Adrian Heathfield

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Adrian Heathfield


Professor of Visual Cultures


Visual Cultures


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time-based arts, writing, curation, phenomenology, continental philosophy, ethics and ecology

Adrian Heathfield writes on, curates and creates performance. He is the author of Out of Now, a monograph on the artist Tehching Hsieh, editor of four books (Things That Go through Your Mind When Falling, Ally, Live: Art and Performance, Small Acts) and co-editor of the collections Perform, Repeat, Record and Shattered Anatomies.
He co-curated the Live Culture events at Tate Modern, London (2003). He was curator of Doing Time, the Taiwan Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), attaché for the Biennale of Sydney (2016) and with freethought, an artistic director of the 2016 Bergen Assembly.
Heathfield conducted the three-year European Union funded creative research project Curating the Ephemeral (2014–2016) on immaterial art and museum practices. He was co-director of Performance Matters, a four-year AHRC funded project on the cultural value of performance (2009–2013).
Heathfield’s work in Visual Cultures for 23/24 is focused around the Advanced Practices postgraduate programme.