Archive of Author | Charlotte Jarvis

I am an artist and lecturer working at the intersection of art and science. My practice often utilises living cells and DNA: I have recorded music onto DNA, seen my heart beat outside of my body and am currently making the world’s first female sperm. My work explores the body as a liminal space – a site for transformation, hybridisation and magic.

I make large-scale multimedia installations and performances for international solo and group shows. I have been resident artist at a number of institutions, including the European Bioinformatics Institute, The British Council in Argentina and the Hubrecht Institute. I have been peer-review published in Leonardo Journal in the USA and am currently a lecturer at The Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths University London.

I am an Exoplanet obsessive, lover of space opera and collector of GMO body parts.

https://cjarvis.com/

Solo Shows:

Hartlepool Gallery, Hartlepool, 2019

Kapelica, Ljubljana, 2019

Ort, Birmingham, 2018

Kapelica, Ljubljana, 2016

CPG London – Dilston Grove, London, 2015

The Lookout, Aldeburgh, 2015

Lime Wharf, London, 2015

Droog, Amsterdam, 2012

The Big Shed, Suffolk 2012

Madder 139, London, 2007

A list of group shows and performances including work exhibited across Europe, China, North and South America at institutions and events such as the Venice Biennale, ARS Electronica, Wellcome Collection, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Gallery (Dublin and Rotterdam) and The Natural History Museum Vienna can be provided on request.

Articles with Charlotte Jarvis


In Posse: Making female sperm

Charlotte Jarvis is an artist and lecturer working at the intersection of art and science. Her practice often utilises living cells and DNA: “I have recorded music onto DNA, seen my heart beat outside of my body and am currently making the world’s first female sperm. My work explores the body as a liminal space – a site for transformation, hybridisation and magic”. In Posse is a work In progress: “A mission to make ‘female’ sperm from my own stem cells”.