About

Image by Steven Anderson

I am an artist, writer and yoga teacher. My recent practice involves performance, film, dance, photography and text, and my work has been performed, exhibited and published in Europe and the US. I have spoken at numerous conferences and events, including the Museum for the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, the Medical Museum in Copenhagen, College Arts Association and the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society. When I am not following Freud, Lacan and Marx’s footsteps with my camera or creating performance works as part of my Athenaeum Research Fellowship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, I teach postgraduate students at Transart Institute. I have worked with many renowned choreographers and companies (Including Michael Clark, Natasha Gilmore and Janice Parker). I am an Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama teacher and practice most days. With Ian Macbeth, I founded the Dialectical Materialist Book Group. My book ‘Make Me Yours: How Art Seduces’  (Cambridge Scholars, 2016) investigates psychoanalytic approaches to understanding objects of seduction. I am currently immersed in an interdisciplinary project exploring knowledge and the body of the hysteric.

Employment

Education

1995–2000: Licenciada en Bellas Artes (BA (Hons) Fine Art equivalent), Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain.


Professional development

Exhibitions and performances

2019

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2018


2017

  • Body Building [group exhibition], Market Gallery 10.11.17
  • ‘Jam’, an exhibition of works by Dominic Snyder [curator], Glad Cafe, Glasgow, 05-29.10.17

2016


2015

  • ‘Don’t Say Anything’, Hysteria #6 Eruption, Hackney Attic, 28.08.15.
  • What do you want from me?‘, performative lecture, UNFIX Festival of Performance and Ecology, 12.07.15.
  • ‘It was Spring when I was in Athens’, performance with Jetties (Birthe Jørgensen and Madeleine Campbell) as part of Birthe Jørgensen’s solo exhibition Riotous Exuberant Green and the Dutiful Beating of One’s Heart, 1 Royal Terrace, Glasgow, 22.06.15
  • ‘This house has been far out at sea’, group exhibition, Glasgow Open House Festival, Laurieston Arches, Glasgow, 02-04.05.2015
  • Alternative Maternals [Curator], artists: Deborah Dudley (USA), Linda Duvall (Canada), Jeca Rodriguez Colón (Puerto Rico), Miriam Schaer (USA), Valerie Walkerdine (UK), 01–08.06.15, London South Bank University, London, as part of Motherhood and Creative Practice conference, with Bracha Ettinger, Mary Kelly and Faith Wilding as keynote speakers.
  • Dark Days, a socially engaged artwork by Ellie Harrison, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, 13.02.15
  • March of Women, a participatory work by Anna Birch, Glasgow Women’s Library, 07.03.15

2014


2013


2012

  • The Barrowlands Project, choreographed by Michael Clark, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, 8–9.09.2012
  • Making Music Overture, choreographed by Rosina Bonsu, Merchant City Festival, 28.07.12

2011

  • Summer’s Day, choreographed by Tom Pritchard, and Magritte Inspired, choreographed by Jane Simpson, Merchant City Festival, 24.07.11
  • ‘Interview with an Artist’, interview performance by Kristian Al Droubi, from Via Negativa, 15 March 2011, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
  • Bealtainne, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, 30 April–14 May 2011
  • Carnival of the Animals, choreographed by Ruth Mills, Go Dance 2011, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 27.01.11

2010


2008


2006


2004

  • Staff show, The Gallery, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK

2003


2001

  • Mission, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK.
  • The Invisible City, Wimbledon Library Gallery, London, UK
  • Ausentes 2001, Sala Baracaldo, Spain.

2000

  • Atopia, performance exhibition, Sheffield Subway, UK.
  • Ausentes 2000, Sala Araba, Vitoria, touring to Baracaldo and Castro, Spain.
  • Café Tangente, Boulevard, Miranda de Ebro, Spain.

1999

  • Inter-national, FBAUP, Porto, Portugal.

1998

  • Encuentros, solo show, Mina Espazio, Bilbao, Spain.
  • Little Works, Abanto-Ciervana, Spain.
  • Primero de Mayo, Boulevard, Bilbao, Spain.
  • Group show ’98. La Bolsa, Bilbao, Spain.

1997

  • Encerrona, Mina Espazio, Bilbao, Spain.
  • Group show ’97, La Bolsa, Bilbao, Spain.

