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Department of Art

Maria Fusco

Position held:
Director of Art Writing

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7919 7685

Email:
m.fusco (@gold.ac.uk)

Maria Fusco is Director of Art Writing in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London where she leads MFA in Art Writing, and supervises MPhil/PhD candidates.  

Maria is a Belfast-born writer, her research is concerned with fiction as critical practice, embodying and exploring modalities of production including: the fictive, critical & theoretical writing; editing, and independent publishing. These varied registers are mutual in nature, informing each other to build an expansive approach to what writing ‘might be’ with a contemporary art arena, and how it may manifest.

http://mariafusco.net


Selected Academic / Professional Affiliations

Ongoing

Peer Reviewer: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

External Examiner: BA (Hons) Art Theory component, Glasgow School of Art

Associate Member: Global Board of Contemporary Art

Chair: Women’s Art Library, London

Member: National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)

Member: National Research Network, Art-Writing

Member: Network for Editors of Interdisciplinary Journals

Academic Referee: The Blue Notebook journal (Bristol: University of the West of England)

Academic Peer Reviewer: Intellect Books, Bristol

Editorial board member: Public journal, Toronto, York University

Editorial board member: MAP magazine, Dundee, Scotland

Editorial board member: Emily Carr University Press, Vancouver, Canada

Editorial board member: fillip journal, Vancouver, Canada

Editorial board member: Arts peer-reviewed journal, Zurich: MDPI

2012

Nominator: Paul Hamlyn Award

2010

Examiner: PhD, University of Reading

External Examiner: MA Contemporary Art Theory and Master of Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art

Mentor: ICA A-Frame Mentoring Programme, ICA, London

External Examiner: MFA Fine Art, University of Reading, Reading (2007-10)

Evaluator: Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, New York, USA

2009

Advisor: Film London, (FLAMIN Artists' Moving Image Network)

Editorial Advisor: New Work Network/Open Dialogues

Academic Reviewer: Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) Conference

Academic Review Panel Member: BA Hons Media Writing and BA (Hons) Journalism Combined Honours, University of Greenwich

2005 – 2006

General Public Agency, Publishing Consultant

 

Presentations and exhibitions

SELECTED CONFERENCES / PANEL DISCUSSIONS / EVENTS

2010

Cosey Complex, Convenor: Institute of Contemporary Art, London

Global Art Forum , Chair (‘Future Art School’) and Speaker (‘Is There a Crisis in Arts Writing?’): Art Dubai, Doha and Dubai

Three Uses of the Knife: International Workshop on Art Writing and Criticism , Keynote Speaker: Contemporary Art Centre & the Information Centre of the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

R/evolutions through Distribution , Workshop Leader: Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

2009

Language as Material Symposium, Keynote Speaker: Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies, Kunstuniversitat, Linz, Austria

Out of the Blue: Symposium on Instant Urbanism, Hospitality and Accelerated History , Workshop Leader: The Blue House, Amsterdam

Arts Writing Symposia – Who is this who is coming? and Performing/Knowing, Co-Convener: Whitechapel Gallery, London

Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism , Conference Speaker: Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and Fillip , Vancouver

Art Publishing in the Contemporary World , Seminar Speaker: National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Art & Writing , Panel member: Spike Island, Bristol

Jeff Koons: Popeye Series , Speaker: Serpentine Gallery, London

2008

Nought to Sixty , Panel convener: ICA, London

The Aesthetics of Trash: Objects and Obsolescence in Cultural Perspective , Conference Speaker: University College Dublin, Dublin

Writing Encounters , Symposium Speaker: York St John University, York

Art Writing Beyond Criticism , Symposium Speaker: ICA, London

2007

Art &, Symposium Speaker: ICA, London

The Future of Art Magazines , Panel Speaker: The Bargehouse, London

Telling Stories: Theories and Criticism , Conference Speaker: Loughborough University, Loughborough

Non-linear Narrative in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Artistic Practices , Keynote Speaker: Goldsmiths, London

100 Great Ideas, Panel Chair: Hayward Gallery, London

Manchester Artists’ Book Fair , Conference Keynote Speaker: Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

The First Antechamber , Panel Chair: Project Gallery, Dublin

2006

Vancouver Special Conference Keynote Speaker: Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver

2005

Research Spaces, Conference Speaker: The Bartlett & The Slade, London, November

Unbound , Panel Speaker: Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Why Publish? , Conference Chair: Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology and Templebar Gallery, Dublin

2004

Put About: Contemporary Visual Arts Publishing, Conference Convener: Tate Modern, London

 

Grants & awards

2013

University of Colorado, USA: Visiting Critic-in-Residence

Centre for Contemporary Arts Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Writer-in-Residence (forthcoming)

2012

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland: Residency

2011

Jerwood Creative Catalysts Award

Film London: Flamin Productions Award

2010

Cove Park, Scotland: Residency

Arts Council England Award

2009-10

Whitechapel Gallery, London: Inaugural Writer-in-Residence

2009

Arts Council England Award

Elephant Trust Grant

Henry Moore Foundation Grant

2008

Arts Council England Award

2008-09

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris: Inaugural Critic-in-Residence

Selected publications

Number of items: 33.

