Slade School of Fine Art


This year's Contemporary Art Lecture programme will be curated by Lea Collet.

Contemporary Art Lectures will be online live via Zoom.

Lectures begin at 5pm and links to the lectures are usually released one week before the event.

*We are currently in the process of auditing the CAL videos. Please be aware that some of the content contained within the lectures will include images and topics that some people may find offensive and/or traumatising. 

Danielle Dean

Danielle Dean is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the geopolitical and material processes that colonize the mind and body.

Join via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 974 6374 5945

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (she/her/hers) works in animation, sound, performance, and video games. Her practice records the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining reality and fiction to create participatory work. Her work has been shown at Albright-Knox (2021) Wysing (2021), Science Gallery London, UK (2020); David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2020); and arebyte Gallery, London, UK (2021), QUAD (2021) among many others.
Via Zoom (click link to join)
Meeting ID: 927 7538 1083

Joséfa Ntjam

Please note this talk starts at 4pm

Josèfa Ntjam is an artist, performer and writer whose practice combines sculpture, photomontage, film and sound. Gleaning the raw material of her work from the internet and books on natural sciences, Ntjam uses assemblage – of images, words, sounds, and stories – as a method to deconstruct the grand narratives underlying hegemonic discourses on origin, identity and race.

Join the talk via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 976 8465 4817


Jimmy Robert

Jimmy Robert’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses performance, photography, film and collage, frequently collapsing distinctions between these mediums. Robert's interest in how the body can be personified through materials and the reverse is a force that integrates his longtime work with performance with his larger practice. Robert has choreographed performance within exhibition spaces, in relation to existing architectural structures, as well as restaging, reframing or sampling historical performances. The frequent citation of moments from art history, film and literature is characteristic of his deeply layered narratives.
Join via Zoom.

Stephanie Comilang

Stephanie Comilang is an artist living and working between Toronto and Berlin. Her
documentary based works create narratives that look at how our understandings of
mobility, capital and labour on a global scale are shaped through various cultural and
social factors.

Rindon Johnson

Rindon Johnson is an artist and poet. In 2021, Johnson presented two pendant solo exhibitions; first in spring at Sculpture Center, New York and later in autumn at Chisenhale, London. He is the author of four books, most recently, The Law of Large Numbers: Black Sonic Abyss (Chisenhale, Inpatient, SculptureCenter 2021). 

Itta Yoda

Ittah Yoda was formed by Kai Yoda and Virgile Ittah and based between Berlin, Paris, Provence and Tokyo. They both attended the Royal College of Arts in London. Coming from diverse backgrounds, Ittah Yoda have developed their artistic identity as a duo through digital technology, a vector of cross-cultural creative collaborations.

This lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Nadia Latif

Nadia is a theatre maker and film director. From 2018 – 2020, she was Genesis Director at the Young Vic, where she directed the acclaimed UK premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview in 2019. This lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Tabita Rezaire

Tabita Rezaire is infinity longing to experience itself. As an eternal seeker, her path as an artist, devotee, yogi, doula, and farmer apprentice weaves healing arts and scientific systems through connections to the land, the ancestors, the songs.

Please note: this talk will take place at 4pm.

Gaëlle Choisne

Gaelle Choisne (1985, FR) lives and works between Paris and Berlin.
Sensitive to contemporary issues, Gaëlle Choisne’s practice takes into account the complexity of the world, its political and cultural disorder, whether it be the  over-exploitation of nature, its resources, or the vestiges of colonial history, where Creole esoteric traditions, myths and popular cultures mingle. This lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Iván Argote

Iván Argote is an artist and film director. Through his sculptures, installations, films and interventions, he questions our intimate relationship with others, institutions, power and belief systems.

This lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Zeinab Saleh

(b.1996, Kenya) lives and works in London. She received her BFA from Slade School of Fine Art, University College London in 2019.  Zeinab Saleh’s interdisciplinary practice takes the form of painting, drawing and video.

Ifeanyi Awachie

Ifeanyi Awachie is a Nigeria-born, Atlanta-raised writer and curator based between New York and London.
View the video on YouTube.

Paul Maheke

(b. 1985, France) lives and works in London, UK.
With a focus on dance and through a varied and often collaborative body of work comprising performance, installation, sound and video, Maheke considers the potential of the body as an archive in order to examine how memory and identity are formed and constituted.

The video of the lecture is available on YouTube.