Books


Book chapters

  • ‘Hosting Hysteria’, Translating across Sensory and Linguistic Borders: Intersemiotic Journeys between Media, Madeleine Campbell and Ricarda Vidal (eds), Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 167-184.
  • ‘Work of Art as Analyst as Work of Art’, Transpositions Aesthetico-Epistemic
    Operators in Artistic Research
    , Michael Schwab (ed), Orpheus Institute, 2018, pp. 75–95. Free ebook here.
  • ‘Crossing the Cyprus Divide Armed with Pen and Paper’, with Dr Myria Christophini (main author). Peace as a global language: Explorations of peace in practice: Selected Papers, M. Parrish & R. Richardson (eds), Kobe: Peace as a Global Language, 2018, pp. 289-359
  • ‘Reading as Creative Practice’. The Adapt-r Creativity Book, Brussels: KU Leuven, 2017, pp. 169–177.
  • ‘Seduction in Works of Art’. Seduction in Popular Culture, Psychology, and Philosophy, ed by Constantino Pereira Martins, Fabrizio Macagno, Manuel José Damásio, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2016, pp. 165-187. Table of contents available here.
  • ‘Between laughter and crying’, co-written with Dr Eleanor Bowen. Madness, Women and the Power of Art, edited by Frances Davies and Laura Gonzalez, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013, pp. 197–234.
  • ‘The Hysteric as Mad: Unfolding an Exquisite Corpse’, co-written with Dr Eleanor BowenBeyond these Walls: Confronting Madness in Society, Literature and Art [ebook], edited by Helen Goodman, Bernadette V. Russo and Joana Zózimo, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.
  • Juicy Salif as a Cultish Totem. Managing Creativity: Exploring the Paradox, Barbara Townley & Nic Beech (eds), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 287-309. Download PDF (1.93MB).

Journals

Papers and articles

2019


2015


2014


2013


2011

    • What’s the First Thing You Ever Made, Laura Gonzalez? The Project Room Off Paper, 2011. Read it here.

2010

    • ‘Kissing Exposed to the Gaze’. New Associations, issue 3, summer 2010, p. 15. Read PDF (1.7MB).
    • ‘Cities that fold in on themselves’. In Persico, G. curator (2010) Urban Origami. Exhibition catalogue. PM Gallery & House, 1.07 – 29.08.2010. London: Arttra, pp. 8-9. Read PDF (70KB).
    • Stranger, Seducer. In Conference Proceedings from Transmission: Hospitality. 1-3.07.2010, Sheffield Hallam University.

2009


2007

    • The line, the look and the gaze. In Persico, G. curator, Isobar. Exhibition catalogue. Fieldgate Gallery, 20.10 – 11.11.2007. London: Arttra. pp. 18-21. Read PDF (696KB).

2005


2004


2003


2002

  • ‘Parchu (to Honour)’, in Metamorphosis, an exhibition of works by Jude James and Evi Chamouratidou, PINAKOQHKH MARGARH, 2002. Read PDF (438KB).

Printed works

Book reviews

Conference contributions

2018


2017


2016


2015

  •  ‘The Object as Witness’ (co-written with Dr Eleanor Bowen), Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting art and design, The Glasgow School of Art, 07–08 September 2015.
  • ‘Mothers, Daughters and Cryptophores’ (co-written with Dr Eleanor Bowen), Motherhood and Creative Practice, London South Bank University, 01–02 June 2015.

2014

  • Chair of the open session ‘Just what is it that makes studio PhDs so different, so appealing?’, College Arts Association, 12 – 15 February 2014, Chicago.

2013

  • ‘Trance Art and Other Possessions’, co-written with Christopher Danowski. Trans-What? Symposium, Transartfest, Art Biennial, 27 July – 9 August 2013, Berlin.

2012


2011


2010


2009


2008


2007


2006

  • Created to lead astray: Baudrillard’s seduction in contemporary artefacts. Engaging Baudrillard, Swansea University, 4–6 September 2006.

Invited presentations

2019


2018

  • Warmed Air [with Laura Bradshaw, Steven Anderson and Paul Michael Henry], Exchange Talk, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, 19.11.18

2017


2016

  • ‘How Art Seduces’, Köln International School of Design, Germany, 29 November 2016.

2015

  • ‘Mother’ [performative lecture], Family Ties Network ‘Subject Missing’, The Glasgow School of Art, 20 November 2015.
  • ‘The Practice of Writing’, Edinburgh College of Art, 18 November 2015.
  • ‘Psychodynamics, Seduction and Works of Art’, Glasgow University Research Lectures, 29 April 2015.
  • Keynote ‘I know what you think but how do you feel’, Into the New symposium, The Arches, Glasgow, 12 January 2015.

2014

  • Between laughter and crying, Research Showcase, The Glasgow School of Art, 04 December 2014
  • Hysteria’s Entropy. The Glasgow School of Art, 28 October 2014
  • Between laughter and crying, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 20 October 2014

2013

  • Psychoanalysis and Art.From Death to Death and Other Small Tales by Night. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 05 July 2013.
  • Hysterical Architecture. Gareth Hoskins Architects, Glasgow. 13 June 2013.
  • The body of the hysteric. ‘The Mortal Coil’ lecture series, part of Ruth Mills Contemporary Dance Winter Intensive. 03 January 2013.

2012

  • A hysterico-pervert’s guide to dance. ‘The Pervert’s Guide to Dance’ Lecture series, part of Ruth Mills Contemporary Dance Winter Intensive. 07 January 2012.

2011

  • Consumption, Seduction, Perversion. Sheffield Hallam University Art and Materiality lectures. 01 December 2011.
  • Make Me Yours. Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. 07 February 2011.

2009

  • Perversion within seduction. Interviewed by MFIT curator Colleen Hill. Fashion Culture Special Educational Programs. Museum at FIT, New York. 18 February 2009.

