biography / cv

Selected C.V since 2005

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Founded in 1997
Works distributed by The Lux + Lima and Video Data Bank.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 Semiconductor, Tolbooth Gallery, Stirling, Scotland
2021 HALO, presented by John Hansard Gallery at MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton, UK
2021 HALO, UK premiere at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA), part of Brighton Festival, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
2020 Earthworks, Fabrica, Brighton, UK
2019 Semiconductor, The 14th Media Art Biennale Santiago, National Center of Contemporary Arts, (CNAC), Santiago, Chile.
2019 The Technological Sublime, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2018 HALO, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, The 4th Audemars Piguet Commission
2018 The View from Nowhere, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France
2017 Where Shapes Come From, Phoenix, Leicester, U.K
2017 Parting the Waves, Axiom Art and Science Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Earthworks, Sonar Planta, Sonar Festival, Barcelona
2014 Cosmos, Jerwood Open Forest, Alice Holt Forest, UK
2013 Let There Be Light, House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland
2011 Worlds in the Making, FACT, Liverpool, UK
2011 Solar Systems, Phoenix Brighton, UK
2011 Semiconductor, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France
2010 Semiconductor, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2010 Heliocentric, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
2009 Magnetic Movie, Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA
2008 Magnetic Movie, Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Novartis Pavillon, commission for LED media façade, Basel, Switzerland 
2022 Indivisible, New Media Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 
2022 Sónar Lisboa 2022, Portugal
2020 Invisible, Science Gallery Dublin, Ireland
2019 DARK MATTER: 95% of the Universe is Missing, Science Gallery, London, UK
2019 Quantica, CCCB, Barcelona
2019 D’un soleil à l’autre, Base Sous-Marine, Bordeaux, France
2018 Broken Symmetries group show, FACT, Liverpool, UK
2018 Strata: Rocks, Dust, Stars, York Art Gallery, York, UK
2018 Groundwork, CAST, Cornwall, UK
2018 SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement, The 21st Biennale of Sydney, Australia
2017 Future Emerging Art and Technology, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
2017 Infosphere, Centro National de las Artes (CENART), Mexico City, Mexico
2017 The Universe and Art, ArtScience Museum, Singapore
2017 No Such Thing As Gravity, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
2016 The Universe and Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Seeing Round Corners, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
2016 The Thinking Machine, Ramon Llull and the Ars combinatorial, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain
2016 Project Daejon: Cosmos, Daejon Museum of Art, South Korea
2016 Extra Fantôme,La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
2015 Infosphere, ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany
2015 Three Branches of the Same Tree, Pump House Gallery, London
2014 Da Vinci: Shaping the Future, ArtScience Museum, Singapore
2014 Jerwood Open Forest, Jerwood Space, London, UK
2014 Vertigo, SIM Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil
2013 Galápagos, CAM, Lisbon, UK
2013 Radical Fictions, 4th Exhibition of Digital Art, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
2013 Space Odyssey 2.0, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium
2013 The Dark Universe, Sonic Acts Festival, New Arts Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012 Field Conditions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
2012 Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum, Design Museum, London
2012 Is this Thing On?, Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
2012 Visualizing Sound, Laboral, Gijon, Spain
2012 Galapagos, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2011 Watch Me Move, Barbican, London, UK
2011 Wild Sky, Edith Russ Haus Fur Media Kunst, Oldenburg, Germany
2011 Invisible Fields, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
2011 Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
2011 L’Objet Photographique, une Invention Permanente, Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
2010 Black Rain, RIXC Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2010 Into the Great Wide Open, Vlieland, Netherlands
2009 Earth: Art of a changing world, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2009 Fuzzy Electronics (+Magnetics), Netwerk Gallery, Aalst, Belgium

Selected Solo screenings

2012 Imagine Science Festival, Dublin, Ireland
2012 Aurora Picture Show,Houston, USA
2011 Vienna Independent Shorts, Austria,International Tribute Guests
2011 OFNI Film Festival, Poitiers, France
2010 San Francisco International Animation Festival, USA. Semiconductor retrospective+ performance
2010 Atopia, Oslo, Norway
2009 Animasivo, 25th Festival of Mexico, Mexico City
2008 Chicago Art Institute, USA

