The Cultural Negotiation of Science  
Department of Arts  
Northumbria University 

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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Daksha Patel

Daksha Patel is an artist and practice-led PhD candidate at Northumbria University. Her research project focuses upon concepts of noise and signal in medical imaging, and her work engages with scientific systems for visualising, mapping and measuring the human body. Residencies within medical research institutions and laboratories regularly inform her practice; they include The Christie Hospital Manchester, Neuroscience at Kings College, and Imaging Science at the University of Manchester. She is interested in exploring what remains immeasurable, illusive and unseen, despite the increasing capacity of science and technology to visualise and gather data about the world around us.

 

Her work has been shown at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester) as part of the Wellcome Trust exhibitions ‘Brains: The Mind as Matter’ (2013) and ‘Cravings’ (2015), and at the Imperial War Museum North as part of the Asia Triennial, (2014). Her recent solo shows include ‘Bodytopos’ at Touchstone, Rochdale (2014) and ‘Noisy Bodies’ at John Rylands, Manchester (2015). She was shortlisted for the Art Gemini Prize in 2016, and recent exhibitions in 2017 include a solo show at LifeSpace, Science and Art Research Gallery, Dundee, and a new commission for the Horniman Museum, London. Patel's latest solo exhibition, 'Biorhythmic Drawing' at Watermans Arts Centre comprises a new series of prints, a wall drawing and an interactive bio-sensor drawing installation.

 

For further information see: www.dakshapatel.co.uk

Contact: daksha.patel@northumbria.ac.uk