Dr Ang Bartram

Position: Associate Professor

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Art and Design

Subject area: Fine Art

Research Centre: D-Marc

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Associate Professor

Head of Arts Research

Teaching responsibilities

PhD supervision

Professional interests

Art and animals; animals within social contexts; documenting the ephemeral artwork; art research.

Research interests

I make artwork in live art, video and sculpture that focuses on the mouth as a vulnerable orifice, thresholds and the notion of animality as acted and/or intuitively behaved by humans. I also write and publish on these subjects. This is specific to companion relationships with dogs and the social contexts in which they have relevamce to both species, and strtaegies fo documenting ephemeral art practice. I lead a research project called the Alternative Document, which includes exhibition, published texts and a symposium. This project interrogates strategies for the legacies of experiential art practice, and discusses possibilities of using means beyond the photographic. Recently I was awarded funding from the Live Art Development Agency for ‘Be Your Dog’, an art research project that included workshops and a public event at Karst in Plymouth (2016).

Membership of professional bodies

Societry of Artistic Research



Recent publications

Bartram, A. & O’Neill, M. (2016) ‘Unsettling Action and Text’ in Bacharach, S., Booth, N. Fjaerstad, S. B. (eds) