The Arts Catalyst commissions art that experimentally and critically engages with science. We produce provocative, playful, risk-taking projects to spark dynamic conversations about our changing world.
In 2014 we will be presenting work in London and across the UK to celebrate our 20th anniversary.
The Arts Catalyst is one of the UK's most distinctive arts organisations, distinguished by ambitious art commissions and its unique take on art-science practice. Our primary focus is commissioning new artists' projects, presented in a range of museums, art galleries and other public spaces in the UK and internationally.
The Arts Catalyst has commissioned more than 115 artists’ projects, including major new works by Tomas Saraceno, Aleksandra Mir, Critical Art Ensemble, Jan Fabre, Yuri Leiderman, Stefan Gec, Otolith Group, Beatriz da Costa, Kira O’Reilly and Marko Peljhan, and has produced numerous exhibitions, events, performances and publications, collaborating with major arts, science and academic organisations. The Arts Catalyst plays a leading role in the development of artists’ engagement with science, and critical discourse around this field.
Through our exhibitions and events programme, we enable people to have distinctive, thought-provoking experiences that transcend traditional boundaries of art and science.
Although we've moved from our Clerkenwell space to temporary offices in Southwark, The Arts Catalyst is busy presenting work in London and across the UK to celebrate our 20th anniversary year.
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The Arts Catalyst is a registered arts and educational charity No 1042433 and a company limited by guarantee no 2982223
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The Arts Catalyst
5th Floor, Isis House,
67-69 Southwark Street,
London SE1 0HX
t: +44 (0) 20 7633 0435
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