Call For Artists

‘Cognitive Sensations: Adapting in the Age of Distraction’, is a new exhibition and associated event programme exploring the digital age.


We are looking for artists whose work explores the digital age from a variety of different lenses – neuroscience, technology and/or design. These works can explore anything from how the digital age changes perceptions around the human form, to resistance movements, or to representations of the self online – really whatever it is that sets the stage for a lot of what we see in technology today.


This exhibition will run from mid November 2018 to June 2019 at THECUBE London, a space for artists, scientists, and technologists based in the heart of East London, Shoreditch. Together with the curator and space, the selected artists will have the opportunity to organise a series of roundtable discussions and workshops with academics and practitioners, to inform their ongoing research into this subject matter.


For a more detailed brief, please see below:



Please send us the following by 01 October 2018 (midnight):

  • Large digital images of the work(s) you’d like to submit (min 250px x 250px)
  • Title, dimensions, medium of the works you’d like to submit
  • Artist statement (please include:
    • why you wish to apply for this residency / exhibition,
    • indicate how your skills, past achievements, experience and personal qualities make you suited for this job, and
    • what contribution you would expect to make if appointed
  • CV

Please send to AND by 01 October 2018 (23:59)



Gabriella Warren-Smith is an independent curator whose research investigates the impact of digital culture on human behaviour. Her previous outputs include a symposia at the British Museum (London) and Holden Gallery (Manchester), large scale exhibition productions at the Williamson Art Gallery (Birkenhead), Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester) and Liverpool Biennial amongst many others.

THECUBE London is a workspace for an interdisciplinary community of scientists, artists, and technologists. Observing a lack of spaces that promote the collaboration of these three disciplines, THECUBE launched a platform with space to research, experiment, develop and produce work that explores the intersection of art, science and technology. Hence, THECUBE now hosts regular symposiums and meet-ups that bring together leading experts from the three sectors, as well as a residency programmes and exhibitions.


If you’d like any more information in the meantime, please get in touch by calling 020 7377 9279 or emailing /


We are looking forward to receiving your work!


Gabriella & THECUBE London