Kathy Kubicki


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.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer & Editor of Photography & Culture journal


  • Diploma Art History, Birkbeck, University of London
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, Central St Martins, The London Institute (now UAL)
  • MA Visual Culture, Middlesex University

Teaching and learning


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.


Number of items: 16.


Kubicki, Kathy (2017) Khadija Saye remembered by Kathy Kubicki tutor At UCA Farnham. Artlyst,

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

Book Section

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 (2014) The art of Fay Ballard. In: Ballard, Fay, (ed.) House Clearance : Fay Ballard. London, U.K.

Kubicki, Kathy (2012) The photographic practice of Karen Knorr. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Karen Knorr. Madrid, Spain : La Fabrica. ISBN 9788415303664

Kubicki, Kathy (2009) Photography at play. In: Bate, David, (ed.) Dying to Know. University of Westmister. pp. 6-9. (MA Photographic Studies, University of Westminster)

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 (2003) Charlie Murphy. In: Murphy, Charlie, (ed.) Charlie Murphy : The art of tickling trout and other sensual pleasures. Sway, U.K. : Artsway. pp. 3-4. ISBN 0954393015

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

Conference or Workshop Item

Kathy, Kubicki [Interviewer] and Ballard, Fay [Interviewee] (2014) Fay Ballard in conversation with Kathy Kubicki. In: Fay Ballard's House Clearance; 29 May 2014, London, U.K..

Kubicki, Kathy (2013) Vernacular photography as art. In: Vernacular photography as art; 30 Nov 2013, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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..

Sound Recording

Kubicki, Katherine [Interviewer] and Buren, Daniel [Interviewee] (2005) Daniel Buren. (Interview). (18 min.) (Audio Arts, no. 24 (2-3))

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