Research projects

Contemporary art research projects and partners

CARC staff researchers continue to support the annual 'Urban Encounters' conference at Tate Britain in partnership with Goldsmiths University.

Professor Louis Nixon leads the 'Croydon and Space Explorations' project, commissioning temporary installations and site-specific work for Croydon regeneration. This new project will involve several artists working in the Contemporary Art Research Centre.

Professor Elizabeth Price has curated the Hayward Touring exhibition In a dream you saw a way to survive and were full of joy at the Whitworth, Manchester and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill and presented a solo exhibition at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin.

Gareth Jones (PhD) is lead artist (with Nils Norman) for MK Gallery's City Club project in 2017. This rolling programme of new art, performances and talks is inspired by the original utopian vision behind Milton Keynes and has received funding of £750,000 from Arts Council England's Ambition for Excellence scheme.

Rupert Norfolk (PhD) has won the 2017 FIRST@108: Public Art Award at the Royal British Society of Sculptors and throughout 2017 co-curated a programme of five exhibitions called Physical Information at Bloomberg SPACE, London.

Croydon Biennale Research Space

Researchers from the Contemporary Art Research Centre engage the wider community, exchanging ideas and practices to develop an international art biennale for Croydon in 2019.

Dora publication

Dora is a cross disciplinary collaboration between Dorich House Museum and three research centres within Kingston School of Art; the Contemporary Art Research Centre, Visual and Material Culture Research Centre and the Modern Interiors Research Centre.

Inspired by and reflecting upon Gordine's personal and professional legacy, this volume aims to provide an intellectual space for framing and disseminating ideas, images and words that consider the breadth of women's creative practice, and a platform from which to generate an open dialogue within an international context.

This new publication takes the form of a bespoke cloth-bound ring binder, the contents for which will be released periodically, free to download.

Random Acts - Institute of Contemporary Arts

A series of Random Acts commissions for Channel 4, plus a programme of related events at the ICA.

'We Are Publication'

The collaborative PhD research project "We Are Publication".