Kathleen Rogers is a London based contemporary artist, working across interdisciplinary fields in the arts and humanities that cross-over in the life sciences. Her artworks have been exhibited in public art museums and galleries, festivals internationally. Including the international exhibitions, Evolution Haute Couture at the Moscow Biennale, and the National Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kalingrad, Russia, Genesis the Art of Creation at the Paul Klee Museum, Bern, Switzerland, Lost in Lace at the Birmingham City Museum Art Gallery, Crossing Over - Art, Science and Biotechnologies: at the Royal Institution of Great Britain London and Inside, Arte e Ciencia at Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal. Her installation and video projection artworks are inspired and informed by the scientific disciplines of cell biology, molecular genetics and the biological sciences. She collaborates with others in an interdisciplinary context to develop artworks on the themes of consciousness, ecology, biology and genetics.
“When artists are provided with privileged access to laboratories and enabled to work alongside established senior research scientists, a shared responsibility for the negotiation of ethical boundaries and procedure becomes necessary. Embedded residencies can potentially lead to new collective expertise and case studies that build real ethical connections between the arts, humanities and science. The arts can highlight public discussion on the limits of science, help to build bridges between stem cell research and applied medicine and engage public audiences with research that effects us all”.
Kathleen Rogers 2016
In 1985 she obtained her MA degree in Experimental Media from the Slade School of Art London University College, UK.
Hisorically archived exhibitions include, the Central Space Gallery (London, 1990), the Exeter Memorial Museum (Exeter, 1991), the Walter Phillips Gallery (Canada, 1992), the Virtual Museum (Cleveland, 1995), the Belluard Bulwark (Switzerland, 1996), the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, 1996), the Centre for Contemporary Arts (Vilnius, 1998), the Millais Gallery (Southampton, 1999), the Kettles Yard Gallery (NOISE Project, Cambridge, 2000), the Headlands Centre for the Arts, (Marin, USA, 2001) the Lab (The Gateway Project, San Francisco, 2002), the National Gallery for the Arts, (Onufri, Tirana, 2003) and many others; also within the frameworks of "State of the Image" (Antwerp, Cultural Capital of Europe, 1993). Her video works have been screened at festivals such as Ars Electronica (Linz), Femme Totalle (Dortmund), the European Media Art Festival (Osnabruck), the New Visions Media Festival (Glasgow), the Video Fest (Berlin), Konzept Art von Frauen (Bremen), Video Positive (Liverpool), the Edinburgh Film Festival (Edinburgh) and others. Lectures and presentations given at different conferences and symposiums at venues such as the British Film Institute (London), the Royal College of Art (London), I.S.E.A. (Helsinki), the University of Wales ( Consciousness Reframed, Newport), Cambridge University (National Science Week, Cambridge), Berkeley University (American Association of Anthropology, USA), University of Arizona (Towards a Science of Consciousness), University of Northern Arizona (Arts, Culture, Nature, USA), also at the French Ministry of Culture, (Paris) and "Documenta X" (Kassel).
She is Professor of Media Arts and Science at the University for the Creative Arts based in Farnham, UK.