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Mo is a multi-disciplinary practitioner using social art to explore being human on a shared planet, broadening traditional Western science and knowledge-making systems to create ecological futures. Informed by a background in environmental biology, her practise foregrounds process. Mo uses open-source citizen science methodologies to research hyper-local ecologies with communities, observing the interconnected nature of the total environment and the multiplicity of source, including landscape, folklore, lived experience, sampling, written word, museology, music, sound. Mo’s artistic practise is rooted in behavioural research to maximise connection and campaign strategy to maximise impact.

Mo has won support from Akademie Schloss Solitude, Arts Council England, Climate Art, DEFRA, Makerversity, Near Now, University of Nottingham and The Institute for Art and Innovation. Past collaborations include Chaos Magic, Ignite Futures!, FOSAC [Festival of Science and Curiosity], NGFP [Nottingham Good Food Partnership], Public Lab for Open Technology and Science, Rye’s Own, Sussex Wildlife Trust and The Urban Room.

Mo is born and based in London, working internationally on a project basis.



Residencies

[2023] ARC Bucharest - 3 months

[2023] Akademie Schloss Solitude - 6 months

[2022] Creative Collaborators: three year ACE initiative for artist residencies in schools to work with teachers and students on embedding more creativity into the UK curriculum

[2021] Climate Art: A Vanished Sea - 3 months

[2020] Makerversity, Somerset House - 3 months

[2019] Earth Day residency with Near Now ~ re-formed due to pandemic

[2019] Dovecote School Scientist-In-Residence - 3 months


Exhibitions

[2024] Awaken with Artlink Inshowen - group public art exhibition in Swan Park to signify the changing of the seasons into Spring, Buncrana, [Ireland]

[2023] Nottingham Weather Station - a public art comission for Nottingham Green Festival, interpreting research on how people in the city feel about climate change into sound piece + installation, Nottingam [UK]

[2023] Available Currently ~ group exhibition on critical mediation in art, Stuttgart [Germany]

[2023] Wunderkammer: Naturalia Artificalia at Wunderkammer, Stuttgart [Germany] ~ solo exhibition with Towards Spp. Citizenship

[2022] Grenville Workshops, London [UK] ~ group exhibition

[2022] Refugee Week, Horniman Museum and Gardens, London [UK] ~ group exhibition

[2021] A Vanished Sea, Bridgepoint Arts Centre, Rye [UK] ~ group exhibition

[2019] The View From Above, Broadway Arts Centre Nottingham [UK] ~ solo exhibition


Awards

[2023] Shortlisted: Women in Science Photography Award, International Prize

[2021] Social Art Award Third Prize, The Institute for Art and Innovation ~ International Social Art prize

[2019] Shortlisted: Flickers for the Future, BAFTA, Global Action Plan and Richard Curtis ~ screenplay on positive environmental futures

[2019] Research Fellowship with the Public Lab for Open Technology and Science on balloon mapping

[2017] JD Irvins Memorial Travel Scholarship, University of Nottingham ~ to participate in socio-ecological research on the Eastern Cape, South Africa

















© Mo Langmuir 2023