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Art/Science symposium

Art/Science Symposium 2022

Global perspectives on communicating science and data through creativity.


Honor Harger, Vice President, ArtScience Museum Singapore

Honor Harger is a curator from New Zealand interested in the cultural impact of scientific ideas and how technology is shaping society.  Since 2014, she has been the director of ArtScience Museum in Singapore.  Under her leadership, ArtScience Museum has presented significant exhibitions that explore aspects of science, including particle physics, natural history, marine biology, cosmology and space exploration. The museum has also curated large-scale exhibitions by some of the world’s major artists including Leonardo da Vinci and M.C. Escher, as well as showing work by contemporary artists including Theo Jansen, Lynette Wallworth, Ryoji Ikeda, Superflux, Yang Yongliang, Semiconductor, Olafur Eliasson, Anish Kapoor, Mariko Mori and many more. 

Prior to joining ArtScience Museum, Honor was the director of Lighthouse, an arts venue in Brighton, UK. In 2010, she was guest curator of the transmediale festival in Germany and from 2004 - 2008, was director of the AV Festival, a large biennial of digital art, film and music in the UK.

Honor was also the first curator of webcasting for Tate Modern in London where she also curated events and concerts from 2000-2003. From 1998-2008, she was one of the two main protagonists in the sound art collective, r a d i o q u a l i a. Their best known projects were Radio Astronomy, a science-based radio station that broadcast sonified radio waves from space, and Free Radio Linus, a radio station, that broadcast the source code of the Linux kernel.

Honor has given talks at conferences and festivals such as LIFT, TED, SciFoo, Webstock, MuseumNext, Ars Electronica, Innovative City Forum, and World Architecture Festival, as well as lecturing at the European Space Agency, the Centre Pompidou, MIT, California Institute of the Arts, the American Film Institute and other places.

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