Libby Heaney

Libby Heaney is an artist, researcher and lecturer with a background in quantum physics. Her artistic research is particularly concerned with the impacts of new technologies.

In order to explore science and technology from multiple viewpoints, Libby retrained as an artist at Central St. Martins and has tutored on the Information Experience Design program at the Royal College of Art since 2014 as a visiting lecturer and since 2016 as a permanent faculty member. She has exhibited in London (including Tate Modern, V&A and Christie's), New York, Peru, Ireland, Malta, Spain, Austria and Finland and was part of the official programme at the 2017 EU Capital of Culture in Aarhus, Denmark.

Libby has spoken about her work widely including at the Tate Modern and V&A Museum. She won an Arts Council England Project Grant in 2018, a Sky Arts 50 commission in 2017, the Ideas Tap Innovators award in 2014 and the Lifeboat residency award in 2016 and has been short listed for the HeK Basel Net Based Art award, the Helen Scott-Liggett award and the Picton Art Prize. Her work has been featured on the BBC, in the Guardian newspaper, Forbes and Resident magazines, the Irish Examiner, the and on Irish and Danish national radio.

Libby has over ten years research experience in both the sciences and arts, including post-doctoral positions in quantum information science at the University of Oxford and the National University of Singapore. As a scientist, she published numerous papers in international peer-reviewed journals, spoke about her research at major conferences and was interviewed for the Times and Independent newspapers and the BBC.

Libby is currently a resident of Somerset House Studios and works with The Artists' Development Agency.
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