As an interdisciplinary lab, art has a place in research at CLEAR, including through our Artist in Residence program (CLEAR AIR), hosting guest filmmakers, and scientist-artist lab members. In all cases, artists become either guest members or full members of CLEAR and their projects require collective consent of the entire lab. Projects include:

Detail from Plastic is Land, 2018. Photograph by Max Liboiron.

Museum Exhibits

Objects from CLEAR, from BabyLegs to scientific samples to photography, have been in included in the following exhibits:

  • Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection
  • Nature Design Triennial, Smithsonian Design Museum, NYC, 2019-2020
  • Ocean Plastics Lab,” an international travelling exhibit that traveled to Lisbon, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, and Washington DC, among other places, 2017-2020.
  • “Overflow,” Gallatin Galleries, New York City, NY, 2019.
  • “Plastic Soup,” (permanent exhibition), Canadian Museum of      Nature/ Musée Canadien de la Nature, Ottawa, ON, 2019.
  • “How we do science on permanent plastic pollution,” The Study, Philadelphia, PA, as part of the Anthropocene Campus, 2017.
  • From Outrage to Action,” curated by Keith Miller, Gallatin Galleries, New York City, NY, 2017.
  • Resistance After Nature,” curated by Kendra Sullivan and Dylan Gauthier. Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 2016.
  • “Emergent Ecologies,” curated by Eben Kirksey, Lissette Olivares, Grace Glovier, Cody Kohn, Kayli Marshall, Greg Umali, and Alexandra Palocz. Kilroy Metal Ceiling, New York City, NY, 2016.
  • “Ethnography in the Expanded Field,” organized by Barbara Adams, Scott Brown, and John Bruce. Curated by Xavier Acarin. Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought, New York City, NY, 2016.
  • “Plastic GYRE,” traveling exhibition of science and art on marine plastic pollution, including to the David J. Spencer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Museum, Atlanta & the Anchorage Museum, Alaska, 2014-2015.