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The Department of Art has a dynamic, internationally respected research culture committed to making, curating and critically evaluating contemporary art.

Research is carried out by staff and by research students.

Staff research

Research carried out by staff in the department is both individual and collective, often produced in collaboration with galleries and museums, working in London’s cosmopolitan contemporary art world as well as exhibiting internationally. All teaching in the Department is informed by our professional and academic experience; we are committed to the idea that artistic and curatorial practice constitutes research and has a wide cultural impact within and beyond the university.

Doctoral research programmes

MPhil and PhD research carried out by artists, curators and writers in the Department of Art is mostly practice-based, meaning that students are examined at the end of their research period on their practice (as artists, curators and writers) as well as on social, philosophical and historical questions they seek to determine through theoretical research carried out in academic form.

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PhD Installation Series 12
PHD INSTALLATION SERIES, PROJECT SPACE, STUDIO A, BARRIEDALE BUILDINGS, GOLDSMITHS, NEW CROSS   Installation 12: Daniel Peltz an accidental audience encounters an object of uncertain origin with special guest interlocutor Janna Graham [Goldsmiths, Visual Cultures]   gallery visitation from 10-3pm closed session 3-4pm open session 4-6pm   how to make a claim for claimlessness a more »

PhD Installation Series 11
  PHD INSTALLATION SERIES, PROJECT SPACE, STUDIO A, BARRIEDALE BUILDINGS, GOLDSMITHS, NEW CROSS Installation 11: Irina Bucan Preview: In the transition zone the building will have a future, she said  Guests: Vlad Morariu  Ovidiu Țichindeleanu  “The reader might be shocked or at least surprised by the unpretentious titles of these avant-garde institutions. Right from their more »

PhD Installation Series 10
PHD INSTALLATION SERIES, PROJECT SPACE, STUDIO A, BARRIEDALE BUILDINGS, GOLDSMITHS, NEW CROSS   Installation 10:    Sophie Sleigh-Johnson presents   Procijep   Scenes from a mystery tableau of archaeopsychic speleology through the chthonic in-tuning of the female. Manifesting invisible frequencies of Artemis’ blush, it grapples with the excess of language in a voice glimpsed between more »

Tigersprung 1936 . 1972
  Two dates: 1936 and 1972. On the one hand, a time of emerging fascism and war. On the other, a time just after worldwide social conflicts culminated into the global protests of the late 1960’s. Jumping between these two dates, how can we catch a glimpse of our contemporary moment? . . . . more »