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‘Material Sight’ 2018 Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art. Installation View. ©The Artist and Matt’s Gallery London.

Fiona Crisp
Professor of Contemporary Art, Northumbria University

Fiona Crisp is an artist and Professor of Contemporary Art at Northumbria University. Her practice resides at the intersection of photography, sculpture, film and architecture, where the material relations of representation and experience are enacted within large-scale installations. Past projects have employed sites that range from the Early Christian catacombs of Rome to a Dark Matter Laboratory in the UK’s deepest working mine; works from this period formed part of Crisp’s solo, touring exhibition, Subterrania, that launched at BALTIC in 2009 before touring. Crisp is a founder member of The Cultural Negotiation of Science, a research group that brings together artists, academics and research students whose practices engage with expert cultures across a broad spectrum of science and technology. Over the last decade, she has been developing dialogues with fundamental scientists regarding the visualisation of concepts and data that challenge the limits of our imaginative capacity; her recent Leverhulme Fellowship, Material Sight, sought to place us in a bodily relation to the physical spaces and laboratories where fundamental science is performed. Crisp’s work is represented by Matt’s Gallery London and is held in several national permanent collections in the UK including Tate, the British Council, Arts Council and the Government Art Collection.
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