Jennifer Akkermans is a trans-disciplinary artist, living and working in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is the Founder and Chief Researcher of The Institute of Morphoid Research, working in many media, including fibre, sculpture, installation, video, animation, performance, and electronics. She is an emerging artist, who graduated with distinction from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2011. Jennifer has shown work in many exhibitions, both group and solo, including a solo exhibition, The Institute of Morphoid Research, at the Art Gallery of Calgary, The New Alberta Contemporaries, the inaugural exhibition at the Esker Foundation, Terrarium, a solo show in Stride’s +15 as part of The International Festival of Animated Objects, and the Alberta Craft Council’s Coming Up Next. She has also participated in the Gushul Studio Residency in Blairmore, Alberta, participated in the Fluid Festival’s performance-based Spark residency, and completed her documentary about the IMR through EMMEDIA’s Production Access program. She has also acquired a PhD in Cryptozoology from Thunderwood College.