CSNI works closely with other research centres (Aarhus University, University of Cadiz, Exeter University, Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Royal College of Art, University of Zurich) and with cultural organisations (The Photographers’ Gallery, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Gasworks, Ben Uri Gallery, Rhizome, Serpentine Galleries, Whitechapel Gallery).

The Photographers’ Gallery

CSNI and The Photographers’ Gallery have been in a research partnership since 2013, with the creation of the Media Wall, the founding of the Digital Programme and the appointment of Katrina Sluis as the first Curator of Digital Programmes. Currently the partnership centres on a collaborative PhD on computer vision. Collaborative PhD Researchers: Nicolas Malevé and Marloes de Valk.


Rhizome’s institutional position creates unique and ideal conditions to conduct new R&D in digital preservation, using its own collection, and to broadly disseminate the project results. At the international, national and regional level, Rhizome has set standards for other art museums to follow. Collaborative PhD Researcher: Lozana Rossenova.

Serpentine Galleries

CSNI has partnered with the Serpentine Galleries to undertake research on building new collaborative networks between the arts and technology in the context of the stark differences between the cultures of the art sector and technology sector. Whereas the cultural mode of art reproduction is based upon a system of competitive collection and exhibition, the culture of technology relies upon open source development and cooperation. Collaborative PhD Researcher: Victoria Ivanova.

Royal College of Art

The partnership between Curating Contemporary Art at the RCA and CSNI builds on substantial collaborative research between Professors Andrew Dewdney and Victoria Walsh including Tate Encounters: Britishness and Visual Cultures (AHRC, 2007-10) and Cultural Value and the Digital (AHRC 2014, CCA, with CSNI and Tate). In addition, they have secured three collaborative doctoral awards: two AHRC CDAs with Tate (Dr. Ioanna Zouli; Victoria Young) and one award with Gasworks (Rosie Hermon). Collaborative PhD Researchers: Dr. Ioanna Zouli and Victoria Young.


The social agency of residencies in transnational art practices is a collaborative project with the contemporary art organisation Gasworks, in partnership with the Curating Contemporary Art programme at the RCA and CSNI. Collaborative PhD Researcher: Rosie Hermon.

Aarhus University

The partnership with Aarhus University is based on ongoing collaborations with the Contemporary Aesthetics & Technology research programmme and Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, including: The Contemporary Condition research project (on which Jacob Lund and Geoff Cox are co-PIs); an annual research workshop in collaboration with transmediale, and the associated open access online journal APRJA (eds. Christian Ulrik Andersen and Geoff Cox); as well as further collaborations (with Magda-Tyzlik-Carver and Winnie Soon).