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Ongoing Projects


Sophie Bouvier Ausländer

Sophie Bouvier Ausländer

– ongoing

What is the particular status of the hand in world making? To what extent can analytic philosophy and phenomenology of perception clarify the image of the world epitomised through sculpture, its becoming, its recovering?

Anneke Kampman

Anneke Kampman

– ongoing

This PhD seeks to understand the capitalistic functions of the music-video form, interpreting its distinctive mode of audio-visuality as characteristic of new forms of commodity production.

Ellie Doney

Ellie Doney

– ongoing

We too are stuff, but as humans, we are no longer held to be alpha matter. This practical research project travels the boundaries of our bodies through the materials we ingest and reflect, noticing our temper and terroir.

Anna Jochymek

Anna Jochymek

– ongoing

Researching the relations between the spectator and the work of art, I want to focus on the situation that occurs when both factors create one integral piece.

Yein Son

Yein Son

– ongoing

This practice-led research project will examine how specific approaches to painting’s skin and surface[1] constructed in monochrome can open up a new kind of emotional and physical space...

Dawn Gaietto

Dawn Gaietto

– ongoing

My thesis is centred around the question, “Can there be anthrodecentric art?” This question itself is presupposed by several questions, each complex and requiring in-depth examination. First, “What is art?” “When does art occur?”

Naomi Siderfin

Naomi Siderfin

– ongoing

What differentiates an artist who develops an identity as a curator as part of a broader artistic practice and a curator who sees his/her practice as art?

Yvonne Feng

Yvonne Feng

– ongoing

Everyday life may seem routine and dull, but it actually contains a multitude of incidents.

Philip Thompson

Philip Thompson

– ongoing

The past ten years has seen a sudden rise in the number of academic texts addressing issues surrounding a digital ontology. Ranging from reproduction (Groys 2008), materiality (Blanchette 2011), error (Nunes 2011), and circulation (Steyerl 2009) understanding the digital world has never seemed so pertinent.

Nayoung Jeong

Nayoung Jeong

– ongoing

The tension of contemporary life exists as a paradox: In an era of increasing migration, both forced and chosen, we are at once radically global and yet culturally divided. As an artist with international experiences, I have personally navigated national and cultural displacement.

Malgorzata Dawidek

Malgorzata Dawidek

– ongoing

My artistic work is focused on the conflict between the condition of the human body and discursive language.

Eloise Fornieles

Eloise Fornieles

– ongoing

Eric Self is a character that will enable me to use performance art to research gender identity in the post-internet era, in which the internet has become the material, subject and aesthetic.

Nick Laessing

Nick Laessing

– ongoing

This research project is an artistic investigation into the element hydrogen and its agency in the context of ecological art.

Laura Kuch

Laura Kuch

– ongoing

For my research project I decided to enliven the German Early Romantics’ enduring search for the Wunderbare and ineffable – symbolized by the Blue Flower – through my own practice.

Anna Bunting-Branch

Anna Bunting-Branch

– ongoing

Following Luce Irigaray's assertion that 'things could be thought differently', this project engages a methodology of feminist science fiction with enduring questions which trouble feminist movement: What makes a feminist world?...

Christina Della Giustina

Christina Della Giustina

– ongoing

How can we meet a tree?
Is it possible to get to know trees?
To hear them and become familiar with them?
How intensely, under what conditions, and through what forms of knowledge do we experience and engage with “creation”, including ourselves?
How is it we ethically relate to the environment?

Jin Han Lee

Jin Han Lee

– ongoing

My desire to enact a reappraisal of ekphrastic hope and fear is motivated by the differences I have identified between Korean and Western understandings of time in relation to abstract painting, and of how the artist deploys his ‘life experiences’ as coordinates of productive practice.

Elisabeth S. Clark

Elisabeth S. Clark

– ongoing

My research seeks to further elucidate notions and questions circling the ‘event’ both in contemporary art practices and art writing. But what constitutes an artwork as event? And is the ‘event’ an act or trace or the inevitable dichotomy of the two?

Sarah Fortais

Sarah Fortais

– ongoing

What is cool? The word ‘cool’ denotes a certain desirable trait which can apply to both people and objects.

Leah Lovett

Leah Lovett

– ongoing

My practice and thesis begin from an understanding of social structures as spatial and as performed.

Paul Magee

Paul Magee

– ongoing

A digital fine art practice is at the nexus of some powerful dichotomies: the subjective versus the objective, passion versus reason, and art versus science among them.

