MA Art and Science class of 2019 present… RIFT

MA Art and Science class of 2019 are in their final stages of the degree show preparation! RIFT will be open from 22 – 26 May.

RIFT is an interactive experience involving conceptual sciences, positive social change and sensory stimulation.

Produced by the interdisciplinary artists studying at Central Saint Martins, RIFT brings together 17 artists deriving from varied scientific disciplines including biodesign, parasitology, astronomy, anatomy, neuroscience and more. RIFT channels these concepts and theories through sculpture, performance, paintings and play. These interdisciplinary concepts will stimulate current thought and document the human experience through the course of the exhibition and events programme.

RIFT immerses the audience into cognitive realities during the week-long exhibition, paired with exclusive scheduled events and a performative symposium.


Becky Lyon, Bono, Ding Tianer, Hannah Pratt, Jasmine Jin Smith, Jylle Navarro, Joshua Bourke, Lois Bentley, Lottie Bolster, Maritina Keleri, Pod Hughes, Qian (Tracey) Zhang, Riko Yasumiya, Rose Mengmei Zhou, Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan, Sleepwalker, and Xingchen Liang.


22– 26 May 2019
Opening times | Wed to Fri 12-8pm | Sat to Sun 12-5pm

Location | K-Space, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom


25th May 2019 

Sat 2-4pm 

FREE – book your place now here

There will be a range of work samples available to take home! 

This symposium will be running alongside the exhibition which is open to the public from 12 – 5 pm. Join the graduating students for an afternoon of Q&A’s, presentations, discussions and performance crossing terrains of art and science.

Prepare to visit Fields!


The installation of the 2018 MA Art and Science degree show, Fields is well underway and all the artists from the 2018 cohort are excited to welcome everyone to come and see their work from 23-27 May. 

The show promises to demonstrate innovative lines of thought merged with experimental techniques, stimulating creative discourse, as students explore the relationship between art and science, disciplines that inform and respond to social change. With a range of backgrounds including art, illustration, psychology, biochemistry and mathematics, MA Art and Science graduates have developed a spectrum of interdisciplinary approaches. Fields is explorative with artworks, workshops and performances embracing diverse media including new technologies, installation, storytelling, analogue media, photography and virtual reality.

Visit Fields and expect to be immersed and intrigued by the liminal space between art and science. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring images and statements by each artist and information on collaborative projects and residencies.


Allison Barclay-Michaels | Liv Bargman | Stephen Bennett | Áinne Burke | Helen Cawley | Tere Chad | Hazel Chiang | Meri Lathi | Rebecca Leach McDonald | Julie Light | Reggy (Tong) Liu | Chris Makin | Jill Meuller | Priya Odedra | Pandora Peng | Lisa Pettibone | Gary Scott | Eleonora Sher | Amy Starmar | Olga Suchanova | Çağlar Tahiroğlu | Bekk Wells | Victoria Westerman | Chang Zhou


23 – 27 May 2018
Opening times | Wed to Fri 12-8pm | Sat to Sun 12-5pm

Location | K-Space, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

This year the Degree Show will be accompanied by a Symposium on Saturday 26th, May.

Saturday 26 May 2018


FREE – Tickets now available at Eventbrite

Crossing Fields: Join MA Art and Science graduating students and guests for a day of talks, demonstrations and discussions crossing fields in art and science.

Part 1: Experience and Collaborations

12.30 to 14.15

The Subjective Experience in Art and Science

With Meri Lahti, Jill Mueller, Eleonora Sher and Caglar Tahiroglu

Sciences that deal with subjective human experiences such as psychology, anthropology and sociology are often associated with art in terms of their expressive or therapeutic aspects, but how do they sit within the Art and Science umbrella which is usually the domain of the ‘hard’ sciences of biology, physics, chemistry and maths?

