Rose Leahy

CV      IG: @rosesleahy

Drawing inspiration from the zoetic world, my research explores ecological adaptation, remediation and celebration. Rooted in multispecies ethnography I investigate how more-than-human matters can influence creative practice. These encounters with other kin and phenomena emerge across media including multisensory experiences, data driven sculptures and interactive installations.

Since 2015 I have been collaborating with Amanda Baum. Baum & Leahy is an Earth-based symbiotic practice exploring how sustainable futures can be grown between environmental ethics and multispecies aesthetics. With a multimodal approach, we translate intangible phenomena and complex ecological dynamics into sensorial experiences, whilst collaborating with experts across disciplines, from microbiologists to quantum computer scientists, architects to cosmologists. Through research-led worldmaking and material storytelling, our work allows the beholder a proximity to alternative realities, melting between the feasible and fantastical.       IG: @baumleahy      Contact:


2015 - 2017
MA in Information Experience Design
Royal College of Art,  London

2012 - 2015
BA (Hons) Fine Art
Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and
Design, London

BA Fine Art – Erasmus exchange
Sint Lucas University, Antwerp

2010 - 2011
Diploma in Art and Design
Camberwell College of Arts Foundation


One Cell at a Time, part of the Human Cell Atlas, funded by Wellcome Trust
CPH:DOX LAB 2020-2021
Birmingham Open Media Fellowship  2020
Lumen Art Prize  2019 (Shortlist)
Rapoport Award  2019 (Shortlist)
Bio Art & Design Awards, 2018  (Winner)
British Library Labs Awards, 2018  (Winner)
Bio Art & Design Awards  2017 (Finalist)
Florence Trust Residency  2017-2018
Merz Barn Residency  2017
JANUS Fulldome Award  2016 (Finalist)
Sidney Cooper Gallery Residency  2016
NOVA Award  2015 (Nominated)


SciArt Magazine: “Macroscopic Topics on
a Microscopic Scale: The work of Amanda
Baum and Rose Leahy”

Next Nature Network: “Microbiocene: A
microbiological archeology of the future”

Information: “Biokunst: Vi skal skåle for
vores algeforfædre. De er en del af os”

CCCB: “Quantum Agencies”

It’s Nice That: “Weaving Worlds: how artificial
intelligence can push human creativity”

Interalia Mag: “The Camille Diaries: New
Artistic Positions on M/otherhood, Life & Care”

Ars Electronica | In Kepler’s Gardens:
“MU Worlding Worlds Hybrid Art House”

NC State University: “Applied Ecology in
Microbial Art Exhibition”

BioArt Laboratories: “Winners Bio Art &
Design Award 2018”

CLOT Magazine: “Amanda Baum & Rose
Leahy: A view on multispecies experience”

BBC Designed: “Is this what future homes
will look like?”

Sedition Arts: “Worlding Worlds: MU Art Space”

V&A: “Entangled: Art, Science and Quantum
Computing” Part 1

“Entangled: Art, Science and Quantum
Computing” Part 2


Ocean, Teater FÅR302, Copenhagen
The World is in You, Medical Museion at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Mikro, Dansens Hus, Oslo
Ecoheroes, Hamar Teater, Hamar

Inter:Active, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen
De Pest, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen
Interspecies Futures,Center for Book Arts, New York
Art's Work in the Age of Biotechnology, Pitt University, online

Mikrobia,  Øyteateret, Vega Scene, Oslo
24 Hours in Uchronia with Helga SchmidSomerset House, London
Worlding WorldsMU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven
The Camille DiariesArt Laboratory Berlin, Berlin

Hyperobjects, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
Artrebel’s Social Service ClubThe Farm, Copenhagen
Welcome HomeElephant West, London
Expanded AnimationViborg Animation Festival, Viborg
InterterrestrialsMedical Museion, Copenhagen
Material Driven: Future ProofArchitech@Work, London
Common SurvivalGas Gallery, Los Angeles

ReShapeMU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven
Digital Design WeekendLondon Design Festival, V&A, London
Sonar 360°Sonar+D, Barcelona
Biodesign Here NowLondon Design Festival,  Open Cell, London
Mammalga,  National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
GREEN SLSA Conference,  Univerity of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Common SurvivalPrairie, Chicago
Mulitple SpaceTamarin Art Centre, Mauritius
Summer ExhibitionThe Florence Trust, London
Winter Open Studios,  The Florence Trust, London

Dada ExtravaganzaRoyal Academy of Arts, London
EntangledWhite City Place, London
Algebar,  Dansehallerne, Copenhagen
Show 2017Royal College of Art, London
Lumen: School of LightUgly Duck Studios, London
Kallida FestivalBaskerville Hall, Hereford
Plant x JewelThe Waiting Room London

Catching the LightSidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury
SoundObjectSonar+D, Barcelona
ZONEDSt John’s on Bethnal Green, London
Jena Fulldome FestivalZeiss Planetarium, Jena

Call and Response, Amersham Arms, London
Degree Show One, Central Saint Martins, London
Inflating Curiosity MIT/RCA, Royal College of Art, London
Freshly Scratched, Battersea Arts Centre, London

Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival, Tate Modern Turbine Hall
In Site1, Factor 44, Antwerp
♀, Barnstables Floor Store, London
Raw Talent 2014, Dalston Department Store, London
The Tomorrow People, Elevator Gallery, London

MMXIII, Mile End Art Pavilion, London
In Between StatesMile End Art Pavilion, London
Here In Archway, Outdoor performance in Archway, London

Talk: The Camille Diaries Symposium, Art Laboratory Berlin, online
Workshop: Usynlige Verdener, Anneberg Kulturpark, Odsherred
Talk: Bioart Post PandemicBirmingham Open Media, online
Talk: Microbiocene: Multiscalar RealitiesCADAF, online
Talk: Cellumonials, Royal College of Art, online
Talk: Biotechnology and the PosthumanGoldsmiths, London
Talk: Microbiocene: Multiscalar RealitiesThe Bartlett, online
Workshop: Micropoiesis,  Wellcome Collection, London
Talk: InterterrestrialsMedical Museion, Copenhagen
Workshop: Mycelial Meditations Royal College of Art, London
Panel Discussion: Microbiocene at ReShape Special Weekend MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven
Talk: Making of Microbiocene, Biodesign Here Now at Open Cell, London
Workshop: Writing BiophiliaQuadrangle Space, Kent
Talk: Quantum Computer Art: The Alien PresentV&A, London
Design consultancy: Strategy Salon with  Design Museum, London
Seminar/Workshop: BiodesignRoyal College of Art, London
Workshop: Fulldome ResearchSidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury