RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

Birmingham University, UK Feb 2020 - PRESENT 

Currently, Artist in Residence for the pilot Research Incubator project, working with a team to respond to research on themes of improving healthcare, communicating technology, and diagnostic algorithms.

Art Ayatana - Mycophilia, Virtual Residency 2020

Group research residency exploring the world of fungi from artists all over the world via zoom in their own forests and sharing findings, learning from professionals in mycology from Cardiff University, Kew Gardens, and authors writing about fungi and bacteria. 

A-N Time & Space Bursary June 2020 

Awarded to support creative practice during lockdown 2020.

Palm Bay Primary School, Margate, UK July 2019 

Permanent Artist in Residence with a collective of artists where we run weekly makers clubs and enrich their school curriculum with creative ideas and support for staff and students' ideas.

The British Society for Immunology Grant, January 2019

BSI funding awarded to begin the Pillcam project which is ongoing.

The Eden Project, Invisible Worlds Lab, Aug 2018

Collaboration residency with Prof. Mark Clements in the Invisible Worlds Lab on plant biology and forming project Modified Madder.

Art Ayatana - Nocturne, Ottawa, Canada, June 2017

Group research residency, focusing on sound and nocturnal life in Ottawa.

Arts Council England Grant, March 2017

ACE funding awarded for project Microbial Michael

Art Ayatana - Biophilia Art & Biology, Ottawa, Canada, September 2015

Group residency, researching mycology and nature in the forest of Quebec, leading to the project Immortal Ground.

© Mellissa Fisher 2015-2020

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