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Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions/Performances

2023     Birthing the Mother, Malta Society for the Arts, Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta, Malta

2023     Working Together: On Remoteness and Abstraction, Black Box3 Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle

2019     Pithos (One Possible Story of our Lively Material), METAMORPHOSIS, Summerhall, Edinburgh

2019     A Celebration of Life, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle

2018     Evolution of the Subject, Gallery North Project Space, Northumbria University

2017     Viral Experiments, Queen's Hall Art Centre, Hexham

2014     transformation content, Holy Biscuit Gallery, Newcastle

Selected Exhibitions/Works

2023     Raw, Cooked, Rotten, Malta Society for the Arts, Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta, Malta

2023     Blue Futures, The Word, South Shields, UK

2023     Tendrils with no way of knowing, The OME, Newcastle University, UK

2022     The Beauty of Early Life, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2022     Habit, Ability!, NewBridge Project Gallery, Newcastle, UK

2022     How We Live Now, Newcastle Contemporary Art, UK

2021     Staying in Touch, FACTT Arte Institute, Lisbon

2020     Acquired Immunity, Ars Electronica, Linz

2020     Con(tacto), Cultivamos Cultura, Portugal

2020     Zone of Inhibition (film screening), ISEA 2020, Montreal, Canada

2019     Zone of Inhibition (film screening), Black Box Opened, Experimental Studio, BALTIC39, Newcastle, UK

2019     BLACK BOX Pop-Up Cinema Film Programme, IGM, Newcastle

2018     Lively Material (film screening), Unhallowed Arts, Perth, Australia 

2018     Lively Material (film screening), Viral Culture, Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA 

2017     #FEED, Queen's Hall Art Centre, Hexham

2017     The Stars Beneath Our Feet, Private Screening for SfAM, BALTIC CCA, Gateshead

2017     Life Support at SfAM, BALTIC CCA, Gateshead

2017     Genocentric, Contemporary Connections, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh

2017     Moving On Up, Moving On Out, NewBridge Studios, Newcastle

2016     Pithos, The Late Shows, BALTIC39, Newcastle        

2016     Gravitational Wave Space Station, Basement 6 Collective, Shanghai

2016     Paradigm Electronic Arts, Summerhall Gallery, Edinburgh

2015     Paper Table Wall and After, National Taiwan University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, curated by Chris Dorsett & Sian Bowen

2014     ISAP 2014, Sydney, Australia

2014     Oxygen Revolution, Eulogy, VANE Contemporary Art Gallery, Newcastle

2013     Life Support, Synthesis, Manchester Science Festival

2013     Beyond Human, Arthouses, Whitley Bay Film Festival, Whitley Bay

2013     Oltramarino I & II, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle & Embassy Tea Gallery, London

2013     All The Same, 4’33” Silent Film Festival, Newcastle

2013     Symbiosis, The Late Shows, Moorbank Botanical Gardens, Newcastle

2013     Eve's Curse, Great North Museum, Newcastle

2012     Departure Foundation, Sunderland, curated by Louise Ashcroft

2011     International Charity Art Auction, Gallery 6, Tokyo, Japan

2011     Nature’s Creativity, Alnwick Gardens Gallery


2021    Art Hostel Commissions, East Street Arts, Leeds

2020    Transformation Content Revisited, Lockdown Archive Project, Gateshead Arts

2019    Lumiere 10th Anniversary, Durham

2018    Deep Time Sisyphus, Commission for Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM), Charles Darwin House, London

