Dr Anya Lewin

Dr Anya Lewin

Associate Professor (Reader) in Art and Moving Image

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Associate Professor (Reader) in Art and Moving Image
Programme Leader MA Contemporary Art Practice
Research Area Lead (Art)

Anya Lewin is an American artist, educator and researcher based in the UK. Prior to working in academia she had jobs in diverse fields ranging from shepherding (she never lost a sheep) to robotics (sorting robot parts in a basement) to art and community education.

She has a PhD (practice based) from Dartington College of Art and an MA in Arts and Humanities as well as an MA in English from SUNY at Buffalo where she studied poetics with Charles Bernstein, Robert Creeley and Susan Howe and Media Art with Tony Conrad. She has been the recipient of three Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and several international residencies. Her works, both individual and collaborative, have been exhibited and screened in such places as Beijing, Bristol, Bulgaria, Cuba,Los Angeles, Plymouth, Siberia, Belfast, New York, San Francisco, Southampton and London.

Her projects often reflect her own personal history, which includes stories of immigration, translations from multiple languages, and fictional connections to real events. www.imadeitup.info


Dartington College of Arts, PhD In Fine Art (Contemporary Practices),
Thesis Title: Performing a Practice: Narrative • Translation • Live Installation • Urban Intervention 2006
State University of New York at Buffalo, Master of Art in English, 2000.
State University of New York at Buffalo, Master of Art in Humanities (Media Studies and Poetics), 1997.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts-(Film and Video) 1990.

Roles on external bodies

AHRC Peer Review College 2017 - 2020

Teaching interests

moving image
narrative in artist film
participatory practice
performance (particularly to camera)
approaches to Artistic Research

Staff serving as external examiners

BA Fine Art (Hons) Cardiff Metropolitan University

Research interests

Moving Image Practices in the Cinema and Gallery • Constructions of Narrative i(from artist film to web series) • Artistic Research •

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Nicola Gilmour, PhD, An Investigation of the Coherence of Instrumental Accumulation Using a Sculptural Methodology. 2014

James Brown, PhD, Peter Fuller, Modern Painters and the Sensation exhibition. 2018
Beth Emily Richards"Poor Copy": Fan Practices and Producerly Art Making 2020

Grants & contracts

Grant for the Arts, Arts Council England for Fez:The Royal scent

Grant for the Arts, Arts Council England for Chez Paulette on the Sunset Strip

Grants For the Arts, Arts Council England for With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment

At Home in Europe, three month residency at InterSpace, Sofia, Bulgaria

Small Wonders, Picture This Bristol

PVA Media Lab LabCulture Residency at Vivid in Birmingham

Artist-to-Artist International scheme. Henry Moore and Visiting Arts grant to develop projects with Croation artist Maja Kalogera.

NY ARTWORKS! Artist Bursary and Residency at CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Best Folklore Experiment for Grandma Baba and Little Boris from The Festival of Actual Kino, Novosibirsk, Russia

Performance Writing Artist in Resident, Dartington College of Arts, Devon, England

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Grant for the Emerging Artist

Creative practice & artistic projects

More Than Stories: A film Trilogy, John Hansard Gallery, South Hampton, UK

Chez Paulette on the Sunset Strip, Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth, UK

E-Poetry, International Digital Language Media Arts Festival, Buffalo, NY, screening of How to be European Lesson 2

DA Festival, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment, Picture This Atelier, Bristol and Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, UK

At Home in Europe, Book and DVD, commissioned by InterSpace, funded by European Commission Culture 2000 Fund via At Home in Europe

Art and Activism, Mejan Labs, Stockholm, Sweden

Blurr5 Biennial for Performance Art, Center for Conetmporary art, Tel Aviv, Israael
STAR RADIO - commission to develop a radio programme www.starradio.org.uk

Writing Space. Curators: Phillip Warnell, Sean Watkins, and Claire MacDonald, Fine Art Gallery, George Mason University, Washington D.C., USA
VIDEOMEDEJA 8th International Video Festival, October 1-3, The Museum of Voivodina, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro. Catalogue.

Out Video International video art festival in public places, National Center for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia. Catalogue.
Text 04 Festival of Writers and New Writing, Pheonix Arts Centre, Exeter, England
CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY. The White Bear and other Unwanted Thoughts, collaboration with Lara Odell. Installation commissioned for windows on Main Street.
Taxi Gallery, Cambridge, UK Taxi Noir Slap Red a site-specific video installation. http://www.taxigallery.org.uk
HUMO (Huge and Mobile images) with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Brain Massumi. Based at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. Created images which were projected on a large scale around the environs of Linz. Catalogue.

Fix02 Biennial Festival of Performance Art, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Catalogue. http://www.catalystarts.org/fix02/

Key publications


More Than Stories, Gordian Press,

With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment, Ed. Anthony Caleshu, Short Fiction, Volume 2 Fall 2008

Economising Culture Ed. with Joasia Krysa and Geoff Cox. First of a series of critical readers (DATA browser) on digital art and technology. Autonomedia 2005. www.data-browser.net

Abandoned Silos, with John Levack Drever, Ed. Rhama Kazam, Earshot Time and Visibility II: Essays on Sound and Architecture, December 2003.

Trans-e-lation by the Tran-satlantic Journey, Eds. Ric Allsopp and Caroline Bergvall, Performance Research, Vol. 7 No. 2, Summer 2002

Infinite Fracture , a web essay, Ed. Ann Vickery, How2, Vol. 1 no.5, March 2001 http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/stadler_center/how2/intro.html

Things Do not Connect; They Correspond, Guest Ed. Chris Alexander, Jacket # 7, April 1999, http://www.jacket.zip.com.au/jacket07/index.html

I Saw King Kong at the Grain Elevators in Buffalo, NY, “The CEPA Journal Special Issue: Ruins in Reverse Time and Progress in Contemporary Art”, Ed. Grant Kester, Winter/Spring 1999.

Lewin A 2019 More Than Stories. Gordian Projects
Cox G; Krysa J; Lewin A 2004 Economising Culture: On 'The (Digital) Culture Industry'. Autonomedia DATA browser Author Site Publisher Site
Lewin A 0 'With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment' Short Fiction
Conference Papers
Lewin A, Morstang H, Parker K & Sealey J 2013 'Unfolding Narrative (from middles to beginnings to endless loops)' film art symposium Plymouth University 5-/-0/20135-/-0/2013
Lewin A 2012 'The Problem of the Hard Bench' Exhibiting Video Westminster University, London 3-/-0/20123-/-0/2012
Lewin A 2009 'With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment (The Necessity of Imaginative Acts)' Mediated Memories Sussex University 7-/-0/20097-/-0/2009
0 More Than Stories: A Film Trilogy. John Hansard Gallery 16/02/20193
0 Chez Paulette on Sunset Strip. Peninsual Arts Gallery, Plymouth UK 27/04/20131
0 How to Be European. E-Poetry 2011 International Digital Language/Media/Arts Festival 18/05/20111
0 Institute of Bureaucracy. National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria 26/10/20092
0 With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment. Picture This Atelier and Chapter Arts Center 03/05/20081
0 With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment. Picture This Atelier 03/05/20081
0 Art and Activism. Mejan Labs, Stockholm, Sweden 31/08/20061
Lewin A Lewin A 0 'Seminar "Artists Film and Narrative"'
Dr. Olsen D Dr. Olsen D 0 'Two day workshop "Poetics of Critical Writing" as part of the International Conference on Artistic Research'
Lewin A Lewin A 0 'Workshop for 9th SAR International Conference for Artistic Research: Artistic Research Will Eat Itself'
Other Publications
0 Chez Paulette on the Sunset Strip.
0 Fez: The Royal Scent.

Reports & invited lectures

Co-delivered and co-designed 3 day Research/PhD Workshop for 9th SAR International Conference for Artistic Research: Artistic Research Will Eat Itself, http://www.sarconference2018.net

Delivered Seminar "Artists Film and Narrative" as part of Lux Cornwall
Co-Delivered with Dr Dell Olsen two day workshop "Poetics of Critical Writing" as part of the International Conference on Artistic Research

Avanca International Conference Cinema, art, Technology, Communication, Avanca Portugal. Presentation: The Archive and Imaginative Acts

Kunsthal Aarhus, Demark, Artist Talk and Screening

Exhibiting Video Conference, University of Westminster Presentation : The Problem of the Hard Bench
Montana State University,Bozeman, MT, USA Artist Talk

Portland State University, Portland, USA, Artist Talk

York St Johns, York, Artist Talk

Journal of Media Practice 10th Anniversary Conference
Presentation: With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment.(The Necessity of Imaginative Acts)
Everybody Hates a Tourist, Cadaval, Portugal

Cardiff School of Art and Design, Artist Talk

Arnolfini, Bristol, Artist Talk
National Academy of Art, Sofia, Artist Talk
Art and Ethics: What Action Should be Taken, colloquium with Gustav Metzger, Dartington College of Art

Steel Cities: Tradition, Transition and Transformation, University of Sheffield. Presentation: Working Steel

Dartington College of Art, Urban Media and Intervention
INTERFACING: Theory and Practice Conference, Mistranslation as a Mode: Subtitles as a Third Text,

SUNY at Buffalo, Department of Art, part of the Visual Studies Speakers Series. <</html>