Rebecca Aston is a Zimbabwean artist currently based in London. Her work explores material culture. She questions and decodes the meaning people embed in both physical and virtual spaces, objects and the environment. Reflecting on post-colonialism, she examines global flows of data, matter and people, through history up until the present day and on into speculative futures. Temporality is central to her practice, both as medium, including capture technologies, computation and the moving image, as well as subject matter, such as history and memory. She also works as a web developer and creative technologist.


2017-'20 MFA in Computational Art, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

2014 BA in Art, Cum Laude with distinction in the major, Yale University, New Haven, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Echosystems, Goldsmiths Computational Arts first year exhibition, London, UK

2018 Labyrinths, an interactive VR exhibition at IEEE Games Entertainment and Media 2018 , Galway, Ireland

2016 Timeshare, BHQFU’s Foundation University Gallery, New York, USA

2015 Inhabiting the Edge: WetLand, The Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia, USA

2014 Open House, sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services, New Haven, USA

2014 Yale Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition, Green Gallery, New Haven, USA

2013 Gerson Zevi show at Yale, New Haven, USA


2019 Transmediale, Working Things Through and Feeling Things Out, student forum day panel, Berlin, Germany

2018 Flux in collaboration with Goldsmiths, Echosystems Panel, London, UK

2015 IEEE Games Entertainment and Media conference, artist's panel presentation, Toronto, Canada

2015 Africa Salon at Yale University, In Search of an African Aesthetic, curated by the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MOCADA), New Haven, USA


2018 SINK Web Residency, November resident, London, UK

2016 School for Poetic Computation, Code Subversions, New York, USA

2014 New York Arts Practicum, New York, NY

2014 Artist-in-Residence, on Wetland by Mary Mattingly, at Fringe Arts Festival, Philadelphia, PA

2011 Robert Reed’s studio practice program, Auvillar, France

Selected Awards/Fellowships

2014 Stanton Wheeler Award, Yale College

2013 Mary Hotchkiss Williams Travel Fellowship, Yale University Art Gallery

2013 Creative and Performing Arts Award, Yale College Council of Masters