Neal White’s art and research draws on ideas of the experimental, experimental systems, applied technology and the critical legacy of 20th Century conceptual and socially engaged art. He has specific interest in contemporary artist-led and marginal organisations, and the epistemic, critical and philosophical discourse surrounding artist-led engagements across areas of science and technology. He has been focussed on how experimental research methods, new fieldwork, often developed across disciplines, from experimental geography to computer science, can be reshaped by spatial/temporal thinking, sensing, AI and emerging networks to underpin new forms of knowledge sharing/production.
In 2004, White founded Office of Experiments, an independent research network that supports critical forms of research practice. White is engaged in many research initiatives, including in the UK, an ongoing long-term project ‘Test Sites’ with Arts Catalyst and ‘Incidental Futures’ (ACE), with former members of O+I / Artist Placement Group. White exhibits widely in Europe, recent examples include (2015–2018); Arts Catalyst, Royal College of Art, & Whitechapel Gallery – London, Fargfabriken – Stockholm, Objectif Exhibitions – Antwerp, Portikus – Frankfurt, among many others. He has curated and worked closely with Flat Time House, John Hansard Gallery (UK), and Henry Moore Institute, as well as Center for Land Use Interpretation (USA). His writing has been published across a wide range of journals, books and as art forms.
Neal White is Professor of Art/Science and currently acts as a Co-Director of CREAM .
Art and Society
Explored through performance, installation, and ceramics, and between art and science, the diverse practices of CREAM researchers in this area are drawn together for their emphasis on critical and collective engagements with the question and role of art and society.