Dr Anya Lewin
Profiles

Dr Anya Lewin

Associate Professor (Reader) in Art and Moving Image

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

Role

Theme Leader for Artistic Research in the School of Art and Media
co-convener Moving Image Arts Research
Liaison Tutor Transart MFA and PhD

Qualifications

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-emphasis Media Studies and Poetics, 1997.

University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts-emphasis Film and Video, 1990.

Teaching interests

Film , video and digital practice and critical context • narrative • participatory practice • performance • Artistic Research

Research interests

Moving Image Practices in the Cinema and Gallery • Constructions of Narrative • Artistic Research • Participatory Practices •

Grants & contracts

2012
Grant for the Arts, Arts Council England for Chez Paulette on the Sunset Strip

2007
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

2006
Small Wonders, Picture This Bristol

2004
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.

2003
NY ARTWORKS! Artist Bursary and Residency at CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2001
Best Folklore Experiment for Grandma Baba and Little Boris from The Festival of Actual Kino, Novosibirsk, Russia

2000
Performance Writing Artist in Resident, Dartington College of Arts, Devon, England

1995
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Grant for the Emerging Artist

Creative practice & artistic projects

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
2017
Fez: The Royal Scent, John Hansard Gallery, South Hampton, UK

2013
Chez Paulette on the Sunset Strip, Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth, UK

2011
E-Poetry, International Digital Language Media Arts Festival, Buffalo, NY, screening of How to be European Lesson 2

2009
DA Festival, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

2008
With Heartfelt Gratitude for the Painless Treatment, Picture This Atelier, Bristol and Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, UK

2007
At Home in Europe, Book and DVD, commissioned by InterSpace, funded by European Commission Culture 2000 Fund via At Home in Europe

2006
Art and Activism, Mejan Labs, Stockholm, Sweden

2005
Blurr5 Biennial for Performance Art, Center for Conetmporary art, Tel Aviv, Israael
STAR RADIO - commission to develop a radio programme www.starradio.org.uk

2004
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.

2003
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.

2002
Fix02 Biennial Festival of Performance Art, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Catalogue. http://www.catalystarts.org/fix02/

Research groups

  • Art and Social Technologies
  • Centre for Media, Art & Design Research (MADr)
  • Moving Image Arts (MIA)

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

2004
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

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

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

2001
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

1999
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.

Reports & invited lectures

2016
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

2015
Avanca International Conference Cinema, art, Technology, Communication, Avanca Portugal. Presentation: The Archive and Imaginative Acts

2013
Kunsthal Aarhus, Demark, Artist Talk and Screening

2012
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

2010
York St Johns, York, Artist Talk

2009
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

2008
Cardiff School of Art and Design, Artist Talk

2007
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

2006
Steel Cities: Tradition, Transition and Transformation, University of Sheffield. Presentation: Working Steel

2005
Dartington College of Art, Urban Media and Intervention
INTERFACING: Theory and Practice Conference, Mistranslation as a Mode: Subtitles as a Third Text,

2003
SUNY at Buffalo, Department of Art, part of the Visual Studies Speakers Series. <</html>

Links

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