Sara Naim

Borders and Crossing Them
Sara Naim (b. 1987, London) is a Syrian artist who grew up between Dubai and London. Her practice investigates human perception, through studying sight itself. Also fundamental to her practice is the notion of boundary, which she explores through visualizing micro-formations and their surrounding sinuous lines. She often uses scientific apparatus to make her sculptural photography, video and installation works.

Hamja Ahsan

Hamja Ahsan is an artist, writer, activist and curator based in London and Maastricht. He is the author of the book Shy Radicals: Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert, recently made into a documentary film by Ridley Scott Associates.

Raisa Kabir

Performance intervention as a critical practice against inaction: crafting body politics and geographies of labour
Raisa Kabir is an artist and weaver, who utilises woven text/textiles, sound, video and performance to address cultural anxieties surrounding nationhood, textile identities and the cultivation of borders. 

Chila Burman (open only to Slade Students)

Chila Kumari Burman is an artist examining representation, gender and cultural identity through her practice. She works across the mediums of print making, painting, installation and film.

Tarek Lakhrissi

Tarek Lakhrissi (b. 1992, Châtellerault) is a visual artist and a poet based between Paris and Brussels. He currently teaches at CCC Research Master Program of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD (Geneva School of Art and Design).

Lydia Ourahmane

Live Call by Lydia Ourahmane will be performed via +33623477681 on Friday 11 December from 09:00GMT for 24hrs. 

Susan Schuppli

Earth Evidence

Susan Schuppli is a researcher and artist based in the UK whose work examines material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disasters and climate change. Current work is focused on the politics of cold. 

Talk Exchange: Kata Sangkae & Neil Jeffries

We are delighted to host a talk exchange between Slade School of Fine Art and Bangkok University, Visual Arts Department, School of Fine and Applied Arts. Kata Sangkae (Bangkok University): Artist in Transition- Politics and Pandemic and Neil Jeffries (Slade School of Fine Art): Reluctant Reliefs.

Hammad Nasar

Curating Nation: narratives of difference and belonging
Hammad Nasar is a London-based curator, researcher and strategic advisor. He is presently Senior Research Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art where he co-leads the ‘London, Asia’ project; Principal Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London; and co-curator of British Art Show 9 (2021-22). 

Muslim Sisterhood

Muslim Sisterhood: Community building through practice
Muslim Sisterhood is an artistic collective working within photography, fashion publishing and events to create an inclusive community that centres Muslims.
View the video on UCL Media Central.

Larissa Sansour

The Future Anterior 
Larissa Sansour works mainly with film, and also produces installations, photos and sculptures. Central to her work is the dialectics between myth and historical narrative. Born in East Jerusalem, Palestine, her recent work use science fiction to address social and political issues, dealing with memory, inherited traumas, power structures and nation states. 

Cedric Fauq

Vulnerable & Pessimistic, Yet Still Laughing
Cédric Fauq (b. 1992) is a Paris–based French curator. He was recently appointed curator at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

View the video on UCL Media Central.

Max Haiven

Art, debt, capitalism and revenge
In this talk, Max Haiven discusses the threads that connect his last book Art After Money, Money After Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization (2018) with his newly released Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling of Unpayable Debts (May 2020).

The video of this lecture is available on UCL Media Central.

Chen Chieh-Jen

One of the most daring yet poetic voices in the contemporary art scene, artist Chen Chieh-Jen (b. 1960, Taiwan) cultivates critical reflections on (post-) colonialism, power structure, state violence, and the system of neoliberalism.

Alexandria Smith

In Praise of Shadows
Alexandria Smith’s work interweaves memory, autobiography and history to explore girlhood experiences that culminate in the complexities of Black identity and its relationship to the body.

Naomi Leake: Rebelling for Life

Rebelling for Life by Naomi Leake
Extinction Rebellion is a global environmental movement which believes we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Our joint loss is huge. Half of all animals have ‘vanished’ in just one lifetime. We are in an Ecological crisis, a mass species extinction. Our course is set to planetary system collapse.

Dr Robert Hearn

‘O’er Campagna’s meadows the bold Britons ride’: English encounters with Italian animals in the Roman environs
Dr Robert Hearn is an Assistant Professor in Human Geography at the University of Nottingham, with a specific focus on cultural-historical geography and environmental History.

Malik Nashad Sharpe

Malik Nashad Sharpe is a choreographer and dancer making performances under their aliases Marikiscrycrycry and DANCEw/YUNGMARIK!!

The video of this lecture can be viewed on UCL Media Central.

Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou

Swiping Right(-wing): Representation and the Populist Imagination
Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou is a Lecturer in Social Theory at University College London, and head of the UCL Sociology & Social Theory Research Group. He is a Senior Editor at the New School’s Public Seminar, where he is leading the research seminar ‘Imaginal Politics’, with Chiara Bottici and Judith Butler. Aris' current book project is titled ‘Speculative Communities: Re-imagining Society and Polity through Finance’.

Céline Condorelli

Céline Condorelli (CH, IT, UK) is a London and Lisbon-based artist, and was one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. She is the author and editor of Support Structures published by Sternberg Press (2009).

The video of this lecture can be seen on UCL Media Central.

Holly Blakey

Choreographer, Director, Artist
Artist and choreographer Holly Blakey creates work spanning many media including live performance, film and collaborations with visual artists globally.

Ayesha Hameed

Ayesha Hameed’s work explores contemporary borders and migration, critical race theory, Walter Benjamin, and visual cultures of the Black Atlantic.

Ros Gray

Gray is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Critical Studies in the Art Department at Goldsmiths University, London. Her research explores the trajectories of militant filmmaking, particularly in relation to liberation struggles and revolutionary movements in Mozambique, Angola, Portugal, Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso.

Marguerite Humeau - Ripples

Marguerite Humeau (born 1986, France) lives and works in London. She studied at the Royal College of Art, London, where she obtained her MA in Design Interactions in 2011.
Venue: Wilkins Building (Main Building) Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

Harold Offeh - Reading the Realness

Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including: performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice.
Venue: Christopher Ingold Building XLG2 Auditorium

Oreet Ashery - Passing

Christopher Ingold Building XLG2 Auditorium *note venue change. For directions, see the map.

Shen Xin

Shen Xin graduated from La Salle College of the Arts in Singapore in 2012 and studied for her MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2014. Through images and events, Shen explores emotions, value judgements and ethics that circulate through individual and collective subjects.

This video of this lecture can be viewed on UCL Media Central.

Suzanne Treister - From Fictional Video Games to Survivor (F)

Utilising various media, including video, the internet, interactive technologies, photography, drawing and watercolour, Suzanne Treister has evolved a large body of work which engages with eccentric narratives and unconventional bodies of research to reveal structures that bind power, identity and knowledge.

Sophie Jung - Don't Get Me Wrong

Sophie Jung (b.1982) lives and works in Basel and London. Her practice addresses representation and its pitfalls, both culturally as a system of disguised and shifting signs and personally as a way to track and record life.

The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Alia Syed - Contingencies of Making

Alia Syed’s recent works combine her interest in storytelling with a compelling presentation of history as visual narrative. Her unique approach sutures different subject positions in relation to culture, diaspora and location. She was shortlisted for the 2015 Jarman Award and her latest film On a wing and a prayer was shown at London Film Festival in 2016.
This video of this lecture can be viewed on UCL Media Central.

Sutapa Biswas

Biswas works across different media including painting and drawing, film, digital video, performance and photography. Her art engages with questions of identity, race and gender in relation to time, space and history.

Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and former journalist.
The video of this Q&A can be viewed on YouTube.

Denzil Forrester

Denzil Forrester’s work is rich, complex and highly sophisticated. The strength of his draftmanship and his extraordinary use of colour enable him to bring to his canvasses dynamic movement, and purposeful power. London’s urban life is his main source of inspiration. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Aaron Angell

Aaron Angell was born in Kent in 1987. He completed a BA at Slade School of Fine Art in 2011. He currently lives and works in London.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Jon Revett

Jon Revett is an artist and educator living in Amarillo, Texas. He is the Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at West Texas A&M University, but he also maintains an active studio practice. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Ian McKeever

McKeever commenced working as an artist in 1969 after studying English Literature. His first solo exhibition took place at the ICA, London in 1973. His early work as a painter grew out of a conceptual interest in landscape, painting and photography in which often a photographic element was juxtaposed with a drawing or overpainted.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Tess Jaray

Tess Jaray was born in 1937 and studied painting at St Martins School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, where she later taught until 1999. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has work in public collections including the Tate Gallery, the Arts Council and the British Museum. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Richard Gasper

Richard Gasper (born 1982) is a multi disciplinary artist from London. He studied Painting at the The Slade School of Fine Art 2001-5, BA 1st Hons, Painting at the Royal College of Art, 2005-7 (MA) and was awarded The Sainsbury Scholarship in Sculpture and Painting 2010-11 at The British School at Rome. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Merlin James

Merlin James is a painter based in Glasgow. He studied at the Central School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Meeting at the Building', Douglas Hyde Gallery Dublin (current); 'Long Game', CCA Glasgow (current); 'Genre Paintings', Sikkema Jenkins & Co. New York (2015); 'Freestyle', Kunstverein Freiburg (2014); 'Signal Box', Kunst-Werke Institut Berlin (2013). The video of this lecture can be seen on YouTube.