Three dimensions of collaboration

Interdisciplinary collaborations can take many forms. This panel gives three perspectives on collaborations between artists and science organisations. Lisa Pettibone discusses how experiencing the CERN environment offers inspiration to artists. Helen Cawley, in an ongoing collaboration with the CLOUD Experiment at CERN, gives insight into how she has managed working with a large team of international scientists to communicate climate science, and Julie Light reflects on working with the Royal Society and how artists can generate new conversations about the future of scientific research.

Incredible Insects: Collaborating with Nature’s Biofactories.

Illustrator and Artist Liv Bargman and Scientist Rebecca Devine (University of East Anglia) will discuss their research and collaboration on Leafcutter Ants and the future of antibiotics: “Humans have been using antibiotics for less than 100 years and already antimicrobial resistance is posing a major risk to modern medicine.  In contrast, leaf-cutter ants have been using antibiotics from the soil for around 50 million years to farm their symbiotic fungus.” (leafcutter ant project at UEA)

Part 2: Embodiment and Connection

14.45 to 16.30

Off the Page and into the Fields

Interactive talks and discussion around the role art plays in transforming abstract ideas and theories about climate change and the environment into embodied experiences and actions with SRG Bennett, Priya Odedra and Rebecca Leach McDonald.

Poetry of the Imaginary Plane

Amy Knight explores the notion of the real-imagined plane in the mind’s eye, a timeless space, which has capacity to harvest unbounded creative potential.

How can we connect?

With María Teresa Chadwick Irarrázaval, Reggy (Tong) Lui, Pandora Peng and Victoria Westerman. A panel of discussions concerning the connection between people and society as a whole. This section of the symposium will explore the ways art and science might discuss the creation of a unifying visual language, the psychology of identity and the masks we present to each other, how data theory can investigate philosophies of connection to the deceased, and the balance between intimacy and tactile connection in a multimedia age.

Procession for the Physical Sciences

Bekk Wells will end the symposium with a grand processional finale.

THIRD MATTER | 24-28 May | MA Art and Science degree show 2017


Central Saint Martins’ graduates showcase innovative and thought-provoking work from the interdisciplinary MA Art and Science programme.

DATES | Wed 24th – Sun 28th May 2017

LOCATION | Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 3rd Floor,

1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

OPENING TIMES | Wed to Fri 12.00 – 20.00 | Sat to Sun 12.00 – 18.00


THIRD MATTER, this year’s MA Art and Science graduates at Central Saint Martins, present a stimulating event showcasing their unique insight into contemporary issues. With an eclectic mix of backgrounds, and inspired by their individual connections with the evolving area of art and science, works are responding to diverse topics including: Consciousness through sound; non-verbal communication across dimensions; alienation and reclaiming the self, to nostalgia and memory provoked by smell. The body is investigated through the tropes of scientific enquiry and models of A.I. and considerations of genetics and evolutionary pressure. The effects of how we co-habit with the landscape and nature are explored through themes of Anthropocene, pollution and interfaces of synthetic and organic matter and questions relating to the evidence of ‘being’ are raised from visualizing particle energy release to the existence of black-holes.

Provocative, challenging and engaging, the exhibition will include works developed from research undertaken by private enquiry and through collaborations with scientists. With student backgrounds spanning electro-engineering, fine art, film production, graphic design, photography to psychology, the creative relationships between art and science are explored in an individual approach expressed by a diverse range of media.

Agnese Basova | Josh Chow | Monika Dorniak | Michelle von Mandel | Maria McCullough (Macc) | Juan Perez | Leon Radschinski-Gorman | Virginie Serneels | Iting Shih | Hannah Scott | Heather Scott | Nicolas Strappini | Neus Torres Tamarit | Yu-Ji


Saturday 27 May, 14:00 – 17:00. The exhibition is accompanied by an afternoon of performances, demonstrations and conversations.

Free event but please book to reserve a place here 


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New innovative work by pioneering Central Saint Martins graduates, that challenges the concept of fine art through interdisciplinary practice.

