| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Oliver Palmer

Researcherat University College London
A black-and-white photo shows a man with closed eyes, wearing goggles and tin foil, breathing through a tube in his mouth.
Focus area: Data Art, Science

Ollie Palmer is an artist, designer and film-maker. His work critically questions control systems and contemporary use of technology, and takes place across installations, films and performances. Projects often include collaborations with scientists, dancers, and other people outside of his own discipline. From 2015-16 he was Pavillon artist-in-residence at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. He teaches on the Situated Design MA at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures, AKV St Joost and a researcher in the Situated Art and Design group in the Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology.
He has previously exhibited a large human computer at the V&A Museum, dancing ants at London Zoo and FutureEverything Festival in Manchester, and an over-knowledgable surveillance camera at the Royal Institute of British Architects. He formerly taught at Masters level at the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he also completed an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded PhD by Design entitled ‘Scripted performances: designing performative architectures through digital and absurd machines’. He is alumni of the Bartlett’s Interactive Architecture Lab.
Commercially, he has worked as a design consultant with clients such as BBC Worldwide, University College London and the V&A Museum, as well as leading projects for a number of other UK-based companies. In between all of the above, he has travelled around the world solo, hitchhiked across Iceland, and taught IT in the depths of the Amazon.