Dr Ele Carpenter is a curator, writer and researcher in politicised art and social networks of making. She is curatorial researcher in Nuclear Culture with Arts Catalyst, Senior Lecturer in MFA Curating and convenor of the Nuclear Culture Research Group at Goldsmiths, University of London. The research and development stage of the Nuclear Culture project was supported by an AHRC Early Career Research Fellowship 2012-13, and Arts Council England.
The Nuclear Culture Project involves field trips, commissioning new work and curating exhibitions, film screenings and roundtable discussions. The project is commissioning new work in response to the issues raised by dismantling nuclear submarines in consultation with members of the Submarine Dismantling Project Advisory Group, supported by Arts Council England. In 2014 Ele worked with S-AIR in Sapporo to curate the Actinium exhibition, forum and field trips to nuclear sites in Japan.
Ele is currently working on the following exhibitions: Material Nuclear Culture, KARST, Plymouth, UK (June-Aug 2016); and Perpetual Uncertainty, Bildmuseet, Sweden (Oct 2016-April 2017). She is editor of The Nuclear Culture Source Book, published by Black Dog Publishing in partnership with Bildmuseet and Arts Catalyst (forthcoming September, 2016).
Ele can be contacted at admin (at) artscatalyst (dot) org
Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene Workshop, Open School East, London, UK, 2016
Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene, X-10, Film Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, 2015
Deconstructing Acceptance, Entria Conference, Salzburg, Austria, 2015
Atomic Sublime & Radioactive Divinity, Radiation Ecologies Conference, Uni of Montreal, Canada, 2015
Nuclear Anthropocene, The Geologic Imagination, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, 2015
Nuclear Anthropocene, Keynote, Fluid Encounters between Art & Science, BildMuseet, Sweden, 2014
Art and Nuclear Culture, OYOYO, Sapporo, Japan, 2013
Cultural Challenges of Visualising Radioactive Waste, InSOTEC Seminar, Berlin, 2013