Artist & Scientist | Sleep & Dreaming


Nelly Matorina is an artist and scientist working across the fields of computer science, neuroscience, and psychology. Investigating the topics of sleep, dreaming, and consciousness, Matorina’s goal is to utilize the open conceptual space of art to ask big questions, which, combined with science’s focused experimentation, can lead to a symbiosis where each field is constructing and imagining a socially-engaged collective future.

Her work often uses the tools of neural networks, chatbots, and holograms.

Nelly Matorina received her MSc in Psychology at Queen’s University, her research focusing on sleep, gist memory, and the hippocampus. She won a Canadian Psychology Association Certificate of Academic Excellence Award for her MSc thesis.