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Collide International award

No matter where you are, Collide International is open to artists of any age and any country who has a clear interest in art, science and technology. Currently in partnership with the city of Barcelona and the ICUB (Institute of Culture of Barcelona), it offers a two-month fully funded residency at CERN plus one month at the Barcelona’s leading arts factory Fabra i Coats.

Collide International runs an annual competition. Currently the application period is close, a new call will be announced in 2020.



Samoa Rémy

Samoa Rémy is a visual artist originally from Switzerland, living in Oslo for the last 20 years.

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Rosa Menkman

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


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Juan Cortés

Colombian artist, born in 1989, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Yu-Chen Wang

Artist born in Taichung, Taiwan, lives and works in London, UK.

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Lea Porsager

Danish artist based, lives and works in Copenhagen.

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Suzanne Treister

Suzanne Treister is a British artist based in London, initially recognized in the 1980s as a painter, she 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

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Diann Bauer

Diann Bauer is an artist and writer based in London. She works independently and is also part of two ongoing collective projects: the working group Laboria Cuboniks, with whom she wrote Xenofeminism: A Politics of Alienation, and the collaboration A.S.T., whose focus is speculative urbanism and climate change.

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James Bridle

James Bridle is an artist, writer and publisher based in London (UK). His work "deals with the ways in which the digital, networked world reaches into the physical, offline one," and has explored aspects of the western security apparatus including drones and asylum seeker deportation.

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Haroon Mirza & Jack Jefls

UK artists Haroon Mirza and Jack Jelfs founded the studio hrm199 to allow artists from a diverse range of disciplines to collaborate.

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Ryoji Ikeda

The Japanese artist, Ryoji Ikeda, won the Prix Ars Electronica 2014. His residency at CERN took place in July 2014, and in February 2015. The artist has attributed his time at CERN as a source for the creation of two pieces: "supersymmetry" and "micro | macro".

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The UK-duo Semiconductor, composed by the two English artist Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, explores the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lens of science and technology, questioning how they mediate our experiences. Their unique approach has been singled out for recognition with numerous honours and grants such as the Samsung Art + Prize for New Media (2012), a Smithsonian artist research grant, and a NASA space exploration grant.

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Yunchul Kim

South Korean Yunchul Kim's work focuses on research towards new materiality, the artistic potential of fluid dynamics and metamaterials. During his residency at CERN, he developed his project proposal Cascade, which looks at the possibility of controlling the propagation of light through colloidal suspensions of photonic crystals.

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Bill Fontana

Bill Fontana won the second international award in partnership with Ars Electronica, in 2013. His residency took place that summer, when he worked with his scientific partner, theoretical physicist Subodh Patil.

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