About/Biog

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Nicola Triscott (2018)

Dr Nicola Triscott is a curator, cultural entrepreneur, researcher and writer, specializing in the intersections between art, science, technology and society. Nicola is currently the Director/CEO of FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) in Liverpool, UK, a post she took up in May 2019.

Previously, Nicola was the Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst, which she founded in 1994, and Principal Research Fellow at the University of Westminster (2017-19). Over 25 years, she built Arts Catalyst into one of the UK’s most distinctive and respected contemporary arts and research organisations, distinguished by ambitious artists’ commissions, including notable projects by Tomás Saraceno, Otolith Group, Carey Young, Ashok Sukumaran, Marko Peljhan, Ariel Guzik, Aleksandra Mir, Jan Fabre, Donald Rodney, Helen Chadwick, and Critical Art Ensemble, extended transdisciplinary 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, physics in culture, 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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Dr Nicola Triscott is a curator, cultural entrepreneur, researcher and writer, specializing in the intersections between art, science, technology and society. Nicola is currently the Director/CEO of FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) in Liverpool, UK, a post she took up in May 2019. Previously, she was the Artistic Director/CEO of Arts Catalyst, which she founded in 1994, and Principal Research Fellow at the University of Westminster (2017-19). Over 25 years, Nicola built Arts Catalyst into one of the UK’s most distinctive and respected art and research organisations, distinguished by ambitious artists’ commissions, including notable projects by Tomás Saraceno, Otolith Group, Carey Young, Ashok Sukumaran, Marko Peljhan, Ariel Guzik, Aleksandra Mir, and Critical Art Ensemble, and its transdisciplinary and international work. Nicola lectures and publishes internationally and blogs at www.nicolatriscott.org.