About/Biog

headshot_triscott_67
Nicola Triscott (2018)

100 word biog:

Nicola Triscott PhD is a curator, researcher and writer, recognised internationally for her expertise in the intersections between art, science, technology and society. Since 2019, Nicola has been Chief Executive of FACT Liverpool, the UK’s leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art, film and new media. Previously, she was founding Director of Arts Catalyst (1994-2019). Over 25 years, Nicola built Arts Catalyst into a significant arts commissioning and research organisation, distinguished by ambitious artists’ projects and art/science specialism, including notable commissions by Tomás Saraceno, Otolith Group, Ariel Guzik, Marko Peljhan, Aleksandra Mir, and Critical Art Ensemble. She was Principal Research Fellow in Art/Science at the University of Westminster (2017-19) and lectures and publishes internationally.

Long biog

Nicola Triscott PhD is a curator, researcher and writer, recognised internationally for her work and expertise in the intersections between art, science, technology and society. Since 2019, Nicola has been Chief Executive of FACT Liverpool, the UK’s leading organisation for the support and exhibition of art, film and new media.

Previously, she was the founding Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst (1994-2019). Over 25 years, Nicola built Arts Catalyst into a significant arts commissioning and research organisation, distinguished by ambitious artists’ projects and its art/science specialism, including notable commissions by Tomás Saraceno, Otolith Group, Ariel Guzik, Marko Peljhan, Aleksandra Mir, Donald Rodney, and Critical Art Ensemble. Nicola has curated numerous exhibitions. She lectures and publishes internationally, has edited books on art and technology in the Arctic, art and space, physics in culture, and ecological art, and blogs at nicolatriscott.org. She was Principal Research Fellow in Art/Science at the University of Westminster (2017-19).

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