Lindsay Seers

Staff details

PositionLecturer in Fine Art
Department Art
Email l.seers (
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7049

Lindsay Seers has made hundreds of images using her own body as a camera, where her mouth cavity is the camera body and her lips the shutter and the aperture. Her life of being a camera has forced Lindsay into different characters including a vampire, a ventriloquist and an alien. However, her obsessive and peculiar picture-taking cannot satisfy her desire to represent experience, and we now find her turned into a projector. The movement of seemingly throwing images out of the body rather than swallowing them has become a more effective means of expression.

Linday's work takes the form of performances, which narrate the histories of her strange transformations. These acts draw inspiration from television and film biographies, which attempt to explain an artist's work as evolving from their biography. Her recent performances have featured Lindsay delivering live narration whilst projecting images from her head. Her work embodies technology and treats media as a means of creating memories, rather than recording them. Not knowing where the self exists, she takes the audience on a Brechtian-inspired journey, the subtext of which is to present an image of how lens-based media effects and interprets a lived life.

Academic qualifications

  • 1999-2001, M.A. Fine Art Goldsmiths College.
  • 1991-1995, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London B.A. Hons in Fine Art (sculpture and media)


Lindsay has served as a visiting lecturer for the MA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths for ten years. She previously lectured at Slade School of Fine Art, De Montfort University, and Nottingham Trent. 

In the past fifteen years, she has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal Academy Schools, Birmingham UCE, Brighton University, Kingston University, Goldsmiths University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Derby University, Ruskin School, The Consortium, and Piet Zwart Institute.

Professional projects

Lindsay received the Rome Wingate Scholarship from The British School at Rome 2007/8.

Her recent solo exhibitions include Smart Project Space (Amsterdam, 2007), The Collection (Lincoln, 2006), City Gallery (Leicester, 2006), Grundy Gallery (Blackpool, 2006) Gasworks (London, 2005), Market Gallery (Glasgow, 2005), Gallery of Photography (Dublin, 2005). Recent group shows have been at The Auditorium (Rome), White Box (New York), Gimpel Fils (London), UBS Openings (Tate Modern). She has made many performances for galleries such as Aspex Gallery (Portsmouth) Site Gallery (Sheffield), Fact (Liverpool), Corner House (Manchester) Witte de With (Rotterdam), Tou Scene (Stavanger), HKS (Bergen) and Project Theatre (Dublin).




Lindsay Seers in the Arts Council Collection
Seers, Lindsay. 2016. Lindsay Seers in the Arts Council Collection. In: "Arts Council Collection", Online.

Reconstructing the Past
Seers, Lindsay. 2011. Reconstructing the Past. In: "Lindsay Seers' Photographic Narrative", UNDEFINED, May/June 2011.

Cyclops [Monocular]
Seers, Lindsay. 2011. Cyclops [Monocular]. In: "'Promising in Kabelvåg' – Seers' 'Cyclops [Monocular]' at the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF)", Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Norway, 10/09/2011.

It has to be this way²
Seers, Lindsay. 2010. It has to be this way². In: "It has to be this way²", National Gallery Denmark, Denmark, 21 May 2010 - 12 June 2011.

It has to be this way 1.5
Seers, Lindsay. 2010. It has to be this way 1.5. In: "It has to be this way", Matt's Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Extramission 6, Tate Collection
Seers, Lindsay. 2009. Extramission 6, Tate Collection. In: "Extramission 6, Tate Collection", London, United Kingdom.

Extramission 6 (Black Maria)
Seers, Lindsay. 2009. Extramission 6 (Black Maria). In: "Extramission 6 (Black Maria)", Tate Collection, London, United Kingdom.

The Trilogy
Seers, Lindsay. 2008. The Trilogy. In: "The Trilogy", Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, United Kingdom.

Swallowing Black Maria
Seers, Lindsay. 2007. Swallowing Black Maria. In: "Swallowing Black Maria", Smart Project Space, 7/14/2007 - 8/18/2007.

The Truth was always there
Seers, Lindsay. 2006. The Truth was always there. In: "The Truth was always there", The Collection, 9/23/2006 - 1/21/2007.

Eyes of Others
Seers, Lindsay. 2005. Eyes of Others. In: "Eyes of Others", Gallery of Photography, 10/27/2005 - 11/27/2005.

I saw the Light
Seers, Lindsay. 2005. I saw the Light. In: "I saw the Light", Gasworks Gallery, 9/22/2005 - 10/30/2005.

Exhibition Catalogue

Seers, Lindsay. 2011. Dis-covery.

Seers, Lindsay. 2005. Wunderkammer.

There is Always an Alternative
Seers, Lindsay. 2005. There is Always an Alternative.

Sphere Catalogue
Seers, Lindsay. 2004. Sphere Catalogue.

Art Object

Nowhere Less Now
Seers, Lindsay. 2012. Nowhere Less Now.


The Projectionist, David Balzer
Seers, Lindsay. 2011. The Projectionist, David Balzer. Eye Weekly,

Top Ten
Seers, Lindsay. 2009. Top Ten. Art Forum,

Seers, Lindsay. 2002. images. Radical Philosophy, 113, pp. 26-30. ISSN 0300-211X


Human Camera
Seers, Lindsay. 2007. Human Camera. Article Press.

Book Section

Aften Posten
Seers, Lindsay. 2011. Aften Posten. In: , ed. Aften Posten, Norway, Front cover and pages 6 + 7 for show at UKS. UNSPECIFIED, pp. 6-7.

My Camera Life
Seers, Lindsay. 2007. My Camera Life. In: , ed. Human Camera. Article Press. ISBN 978-1-873352-64-9


3 minute wonders
Seers, Lindsay. 3 minute wonders.