2017    ASCUS Artists are Present Micro-Residency at SfAM Conference, BALTIC, Gateshead

2016    PhotoEspaña 2016, Madrid

2015    Lumiere 2015, Durham

2015    Domestic II, Manchester

2015    AND Festival, Grizedale Forest

2015    Microbes as Material, Lancaster, Abandon Normal Devices & Lancaster University

2014    Eden Project, UK, Human Microbiome 5 Year Exhibition (shortlisted)

2014    Photography Prize, ISAP 2014, Sydney, Australia

2012    Zeitgeist (ZAP) Open, London

2012    Departure Foundation, Sunderland (curated by Louise Ashcroft)


Grants and Awards


2023    Be The Sea, Seascapes community networking grant

2022    BioDwelling networking events, Higher Education Innovation Fund, Newcastle University 

2021    Be The Sea, Seascapes, Sunderland University and Durham Wildlife Trust 

2021    Working Together (QR Funding, Northumbria University) 

2020    Big Local Gateshead, Helix Arts and Gateshead Arts, film-making and teaching project, Loose Connections  

2020    a-n Time Space Money Bursary

2020    Braiding Friction, Working Group on COVID-19 and art, Bio Friction and Cultivamos Cultura

2019    a-n Artist's Bursary

2019    Northumbria University and Biochemical Society funding for Ways of Working

2018    EngageFMS, Newcastle and Northumbria University seed funding for Black Box project

2015    Bio Art & Design Awards, The Netherlands (Honorary Mention)

2014    Grants for Arts Funding, Arts Council England

2013    New Graduates Award, Forefront Collective, Manchester

2013    Ncl+ Alumni Association Student Initiative Fund

Talks / Writing / Workshops


2023       Scar Tissue: Data and Language, Cultural Negotiation of Science and DJCAD, Dundee University

2023       NonHuman Sense, Contemporary Art Speakers Programme, DJCAD, Dundee University

2023       Be the Sea: Engaging Coastal Communities. Blue Futures Gathering 2023. The Word, South Shields

2023       Nonhuman Sense, Colloquium, Art Laboratory Berlin 

2023       Transgenic Petting Zoo, Taboo, Transgression and Transcendence in Art and Science, Malta 

2023       Listening to our Anthropomorphism, Creative Arts Practice and MedHum Symposium, Newcastle University

2022       Part of the Landscape, ECR Provocations, Landscape Centre for Research Excellence, Newcastle University

2022       Sharing Experiences in Hybrid Setups, Roundtable at Hybrid Lab Network, University of Porto

2022       Situated Listening, Online Panel hosted by The Listening Academy, London

2022       Sharing Space: Interdisciplinary Approaches Beyond STEM and STEAM, Hybrid Lab, i3s, Porto, Portugal

2022       BioDwelling: Living with Living Material, FEMeeting, Evora, Portugal

2022       BE THE SEA – Sounding Coastal Communities, Audire 2022, Braga, Portugal

2022       Working on the Edge – Transforming Human/Non-Human Relationships, FELASA 2022, Marseilles, France

2021       Re:Sound - Sound as Evidential Medium in an Age of Crisis, Posthumanities Hub Seminar, Linköping, Sweden

2020       International Women’s Day: A Celebration of Women in Art, Commercial Union, Newcastle

2020       Keynote: Unseen Entanglements, Beyond Resistance, Edinburgh University
2019       Zone of Inhibition, PUBLIC Journal, Issue 59

2019       RE:SOUND Media Art Histories, Aalborg, Denmark

2019       Broadcast Bartender: The Art & Science of Memory, Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle University

2019       Metamorphosis, Artist Talk, Summerhall, Edinburgh 

2019       ArtSciLab, Sunderland University

2019       Working with Lively Material, Microbiologist, June 2019

2019       Women in Film and Science, Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle
2018       FEMeeting, Sao Luis, Portugal

2018       Bodyworks Symposium, Northumbria University

2018       TransImage2018, Edinburgh

2018       Shift & Signal Podcast

2017       ISEA2017, Manizales, Colombia

2017       TTT2017, Ionian University, Corfu

2017       Dialogues: When Art Meets Science, Summerhall, Edinburgh

2016       Nonhumans Symposium, Northumbria University

2016       Global Resonances, Northern Bridge 2016, BALTIC

2016       Untourage #3, webseries, Baltan Laboratories, The Netherlands

2016       Sonic Environments, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, Australia

2016       Transformations: Sharing Knowledge in Medical Humanities, Northumbria University

2016       Bodily Matters VI - Micro Matters: Genes and Cell Cultures, Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, London

2016       London LASER 16, University of Westminster, London

2016       ISEA2016, Hong Kong

2015       Bio Art & Unknown Futures, iGEM bootcamp, UCL, London

Teaching / Workshops

2023       Invited as reviewer for Bartlett Crit, Newcastle University Fine Art Degree Show

2022       Royal College of Art, Guest Lecturer, MA workshop, Performative human/microbial relations

2022       Newcastle University, Tutor, Fine Art MFA Seminar, Art Performing Science. 

2021       Hybrid Intelligentia in Art and Science. Course mentor, teaching module, artificial intelligence in art, science and humanities

