Nicola Triscott (Associate)

Dr Nicola Triscott is currently Director and CEO of FACT, Liverpool. Whilst based at CREAM (2018-19), her curatorial practice and research focussed on new interdisciplinary art practices and inquiries crossing art, science, and other fields. Her track record of developing ambitious cross-disciplinary projects extended artistic practices across the realms of science, technology, geography, sociology and law. As the Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst, she was 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.

Nicola was the founder and Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst (www.artscatalyst.org). Founded in 1994, she built Arts Catalyst into an international centre for art, science, technology and society. With an international reputation as a pioneer in interdisciplinary art and research, Arts Catalyst became known for its ambitious artists’ commissions and extensive exhibitions programme. With Arts Catalyst, she commissioned over 160 projects, including major new works by Tomas Saraceno, Ashok Sukumaran, Aleksandra Mir, Otolith Group, Office of Experiments and Critical Art Ensemble, and curated numerous exhibitions and events in the UK and internationally.

Nicola has lectured and published widely, including books on art and technology in the Arctic, art and space, and ecological art, and blogs at www.nicolatriscott.org on the intersections between art, science, technology and society.

Nicola is currently an Associate of CREAM. Arts Catalyst is a formal partner of CREAM.

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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.

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