Guest Artists

A short exploratory stay to engage with CERN's research and community

The Guest Artists programme invited artists from around the world for a short stay at CERN to explore further ideas around art and physics.



Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby use design as a medium to stimulate discussion and debate amongst designers, industry and the public about the social, cultural and ethical implications of existing and emerging technologies.

Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby

Chen Qiufan, also known as Stanley Chan, is a Chinese science fiction writer, screenwriter, and columnist. Chen’s fiction, described as ‘science fiction realism’, focuses on the internal struggles of individuals during times of accelerated change.

Qiufan Chen

Ni’s work often combines sculptures, installations, videos and sound performances that explore the continuously changing power systems and structures in the world and our daily existence within them.

Artist Ni Hao in his studio

The Observatory Project is the collaborative research-led project of Eamon Edmundson-Wells and Ziggy Lever, recipients of an Honorary Mention of the 2021 Collide Award

The Observatory Project

Riar Rizaldi is an Indonesian artist and filmmaker, recipient of an Honorary Mention of the 2021 Collide Award

Riar Rizaldi. Potrait by Kay Mei Lling Beadman

Exotikdot is the alter ego of Colombian artist, designer, and composer Maria Paz, recipient of an Honorary Mention of the 2021Collide Award


Armin Linke is a photographer and filmmaker combining a range of contemporary image processing technologies to blur the border between fiction and reality.

Armin Linke. Photo by Miguel Bueno

Gabriella Torres-Ferrer is an artist whose work considers futurability, new digital epistemologies and subverting hegemonic narratives; power dynamics and means of exchange and production in a globalised, networked society.


Sigurður Guðjónsson is an Icelandic visual artist based in Reykjavík. His works carry carefully constructed synchronized soundscapes and provide organic synergy between sound, vision, and space.


June Baltahazard and Pierre Pauze are two french artists and filmmakers.

June and Pierre

Born in 1978 in Hubei, China. Lives and works in Shanghai.

Liu Chuang

Tomás Saraceno is an Argentinian contemporary artist. His practice is informed by concepts linking art, life science, and the social sciences.

Tomas Saraceno

Belonging to two distinct artist generations and contexts, James Richards (UK) and Leslie Thornton (USA) developed their first collaborative project, 'Crossings', in 2016. 

James Richards Leslie Thornton

Alfonso Borragán is a multidisciplinary artist. His work can be interpreted as the development and tracking of an irreproducible experience.

Alfonso Borrragan

Considered one of the pioneers of media art and conceptual art in Spain, for over four decades Antoni Muntadas has been creating projects that foment critical reflection about key issues in the configuration of contemporary experience.


Dmitry Gelfand and Evelina Domnitch create sensory immersion environments that merge physics, chemistry and computer science with uncanny philosophical practices.


Pascal Dusapin is a French composer born in France. His music is marked by its microtonality, tension, and energy.

Pascal Dusapin

Otavio Schipper (Brazil) is an artist whose work dwelves with ready-made objects - antique telegraph machines, tuning forks, eyeglasses, elevarot cabins or electric poles - to connect past physical worlds with present mental lanscapes.


Michael Najjar is a German photographer based in Berlin.


Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, artist, filmmaker and activist from Chile based in New York.


Mika Rottenberg (born 1976) is a contemporary Argentine-Israeli video artist who lives and works in New York City. 

Mika Rottenberg

Mariele Neudecker investigates the formation and historical dissemination of cultural constructs around the natural world, focusing particularly on landscape representations within the Northern European Romantic tradition and today’s notions of the Sublime. 


Vladimir Tarasov (b. 1947) is an artist and musician born in Archangelsk, Russia.


Raqs Media Collective follows its self-declared imperative of ‘kinetic contemplation’ to produce a trajectory that is restless in its forms and exacting in its procedures.


Artists and researchers, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr formed the internationally renowned Tissue Culture & Art Project in 1996 which lead to the establishment of SymbioticA Laboratory in 2000.


Lochan Rijal is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist from Nepal.

Lochan Rijal

Emily Allan and Leah Hennessey are playwrights, directors, and actors best known for their web series Zhe Zhe.


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


Mexican-born Julieta Aranda is a conceptual artist that lives and works in Berlin and New York City. Her work spans installation, video, and print media, with a special interest in the creation and manipulation of artistic exchange and the subversion of traditional notions of commerce through art-making. 


Tania Candiani is a Mexican artist. Her work has been developed in various media and practices that maintain an interest in the complex intersection between languages systems -phonic, graphics, linguistic, symbolic and technological.


Dennis Dizon is an independent researcher, artist and digital curator. 


Rosa Barba is a German-Italian visual artist and filmmaker. Barba is known for using the medium of film and its materiality to create cinematic film installations, sculptures and publications.


Kerstin Ergenzinger is a German artist who works in the fields of installation, electronic arts/new media and drawing. Her works explore the sensory and conceptual relationships between the individual and its physical surroundings.