Kathryn Hamilton, also known as Sister Sylvester, is an artist and self-taught microbiologist working in New York and İstanbul. Under her essayistic performances under the name Sister Silvester, she conducts inter-species interaction and cyborg theater by using first-hand research, found documents, animals and technology. Continuing her work under the Onassis Foundation and New Museum’s ONX Studio program, Hamilton participated in a MacDowell Residency in 2019, and in the theater project development and new play groups in New York’s Public Theater. Her film project with Deniz Tortum Our Ark made its world premiere at IDFA in 2021. Her recent projects include ARK: Shadowtime, exhibited at Kıraathane İstanbul as part of Protocinema’s A Few In Many Places exhibition, The Eagle and The Tortoise at National Sawdust in New York, The Fall, performed at Yale University and the Under the Radar Festival, and Three Rooms, performed in London, Brussels and Amsterdam. She has also lectured on biological hacking, Genetically Modified Theater and other subjects at Colorado College, Princeton, UCCS, Columbia University, Boğaziçi University and MIT. Reviews of her work were published on Artforum, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Performance Art Journal and Télérama.