Andrew Merritt (UK associate) explores social and ecological issues through experimental solution-based work in the form of permanent installations and functional sculptures, which provide frameworks or foundations for communities and ecologies to build and grow upon. Andrew often works as one half of the duo Something & Son.

As a UK associate at Delfina Foundation as part of The Politics of Food programme in Autumn 2022, Andrew will explore ideas of the military and disaster zones acting as a builder of ecologies, communities and new forms of agriculture. As R. Buckminster Fuller said, “Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting the high technology from weaponry to livingry”.

Andrew has presented exhibitions and projects at: Tate Britain, Tate Modern, V&A Museum, South London Gallery, Manchester International Festival, Gwangju Biennale (South Korea), FACT (Liverpool), Deon Foundation (Netherlands); Vienna Biennale/MAK (Austria), Artangel (UK), Milan Design Week (Italy), Cultural Olympia (London), Art Catalyst (UK), Somerset House (London), Folkestone Art Triennial (UK), Design Museum (London), Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Wellcome Collection (London), and Istanbul Design Biennial (Turkey).

He has delivered talks and workshops at Serpentine Gallery (London), Kunst-Werke (Berlin), Science Museum (London), SALT (Istanbul), Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (Zurich), CIT (Ireland) Design, Royal College of Art (London), Central Saint Martins (London), Riga Technical University (Latvia), Design Indaba (Cape Town), British Council (London), ICA (London) and the Barbican (London). Andrew is also a founder of Makerversity, Somerset House.

Andrew was born in the UK, as is based in London.


Gaia Art Foundation


The Politics of Food:
Season 5


Autumn 2022


Please note all artist-in-residence biographies are accurate at the time of their residency. For up-to-date bios please visit the artist’s website.