Genetic Moo are interactive artists. We build living installations in pixels and light. In dark spaces you can interact with fantastical creatures or immerse yourself in ever changing digital ecosystems. We’re inspired by popular science, particularly in the areas of ecology, symbiosis, morphology, mutation and artificial life.

We have shown extensively in the UK and abroad, including The Science Centre, Singapore; Eureka! Halifax; LABoral, Gijon; Watermans, London; ICC Open Sky Gallery, Hong Kong; Dreamland, Margate; D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Dundee; Glastonbury; The Wellcome Collection; The Old Vic Tunnels. We work closely with the Lumen Art ProjectsMarine Studios.

Genetic Moo is a collaboration between Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup. We live in Margate but work all over the UK and abroad with digital arts organisations. We are members of the arts collective The London Group and associate artists at Spare Tyre and HKD

We live in Margate, UK and have worked with the following local organisations: Dreamland; Turner Contemporary; HKD Ltd; Marine Studios; GEEK; Margate Festival; Open School East; Margate Film Festival; The Margate School; POW Thanet; East Kent Mencap; Limbo; Inspiration Creative CIC; Pie Factory Music; Ramsgate Arts Primary School; Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School and Broadstairs College.



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EXHIBITIONS  (2008-18)



Our animation Battle of Blister, made in collaboration with Dr Neil Dufton (Imperial College), went on tour during 2016 and 2017 as part of Silent Signal an Animate Projects commission supported by the Wellcome Trust.



  • The London Group Open 2015, London
  • Connect the Dots, Sheffield
  • Become Your Own Tribe, Margate Summer Festival
  • Blister Cinema 3, Limbo Art Space, Margate
  • sonADA, Sonic Art festival, Glasgow
  • Switched On, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury
  • Beyond the Interface, Furtherfield, London
  • Blister Cinema 2, ArcadeCardiff, Cardiff
  • Blister Cinema 1, GEEK 2015, Margate


  • Microworld Kinetica, Kinetica Art Fair, London
  • The New Sublime, Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton
  • Beyond the Interface, ISMAR 2014, Munich
  • From David Bomberg to Paula Rego – The London Group, Southampton City Art Gallery
  • Microworld Hong Kong, The Lumen Prize Exhibition, The Space, Hong Kong
  • Microworld Cardiff 2, ArcadeCardiff, Cardiff
  • Dreamland, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury
  • The Lumen Prize Exhibition, Triangle Space UAL, London
  • Digital Zoo Tour curateded by Furtherfield, various
  • Oslo Screen Festival, Sweden
  • Microworld Papay Gyro Nights, Papa Westray, Orkney


  • Potluck #9, The Beaney, Canterbury
  • Microworld Margate, Marine Studios, Margate
  • Made in Roath Festival, Cardiff
  • Microworld Arcadia, ArcadeCardiff, Cardiff
  • The London Group Centenary, Pitzhanger Manor, London
  • GEEK 2013, Margate


  • Symbiotic, The Cube Gallery, Leicester
  • Papay Gyro Nights programme, Belgrade Art Fair, Serbia
  • WWW: World Wild Web, Furtherfield Gallery, London
  • Dickensian Hauntings, Illumini, London
  • 700IS, Egilsstadir, Iceland
  • Papay Gyro Nights 2012, Papa-Westray, Orkney


  • Shangri-La Zone, Glastonbury
  • You are not in control, Netil House, London
  • Microbes and Me activity day at The Wellcome Collection, London
  • Papay Gyro Nights 2011, Papa-Westray, Orkney


  • Cryptmas, Illumini, St Pancras Church, London
  • Curiouser & curiouser, Old Vic Tunnels, London
  • Unleashed Devices, Watermans, London
  • Secret Subterranean, Illumini, Shoreditch, London
  • Is It Over, Dalston bunker show, London
  • I Believe…, Red Velvet Curtain Cult, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea


  • The London Group Open, The Menier Gallery, London
  • EMBED, The Camberwell Space, London
  • Transition, The Bargehouse, South Bank, London
  • Quantifying Play, Jago Gallery, London


  • Collision 08, Area 10 Project Space, London
  • () RE | BOOT; Area 10 Project Space, London
  • Electric Blue, The Bargehouse, London