DATES | Wed 25th – Sun 29th May 2016

LOCATION | Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA, United Kingdom

OPENING TIMES | Wed to Fri 12.00 – 20.00 | Sat to Sun 12.00 – 18.00

UNFOLDING REALITIES presents the work of 20 MA Art and Science graduates at Central Saint Martins. Since its inception in 2011 this pioneering course, the first of its kind, has provided a unique global platform for students across a wide range of fields, on which they extend and contribute to the expanding interdisciplinary branch of knowledge – Art and Science. Responding to this fast emerging territory for collaborative practice which redefines creativity across disciplines, UNFOLDING REALITIES practitioners from fine art, design, photography, neuroscience, art history, mathematics, choreography and architecture have been inspired by their individual connections and observations of the world and the challenge of interrogating this beyond disciplinary boundaries.

Bold, innovative work and research includes a large interactive multimedia sculpture where glass neurons provoke an out of body experience (JENNIFER WALSH); the exploration of paper fold- ing as a visual representation of the Theory of Everything (MARTA PANILLA); the launch of a transdiscipline through the uncovering of 300 year old bacteria collected by an antiquarian book (SARAH CRASKE); the exploration of the effect on our bodies when perceiving Earth from a distance (ALEKSANDRA BORYS); the re-presentation of the human body as a microbial land- scape (MELLISSA FISHER); the exploration of ‘Emergence Theory’ through Constructivist inspired large-scale screen-prints (CHARLOTTE WHISTON); and reflections on the advances in surgical techniques and increasing availability (MARY HELEN MAC).

This exhibition showcases works that have developed from experimentation with integrative techniques, long-term collaborations with scientists, use of familiar materials as unusual artistic media, and influences from historical and current scientific inquiry.


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Aleksandra Borys | Lorraine Clarke | Lucy Crowder | Julius Colwyn | Sarah Craske | Mellissa Fisher | Stephanie Herbert | Mandy Hreus | Keun Wook Ji | Peiwen Li | Silvia Krupinska | Mary Helen Mack | Marta Pinilla Martinez | Carla Mancillas Serna | Grace Stokes | Jana Va- lencic | Mira Varg | Jennifer Walsh | Charlotte Whiston | Stephanie Wong

This pioneering 2 year postgraduate course responds to a fast-emerging territory for in- terdisciplinary and collaborative art practice. The MA Art and Science gives students an oppor- tunity to interrogate the creative relationships between art and science and how they can be communicated. They explore different approaches to making and presenting their work with the aim of proposing and realising innovative outcomes in practice and research. csm/courses/postgraduate/ma-art-and-science/

The degree show will be accompanied by a series of events including tours, demonstrations and a one day Symposium on Saturday 28th May 11:00 – 16:00. Students and external practitioners within the field of Art and Science will share ideas and motivations in a day of talks, activities and discussion. Visit for the latest information.


Degree Show One 2016 (24th – 29th May) will showcase the School of Fine Art courses: BA (Hons) Fine Art; Postgraduate Art Programme at CSM (MA Fine Art, MA Art andScience, MA Photography, MRes Art: Exhibition Studies, MRes Art: Moving Image, MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy). Central Saint Mar- tins is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students,staff and graduates with an out- standing reputation for educating foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research students across art, design and performance. Fundamental to study at the College are experimentation, innovation, risk- taking, questioning and discovery, within a highly supportive learning environment. Alumni include, Matthew Collings, James Dyson, Gilbert and George, Anthony Gormley, Raqib Shaw, and Yinka Shoni- bare. Central Saint Martins is part of University of the Arts London, an international centre for innovative teaching and research in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. The University is made up of six Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts,Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts

Alice Cazenave discusses her camera-less photographic process

Experimental artist and scientist Alice Cazenave reveals the story behind her intriguing camera-less photographs made using leaves. Alice takes you inside her work, on site at Central Saint Martins in London during the UAL Summer Shows, as she graduates from the world’s only MA Art and Science course.

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