28 February to 12 May 2019

The SPARE PARTS exhibition features artists and designers from across the globe, informed by conversations and collaborations with leading academics and their cutting-edge research into transplantation and regeneration of the human body. The exhibition includes a maker space to bring the topics of the season to life through live research and hands-on events, inviting visitors to reflect on SPARE PARTS and share their thoughts.

Leading voices from King’s College London, including researchers from the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, are interwoven into the installations, artworks and experiences featured within the season. From couture tissue engineering to growing your own replacement body parts, to personal stories of organ transplantation and more, discover what the future of medical engineering might mean for us all in the near future.

Read more about the works in the exhibition below and our dedicated maker space The Gut where you can get hands on with the themes of the season:


The Gut is a space for live research projects, and for sharing skills, opinions and disciplines. Get your hands dirty, grafting cacti, sewing electrodes, thumbing reading materials and exchanging bacteria.

Different groups will take up residence in The Gut, including King’s College London Synthetic Anatomy MSc students who will use our 3D printers to produce speculative organs, and malady mag, an independent magazine written by and for disabled influencers, artists and activists.