Guest Artists

A short exploratory visit for artists from all over the world to connect with the world of CERN

This programme aims to show what the laboratory offers to the arts and creativity from an interdisciplinary approach. A number of Guest Artists are invited every year, including the artists that were selected as Honorary Mentions in Collide International.



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.


Transdisciplinary artist from Santiago (CL). Currently based in Boston (US), as a PhD candidate and research assistant at MIT Media Lab, Opera of the Future group, where she also earned a Master in Media Arts & Sciences (2017).


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

Born in 1965 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Mariele Neudecker lives and works in Bristol, UK. She uses a broad range of media including sculpture, installation, film and photography, and her practice 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.


Alan Bogana is a multidisciplinary artist based in Geneva, one of the winners of the Simetría residency programme.

Alan Bogana

Raqs Media Collective (New Delhi) is formed by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Suddhabrata Sengupta.


Mexican-born Julieta Aranda is a conceptual artist that lives and works in Berlin and New York City. Aranda received a BFA in filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts (2001) and an MFA from Columbia University (2006), both in New York.


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. 


Argentinian Tomás Saraceno is best known for his large-scale, interactive installations and floating sculptures, and for his interdisciplinary approach to art. His work explores new, sustainable ways of sensing and inhabiting the environment, the result of research into the origins of the observable universe, arachnology and the potential future for airborne dwelling


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


Arts at CERN has welcomed the two Spanish artists Antoni Muntadas and Alfonso Borragán , on 27-29 June 2016.


Arts at CERN has welcomed the two Spanish artists Antoni Muntadas and Alfonso Borragán , on 27-29 June 2016.


Arts at CERN has welcomed the artist duo, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand, on 1-3 March, 2016.


Arts at CERN In collaboration with Lieu Unique, Nantes, France, Arts at CERN has welcomed the French musician and composer Pascal Dusapin, on 21-22 November, 2016.


Artists and researchers, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr are based in Perth, Australia.


Lochan Rijal, Ph.D., Head of Kathmandu University’s Department of Music is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist from Nepal. He explores the intersection of heritages tangible (location and architecture) and intangible (knowledge and knowledge-sharing practices) in music. A recent Artist-in-Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rijal is leading efforts to build an online ethnographic atlas of Nepali musical heritage. The mapping and data collected will eventually be hosted at the high-performance computing facility set up with support from CERN.


Emily Allan and Leah Hennessey are playwrights, directors.


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