CREATORS – Nelly Matorina

In ALL, CREATORS by Julia Krolik

Name: Nelly Matorina

Which came first in your life, the science or the art?

Probably art in the form of fantasy. I used to write and tell so many stories as a child.

Which sciences relate to your art practice?

Neuroscience, biology, and also more broadly critically looking at scientific methodologies and practices. I am always thinking about how to apply different ways of thinking to broad scientific problems, for instance how do we maintain a sense of desire and curiosity while conducting scientific research? How can we create more of a daily sense of meaning for scientists involved in basic research, whose research might seem most valuable over vast amounts of time, like a hundred or two hundred years? How can we create better aesthetic experiences for human research participants?

Nelly's Photography

What do you use to create your artworks?

Mainly video so far. I’ve done a little bit of installation work and radio composition which I would like to explore. In my future I’m definitely envisioning fully designed objects with philosophical functions.

Artwork/Exhibition you are most proud of:

Pure Phenomenality.

Nelly's Sleep Lab

Artist website


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Julia Krolik

Julia helps SciArt through Art the Science, wrangles data and makes SciArt through Pixels and Plans. She speaks passionately about the importance of visual communication in information sharing. She lives by this quote: "They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." - Francis Bacon | Twitter: @yuliakrolik