Nicola Triscott

Dr Nicola Triscott’s curatorial practice and research creates new interdisciplinary art practice and inquiries crossing art, science, and other fields. She has a track record of developing ambitious cross-disciplinary projects that extend artistic practices across the realms of science, technology, geography, sociology and law. As the Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst, she is lead curator for the programme of exhibitions, events and inquiries at the Arts Catalyst’s Centre for Art, Science and Technology, King’s Cross, London, and Arts Catalyst projects nationally and internationally.

At Westminster, she is part of the Transdisciplinary Art International initiative and convenor of the Experiments in Art and Science programme. She is also a member of the Nuclear Culture Research Group – – based at Goldsmiths/Arts Catalyst.

Nicola is the founder and Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst ( Founded in 1994, she has built Arts Catalyst into an international centre for art, science, technology and society. Arts Catalyst is an Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation, with an international reputation as a pioneer in interdisciplinary art and research, known for its ambitious artists’ commissions and extensive exhibitions programme. With Arts Catalyst, she has commissioned over 160 projects, including major new works by Tomas Saraceno, Ashok Sukumaran, Aleksandra Mir, Otolith Group and Critical Art Ensemble, and curated numerous exhibitions and events in the UK and internationally. Nicola lectures and publishes widely, including books on art and technology in the Arctic, art and space, and ecological art, and blogs at on the intersections between art, science, technology and society.

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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.