Bushra Burge
curiosity driven problem solver

Artist Profile

Artist Profile


Bushra is an artist-designer whose work explores body centred experiences and things 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 wearable technology, sustainable fashion and software engineering. She has explored memory, 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 recently presented the first iteration of DARK MATTER DARK ENERGY v1.2 (DMDE) a wearable haptic garment worn alongside a VR film about space to create a multi-sensory experience at the V & A, London and was one of 3 finalists at the New European Media Summit 2016, Porto. In Spring 2017, she will be presenting her work at the Fashion Show and as a panel speaker at BDYHAXCON, Texas in January 2017. She is currently progressing the next chapter of DMDE and also the brand new transmedia science faction fashion work Alienascent which has been developed on a short course 'Fashion in Orbit' run by the European Space Agency and Politecnico di Milano.


Exhibitions, Demonstrations, Gallery Speaking

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, SWSX, 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 Techcrunch Disrupt, London : Demonstration of VR wearable (Unit9)

2015 Heiße Scheiße, Hamburg : Demonstration of VR wearable (Unit9)

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 Transpareny : Projection Mapped film onto dress installation


2011 Central Saint Martins : MA Applied Imagination  - Distinction

2008 London College of Fashion : BA(Hons) Fashion Design Realisation

1997 Imperial College : BSc(Hons) Biochemistry with Management