bio

I am an artist and writer interested in issues around climate, data and systems with a strong orientation toward making as a process of shared subjectivity. I am also Professor of Interdisciplinary Art and Associate Dean of Research at Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London.┬áI studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art in 1991, before returning to complete a PhD in 2000. Aside from my academic role at Central st. Martins, I am Visiting Professor of Artistic Research at the department of Doctoral Studies at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania and formerly Erasmus Visiting Professor at┬áSabanc─▒ University in Istanbul. I was a┬áBritish Council Unbox Fellowship, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India (2014), and Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow (BBC in 2009-13). Work in collaboration with Gavin Baily has been featured in┬áArt Review, La Republica, El Pa├şs, The Guardian, Art Monthly, Artist Newsletter amongst others.

Awards, nominations and residencies include: FILE Festival Digital Language 2010, Sao Paulo; Screengrab New Media Arts Festival award at eMerge Media Space, Townsville, Australia 2010; jury nomination at the 10th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2007; honorary mentions at the Prix Ars Electronica 2006, 2000, Linz, and nomination for the International Media Art Award 2000, at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe; Main festival prize, Cynet Art, Festival for Interdisciplinary Arts, Dresden, Germany 1999; Artist in Residence, Institute of Contemporary Arts 1999, Painting Scholar British School at Rome 1984.

Artwork has been exhibited in over 20 countries at numerous festivals, galleries and museums including: the Institute of Contemporary Arts; Victoria and Albert Museum; Arts Catalyst, Tate Online; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Transmediale; ZKM, ISEA; Ars Electronica; the Madrid Art Fair, and the Intercommunication Centre Tokyo (ICC) amongst many others. A reasonably up to date list is available here.

Artworks feature in a number of monographs including:
Art and Ecology Now, Andrew Brown (2014, Thames and Hudson);
Weather as Medium, Janine Randerson (forthcoming, MIT Press, 2018);
Museum and Archive on the Move; Oliver Grau and Walter de Gruyter (GmbH & Co KG 2017);
Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica, Klaus Dodds, Alan D. Hemmings, Peder Roberts (Edward Elgar Publishing, 27 Jan 2017);
‘Digital Aesthetics’ Sean Cubitt in Christiane Paul (ed), A Companion to Digital Art, (2014, Blackwell, New York)’
‘The Earth Sciences and Creative Practice’ Suzette Worden in Dew Harrison (ed),┬áHandbook of Research on Digital Media and Creative Technologies (GI Global,┬á2015)
┬á‘Art imagination and Environment’ Tim Collins in┬áPeter Howard, Ian Thompson, Emma Waterton (eds.),┬áThe Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies (London: Routledge 2013);
Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media, Jason Farman (London: Routledge 2013);
The Fundamentals of Digital Art, Richard Colson (2007, Ava Publishing);
The Tate Guide to Modern Art Terms, Simon Wilson et al, (London: Tate Publishing, 2008);
Net.art 2.0, Tilman Baumgartel (2002, Nurnberg: Insititut fur moderne Kunst).

Public talks include at:
University of Cambridge, Cambridge Digital Humanities, UK
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Royal College of Art, UK
Divecha Centre for Climate Change and the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Bangalore, India
Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK
Birkbeck Centre for Medical Humanities, University of London, UK
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London UK
The Science Museum, Dana Centre, London UK
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