We employ core staff with proven abilities, and can engage specialists with particular areas of knowledge and skills to meet the interests of our clients.
Prof Marina Wallace
Director of Artakt and co-director with Martin Kemp of Universal Leonardo, is closely engaged with contemporary art and design on many levels in her work as an art historian, writer, lecturer and curator. She is widely published in the fields of contemporary art and art and science, and regularly contributing essays for artists catalogues and anthologies. She has curated a number of international exhibitions including Spectacular Bodies: the Art and Science of the Human Body, from Leonardo to Now, Hayward Gallery, 2000/01; Head On, Art with the Brain in Mind, Science Museum, London, 2002; Mendel, The Genius of Genetics, Brno, 2003
Dr Caterina Albano
Senior Research Fellow and Curator. Albano holds a PhD in Renaissance Studies (University of London), she curates, lectures and publishes in the field of art, cultural history and theory, in particular emotion and affectivity, memory and consciousness; and on the theory of curating. Albano is the author of Fear and Art in the Contemporary World (Reaktion Books, 2012) and she is currently working on a project on affectivity, memory and art (Palgrave MacMillan). Albano has extensive experience in interdisciplinary art projects and collaborations.
Her curatorial work includes: Psychoanalysis: The Unconscious in Everyday Life (Science Museum, Oct 2010-April 2011); Crossing Over: Art, Science, and Biotechnologies (The Royal Institution of Great Britain, Oct. 2008, Wellcome Trust and Arts Council award). She was the curatorial consultant for John Snow: Cartographies of Life and Death (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 13th March-14th April 2013) and for the Wellcome Trust exhibitions Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love – Leonardo, Okyo, Damien Hirst (Mori Museum, Tokyo, 28th Nov. 2009- 2010), and First Time Out (20th January-22nd August 2011). She co-curated the exhibitions Head On (Science Museum/Wellcome Trust, 2002) and The Genius of Genetics (Mendel Museum, Brno 2002). Albano was the senior researcher for Artakt’s two major exhibitions Spectacular Bodies (Hayward Gallery 2000) and Seduced (Barbican Art Gallery 2007). For the latter, she curated The Voice of Sex.
Senior Researcher and Curator, has a degree in the History of Art from St. Andrews University, and a background in museum curatorial work. She has worked on a number of exhibitions here and in the United States ranging from Leonardo da Vinci (National Gallery of Scotland, 1992, and Victoria & Albert Museum, 2007) to Metamorphosis in Science and Art (Science Museum, London, 2002). She has published on Italian culture and Leonardo and was one of the founders of the Universal Leonardo project which explored the life and work of the artist through exhibitions, scientific investigations and a website. Wells is editor of Leonardo da Vinci. Notebooks (Oxford University Press) and is co-authoring a book about Leonardo’s Madonna of the Yarnwinder. Her current work also includes the study of childbirth in science, art and society.
Julie works as a freelance curator and manager for Artakt projects. She has worked on a variety of projects from exhibitions and events to publications and workshops. Projects have included Experiments, an exhibition on art and science at GV Art, London (2010), Crossing Over: Exchanges in art and biotechnologies, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London (2008), Bodies|Objects|Rituals an interdisciplinary workshop and website at the V&A (2008) and Acts of Seeing (2009) a publication celebrating the art historian Martin Kemp. She is currently working on Weather or Not a project that looks at the art and science of climate change.