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I am an artist, theorist and educator, working across different media and dissemination platforms. I joined Kingston University in May 2019 as Associate Professor and Director of Research, Business and Innovation at the School of Art and Architecture (now: School of Arts). In November 2022, I became the Founding Director of the Centre for Practice Research in the Arts.
My practice explores contemporary political issues and their connections with the visual culture of globalisation. My works have been widely exhibited internationally, in more than 140 museums, galleries, festivals and public spaces. I have received awards from the European Investment Bank Institute; Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art; European Cultural Foundation; Open Society Institute; and the Association for Art History, amongst others.
In parallel with my artistic practice, I have been an editor for the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press, 2012-2020), while my writings have also appeared in edited books and in publications such as the Journal of Visual Culture, Third Text, Revista Arta, and Espace Art Actuel. My most recent books are ‘Fabricating Publics: The Dissemination of Culture in the Post-truth Era' (Open Humanities Press, 2021), and ‘Institution as Praxis: New Curatorial Directions for Collaborative Research' (Sternberg Press, 2020).
Furthermore, I am an advisor to Arts Council England in the field of collaborative research between Higher Education and the cultural sector (Midlands Higher Education and Culture Forum).
Originally trained as an economist, I hold a PhD Critical Writing in Art & Design an MA in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art.
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My research brings together a wide range of art practices and strands of theory in order to investigate contemporary political issues and the ideological function of contemporary culture.
My exhibitions include presentations at MACBA, Barcelona; BOZAR, Brussels; EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; CA2M, Madrid; Transmediale, Berlin; Le CENTQUATRE, Paris; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz; Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens; TENT, Rotterdam; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; Thessaloniki Biennale; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse; and the British Film Institute, London.
Furthermore, my video works have been presented in numerous film festivals, and in curated sections of leading international art fairs, including Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Cologne and Art Brussels.
My lecture-performances include presentations at Tate Liverpool; University of Oxford; Sharjah Biennial; Goldsmiths University, London; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg; Central Saint Martins, London; Warburg Haus, Hamburg; De Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Ghent; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
My most recent books are ‘Fabricating Publics: The Dissemination of Culture in the Post-truth Era' (Open Humanities Press, 2021), and ‘Institution as Praxis: New Curatorial Directions for Collaborative Research' (Sternberg Press, 2020).