Book

Fusco, Maria. 2012. Donald. Edinburgh: Collective Gallery. ISBN TBC [Book]

Fusco, Maria. 2012. Sailor. TBC: TBC. ISBN TBC [Book]

Fusco, Maria. 2010. The Mechanical Copula. Berlin/New York: Sternberg Press. ISBN 978 1 934105 19 1 [Book]

Fusco, Maria. 2006. The Dream that Kicks; Transdisciplinary Practice in Action. The Artists Information Company. ISBN 090773071X [Book]

Fusco, Maria and Hunt, I.. 2004. Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing. Book Works. ISBN 187069970X [Book]

Book Section

Fusco, Maria. 2010. Say who I am. In: , ed. Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism. Vancouver, Canada: Fillip and Artspeak . [Book Section]

Fusco, Maria. 2009. The incunabulum and the plastic bag. In: , ed. A Manual for the 21st Century Art Institution. Köln and London : Koenig Books and Whitechapel Gallery. ISBN 978 3865606 181 [Book Section]

Fusco, Maria. 2009. Don’t say yes – say maybe: fiction writing and art writing. In: , ed. Telling Stories: Countering Narrative in Art, Theory and Film. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 28-37. ISBN 978 1 4438 0532 2 [Book Section]

Fusco, Maria. 2008. ‘The World in your Head’, ‘The World in your Hand’ and ‘The World Tomorrow’. In: R. Klanten and M. Huebner, eds. Fully Booked: Cover Art and Design for Books. Berlin: Gestalten. ISBN 978-3-89955-209-6 [Book Section]

Fusco, Maria. 2008. The Mechanical Copula. In: Mark Beasley, ed. Hey Hey Glossolalia. New York: Creative Time. ISBN 9781928570073 [Book Section]

Fusco, Maria. 2007. Window Strikes. In: K. Henry, ed. Copy Work. Contemporary Art Gallery, pp. 79-92. ISBN 9781897302163 [Book Section]

Fusco, Maria. 2001. Professional is environmental. Amateurism is anti-environmental: Some networks of association in visual arts publishing. In: No Named Editor, ed. Unbound: Art Publishing in Scotland. Fruitmarket Gallery, pp. 34-43. ISBN 0947912045 [Book Section]

Conference or Workshop Item

Fusco, Maria. 2009. 'Three Uses of the Knife: International workshop on art writing and criticism'. In: Three Uses of the Knife. International workshop on art writing and criticism. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Fusco, Maria. 2009. 'Material: Sprache [Language as Material] symposium'. In: Material: Sprache. Kunstuniversitaet Linz, Austria. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Fusco, Maria. 2009. 'Jeff Koons: Popeye Series'. In: Jeff Koons: Popeye Series. Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Fusco, Maria. 2009. 'Accelerated History: Is Time Enough? Duration, Location and Accelerated Histories'. In: Motel Out Of The Blue An international symposium on Instant Urbanism, Hospitality and Accelerated History. Het Blauwe Huis, 3 - 9 Aug 2009. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Fusco, Maria. 2009. 'Arts Writing Symposia Day 1: Who is this who is coming? '. In: Arts Writing Symposia. Whitechapel Galler, London, United Kingdom. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Fusco, Maria. 2009. 'Art + Writing Panel Discussion'. In: Art + Writing Panel Discussion. Spike Island, Bristol, United Kingdom. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Fusco, Maria. 2009. 'Art Publishing in the Contemporary world'. In: Art Publishing in the Contemporary world. NCAD, Dublin, Ireland. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Fusco, Maria. 2009. 'Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism: Forum'. In: Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism. Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada 27 - 28 Feb 2009. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Fusco, Maria. 2008. 'Derrida, Doom Knots and the Blank Page'. In: The Aesthetics of Trash: Objects and Obsolescence in Cultural Perspective. University College Dublin, Ireland 4 - 6 Sep 2008. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Fusco, Maria. 2008. 'Writing Encounters'. In: WRITING ENCOUNTERS: CURATING THE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN WRITING AND PERFORMANCE. St John University, York, United Kingdom 11 - 13 Sep 2008. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Fusco, Maria. 2008. 'Fictionalising Practice and Politics'. In: Art Writing Beyond Criticism. ICA, London, United Kingdom. [Conference or Workshop Item]

Digital

Fusco, Maria. 2008. SPUME. [Digital]

Edited Book

Fusco, Maria and Birkett, Richard, eds. 2012. COSEY COMPLEX Book. Koln: Koenig Books. ISBN 978 3 86335 152 6 [Edited Book]

Edited Journal

Fusco, Maria, ed. 2010. The Happy Hypocrite #5. [Edited Journal]

Fusco, Maria, ed. 2009. The Happy Hypocrite #4. [Edited Journal]

Fusco, Maria, ed. 2009. The Happy Hypocrite #3. [Edited Journal]

Fusco, Maria, ed. 2008. The Happy Hypocrite #2. [Edited Journal]

Fusco, Maria, ed. 2008. The Happy Hypocrite #1. [Edited Journal]

Project

Film/Video

Fusco, Maria. 2012. Gonda. [Film/Video]

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