Emma Hart

Emma Hart lives and works in London. In 2016 she was won the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and will have a solo exhibition there in 2017.  In 2015 she was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Foundation award for Visual Art. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Luc Tuymans

Widely credited with having contributed to the revival of painting in the 1990s, Belgian artist Luc Tuymans continues to assert its relevance by addressing a diverse range of topics. Quiet, restrained, and at times unsettling, his works engage equally with questions of history and its representation as with quotidian subject matter cast in unfamiliar and eerie light. Painted from pre-existing imagery, they often appear slightly out-of-focus and sparsely colored, like third-degree abstractions from reality. Whereas earlier works were based on magazine pictures, drawings, television footage, and Polaroids, recent source images include material accessed online and the artist’s own iPhone photos, printed out and sometimes re-photographed several times. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Daniel Richter

Daniel Richter (born 1962) is a German artist based in Berlin and Hamburg.

Sinta Tantra

A British artist of Balinese descent, Sinta Tantra was born in New York in 1979. Tantra is well regarded for her site-specific murals and installations in the public realm.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Da Thirst

Da Thirst (b. 2012) is an expanded form magazine and artist conglomerate. Da Thirst works with an international, rotating assemblage of artists, musicians, writers, and cartoonists to produce an annual publication. Da Thirst is distributed throughout Europe and the USA. Recent live events include Da Thirst Issue 3 Launch Party at Golden Grill Kebabs, Haters Gonna Fête at the ICA, and Da Thirst Issue 4 Launch Party at Super Exclusive Secret East London Warehouse Location. Da Thirst is very real. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Jesse Wine

Jesse Wine, (b. 1983, Chester, UK, based in London) gained his BA Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art (2007) and his MA Sculpture at the Royal College of Art (2010). The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube

Hoor Al Qasimi

Hoor Al-Qasimi, President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, is a practicing artist who received her BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2002), a Diploma in Painting from the Royal Academy of Arts (2005) and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London (2008).

George Henry Longly

George Henry Longly works with sculpture, video, music and performance.

Anj Smith

Born in 1978 in Kent, England, Anj Smith studied at Slade School of Fine Art and at Goldsmiths College in London. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Tintin Wulia

Tintin Wulia was Artist-in-residence at Slade School of Fine Art, 28 September – 6 November 2015 as part of the Transnational Art Network research project at the Slade. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Eddie Peake

Born in London in 1981, graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2006, undertook a residency at the British School at Rome from 2008 to 2009, and in 2013 graduated from the Royal Academy Schools, London.

Alanna Heiss

Alanna Heiss, Director of Clocktower Productions, is a leader of the groundbreaking early 1970’s alternative spaces movement in New York City, which radically changed the way large-scale art projects were produced, shown, and seen.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Jake Chapman

Jake & Dinos Chapman make iconoclastic sculpture, prints and installations that examine, with searing wit and energy, contemporary politics, religion and morality.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Amalia Pica

Amalia Pica (B. 1978 Neuquén, Argentina), lives and works in London.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Lorenzo Vitturi

Venice-born Vitturi arrived in London nine years ago, having graduated in photography and design in Rome in 2004 and served a creative apprenticeship with Fabrica, the famous Benetton-funded communications research centre in Treviso.


Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. In their art works they explore the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lens of science and technology, questioning how they mediate our experiences.

Aura Satz

Aura Satz’s work encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture. In recent years she has made a collection of films that look closely at sound visualisation through various technologies and acoustic devices, in parallel to an ongoing engagement with the question of women’s contributions to labour, technology and scientific knowledge.

Rob Kesseler

Rob Kesseler works in the overlapping territories between Art, Design, Photography, Applied Art and Science.

Michael Bracewell - Germany is your America

In this lecture, Michael Bracewell will offer a consideration of cultural studies in relation to creative writing, belles lettres, contemporary art, pop, modern history and autobiography.

