Based in London, Neal White is an artist whose work embraces encounters with the techno-scientific complex and his interest in art as an agent of social change. His practice is frequently collaborative in process and embraces digital installation, time based (temporal) artworks, sculpture, experimental fieldwork and a range of visual and printed media. The work increasingly speaks to asymmetries of power and rights, ecological awareness, collective and shared responsibilities for symbiotic futures that are biodiverse, including multispecies and critically engaged practices attentive to social and environmental justice.
Neal White is a Professor of Art / Science at University of Westminster. He is Director of CREAM, and a founding member of Ecological Futurisms collective. He was a curator of the Soil Assembly at Kochi Muziris Biennale 2023, with Meena Vari of Srishti Manipal Institute of Art & Design (IN) Ewen Chardronnet, Makery (FR) and Maya Minder, Hacketeria (CH). He is also currently a visiting research at Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
Selected exhibition history includes; Glazen Huis, Amstelpark, Amsterdam (2022), Central Pavillion of Venice Biennale of Architecture, Italy (2021), Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway (2020), Fargfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden (2017), Henry Moore Institute, UK (2005, 2016), Royal College of Art, UK (2016), Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium (2015), Portikus, Stadehlschule, Frankfurt, Germany (2014-15), Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2014), TULCA, Galway, Ireland (2013), Chelsea Space, London, UK (2010), John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (2008-9), Camden Roundhouse, London, UK (2006), Natural History Museum, London, UK (2003), Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (1999) Lux Galllery, London, UK (1998), Gasworks, London, UK (1998).
Work has been funded by amongst others; Mondriaan Fund (NL), Arts Council of England, Henry Moore Institute and Henry Moore Foundation, The Wellcome Trust and Center for Land Use Interpretation, Utah, USA, amongst many others in Europe. Selected works are in the collection of the The Henry Moore Insitute and Leeds Gallery Sculpture Collection.
Many of the exhibitions listed include collaborative projects, specifically with artist Tina O’Connell. Other collaborations include; Monsoon Assemblages, The Deep Field Project (Diann Bauer, Jol Thoms), Incidental Unit / O+I, N55, Mike Kenner, and many others. Other collaborative work and artistic research has been undertaken with Office of Experiments - see link in Menu.
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Website front image: Asymmetic Power Protest (Unauthorised access). Dugway Proving Grounds / UTT- a documented protest on the edges of the largest US Military Bombing Range. (UTT) - Utah. 2007. The custom made mobile structure (F-Utility Vehicle) and placards with equations (machine decipherable) used in war games, and military planning that address zero-sum scenarios are elements of a work that address the asymmeties of power in democracies. Undertaken whilst in residence; Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah, funded by Henry Moore Foundation.