Louise Mackenzie


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  • Northumbria University, Department of Art and The Cultural Negotiation of Science, Artist

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  • ISEA2020

    Louise Mackenzie works across contemporary visual art, new media (bio) art and sound. Her recent research explores the more-than-human concept of lively material through process-based and participatory art practice and feminist science studies. She is a member of the Cultural Negotiation of Science research group, Northumbria University, an Associate of the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University and holds a PhD in Fine Art from BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art.

    Louise has spoken at RE:SOUND 2019 Denmark, TransImage2018 Edinburgh, ISEA2017 Colombia, ISEA2016 Hong Kong, Leonardo LASER London and Sonic Environments 2016 Brisbane. Her artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Pomona Museum of Art, California (USA), Unhallowed Arts, Perth (Australia), National Library of Spain, Madrid (Spain), BALTIC CCA and BALTIC39, Newcastle (UK), Charles Darwin House, London (UK), Basement 6 Collective, Shanghai (China), National Taiwan University of the Arts (Taiwan), Summerhall, Edinburgh (UK), Lumiere Durham (UK) and Fort Process, Newhaven (UK).

    ISEA 2017

    • Louise Mackenzie, Artist, PhD Candidate, BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, Northumbria University, UK. Louise Mackenzie is an artist creating mixed media installations that explore life as medium. Recent works have included video and sound art on the agency of the micro-organism. Her current research explores living matter as material and the possibility of synthetic evolution. Louise received the New Graduate Award at Synthesis, Manchester Science Festival, 2013, was a finalist in the international Bio Art & Design Awards, 2015 and received commissions for Lumiere Durham 2015 and Photo España 2016. Louise is a PhD candidate with the BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art and member of the Cultural Negotiations of Science research group. Her research is documented on the website: www.viralexperiments.co  loumackenzie.com

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  • United Kingdom

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