Strange Quark

a creative communications and tech studio by polina chizhova & james stephen wright

Who we are

James Stephen Wright is an artist who studied on the Environmental Art course at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2011. Since then, he participated in residencies in Spain, Switzerland and Germany and completed a MA in Contemporary Art at Edinburgh University in 2018. In his practice, he works with new technologies and digital spaces. Additionally he is an online marketing specialist and website developer. In 2020, he founded Strange Quark Creative with the aim to create immersive data-driven digital experiences and won a Creative Enterprise award by Edinburgh Innovations.

Polina Chizhova is a curator, artist and writer. She studied at the Humboldt University Berlin, the University of Zurich and the University of Edinburgh. She has over 5 years of professional experience in the art world in various roles in Switzerland and the UK. She is also an experienced writer, translator and copywriter. She joined Strange Quark Creative in August 2020. Polina is currenlty completing a PhD in Curating at Manchester Metropolitan Univeristy, researching socially-engaged practices and tech-driven cities.

Our clients


Since incorporating the company in 2019 we have worked with Dybuster AG, Videocity Basel, The Proposal, ArtThou, Cinnédokké, Makadam Films, RPlan, JA Production, Amka Films, Cloud Fog Haze Productions, VeFit, Roy Jackson Artist Estate, ZhDK, interior gallery, and private clients.

Strange Quark Labs experiments with creative approaches to data, creating alternative approaches to visualisations and immersive experiences/events.



Strange Quark Creative provides a range of art and digital communication services. Please get in touch to find out how we can help.