Studio Quantum

Studio Quantum_Bangalore © eps51

Studio Quantum, a new international events and artist-in-residence programme from the Goethe-Institut, aims to explore emerging quantum technologies through the lens of art. The Goethe-Institut Ireland launched Studio Quantum on October 27, 2023.

The residency programme and accompanying event series will examine important ethical and ecological questions around the impact of quantum technologies. The programme will connect artists and audiences with partners in technology, culture, science and education to foster an open dialogue on the topic of quantum technologies and the arts. 

Studio Quantum builds on the success of the “Living in a Quantum State” project, which through events in Dublin, Berlin, London, Beijing and San Francsico, engaged audiences in conversations around the future impact of quantum technologies. 

The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore hosted a networking event in collaboration with the Science Gallery Bengaluru on December 7, 2023 where ten artists / scientists discussed the possibility of making this field more accessible and multidisciplinary. 


Afra Khan, multimedia artist
Arindam Ghosh, Indian Institute of Science
Dhruv Jani, Studio Oleomingus
Jahnavi Phalkey, Science Gallery Bengaluru
Mathura Govindarajan, Paper Crane Labs
Purnima Tammireddy, writer
Sahej Rahal, multimedia artist
Shobhana Narasimhan, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Tanveer Hasan, Centre for Internet and Society
Urbasi Sinha, Raman Research Institute
Vivek Chockalingam, Walkin Studios

The aim of the event was to:
● examine how various sectors can work together in a meaningful way to support artists and foster public understanding and dialogue around emerging quantum technologies
● imagine what a successful residency programme in Bangalore could look like
● explore what kind of technical and non-technical support would be required to allow artists of all disciplines to develop work about or with quantum technologies.