Louise Mackenzie is an artist and practice-led PhD candidate at Northumbria University creating installation, sculpture, performance, sound and film works. With a focus on living material, she is interested in the relationships between medium, sound, image and text, attempting to find ways in which these can be connected to produce unexpected results.
Recent projects and residencies have included Photo España, Madrid, 2016; Gravitational Wave Space Station, Shanghai, 2016; The Late Shows, BALTIC39, 2016; Lumiere Durham, 2015; Domestic II, Word of Warning, Manchester, 2015 and Microbes as Material, Abandon Normal Devices, Lancaster 2015. Elements of Mackenzie's current research have been included in her solo exhibition Viral Experiments, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, 2017 and at Genocentric as part of Contemporary Connections, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2017.
Mackenzie received the New Graduate Award at Synthesis, Manchester Science Festival, 2013 and was shortlisted for the Bio Art & Design Awards, 2015 in The Netherlands. She is currently recipient of PhD research funding from BxNU Institute of Contemporary Art, a Northumbria University and BALTIC partnership, for her research - Evolution of the Subject: Fine Art Practice within Synthetic Biology.