I studied Diploma in Art History at Birkbeck, BA in Fine Art, and Postgraduate studies in 'Visual Culture' included art history, contemporary art, criticism, theory and French philosophy. I am Interested in the intersections of theory and practice.
I have lectured at Goldsmiths Department of Visual Cultures, University of Hertfordshire, UCA Farnham & Rochester, UAL - Central St Martins, Wimbledon, & LCC. I have Externally Examined critical theory at Goldsmiths Fine Art.
I've published critical essays and research articles related to fine art, photography, theory and practice, film, Interdisciplinary concepts. I am one of the founding and continuing Editors of the first UK based international academic photography journal (2008) Photography & Culture (Routledge).
Collaborations include with Tate Modern and Photographer's Gallery, plus talks, conferences and workshops internationally. Academic links are with PARC LCC; Canterbury Christchurch University; York University Toronto, Canada; Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art: LA & Berlin.
Senior Lecturer & Editor of Photography & Culture journal
My research interests begin from reading and exploring Post Structural theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis. I aim to creatively link theory and practice. My writing and creative practice relates to the history of art and photography, the enigma of the image, and the relationship between photography, painting and drawing, and written and visual experimentation.
I have written on women artists and photographers, am interested in how the personal becomes political, and support the thinking around how best to reinstate the gaps in history of women artists, photographers, philosophers and creative thinkers. I have an interest in photographic archives, in what remains hidden.
I have organised a series of international events and seminars at Tate Modern and Photographers' Gallery, related to art, theory, photography and new ideas.
I have a chapter in The Photography Reader (Blackwell) edited by Steven Bull, to be published in November 2019.
Kubicki, Kathy (2014) Ideas series : seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. Photoworks,
Kubicki, Kathy (2012) The Archive : Kecskemeet : found images from Hungary. Photography & Culture, 5(2), pp. 219-229. ISSN (print) 1751-4517
Kubicki, Kathy (2010) Reinventing history : Warren Neidich, photography, re-enactment, and contemporary event culture. Visual Resources, 26(2), pp. 167-178. ISSN (print) 0197-3762
Kubicki, Kathy (2009) The Archive : Francis Bacon Archive, Tate Britain, London. Photography & Culture, 2(2), pp. 195-200. ISSN (print) 1751-4517
Kubicki, Kathy (2015) The time someone pointed to the outside. In: Walsh, Maria and Throp, Mo, (eds.) Twenty years of MAKE magazine : back to the future of women's art. London, U.K. : I.B. Tauris. pp. 24-27. (International library of modern and contemporary art, (15)) ISBN 9781780767581
Kubicki, Kathy (2005) Painting, abstraction and representation in the work of Daniel Sturgis. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Abstract logic. Grasmere, U.K. : The Wordsworth Trust. pp. 8-17. ISBN 1870787994
Kubicki, Kathy (2000) Art from Scandinavia. In: Shaul, Matthew, (ed.) Our friends from the North : contemporary art from Finland, Norway and Sweden. Hatfield, U.K. : University of Hertfordshire Galleries. pp. 7-20. ISBN 1898543534
Kubicki, Kathy (2013) Introduction to the Vernacular, and how contemporary photography and photographers are exploring this concept. In: Tate Modern Talk : Everyday and everywhere : vernacular photography today; 26 Nov 2013, London, U.K..