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Boo Chapple

Boo Chapple is a British-Australian artist and researcher whose conceptually driven practice has been enacted across a diverse range of media including sound (installation, performance, design), performance installation, food events, video, books, and art/science projects. She holds a Master of Design (by research) from the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, RMIT University, Melbourne, and an MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University, California. She is currently directing Open CuRate It at FACT, Liverpool.

In the past Boo worked as a sound artist, technician and tour manager on a number of theatre based performance projects and since 2004 she has maintained an interdisciplinary teaching practice (Media, Industrial Design, Art/Science). In 2006 she completed a year’s residency at SymbioticA funded by the New Media Board of the Australia Council and in 2007-08 she undertook at 12 month residency at the Design Research Institute, RMIT, funded by an Arts Innovation grant from Arts Victoria. In 2009, Boo was invited to teach the Vivo Arts Course and undertake a residency at the Art and Genomics Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Boo has received several sound commissions (ABC/The Listening Room, Performance Space) and exhibited work internationally, including Ars Electronica (A Rat’s Tale, 2007), the Beijing Biennale of Architecture (Parametric Flesh, 2004), the San Francisco MoMA (iSong, 2003) and Enter3, Prague (Rebreathe, 2007). She has been an invited panelist at the Whitney Museum, a speaker for Upgrade! at Eyebeam, NYC, and presented work at numerous symposia and conferences. Her writing and art projects have been published in Leonardo Journal, Aminima, Art of the Biotech Era (M. Pandilovski ed.), Plastic Green (P. Ednie-Brown ed.), and Second Nature (Hughes and Sundén eds).