Artists Profile 
Bushra is an artist-designer storyteller whose work explores sense-of-self bringing together art and science through the use of a range of traditional and new media, from couture to digital installation. Previously she has developed work which explores the function of music as a trigger for an immersive sensory archive for older people. She has a background in painting, textile design, wearable technology, sustainable fashion and software engineering. She has explored memory and illusion and sense-of-self amongst other human conditions through multi-sensory storytelling. She holds an MA in Applied Imagination from Central Saint Martins (Distinction), a BA in Fashion from the London College of Fashion, as well as an earlier BSc from Imperial College in Biochemistry, which enables her to bring a unique perspective and range of skills to her work. She has exhibited nationally and internationally such as Brighton Digital Festival; V&A digital drop-in; International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Colombia; Rural Decay, Itoshima, Japan. 

She is also the Founder and Creative Director of the award winning creative technology company ‘BB Studio’. Recent projects have included engaging immersive stories using virtual reality integrated with proprietary wearable technology embedded in striking costumes used for educational and science communication, fashion marketing and user-centred research and development to describe topics such as dark matter and ocean plastic pollution. 

BUSHRA BURGE

Awards

2019 SXSW 'Alternate' to Finalists at Style & Wearable Tech in the Interactive Innovation category

2018 Wearsustain EU H2020 Award

2018 Publication and presentation at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts Conference, British Computer Society

2016 Finalist at the New European Media awards

Talks, Demonstrations, Exhibitions

2019 Dorkbot London Presentation and demonstrations

2019 The sustainable and ethical human, panel talk, The Immersive Collective

2019 Art Residency and showcase exhibition (movie) : Augmented Attention Lab - Augmented Sensorium Festival, Pistori Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

2019 Electronic Visualisation & the Arts/ British Computer Society Conference : Demonstration, Published Paper & Speaker

2019 Panel Speaking : Tomorrow’s wardrobe // Great Exhibition Road Festival // V&A

2019 Moderating : Fashion as a Walking Artform, Chelsea Library, SW3 5EZ

2019 Key Note Lecture : TEST : Talking Ethics, Sustainability and Technology

2019 Panel Speaking : Creative Futures 5 Fashion and Technology, Engage Works, London

2019 Imperial Lates : Wearable tech, fashion, and future clothing, Imperial College

2019 Fashion Futures : VR Meetup, The Fusebox, Brighton

2018 Asylum Peckham with South London Womens Association : Strong and Stable

2018 CSM : Body Data talk and demo

2018 UX VR Meet up talk and demo, The Fusebox, Brighton

2018 Final Showcase, BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts - Brussels Museums)

2018 ICT Exhibition, Vienna, Austria - Wearsustain showcase part of the STARTS (Science, Technology & the Arts) is an initiative of the European Commission, launched under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

2018 Brighton Digital Festival Hatsumi's mental health VR exhibition NoöSphere. credit Hatsumi, The Old Market, Brighton. Data visualisation of NHS mental health data : 'No of spell days per hospital, UK - November 2015' : GhostNet : Chilled edition

2018 Electronic Visualisation & the Arts/ British Computer Society Conference : Published Paper & Speaker

2018 Idea of the North Group Show, The Baltic Contemporary, Newcastle

2018 London Laser Series, CSM

2018 Digital Fancies, London Technology Week

2017 International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Colombia

2017 Propella Presents, The Future of, London

2017 Senate House, Opensenses by the Institute of Philosophy : DMDE v2.1

2017 Sculpture gallery, V & A London : Digital Drop : Showcased and demonstrated a number of pieces and works in progress 2017 Converge event, SXSW, Austin, Texas : sp-AR-kle AR jewellery worn by innovation leader Val Valcante panel presenting

2017 European Space Agency & Politecnico di Milano : Fashion in Orbit : short course development of Alienascent

2017 The Body Hacking Conference, Austin, Texas : Panel Speaker & Catwalk

2016 SCYA Goodmans Art Centre, Singapore : Dream of Stars talk and installation DMDE V1.2

2016 University of Fine Art, Porto, Portugal : New European Media 2016 Finalist talk and installation DMDE V1.2

2016 V & A London : E-stitches Talk & Demonstration DMDE V1.2

2016 Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan : Artist Residency and Exhibition : Rural Decay

2015 The Laban Centre, London : Coastal Currents, Textile prints

2015 St Leonards Arts Festival, Hastings : Coastal Currents, Textile prints

2015 NTU & Antennae, Nottingham : Arcintex Workshop : collaborative wearable tech project Snooz

2014 Music Technology Festival, LSO, London : Interactive costume worn by cyber punk opera band Intelligentsia

2014 New Cross Festival : Nebulae Interactive costume : Interactive costume worn by cyber punk opera band Intelligentsia

2014 The Phoenix, Brighton : Fractured Transparency : Projection Mapped film onto dress installation

Art & Technology Collectives

2019 - present Arebyte Studios, Victoria

2018 - present South London Makerspace

2018 - present South London Women Artists

2017 - present E-stitches Group

2017 - 2019 Immersive Lab, The Fusebox Brighton

2010 - 2018 Creekside Artists, Bermondsey and Deptford (also Director and Trustee)

2010 - 2011 Centre for Creative Collaboration

Illustration Diary

http://www.bushraburge.com/#/bushras-musings/