Alexandra Carr



Alexandra is an artist working with patterns in nature, natural processes and phenomena. She completed a foundation at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and a ceramics degree at Camberwell College of Art. She has exhibited work at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, in collaboration with Jean-Paul Gaultier. After working at various galleries includ- ing Tate Britain, she worked as a model maker for Sir Norman Foster and in the 3D aspect of the events industry before resuming her art practice. She has been commissioned work from seminal musicians Radiohead, and was recently shortlisted for the Arts@CERN COLLIDE International Award 2016 and longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2017 and 2019. She frequently exhibits internationally and works in collaboration with cross-disciplined experts including sound designers, chemists, geologists, cosmologists and theoretical physicists. Her practice is predominantly science based and experimental in nature and includes drawing, sculpture, kinetic works, photography and video. Of particular focus is the boundary between art, science and technology. She spent six months at the artists’ collective HEIMA, in Seyðisfjorður, Iceland, as an artist in residence and mentor. She was recently based at Durham for her Leverhulme funded residency, ‘Sculpting with Light’, at Durham University, investigating medieval and modern cosmology in collaboration with a physicist, historian and cosmologist. She is currently working on new projects, and kinetic and interactive sculptures with a particular focus on phase changes, smart materials and new technologies. She is currently Artist in Residence at Josephine Butler College, Durham, exploring work concerning the elements. In January she will be IAS fellow to collaboratively produce biological smart materials.