About/Biog

Nicola Triscott
Nicola Triscott (2014)

Nicola Triscott is a cultural producer, curator, writer and researcher, specializing in the intersections between art, science, technology and society. She has over 25 years’ experience as an arts professional and social entrepreneur.

Nicola is the founder and Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst, and Principal Research Fellow in Interdisciplinary Art and Science at the University of Westminster.

Founded in 1994, Nicola has built Arts Catalyst into one of the UK’s most distinctive and respected contemporary arts and research organisations, distinguished by ambitious artists’ commissions that engage with science, including notable projects by Tomas Saraceno, Ashok Sukumaran, Aleksandra Mir, Otolith Group and Critical Art Ensemble, extended interdisciplinary inquiries, and the international nature of its programme. Nicola has curated numerous exhibitions and events for Arts Catalyst in the UK and internationally. She lectures and publishes internationally, and has edited books on art and technology in the Arctic, art and space, and ecological art. She blogs at www.nicolatriscott.org.

Nicola was a founding chair of the International Astronautical Federation’s Committee on Cultural Utilization of Space, has addressed the United Nations’ Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and was cultural consultant to the European Space Agency from 2005-8. From 2000, she organized (and participated in) several art and science parabolic ‘zero gravity’ flights with the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, Russia.

Previously, Nicola worked in theatre and arts production, venue management and cultural policy, holding senior positions including acting Director of a London arts centre. She co-founded Catalyst Rwanda, a non-profit initiative working with vulnerable young people and emerging artists in Rwanda.

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Nicola Triscott is a cultural producer, curator, writer and researcher, specializing in the intersections between art, science, technology and society. She is the founder and Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst, and Principal Research Fellow in Interdisciplinary Art and Science at the University of Westminster. Arts Catalyst is one of the UK’s most distinctive arts organisations, distinguished by ambitious artists’ commissions that engage with science, including notable projects by Tomas Saraceno, Ashok Sukumaran, Aleksandra Mir, Otolith Group and Critical Art Ensemble. Nicola lectures and publishes internationally, including books on art and technology in the Arctic, art and space, and ecological art, and blogs at www.nicolatriscott.org.

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