Pia van Gelder is a researcher and artist. She is currently a PhD candidate at UNSW Sydney, Australia. Her thesis investigates historical electronic instrument builders who have been influenced by esoteric philosophy. During her candidature, van Gelder has been a Visiting Student Researcher at Stanford, and a Visiting Graduate Researcher at UCLA in 2015. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally at private and public galleries, recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and at MAMA, Albury, as a part of the exhibition Material Sound.