Selected Group screenings

2020 London Short Film Festival, London, UK
2019 SOLA, annual festival for experimental music and moving image, Helsinki, Finland
2019 The 12th Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, USA
2019 The fifth edition of InScience (international science film festival), Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2019 Seoul International New Media Festival, Seoul, South Korea
2018 Arica Nativa Film Festival, Arica, Chile
2018 The Beam, The Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, USA [20Hz]
2017 CYCLO – Digital Naturalism, Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico City
2017 The 24th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Germany
2017 Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands
2016 Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany
2015 Beyond the Single Screen, Tate Britain, London, UK (Semiconductor in conversation)
2014 Carroll/ Fletcher On Screenin association with Animate Projects, UK
2014 Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artist’s Film and Video in Britain
Tate Britain, UK
2013 Winterhur International Film Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA
2013 7th Recontres Internationales Sciences et Cinemas, Marseille, France
2013 London International Animation Festival, London, UK
2012 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
2012 Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia2012 Curtas Vila Do Conde, Portugal
2012 Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada
2012 New York Film Festival: Views from the Avant Garde, New York, USA
2012 Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australia
2012 Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany
2012 European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany
2012 San Francisco International Film Festival, USA
2011 11th Seoul International New Media Festival, Korea
2010 27th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival,Germany
2010 Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti section), Venice, Italy
2010 In the Shadow of the Sun, BFI, Southbank, London
2009 Sundance Film Festival, USA
2009 13th Media Art Biennale WRO 09, Wroclaw Poland
2009 Cannes Film Festival, British Council, Cannes, France
2009 31st Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France
2009 21st Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, USA
2008  Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2008 Edinburgh Film FestivalEdinburgh, Scotland
2008 Los Angeles Film FestivalLos Angeles, USA
2008 Annecy International Animated Film FestivalAnnecy, France
2008 British Animation AwardsLondon, UK (Awarded Best Film at the Cutting Edge)

Selected Residencies/Fellowships

2022-ongoing Extreme Light Group, University of Glasgow
2019-2021 University of Dundee, Planet Disc Connection Group & Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
2016 FEAT (Future Emerging Art and Technology), De Waag, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015 Collide@CERN Artist Residency, Geneva, Switzerland
2009-2014 Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA
2010 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Mineral Sciences Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA (3 months)
2010 Gulbenkian Galapagos Artists Residency (2 months)
2005/6 ACE International Fellowship: Art and Space Science at UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab, USA (6 months)

Selected Commissions / Awards / Collections

2022 DeepMind Headquarters, permanent kinetic sculpture, London, UK
2022 Novartis Pavillon, commission for LED media façade, Basel, Switzerland 
2019 Purchase of HALO editions for 2 private collections
2018 The 4th Audemars Piguet Commission at Art Basel
2016 Purchase of Earthworks for Sorigué Collection 
2016 Sónar Planta commission, Barcelona, Spain
2015 Quantum Shorts Prize
2015 Pump House Gallery, London
2014 ArtScience Museum, Singapore
2014 Jerwood Open Forest Commission, UK (producing first public sculptural work)
2014 Chichester Festival Theatre, UK
2013 Best Short Film Award, International Science and Film Festival, Marseilles, France
2013 Swarovski Commission
2012 Samsung Art + Prize Award
2012 Golden Gate Award for New Visions at San Francisco International Film Festival
2012 Art and Science Award at Ann Arbor Film Festival
2012 ACE Lottery Award
2011 Arts Santa Monica and Lighthouse co-commission. Supported by British Council
2011 FACT and Jacqui Davies co-commission
2009 Awarded the Nature Scientific Merit award for Magnetic Movie at Imagine Science Film Festival, New York
2009 ACE Lottery Award
2011 Arts Santa Monica and Lighthouse co-commission. Supported by British Council
2011 FACT and Jacqui Davies co-commission
2009 Awarded the Nature Scientific Merit award for Magnetic Movie at Imagine Science Film Festival, New York
2009 ACE Lottery Award
2009 AV Festival + Northern Lights co-commission
2009 Animasivo, Mexico
2008 Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, purchase of Magnetic Movie for permanent collection
2008 Centre Pompidou Collection, Paris, purchase of Brilliant Noise
2008 British Animation Awards, London. Awarded Best Film at the Cutting Edge
2008 Arcadi, Paris
2007 An Animate Projects commission for Channel 4 in association with Arts Council England