2020       Alive Together. Course leader, teaching module, human/animal relationships in art, science and humanities

2019       Ways of Working, BxNU, BALTIC39, Newcastle

2019       Re-Medi-Ate, Louise Mackenzie & Lyn Hagan, Architecture Charrette Week, Newcastle University

2019       Bio-Aesth-Ethics Mini-Masterclass, Bio-Design Lab, University of Edinburgh

2017       Transformation, Transgenic Bio-Art Workshop, ASCUS Lab, Summerhall, Edinburgh

2015/6    Nature, Fine Art Undergraduate Seminars, Northumbria University, Newcastle

2015       DIY DNA Workshops, The NewBridge Project and Newcastle University 



2024   Situated Listening, edited volume (co-editor) with Routledge (forthcoming)

2024   Can I Be Honest? Commentary in Researching Animal Research, Manchester University Press 

2024   Viral Culture, edited volume (co-editor) with Bloomsbury

2023   BioDwelling: A Participatory Approach to Living with Living Material, Technoetic ArtsVolume 21, Issue Women in Art and Science,

           Oct 2023, p. 243 - 263

2023   Bioprotopia, edited volume (co-editor) with Birkhäuser 

2023   Alive Together – Interdisciplinary Practice in Human/Non-Human Relationships, book chapter with Anna Olsson in Teaching, Research,

           Innovation and Public Engagement, Springer 

2023   Viral Experiments, book chapter in Pattern and Chaos: Making and Meaning, Intellect

2022   Sharing Space: Interdisciplinary Approaches Beyond STEM and STEAM in Hybrid Labs On Transdisciplinarity: Knowledge Through

           Experience, Best Practices Book and Conference Proceedings

2022   Thinking Through the Body, book chapter with Maria Antonia Gonzales Valerio in Integrated Science, Springer

2022   Ruptures and Wrongfootings – Destabilising Disciplinary Cultures, Leonardo 2022; 55 (2): 186–190

2021   Staying in Touch: Artistic Research During the COVID-19 Lockdown, Artnodes Journal, No. 27

2021   Offering the Body: Performing proximity in the use of cellular material’, Technoetic Arts, Vol. 18:2&3

2021   Microbial Sensing: Constructing Perception Through Technological Layers, Leonardo Music Journal, Vol. 30

2020   Evolution of the Subject, Top Ranked Abstracts, Leonardo Journal, Vol. 53, No. 5, Oct 2020 

2019   Working with Lively Material, Microbiologist, June 2019

2019   Zone of Inhibition, PUBLIC Journal, Issue 59, Intellect

2018   Evolution of the Subject, TransImage2018, Edinburgh, figshare,

2017   Wishful Thinking, Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, 15:2, pp. 181-93 



2023   Associate of the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Newcastle University

2021   Director, ASCUS Art and Science

2020   Screen Education Edinburgh (Trustee)

2020   Integrated Science Association, USERN

2020   Hybrid Lab Network

2018   FEMeeting, Women in Art, Science and Technology

2018   LUX Tyneside Critical Forum 

2014   The Cultural Negotiation of Science

2014   Associate of the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University




2018    BxNU, BALTIC & Northumbria University, Newcastle, Practice-led PhD

2013    Newcastle University, BA Fine Art (First Class Honours)

2011    Newcastle College, Fine Art Foundation Degree (Distinction)

1992    University of Strathclyde, BA Joint Hons in Psychology and Industrial Relations



2023  Lecturer in Contemporary Art Practice, Year 3 Co-Lead, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

2022  Newcastle University, Research Associate, Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment

2021  University of Porto, Researcher, Tutor and Mentor, Hybrid Lab Network

2021  Northumbria University, Senior Research Assistant and Tutor, Fine Art and Applied Sciences. 

2020  Newcastle University, Associate Lecturer, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, MA

2019  Northumbria University, Research Associate, The Cultural Negotiation of Science, Fine Art

2014  Freelance Tutor, Fine Art, Northumbria University, Newcastle University

2010  Sculptor’s Assistant, part time, Joseph Hillier, Co. Durham

2011  Artist & Founder, Imagination Workshops, North East

2010  Art Teacher, My Performance Factory, Gateshead

1993  Accenture, Senior Manager and Founder of Prince’s Trust Volunteers Network

© 2018 Louise Mackenzie


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