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Annette Mees

Annette Mees is an award-winning artistic director, creative producer and cultural strategist. She is currently the Head of Audience Labs at the Royal Opera House – dedicated to exploring the artistic possibilities of immersive technologies. It partners leading artists with cutting-edge creative immersive technology and inter-disciplinary creative teams to create world-class work that innovates and pushes boundaries.

She was a Creative Fellow for WIRED and The Space, Guest-Artistic Director of the Danish Inspiration Lab and worked on the IK-prize winning Sensorium at Tate Britain. She started her career as one of the co-Artistic Directors of Coney. Annette has worked with partners across sectors including Google, Tate Britain, UK Parliament, WIRED Magazine, European Space Agency, British Council, Magic Leap, King’s College, ICA, The National Theatre of Wales, SJ01 San Jose Biennale, & NESTA.

She advises on the future of culture, artistic innovation strategies, creative R&D, interdisciplinary collaborations. She is known for her innovative, interdisciplinary and experiential work that allows audiences to explore big ideas and create meaningful change.