Our international residency programme organised every three years in partnership with a city

The Collide residency programme was established in 2012 to foster networks with international organisations, creating new links between art and fundamental science worldwide. Collide was originally designed with an international strand, a Geneva strand, and a Swiss strand. Collide is now run in partnership with a leading city in art and science every three years. 

From 2012 to 2015, the collaboration was with Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria; from 2016-2018, the programme moved to Liverpool, in the Northwest of UK, in collaboration with FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology. From 2019 to 2022, Arts at CERN, the Barcelona City Council and the Institute of Culture of Barcelona worked together to nurture dialogue between art and science at the highest level within the Barcelona Science Plan to cultivate creative synergies among art, science and technology in the city.

In 2023, CERN and Copenhagen Contemporary announced a three-year partnership through Collide with its first open call for Collide Copenhagen, which aims to support artistic research on art, science, and technology.



Julius von Bismarck’s multidisciplinary practice explores contemporary dialectics of nature and civilisation, knowledge and cultural imagination, individuals’ behaviour and social norms.

Julius von Bismarck, CERN Science Gateway (2023). Photo: Marina Cavazza.

Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė are an artist duo established in 2013 and based in Basel.

Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė

South Korean Yunchul Kim's work focuses on research towards new materiality, the artistic potential of fluid dynamics and metamaterials.

Yunchul Kim

The UK-duo Semiconductor, composed by the two English artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, explores the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lens of science and technology.

Semiconductor, portrait

hrm199 is a studio practice founded by Haroon Mirza in 2004 focusing on interdisciplinary collective and collaborative practice. 


Suzanne Treister became a pioneer in the digital/new media/web-based field from the beginning of the 1990s, making work about emerging technologies, developing fictional worlds and international collaborative organizations.

Suzanne Treister

Bill Fontana is an American composer and artist who has developed an international reputation for his pioneering experiments in sound.

Bill Fontana

Ryoji Ikeda is a Japanese electronic composer and visual artist.

Ryoji Ikeda, performance. Photo by LU Kou-wei, courtesy the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2019 ©TFAM

Black Quantum Futurism is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities through an alternative temporal lens.


Rosa is an artist, curator and researcher from Arnhem, Netherlands