Studio Above&Below is a London based art and technology practice founded by Daria Jelonek (DE) and Perry-James Sugden (UK) after graduating from the Royal College of Art. Their work combines Mixed Realities experiences (XR), digital art and data in order to grow potential connections between humans, machines and the environment – working towards preferred future interactions with our surroundings. Believing in research based art, Studio Above&Below often works with science, technology, communities and ecologies to push the boundaries of digital media for future living. Established in 2018, over the last years the duo has created ground breaking large-scale public artworks using advanced technologies with live data inputs in order to make invisible phenomena visible and give our environment a voice to express itself.

The duo’s work has been exhibited internationally at institutions such as the Royal Academy, Tate Modern, V&A London, Photophore during the Venice Biennale, London Design Festival, MEET Milan, UCCA Shanghai, WRO Biennale, SONAR+D Barcelona, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing and NRW Forum Düsseldorf.

Previous prizes and fundings include the STARTS Future of the city prize (winner), WIRED Creative HackAward (finalist), Bloomberg Bursary, Battersea Sculpture Prize, Arts Council England project grant, Repairing The Present fellowship.

Jelonek and Sugden regularly give public talks at culture and technology institutions such as Global Design Forum, Fiber Festival Amsterdam, Retune Berlin, New Now Festival, Arebyte Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary.