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MemberEmma Susan Balkind

…Estovers: Practice based research on the concept of the commons within contemporary art
PhD in Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art (funded by AHRC)

MA in Contemporary Art Theory, Edinburgh College of At at the University of Edinburgh (funded by SAAS)

BA Hons in Film and Media Studies, University of Stirling…

I am a Teaching Fellow in Visual Culture at Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Currently I am Course Leader for Year 3 and Masters elective ‘What is the commons? Participation, objects and place in contemporary art’, and for Year 2 core teaching ‘Critical and Cultural Theories of Contemporary Art’. I teach into MA Contemporary Art Theory, MFA, and the MSc in Cultural Landscapes.

MemberAnne Swartz

I lecture and write on various topics in contemporary art, including intermedia art, theory and criticism, and women artists.  I currently write about new media/new genre art, the home, and contemporary American feminist art.  I particularly focus on Pattern and Decoration, an American art movement of the 1970s-1980s.  I teach via eLearning for my college.

MemberNeil Mulholland

I am Chair of Contemporary Art Practice & Theory in The University of Edinburgh and Programme Director of MA Contemporary Art Theory, Edinburgh College of Art. My work involves inventing postdisciplinary methods to parasite the field of contemporary art. It is a pour of historical, critical, materialist and fictional approaches to writing charged and torn with curatorial, paragogical and artistic work. In the pursuit of para, ‘pata and psuedo-disciplinary methods, I frequently work collaboratively, adopting shared avatars that have interpretive flexibility. As a member of the International Art Critics Association, I am a critic for many international art publications, write for literary and political magazines, the popular press, television, commissioned monographs and artwriting publications and have curated exhibitions as part of international biennials as well as numerous projects at artist-led organisations. Additionally, I continue to conduct research on Contemporary Art in Britain since the 1970s.

MemberElli Leventaki

I am an art historian, a curator, and an independent researcher. Currently, I am working as a curator at the Biennale of Western Balkans, as well as a freelance curator in individual projects. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Art Theory, and a Master’s degree in Art History and Curating, both from the Fine Arts Department of the University of Ioannina, Greece. My master’s thesis subject was “Institutional Critique as an artistic expression”. I also have a diploma on adult and continuing education from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. For several years, I was the curator and the cultural manager of the Frissiras Museum of Contemporary European Painting in Athens, Greece. I have also collaborated as an arts professional with various institutions, cultural spaces, festivals, artists and art-enthusiasts in independent projects. Furthermore, I have written numerous scientific art-related texts and I have participated in many conferences in Greece and abroad. I am a member of the Association of Greek Art Historians, AICA Hellas, ICOM and a member of the History of Art Laboratory of the School of Fine Arts in the University of Ioannina.