Conrad Shawcross uses his artwork to highlight scientific laws and demonstrate their abstract nature. In 2004 he was part of the Saatchi exhibition New Blood with The Nervous System, a working loom that daily produced 20,000-foot of material in a double helix shape. Since then, in 2009 he was awarded the Illy prize for best solo presentation at Art Brussels. He was Artist in Residence at the Science Museum, London from 2009-11 and participated in The Knowledge at the 54th Venice Biennale. His 2012 project, The Nervous Systems Inverted comprised a vast tower incorporating a rope-making machine installed at the Mudam Museum, Luxembourg. In the same year he exhibited at the National Gallery and created a Set design for the Royal Opera House for the Cultural Olympiad.