2008

  • Practice in my PhD. Practice in a PhD: a Workshop for Supervisors. Nottingham Trent University. 25 September 2008.
  • That Obscure Object of Research. Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. 24 January 2008.

2005

  • Position paper (with Dr Malcolm Quinn, Research Coordinator, Wimbledon School of Art). Perspectives in Practice-Based Research, AHRC funded collaborative doctoral training project, Coventry University, the University of the Arts London, University of Hertfordshire, Sheffield Hallam University, Wimbledon School of Art and University of Leeds, 2005.

2004

  • The roll out management of skills training: experiences with different models (with Professor Stephen Flint, Director of Graduate School, University of Liverpool). Third Annual UKGrad conference ‘The future of the UK Doctorate in an International Market’, 2004.
  • Issues in practice-led research. Surrey Institute of Art and Design, 2004.

2003

  • The Game of Rule Making, Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, London, 2003.

2002

  • Language and Beyond, School of Performing Arts, University of Surrey, 2002.

Grants and awards

2019

  • Shortlisted for the Adrian Howells Award For Intimate Performance.
  • With Professor Kevin Laland (St Andrews), St Leonard’s College Interdisciplinary Doctoral Scholarship for the project: ‘Exploring the Relationship between Imitation and Dance’

2018

  • Athenaeum Award, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, for ‘Reading/gHosting Hysteria’ at SHE IS HYSTERICAL, UCLA.

2016

  • Research Development Fund, The Glasgow School of Art, for ‘What does Hysteria Want from Me?’.

2015

  • Research Development Fund, The Glasgow School of Art, for ‘Mothers, Daughters and Cryptophores’.
  • Research Leave, The Glasgow School of Art, for ‘Make Me Yours: How Art Seduces’.

2013

  • Research Development Fund, The Glasgow School of Art, for ‘The Unreliable Reader’.
  • AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award. Application developed and co-authored with Professor Alastair Macdonald (PI) and The Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injury Unit, Scotland.

2012

  • Research Development Fund, The Glasgow School of Art, for ‘The Hysteric as Mad’.

2007

  • The Learning and Teaching Innovation Fund. GSA, Total funding £1,931. Application developed with Dr Nicky Bird.
  • CAA Travel Grant.

2006

  • AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Training Award. AHRC, Total funding £10k. Application developed with Professor Naren Barfield and Stuart Evans, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

2005

  • AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Training Award. AHRC, Total funding £10k. Application developed with Dr Malcolm Quinn and Dr Dany Nobus, Brunel University.
  • AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award. Application developed and co-authored with Hilary Baxter, Dr Robert Perks and Cathy Courtney, National Life Stories, The British Library.

2000

  • The Basque Region Award for specialised study in a foreign country.
  • Student exchange award, painting and printmaking, Sheffield Hallam University.

1999

  • Photography and video scholarship, Faculdade das Belas Artes do Porto, Portugal.

PhD supervision and examination

As Director of Studies / Principal Supervisor

  • Margaret Hart, Collage in the Posthuman Era: Gender and Becoming (Transart Institute, October 2015 – October 2018).
  • Flavia Domingues D’Avila, Syncretic theatre and its use in devising (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).

As co-supervisor

  • Sonia Allori, Aspects of specialised training for Deaf performers at RCS (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).
  • Deborah Norris, Cathy Marston–A Female Author of Narrative Ballet (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Completed students

  • Inês Bento Coelho, Choreography within a Visual Arts Process. Devising Performative Installations through Choreographic Approaches (Glasgow School of Art, September 2014 – September 2018).
  • Christopher Danowski, The Medium and the Message: Afro-Cuban Trance and Western Theatrical Performance (Transart Institute, January 2013 – September 2016).
  • Emma Balkind, Estovers: Practice based research on the concept of the commons within contemporary art(Glasgow School of Art, September 2012 – September 2015).
  • Mitch Miller, The mytho-geographical line, the time map and the tactical drawing: A Practice-led inquiry into the Dialectogram (Glasgow School of Art, September 2011 – September 2015).
  • Cara Broadley, Visualising human‐centred design relationships: a toolkit for participation (Glasgow School of Art, September 2010 – September 2013).
  • Myria Christophini, Animating Peace: A Practice-Led Inquiry into the potential of Animation to act as a tool for peace-building (Glasgow School of Art, January 2009 – March 2013).

PhD examinations

I have chaired 4 PhD examinations at The Glasgow School of Art (Patricia Cain, Lynn-Sayers McHattie, Chantelle Niblock and Lilia Gómez) and externally examined one PhD at the University of Salford, School of Music, Media and Performance (Mohammad Dawood, Dynamic Narratives: Re-Imagining Animated Films on the Internet).

External Esteem

Membership of professional bodies

  • 2017–present: Member, The Workroom.
  • 2016–present: Member, PsyArt foundation.
  • 2007–present: Member, Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS).
  • 2006–present: Member, College Arts Association (CAA).
  • 2005–present: Registered Practitioner, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).