Charles Lindsay (born San Francisco, California, 1961) is an American multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on technology, biomimicry, semiotics, and the possibility of new ontologies. He creates immersive environments, sound installations, and sculptures built from salvaged aerospace and bio-tech equipment, photographs, and videos.
Charles Lindsay is the current director of the SETI Institute’s artist in residence program, a Guggenheim Fellow, recipient of the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, and a Fellow at the Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art and Environment. Lindsay balances his time in the studio with extended periods exploring remote natural environments. His career has ranged from exploration geology in the arctic to photojournalism in the jungles of southeast Asia – where he lived for years with a stone age tribe. He is director of OSA EARS – a project designed to stream real-time sound from one of the world’s most bio-diverse ecosystems, the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.