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Alis is an artist, educator and PhD candidate based in Birmingham, interested in networks both digital and cultural, infrastructural, and metaphorical. Her research is rooted in ecology, storytelling, craft and technology.

The research project she is currently undertaking imagines the internet as a landscape with ecological systems, as a way to diagnose its health. The project questions whether the soil of the internet is sick, adopting a fiction-as-method art practice to ask how ecological thinking can help create a vital, life-sustaining future ‘in-terra-net.’

B. 1989 Bristol


2022 – 2027

Practice-based PhD at Northumbria University as Part of the Cultural Negotiation of Science Research group under the supervision of Christine Borland and Fiona Crisp.

2013 – 2015

Royal College of Art London

MA Fine Art Photography

2008 – 2011

University of Wales, Newport

BA Documentary Photography (First class honours)

Exhibitions and Residencies


Cosmic Modelling, Exhibition

Vivid Projects Birmingham


CarryingThe Craft: Making Conversations

Institutional Fieldworking: CNoS @10 was a three-week series of exhibitions and events celebrating the tenth anniversary of Northumbria University’s Cultural Negotiation of Science Research Group (CNoS).


Cosmotechnics, Manchester Contemporary

at the Manchester Art Fair


Watershed, Exhibition

CARAD Rhayader

Marking the end of the decade long residency program at Elan Valley Wales and the ten artists who’ve been a part of its history.


The Idea of a City, Artlicks Launch Exhibition

Recent Activity, Birmingham

- 08/2022

Elan Valley Residency

Funded by Arts Council Wales & TheNational Lottery and in Partnership with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.


Cut Copy Remix, Exhibition

Vivid Projects

Work commissioned by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Black Hole Club(Vivid Projects) to respond to the newly launched Open Image Archive


Staff Show, Exhibition

Birmingham School of Art


Summer Exhibition

Anise Gallery, Shad Thames London


Show RCA, Exhibition

Battersea, London


The State of Things, Co-curated project; performances, screenings & talks

Dyson Gallery, Battersea, London


WHAT WAS, Exhibition

Skellefteå City Hall, Sweden. European Capital of Culture Program


TomaRun, Residency

Burtrask, Sweden


Agitart Festival, Exhibition

Figueres, Spain


Non-Knower, Exhibition

The Library Space, London


RCA Secret, Exhibition

Royal College of Art


GRWP, Exhibition

SW1 Gallery, London



Makings Journal – Gentle Gestures: Contexts, Spaces and Approaches beyond the Academy

Studio Submission of a Podcast with Christine Borland exploring craft knowledge, storytelling and soundscape as carrier bags to pass on knowledge only accessible through the doing, through the craft.


Heliotrope Journal

Part of the Environmental Media Lab at the University of Calgary
A three-part text that explores the metaphor underpinning the PhD research, one that sees the internet as landscape (a mesh, then terrain, then topology) with parallel problems of monoculture, industrial agriculture and invasive capitalism. It also imagines data as water within this ‘in-terra-net’; thinking about data flow, data storage in clouds etc. and looks to histories of water management, control and colonialism. Finally, it proposes a look to panthology and the electrical theologians as a way of imbuing this internet landscape with divinity in order to approach it with reverence and awe and not as a resource to consume or as dominion to tame.


Art Licks, Issue 28: The Idea of a City

Interviewing Sophia Niazi


Laugh Magazine, Issue 01

Featured Artist


Exit Strategies, BlackDog Publishing

Co-Edited & Featured Artist

Autumn 2014

Eros Journal, Issue 5, Deal Vol.1

Featured Artist