Susan Collins studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (as a Fulbright scholar) and completed a Ph.D. in 2001 (exploring the role of the viewer in the realisation of the work).
Since 1993 she has worked mainly with site specific installation, often in the form of interventions in a range of public spaces.
Her Public/permanent projects include a collaboration with architect Sarah Wigglesworth on a Classroom of the Future which received a Royal Society of Arts Art for Architecture award and pixelscape, a permanent commission for Arts Council England South East completed in 2003. She is currently working on a range of other commissions including a permanent installation for the new University College London Hospital.
Solo shows include: Suspect Devices 1997; In Conversation 1997-2001, shown in Brighton, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Cardiff, and Berlin, linking viewers on the internet with pedestrians on the street; and Transporting Skies 2002, a networked exhibition shown simultaneously at Site Gallery, Sheffield and Newlyn Gallery, Penzance.
Tate in Space was commissioned as a net art piece for Tate Online in 2002 and nominated for a 2004 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Award). She is currently working with Film and Video Umbrella (UK) on Fenlandia, an online landscape project based in Britain’s Silicon Fen.
Susan Collins is Head of the Slade Centre for Electronic Media, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.
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