Contemporary Art Lectures are curated by a member of Slade academic staff and open to Slade students and staff. Please bring your UCL ID card with you to gain entry. They take place each week through the Autumn and Spring Terms. Contemporary Art Lectures take place in the Darwin Lecture Theatre
Doug Fishbone is an American artist living and working in London. He has shown at Tate Britain, the Hayward, ICA and the Southbank Centre, as well as gaining notoriety for 'dumping' 30,000 bananas in Trafalgar Square (2004).
For Bob and Roberta Smith, art is an important element in democratic life. Much of his art takes the form of painted signs.
Lisa Lefeuvre is a curator and writer on art and Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.
hance is crucial to Tim Knowles’ work, which is generated by apparatus, mechanisms, systems and processes beyond the artist’s control.
Nick Crowe is an artist and senior lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths. His work made in collaboration with Ian Rawlinson is primarily concerned with the languages of power, with its grammar and with its rhetoric.
Garth Evans is a sculptor who began his career in Britain and now lives and works in New York.
Tania Kovats is an artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, installation and large scale time-based projects exploring our experience and understanding of landscape.
Charlotte Cullinan and Jeanine Richards are an artist duo whose output is largely involved with the idea that 'the exhibition' can be a medium itself.
Mariele Neudecker is an artist whose work explores environments as diverse as north-western Greenland, a domestic house in Brighton and the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich.
Tomoko Takahashi is a Japanese artist, until 2010 based in London.
Matthew Jarron is Museum Curator at the University of Dundee where he has responsibility for the University of Dundee's historic collections of art and artefacts.
Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi studied at the Slade in the 1950s.
Emily Richardson's films explore landscapes and environments to reveal the way that activity, movement and light is inscribed in place.
Anne Hardy is an artist who photographs large-scale interior spaces which she carefully constructs over several months.
Richard Wilson is a sculptor, internationally celebrated for his interventions in architectural space which draw heavily on the worlds of engineering and construction.
Penelope Curtis is Director of Tate Britain.
Sally O’Reilly produces publications, videos and performances that find curious links between apparently divergent phenomena.
Jeremy Millar is an artist, curator of and writer on contemporary art.
Kodwo Eshun is an artist and member of The Otolith Group (with Anjalika Sagar).
Margarita Gluzberg makes painting, drawings, installation and sound work.
Gavin Butt is an art historian and author of Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World 1948-1963, Duke University Press, 2005 and editor of After Criticism: New Responses to Art and Performance, Blackwell, 2004.
Caroline Achaintre is an artist interested in German Expressionism and post-war modernism.
Gavin Wade is an artist and curator and director of Eastside Projects in Birmingham.
Gail Pickering makes sculpture, installations, performances and films.
Jussi Parikka is a media theorist and author of Insect Media Minnesota Press 2010 and What is Media Archaeology? Polity Press 2012. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.
Simon Bill, is a painter known for his oval shaped paintings using diverse material that range from abstract compositions to images that include Mr. Blobby and the duck/rabbit icon.
Liz Price is an artist Filmmaker artist Exhibitions include The Tent Bloomberg Space London Here Baltic Gateshead and The Woolworths Choir of 1979 MOTINTERNATIONAL London, all 2012.
Leung Mee Ping has had an international career since graduating from L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France and obtaining her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, USA.
John Russell is an artist whose recent solo shows include Jexus, MOTINTERNATIONAL Brussels 2012; Angel of History: I can see for miles, Focal Point Gallery Southend 2011; and Ocean Pose, Matts Gallery London. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.
Mark Titchner is an artist who explores systems of belief, focusing on marginalized or forgotten ideologies and objects. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.
Andrew Hunt is the director and curator of Focal Point Gallery Southend and a jury member for this year's Turner Prize. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.
Lala Rukh Selim is a sculptor and and associate professor of the sculpture department at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University, Bangladesh.
Robin Mackay is a philosopher and editor and publisher of Collapse Journal of Philosophical Research and Development. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.
Steve Goodman aka Kode 9 is a musician, theorist of sonic culture and founder of Hyperdub Records, the record label of Burial and Laurel Halo.
Spartacus Chetwynd stages performances and events that restage iconic, historical events.
Alice Channer is a sculptor concerned with materiality, consumerism and fashion.
Poetry and Patronage: Artist's Thinking at Work in the City.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.
What role can the 21st century art institution play for the artists?
The Surge of Contemporary Korean Art.