N i c o l a   R a e

A Parallel Field of Experiments (in collaboration with Gravity Lab), SPACE Lab [co-creative art astronomy experiments], 2023.

My interdisciplinary art practice engages with an expanded field of experiments through investigating scientific processes, phenomena and environmental change. Sonic visualisation, acoustic equivalence, sonification and feedback loops of acoustic synthesisation have all been included in recent experiments. Collaborating with scientists and their research data has become an important part of my practice both as an artist and as a curator.

Collectively initiating and co-curating exhibitions with others has led to encouraging longer development and set up times that allow for on-site experimentation. During 2022 - 2023, I co-curated SPACE Lab [co-creative art astronomy experiments] with astrophysicist Ulrike Kuchner in a year long process of artist-scientist collaborations including local workshops. This was funded by the Science & Technologies Facilities Council and Lewisham Creative Change.

My art practice has been based at the Art in Perpetuity Trust, APT Studios, Deptford since 1995. More recent studies have included an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths (2009-11), and an MA Art & Design Education at the Institute of Education (2006-8). As a member of the Digital Maker Collective, I co-developed collaborative workshops at TATE EXCHANGE: Tate Modern during 2017, 2018 and 2019. Since 2006 I have been employed at University of the Arts London, working at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art in a variety of roles. My work can also be accessed through my UAL Staff profile





In the studio with... Nicola Rae, APT Artist Interview 2023.

2024 events and exhibitions

Beyond the Skin: Markers 13: 24th Anniversary at the 60th Venice Biennale,
Thinking Ahead II: Art:Discourse:Science Roundtable with 79 artists.
Saturnia, S. Marco 2398, Venice, Italy.
25th April 2024: 6pm.

Beyond the Skin: Markers 13 + International Artists' Museum Art Camp
Exhibition and forum showing alongside the 60th Venice Biennale,
Venice Academy of Fine Arts,
Giudecca Island 212/D, 30123 Venice, Italy.
Located in the former CNOMV Shipyards.
2nd - 6th September 2024.


2023 events and exhibitions

SPACE Lab [co-creative art astronomy experiments]
Co-curated by Ulrike Kuchner and Nicola Rae.
This year-long project presented an expanded field of experiments as artworks
co-developed with artists and astrophysicists. View SPACE Lab website.
APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
16th February - 5th March 2023.
Funded by Science & Technology Facilities Council Spark Award for Public Engagement and
Lewisham 2022 Creative Change Fund (part of We Are Lewisham - the Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2022 ).

Thinking Ahead: Forum, Exhibition and studio visits
Curated by Doron Polak, Rony Griffit and Henie Westbrook.
Forum at Imperial College London mediated by Daniel Glaser, 12th May 2023.
Exhibition at Imperial College, Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ: 12th May.

Curated by BALCONY: International Network of Curators.
Fordham University's Lipani Gallery, 113 West 60th St., New York 10023.
23rd June - 28th July 2023

Curated by Steven Scott.
Gerald Moore Gallery, 4RW, Mottingham Lane, London SE9.
Private View: Friday 1st Sept 5-8pm
Open Saturdays 2nd - 30th Sept: 10am-4 pm or by appointment.
For more information click here.

Curated by Tim Cousins and Maggie Higginson.
APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
PV: 7th Sept 6-8pm. Open 7th - 24th September 2023.
Part of Deptford X and Totally Thames festivals.

APT Open Studios 2023
6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
23rd - 24th September 2023. Open 12 - 5pm.
Part of Deptford X and Totally Thames festivals.

Curated by Paul Malone and Nicola Rae.
APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SA.
Private View: Thursday 23rd November 6 - 8pm.
Exhibition open: 1 - 6 pm Thursdays to Sundays, 23rd Nov - 3rd Dec 2023.
Showing Covalency, 2023 Click here for more information about Valency.