SIMONA VERMEIRE holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Minho, Portugal and is a Post Doc Researcher in the Ontology of plants (Critical Plant Studies) at the Uminho University, Portugal. She also holds an MA in Image Studies from the University of Bucharest.
Her fields of research interest are the connection between literature, arts, and science, relating to Spaziergangwissenschaft - promenadology and the concept of consilience (Edward O. Wilson, The unification of science and humanities).
For Animart she co-curated "Made of Walking" in Delphi (2016 and 2017), a creative interdisciplinary encounter between researchers and artists with a focus on walking, sound art, and landscape. "Made of Walking" in 2018 Akamas Cyprus was built on her concept Plantescape (plants, literature and walking), elaborated in 2019 as a member of the scientific committee of Made of Walking / Walking Arts Encounters - Conference in Prespes, organized by the University of Western Macedonia, Greece. Plantescape was as well pillar of activities at the Kinono Art Gathering in Tinos Greece and during the Analogio Performative Arts Festival 2018 in Athens.
Other projects based on her research were realized at the Saramago Foundation in Lisbon, Queens Museum of Art in New York, at the National Library and at the National Museum of Brasilia and at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade.