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Visual Art, Slime & Advanced Technologies


2015MA Art & Science, Central St. Martins, London (Distinction)
2008PhD Theoretical Quantum Information Science, University of Leeds, UK
2005MSci Physics with German, Imperial College London, UK (1st Class Honours)

Solo Exhibitions and Performances

2023The Garden of Forking Paths, Gazelli Art House, London
2022Ent-, LAS (Light Art Space), Berlin
 The Evolution of Ent-: QX, arebyte Gallery, London
 remiQXing still, Fiumano Clase, London
 CASCADE, Southbank Centre, London
 slimeQore, Zabludowicz Collection, London
 slimeQore (Italian translation), Roma Europa Festival, Rome
 2021The Whole Earth Chanting, Sonar, CCCB, Barcelona
 The Whole Earth Chanting, Keroxen Festival, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
 The Whole Earth Chanting, Emmanual Church Loughborough, with Radar, Loughborough University’s Contemporary Art Programme
 Agency is the Ability to Act, Holden Gallery, Manchester/Online
2019Euro(re)vision, Goethe Institut, London
2017Quantum Breathing, Non-Space Gallery, Aarhus (as part of the official programme of the EU Captial of Culture)

Selected Group Shows and Screenings

2023Lilypads: Mediating Exponential Systems, NXT Museum, Amsterdam
2023Energeia, Etopia, Zaragoza (commission)
 Wild Data, Serpentine Gallery (online)
 CPH:DOX, Copenhagen
 Art SG (with Gazelli Art House), Singapore
 Xenospace, Epoch Gallery (online)
 2022Microwave Festival, Hong Kong
 Ignota Books, Mimosa House, London
 Every Kind of Wind: Calder and the 21st Century, Nahmad Contemporary, New York City
 Quantum Hivemind, Serpentine Gallery (online)
 Creative Machine, Goldsmith’s University, London
 Public Screening, Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul
 Full dome screening of Ent-, Deutsches Museum, Munich
 Re:publica Festival, Berlin
 The Baroness, Mimosa House, London
 House of Mirrors, HMKV, Dortmund
 Biomedia, ZKM, Karlsruhe
2021BIAS, Science Gallery, Dublin (commission)
 Ars Electronica, Linz (online)
 Reflections in the Water, Feral File (online)
 Virtual Wonders, Mutek Festival, Montreal (online)
 Future U, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
 Mutek Festival, Barcelona & Buenos Aires (online)
 Art AI, Leicester (public space presentation)
 [SPACE], Art & Tech, London
2020Visionarias, Etopia Centre of Art & Technology, Zaragoza
 Amplify, Somerset House, London/Online
 Realtime Constraints, arebyte Gallery, London/online
 OUT OF TOUCH, LUX (with Herversions), London (online, commission)
2019Mether, Huddersfield (public space presentation)
 Top of the Bots, Tate Late, Tate Modern, London (performance)
Kosmopolis Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona
Good Grief Gallery Late, Love Unrequited, Somerset House, London
Open Fest with Sky Arts, Barbican, London
2018 Digital Design Weekend, V&A, London
Edinburgh TV Festival with Sky Arts, Edinburgh
Cog X AI Festival, London
Sheffield Documentary Festival, Sheffield
FAKE, Sience Gallery, Dublin (commission)
humansbeingdigital, The Lowry, Manchester
2017 Somerset House Studios showcase, Telefonica Fundacion, Lima (with the British Council)
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz
Sonar+D, Barcelona (with Somerset House Studios and British Council)
Entangled: Quantum Computer Art, Royal College of Art (with V&A, Bristol University and Institute of Physics)
Humans Need Not Apply, Science Gallery, Dublin



‘Libby Heaney’s quantum-powered take on Hieronymus Bosch’s masterpiece’, Wallpaper* Magazine ‘Multiple Matters: an interview with Libby Heaney’, Spike Art 

Libby Heaney – interview: ‘The point of the work is to destabilize you’, Studio International ‘Quantenphysikerin verzaubert Boschs “Garten der Lueste”, Die Zeit (Germany)
‘Kunst mit dem Quantumcomputer: Der Himmel pulsiert’, Tages Spiegel (Germany)
‘The art of entanglements: from NFTs to Quantum Computing, Right Click Save CASCADE, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4 


‘The Fiewall Next Time: Belief, Power and AI’, Flash Art 2018 ‘Machine Dreams: Art and Artificial Intelligence’, Forbes 

‘When Lady Chatterley joined Tinder’ BBC Radio 4 and BBC News online 2017 ‘Top picks for the Women of Sonar+D’ Atlas of the Future 


‘Welcome to Yami-Ichi’, The Guardian 



Quantum Slimifications, with Arebyte Gallery, Nora N. Khan & Monica Bello, online Thinking Quantum, with Light Art Space, Anna Pappa, Amira Gad, Ariane Koek, online 


Future Music Genres, AI & Music Festival, S+T+ARTS & Sonar Festival, CCCB, Barcelona Entangled: Quantum Computing & Art, Keynote, INF 21: Gesellschaft fuer Informatik, Germany 

Subverting the Dataset, Present Futures Digital, CCA Glasgow with Feral Art Projects Entanglements; Quantum Computing & Art, Berlin Science Week 


Noisy Chatterbots, AI & Storytelling, People’s History Museum with The Space, Manchester Artificial Identities workshop, Birmingham Open Media (BOM), Birmingham 

Diffracting Bubbles, Mutek, Montreal
Quantum Computing & Art, Sonar+D, Barcelona
Machine Learning Matters, Inter-, Somerset House Studios, London Sexist Racist In = Sexist Racist Out, D&AD Festival with WOW, London Amor Android, Kosmopolis Festival, CCCB, Barcelona 


Noisy Chatterbots workshop, Art + Tech Summit, Birmingham Open Media (BOM), Birmingham Art & Science: Entanglements, Imperial College London, London 

Quantum Britishness: Intra-active algorithms, Goethe Institut London, London 


Quantum Computing & Art, Concytec, Lima 

Quantum VR Matters, London Design Festival with Space 10 and Ma-tt-er, London 

Art, Science & Quantum Computing, V&A, London


Exploring the New Aesthetic, in conversation with James Bridle, Royal College of Art, London 

Magnetism & Blackholes, Tate Modern, London 


2019 Quantum Computing and Complexity in Art, Leonardo Journal, 52 (3): 230–235

2015 Dissipation-enhanced vibrational sensing in an olfactory molecular switch, A. Checinska, F. A. Pollock, L. Heaney, A. Nazir Journal of Chemical Physics, 142, 025102

2014 New Spin Squeezing and Other Entanglement Tests for Two Mode Systems of Identical Bosons, B. Dalton. L. Heaney, J. Goold, B. Garraway, T. Busch New Journal of Physics, 16, 013026

2013 Extracting quantum work statistics and fluctuation theorems by single-qubit interferometry, R. Dorner, S. Clark, L. Heaney, R. Fazio, J. Goold, V. Vedral Physical Review Letters, 110 (23), 230601

2012 Equilibrium and Disorder-induced behavior in Quantum Light-Matter Systems, E. Mascarenhas, L. Heaney, M. C. O. Aguiar, M. F. Santos New Journal of Physics, 14, 043033

Quantum coherent contributions in biological electron transfer, R. Dorner, J. Goold, L. Heaney, T. Farrow, V. Vedral Physical Review E, 86 (3), 031922 

2011 Extreme nonlocality with one photon, L. Heaney, A. Cabello, M. F. Santos, V. Vedral New Journal of Physics, 13, 053054 

2010 Teleportation of a quantum state of a spatial mode with a single massive particle, L. Heaney Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6519, 175 

Bell inequality for pairs of particle-number-superselection-rule restricted states, L. Heaney, S.-W. Lee, D. Jaksch Phys. Rev. A, 82, 042116
Violation of multipartite Bell inequalities with classical subsystems via operationally local transformations, M. S. Williamson, L. Heaney, W. Son Phys. Rev. A 82, 032105 

2009 Natural mode entanglement as a resource for quantum communication, L. Heaney and V. Vedral, Physical Review Letters, 103 200502 

For my full list & more details see my Google Scholar page. 


2014-2019 Research Tutor, Information Experience Design programme, Royal College of Art, London 

2011-2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore 

2009-2011 EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Oxford
2009-2011 Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore 2008-2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore 

Selected Residencies


Somerset House Studios resident, London

2020British Council Amplify residency at Somerset House, Mutek Montreal and Mutek Buenos Aires 
2020Deep Play, Art+Tech residency, [ SPACE ], London
2019Risk Related, Radar Residency, Loughborough University, Loughborough 



Lumen Prize, London
Winner in Art & Science Category of Falling Wall Prize, Berlin

Mozilla Foundation Creative Media Award, USA

S+T+ARTS prize, Nomination


Adaptation Award, Artquest, London

British Council Amplify Collaboration Award


Arts Council England Project Grant (Figures in Limbo)


Arts Council England Project Grant (The Whole Earth Chanting) Arts Council England Project Grant (Top of the Bots)


Arts Council England Project Grant (Britbot) Lumen Prize (long-list)

HeK Basel, Net-based art award (short-list)


Sky Arts, Art 50 Commission


Institute of Physics Public Engagement Grant (in collaboration with University of Bristol and V&A)


Ideas Tap Innovators Award


EPSRC postdoctoral fellowship at University of Oxford (£250k to lead my own research in quantum physics)


Institute of Physics and HSBC, Very early career woman physicist of the year