Selected Lectures / Presentations / Duties

2022 Presentation at Sónar Lisboa 2022, coinciding with Earthworks exhibition
2022 CERN 10 year anniversary podcast with John Ellis
2022 Presentation, University of Leeds, School of Design
2022 Digital arts exchange forum created by Future Everything & the British Council, bringing together art professionals from the UK & Jordan to explore arts and digital practices
2021 Presentation at SUPA (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance) Comack 2021
2020 In Conversation with Laura McDermott, Fabrica, on the occasion of Earthworks, solo exhibition
2019 From Creativity to Cosmology: Understanding Space Through Art panel discussion, Antony Gormley exhibition events, Royal Academy of Arts
2019 Art and Science President for the British Science Association including presidential talk at the British Science Festival, Coventry
2019 Presentation and lecture at MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Italy
2019 Keynote speaker at Ecstatic Truth – Truth of Matter: process and perception in expanded animation practice, University of Westminster, London, UK
2018 Presentation at Arttech Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, with Monica Bello, Head of Arts at CERN
2018 Semiconductor presentation and screening of recent works at Wellington City Art Gallery, New Zealand
2017 Semiconductor presentation at National Theatre, London, UK
2017 1st International Forum on Digital Culture, Mapping Festival
Geneva, Switzerland (with Arts@CERN)
2017 London Music Hackspace, Somerset House, London, UK
2016 Ars Electronica Presentation as part of FEAT Residency
2015 International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015
2014 Prix Ars Electronica Jury for Computer Animation / Film / VFX
2014 Hamburg International Short Film Festival Jury
2014 Resonate Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
2013 Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria. Symposium: ‘Expanded Digital Animation: Mapping an unlimited landscape’.
2013 Keynote Speakers at Nw/Thn: Documenting, Publishing and Disseminating Objects and Experiences Symposium, University of Sussex, UK.2012 Kontraste Festival, Krems, Austria
2011 Changing Landscapes, Alaska Design Forum, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, Alaska
2010 Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, USA
Ongoing university and college lectures + multiple panels for art commissions and awards.

Selected Features/Reviews

2022 Young stars of the art world, Wired Middle East
2021 Science Meets Music at the Brighton Festival , BBC Radio 4, Front Row, UK
2021 Help, it’s 1,000 trillion degrees in here! The Big Bang artwork that makes scientists cry, The Guardian [online], UK
2021 Science and the Human Factor, Seisma Magazine
2018 Art of the Matter, Financial Times Collecting
2018 The Art of the Particle, Wired
2018 Surveying the Technological Sublime, Art Monthly, Australasia
2014 HOLO Magazine, CA/USA Semiconductor, The (New) Age of Discovery,
2014 Guardian Guide Review
2013 Film Comment, USA  Music of the Spheres
2011 Aesthetica, Worlds in the Making
2011 The Wire Worlds in the Making 
2011 The Creators Project – video interview
2011 Guardian Guide
2011 Guardian, Art and Science collide at Worlds in the Making
2009 Wonderland Magazine, UK Semiconductor
2008 The Washington Post, USA What Powered a Magnetic Attraction
2008 Liberation, Paris Semiconductor fait planer une ombre
2008 Shots Magazine Field Work
2007 Vertigo, UK Strange and Familiar
2007 Filmwaves Background, Foreground...
2007 The Wire Worlds in Flux
2007 – Worlds in Flux


2021 Art and Nature in the Anthropocene, Planetary Aesthetics, Susan Ballard, Routledge
2021 The Art of Science: Artists and artworks inspired by science, Heather Barnett, Richard J Bright, Sheena Calvert, Nathan Cohen, Adrian Holme, Welbeck.
2019 Experimental Animation: from Analogue to digital, Routledge
2019 Sonic Writing – Technologies of Material, Symbolic, and Signal Inscriptions, Bloomsbury.
2018 The Live Creature and Ethereal Things: Physics in Culture, Arts Catalyst
2017 Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World, Phaidon
2016 Sound Art. Sound as a Medium of Art, ZKM, edited by Peter Weibel. Distributed by MIT Press
2015  Installation and the Moving Image, Catherine Elwes, Wallflower Press/Colombia University Press.
2014 Sound and Image in Digital Media, Oxford University Press, 2014. A Noisy Brush with the Infinite by Laura U. Marks.
2014 Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Volume 12, 2014Intellect Journals.Semiconductor’s landscapes as sound-sculptured time- based visualizations by Inge Hinterwaldner.
2014 Earth Sound Earth Signal, Douglas Kahn. UC Press.
2013 Moving Image Review & Art Journal, Volume 2 Number 2, Intellect Journals. The meta-physics of data: Philosophical science in Semiconductor’s animated videos by Lilly Husbands
2011 Watch Me Move, Barbican, UK
2009 Animation in Process, Andrew Selby, Laurence King Publishing
2008 Animation: an interdisciplinary journal, Volume 3 Number 2, Sage. Nervous Light Planesby Verina Gfader.
2007 Processing, Casey Reas, MIT Press

Selected Broadcast

2012 Frankenstein’s Moon, BBC Radio 4
2010 The Strand, BBC World Service
2010 Wonders of the Solar System, BBC2
2008 Culture Show interview + screening, BBC2
2007 Animate TV, Channel 4