Julie Freeman translates data from natural sources into kinetic sculptures, physical objects, images, sound compositions and animations. Her work explores the relationship between science and the living world; questioning the use of technology in how we translate and perceive nature.
Julie’s focus is the investigation of data as an art material. A mix of artist and computer scientist she often works collaboratively and experimentally with organisations, scientists and curators to curate, develop and produce works, projects and exhibitions around the concept of data and its impact on us.
Over the past 15 years, her work has been shown at leading institutions including; the V&A, London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Barbican Centre, and the Science Museum, as well as internationally. Julie has won awards from the Wellcome Trust, Arts Council, and a fellowship from Nesta. She is a TED senior fellow, and a visiting researcher at Queen Mary University of London. She is curatorial director of Fine Acts, and co-directs the Open Data Institute’s art programme ‘Data as Culture’.