

If you have queries, please contact Dr Catherine Hahn