Ruth Siddall

A wide range of materials are used to create artists¹s pigments, from minerals to organic dyes, from poisonous compounds to human remains. This talk will present a series of stories associated with the use of colour using examples from the Neolithic to the present which will demonstrate that colour is not the only driving factor in the choice of certain materials.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Hiraki Sawa and Metod Blejec

Metod Blejec is a multidisciplinary free-range hybrid-creative who works across experimental art, design, education and consultancy. Hiraki Sawa’s video installations present intimate observations in transitory landscapes, familiar surroundings often inhabited by anoetic forms.
The video of this lecture can be seen on YouTube.

Andrew Logan

Born in Oxford in 1945, he qualified in architecture in the late 1960s and has worked across the fields of sculpture, stage design, drama, opera, parades, festivals and interior design.

Nina Ashby

Nina Ashby is a psychic reader, teacher and healer of international repute, born with the ability to see the aura, or subtle energy that surrounds every living thing.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Jacqui Poncelet

Jacqui Poncelet established herself as a major figure in the international ceramics scene during the late 1970’s and I980’s before diversifying her practice to work in a wide range of media including painting, sculpture and textiles, as well as public commissions one of which was a series wool blankets produced for the Tate with Merlin Tregwynt.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Sophie Raikes

Sophie Raikes is the Assistant Curator (Sculpture) at the Henry Moore Institute.
The video of this lecture can be seen on YouTube.

Meekyoung Shin

Meekyoung Shin (b.1967; South Korea) is an internationally renowned London-based Korean artist.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Bruce McLean

Since the late 1960s Bruce McLean has employed a range of media to consider ‘the condition of sculpture,’ exploring the limits of what a sculpture can be.

Doug Fishbone

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).
The video of this lecture can be viewed on Vimeo.

Bob and Roberta Smith

For Bob and Roberta Smith, art is an important element in democratic life. Much of his art takes the form of painted signs.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on Vimeo.

Lisa Lefeuvre

Lisa Lefeuvre is a curator and writer on art and Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

Tim Knowles

hance is crucial to Tim Knowles’ work, which is generated by apparatus, mechanisms, systems and processes beyond the artist’s control.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on Vimeo.

Nick Crowe

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.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on Vimeo.

Garth Evans

Garth Evans is a sculptor who began his career in Britain and now lives and works in New York. The video of this lecture can be viewed on Vimeo.

Tania Kovats

Tania Kovats is an artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, installation and large scale time-based projects exploring our experience and understanding of landscape. The video of this lecture can be viewed on Vimeo.

Cullinan Richards

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.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on Vimeo.

Mariele Neudecker

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. The video of this lecture can be viewed on Vimeo.

Tomoko Takahashi

Tomoko Takahashi is a Japanese artist, until 2010 based in London.

Matthew Jarron

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. The video of this lecture can be viewed on Vimeo.

Ibrahim El-Salahi

Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi studied at the Slade in the 1950s. His work was on show in the exhibition Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist at Tate Modern in 2013. The video of this lecture can be seen on UCL Media Central.

Emily Richardson

Emily Richardson's films explore landscapes and environments to reveal the way that activity, movement and light is inscribed in place.

Anne Hardy

Anne Hardy is an artist who photographs large-scale interior spaces which she carefully constructs over several months.

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson is a sculptor, internationally celebrated for his interventions in architectural space which draw heavily on the worlds of engineering and construction.

Sally O'Reilly

Sally O’Reilly produces publications, videos and performances that find curious links between apparently divergent phenomena.

Jeremy Millar

Jeremy Millar is an artist, curator of and writer on contemporary art. The video of this lecture can be viewed on Vimeo.

Kodwo Eshun

Kodwo Eshun is an artist and member of The Otolith Group (with Anjalika Sagar).

Margarita Gluzberg

Margarita Gluzberg makes painting, drawings, installation and sound work.

Gavin Butt

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

Caroline Achaintre is an artist interested in German Expressionism and post-war modernism.

Gavin Wade

Gavin Wade is an artist and curator and director of Eastside Projects in Birmingham.

Gail Pickering

Gail Pickering makes sculpture, installations, performances and films.

Jussi Parikka

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lala Rukh Selim  is a sculptor and and associate professor of the sculpture department at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University, Bangladesh. The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Robin Mackay

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

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

Spartacus Chetwynd stages performances and events that restage iconic, historical events.

Alice Channer

Alice Channer is a sculptor concerned with materiality, consumerism and fashion.

Lewis Biggs

Poetry and Patronage: Artist's Thinking at Work in the City.
The video of this lecture can be viewed on YouTube.

Iwona Blazwick

What role can the 21st century art institution play for the artists?

Stephanie Kim

The Surge of Contemporary Korean Art.