Ioana Marinescu

Ioana Marinescu

– ongoing

How are places remembered and interpreted? How can we open up a dialogue between past and present, between individual experiences and collective memories?



Past Projects


Dana Ariel

Dana Ariel

– ongoing

My work addresses a conflict in identity. We identify ourselves by our name, in the face of ‘others’ and by our histories. A matter of being given a name and inheriting a legacy passed on from past generations is both passive and active.

Aaron Murphy

Aaron Murphy

My practice-led research explores the Jungian idea of synchronicity, and related topics like Tao, coincidence and chance.

Meng Ju Shih

Meng Ju Shih

I'm interested in place and the relationships it produces between people. I'm curious about how the ownership of culture power in Taiwan has progressed in painting domain, landscape, especially.

Johan Thom

Johan Thom

In this research project I show how a performative, material reading of the artwork provides for an interpretive framework constituted as much by the form, subject matter and context of the artwork, as by the viewer’s embodied experience thereof.

Sonia Bridge

Sonia Bridge

What is at stake within Breer’s process and distinctive employment of cinematic assemblage within the postwar period, is not only the desire to investigate non-traditional sites and techniques and to inclusively claim, say, the moving-image as an artistic medium, but to make these claims comprehensible through their aesthetic modes and means.

Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran's practice-related PhD considers the role of visual and material practices since the 1960s in relation to the environmental impact of new technologies and anthropogenic climate change...

Yva Jung

Yva Jung

This research examines the notions of journey, pause and composition through art practice.

Onya McCausland

Onya McCausland

Turning Landscape into Colour is an investigation into the origins of earth pigments -  ‘ochres’ found in landscapes across the UK that considers their significance as contemporary cultural materials.

Florian Roithmayr

Florian Roithmayr

Moulding and casting are widely used techniques of modern and contemporary sculptural practices. But their applications are also employed beyond the disciplinary art canon, in areas not immediately associated with art making.

Henrietta Simson

Henrietta Simson

Single point perspective and photographic technologies of sight have been implicated in a dominating western way of seeing, referred to here as 'natural vision' for the past 500 years.

Kay Tabernacle

Kay Tabernacle

Imagination is neglected in studies of Hannah Höch.  The related ideological and partial interpretation of Höch’s work has resulted in distorted understandings that obscure her aims.

Patricia Townsend

Patricia Townsend

I work with video, photography and installation and am interested in the interface between the external world and the internal world of the imagination.

Laura Cinti

Laura Cinti

Laura Cinti is a practicing artist working within the intersections of art, biology and nanotechnology.

Raimi Gbadamosi

Raimi Gbadamosi

The inter-relationship between race, power and language has been chronicled in various forms.

Mikhail Karikis

Mikhail Karikis

Mikhail Karikis' doctoral research was a methodological experiment, which employed academic writing, music composition and art practice to explore notions of the 'self' through the study of voice and sound.

Tim Long

Tim Long

My thesis examines work by Antonin Artaud, Henry Darger, Marcel Duchamp, and Pablo Picasso, with the intention of subjecting specific works by these artists to critical tests employing the idea proposed by Antonin Artaud's subjectile, that is a paradoxical fusion of both subject and object.

Eleanor Morgan

Eleanor Morgan

I create videos, sculptures prints and drawings that explore material and mythical entanglements between humans and animals.

Deborah Padfield

Deborah Padfield

This thesis explores how photographic images can expand pain dialogue in the consulting room to include aspects of experience frequently omitted using traditional measures.

Theresia Peng

Theresia Peng

An investigatation of questions concerning the cross-cultural analysis and utility of images in Tibetan Tantric Buddhist art, as opposed to political conflicts that often arise in the media now.

Aura Satz

Aura Satz

This research project examined the concept of mediated presence through the perception of inanimate images coming to life, and the converse experience of human actors becoming inanimate images, whilst interrogating how this might articulate, substantiate or defy belief.

Kai Syng Tan

Kai Syng Tan

Kai Syng Tan's practice-related Fine Art thesis performs a discourse of ‘trans-running’ – running physically and poetically, and running as both subject and approach – as a playful methodology to transform our world today.

Elly Thomas

Elly Thomas

This practice-related study uses a range of play theory to examine the creative processes behind the work of Eduardo Paolozzi, Philip Guston and Tony Oursler.