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"To pursue, facilitate and promote research and programs that demonstrate the potential of media arts and science collaborations." The Art|Sci Center focuses on collaborative projects that address social, ethical and environmental issues related to scientific innovations.

We are part of a world-wide network of artists and scientists who are interested in philosophical dialogue as well as working together on artistic or applied projects.

UCLA Art Sci center acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.



The Art|Sci Center presents exhibitions, lectures, mixers, and symposia to bring artists and scientists together in order to mesh these cultures and inspire individuals to think about art and science as already interrelated and relevant to our society.

To this end we established a small gallery in the California NanoSystems Institute and a series of guest lectures called LASERs coordinated with undergraduate and graduate classes.

For a list of our current events click here



The third culture is expanding in exciting new ways, both on campus and beyond UCLA. Stay up to date with Art|Sci happenings by signing up for our weekly newsletter! With over a decade of intersections behind us and many more to come, our newsletter archive collects all of the center's innovative collaborations in one place.

PST ART: Art & Science Collide

Atmosphere of Sound: Sonic Art in Times of Climate Disruption is a multi-year research project culminating in a large-scale exhibition of sound-based art in 2024. UCLA Art | Sci Center explores the relationship between sound as a post-object art form, and our shifting relationship to the world of things as necessitated by climate change. Read More.


Bill Fontana began his career as a composer. What really began to interest him was not so much the music that he could write but the states of mind he would experience when he felt musical enough to compose. Read More.

Yolande Harris is an artist and scholar engaged with sound, its image and its role in relating humans and their technologies to the environment. Read More!

Anna Nacher, PhD, associate professor at the Jagiellonian University. Her research interests include digital culture, cultural theory, media art, sound studies and e-literature. Read More.

Joel Ong (PhD, MSc.Bioart) is a media artist whose works connect scientific and artistic approaches to the environment. His recent works explore the visibility and audibility of ambient phenomena with a particular focus on the wind and the atmospheric microbiome. Read More.

Sholeh Asgary is an interdisciplinary sound artist whose immersive works, performances, and audience participatory scores implicate the viewer-participant into future mythological excavations, bridging large swathes of time and history, through water, water clocks, crude oil, movement, light, imaging, voice, and sound. Read More.

Robertina Šebjanič is an internationally awarded artist, whose work revolves around the biological, chemical, political and cultural realities of aquatic environments and explores humankind’s impact on other species and on the rights of non-human entities, while calling for strategies emphatic towards other species to be adopted. Read More.

Patricia Cadavid is an immigrant, artist, and researcher born in Colombia. Her work looks at the relationships and effects of coloniality in new media and sound from the migratory experience and decolonial & anti-colonial thinking. Read More.

Iman Person is a first-generation Jamaican-American artist and cultural anthropologist whose research explores the intersections of Black and Indigenous technologies, and their connections to ritual, the land, language, and cosmic time. Read More.