Hailing from New Zealand, Honor Harger has an exceptional interest in the artistic uses of science and technologies. Before she took on her present position as the Executive Director at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore in 2014, she was the artistic director of Lighthouse in Brighton, UK where she curated projects that displayed the cultural impact of scientific ideas.
Honor has directed the AV Festival, also known as the UK’s largest biennial of electronic art, moving image and music. She was also the first curator of webcasting for Tate, where she was involved in events and concerts of art and technology at the Tate Modern art gallery.
She has curated exhibitions and events around the world, including art.net.uk/now in India in 2002 and “Dots & Lines” for the BBC in 2005. She has worked for the Bauhaus Dessau in Germany, the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) in Australia and Artspace and Radio One in New Zealand.
Under the artistic collective label r a d i o q u a l i a, one of the main projects that she produced with co-founder Adam Hyde was Radio Astronomy, a radio station broadcasting sounds from space.
A TED speaker, Harger has lectured at notable places such as LIFT (a key event about innovation and digital technologies) in Geneva, the European Space Agency, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the California Institute of Arts and the American Film Institute.