Founding Director of The Arts Catalyst
Nicola Triscott is a cultural producer and writer, specialising in intersections between art, science, technology and society. She is the founder and Director of The Arts Catalyst, one of the UK’s most distinctive arts commissioning organisations, distinguished by ambitious artists’ commissions that experimentally and critically engage with science.. During its 17 years, the Arts Catalyst has commissioned more than 90 artists’ projects, including major works by Tomas Saraceno, the Otolith Group, Critical Art Ensemble, Jan Fabre and Aleksandra Mir. Nicola is co-chair of the International Astronautical Federation’s Committee on Cultural Utilisation of Space. In 2001, she co-founded the Microgravity Interdisciplinary Research group, organising zero gravity flights for cultural projects with the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, Russia. Nicola has a background in theatre and arts production, arts policy and venue management. In 2007, she was awarded a Clore Leadership Fellowship. From 2007-9 she was Visiting Researcher at the London South Bank University.