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Based in London, Burton Nitta is an interdisciplinary art duo that investigates our human future and evolution through collaborative projects.

Previous works such as After Agri, Algaculture, The Algae Opera, The Republic of Salivation and New Organs of Creativity are published and exhibited internationally from MoMA, New York to the V&A Museum, London.

New areas of research are explored through a journal called After... that invites audiences to taste the future and venture into alternative visions of the world and ourselves. Ultimately we ask: to what extent can our work actually alter the course of the future?


Michael Burton

Michael graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007. He previously worked at Laban contemporary dance conservatoire, and studied Fine Art Sculpture at Bretton Hall, Leeds University. Michael works on the edge of speculative design, art, and as a researcher. He creates objects, images and films as insights into richly imagined scenarios exploring the choices we face in our evolution as a species and in redesigning life itself. Michael exhibits and presents internationally, most notably including work shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on tour at various galleries in Australia, the National Museum of China, Beijing and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art. He leads a collaborative practice, working with organisations and individuals including scientists, performers, choreographers, designers and architects.

Michiko Nitta

Michiko studied at Central Saint Martins before obtaining MA at Royal College of Art in 2007. She works as a director and artist of the collaborative practice BurtonNitta, as well as running her own practice as a multimedia consultant. Her work has exhibited at galleries internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt in Berlin and ICA in London. A key theme that underlies her work is the relationship between nature and humans, often taking extreme vantage on how humans can change their perception to live symbiotically with nature.





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