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Dr Judy Rabinowitz Price

Course director MA Photography

About

I joined Kingston School of Art as MA Photography Course Director in 2015. Part of the new Department of Film and Photography and Visible Institute, the course is research-based and engages with Photography and the expanded image. 

The focus of my practice is how lens-based media, and the processes of making and viewing work, can produce and contribute to new ways of seeing and help us think differently about the world we live. Research-led, my work includes photography, moving image and sound, composed as single-screen works and installations. A focus of my work is how art can produce different ways of thinking about contested landscapes and sites of geopolitical struggle and make visible multiple layers of representation, economy, history and subjectivity. My research often draws on images and sounds from archival sources as well as the sustained study of a place to reveal the overwritten histories and redrawn boundaries of a particular site with an emphasis on collective struggles. Palestine has been an enduring focus in my work since 2004. I am currently working on two new research projects: post-apartheid transition of the contested space of the Kruger National Park, South Africa and the recent closure of Holloway Women's Prison and the multiple narratives and lived histories that reverberate through this space.

Other academic positions include: current role as Senior Lecturer on the BA Moving at the University of Brighton (2010-ongoing); visiting lecturer at the International Academy of Art, Palestine (2008-2014) where I initiated a series of student exchange programs between Palestine and UK institutions; guest professor Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg (2013); associate Professor Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway (2007-2008). BA Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London (2006). 

After graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (1995) I completed an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art (1999). I then went on to be an associate Post-Grad Researcher in Media Arts Philosophy and Practice at Greenwich University (2006-7).

In 2014 I completed a funded practice-based PhD 'White Oil and the Disappearance of the West Bank' at the University of Creative Arts. My thesis and artwork excavates the quarries in the Occupied Palestinian Territories to unfold narratives around colonialism, expropriation of land and mobility through the day-to-day lives of the quarry owners, workers and security guards.

I am available to supervise students for MRes and PhD research.

Areas of specialism

  • Still and moving Image
  • Sound and Image
  • Archives in contemporary art
  • Documentary
  • Dialogical Aesthetics and collaborative practices
  • Ethnographic Turn in contemporary art
  • Art and Politics
  • Colonial discourse
  • Palestine

Qualifications

  • BA Critical Fine Art Practice, University of the Arts
  • MA Photography Royal College of Art
  • Associate Post-Grad Researcher Media Arts Philosophy and Practice Greenwich University
  • Doctorate University of Creative Arts

Research

Research-led, the concerns running through my practice are around contested spaces, the marginalised and dispossessed and the major and the minor. These are all features of the precariousness of all life forms and unequal global distribution of liveability. My work necessarily asks questions of the effectiveness and relevance of art to collective struggles, specifically, through the creation of new perceptions of the experiences of individuals and cultures. 

Solo exhibition and screenings include:

Still, Mosaic Room, London, Quarries of Wandering Form, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway  (2017) Palestine Film Festival, Barbican, London and Filmhaus, Nuremberg (2013); Campus in Camps, Diheisheh Refugee, Bethlehem; Dar Annadwa Cultural Centre, Bethlehem; Birzeit University Museum, Palestine; Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah; Riwaq, Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah; Educational Bookshop/Al Ma'mal Foundation, East Jerusalem; Visible Evidence, New Dehli, India (2014); Visuality Materiality and Mining symposium, University of Brighton (2015), Grand Parade Gallery, University of Brighton (2010), USF Centre Bergen, Norway (2000), Imperial War Museum, London, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art Gallery, London and Unscene, London Jewish Cultural Centre (2008), Whitechapel Gallery, London; City Hall, London; Purcell Rooms at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London;  Cuzon Soho Cinema, London; Amnesty International's Human Rights Action Centre, London (2005); Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2005).

Selected group exhibitions include:

Open House, Delfina Foundation (2017)  World Of Matter, Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen art Gallery, Montreal (2015); Spacemakers, Edinburgh College of Art (Tent Gallery), (2010); Cambridge Film festival, (2010), Cinema Palestine, (2009); Lumen Screening, Leeds (2009); These Are The Times: The Image On The Threshold, London Birkbeck Cinema, Vertigo Magazine launch event, (2009); Tatton Biennale Screenings, Manchester (2008);  Jerusalem Show, Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, (2008) Chisenhale Biennale (2007), The Projection Gallery, (2006), Liverpool Biennale Coin & Platform, The Common Place, Leeds UK, Performing Rights, (2006), Queen Mary, University of London, Private Visions, (2006), Betsy's Salon, London, Diaphane (2005) Braziers, Oxfordshire and Tbilisi, Georgia; Art Caucasus; Shifting Time (2004), a commission for the Ice factory, Hastings; The Well (2004) Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Arts, London; Lost Hours (2002) Pump House Gallery, London; Fairplay (2002) Angel Row, Nottingham; Tweener (2001) Norwich Gallery, Norwich; Stream T.V (2000) ICA, London; Inventories (1998) Shoreditch Photo Biennale, London. 

Commissions, Bursaries And Residencies

2016-ongoing Affiliated researcher, Johannesburg University, South Africa

2015 Girls Crusader Union, film commission, Delfina Foundation, London

2014 Artist in Residence, Al-Qattan foundation, Ramallah, Palestine

2009-10 Associate Artist, Byam Shaw, University of the Arts, London

2009 Artist in residence, USF centre, Bergen, Norway

2008-9 Cocheme Fellowship, Byam Shaw, University of the Arts, London

2008 A Sense of History, scene 1, shot 2, curator for the British Film Festival, Israel, commissioned by the British Council.

2006-7 Artist in Residence, London Jewish Cultural Centre, working with film archive

2005 Refining memory, artist film commissioned by Platform & David A Bailey for the Ken Saro Wiva Living Memorial project

2005 Artist in Residence, Al-Qattan foundation, Ramallah, Palestine

2005 Braziers International Workshop

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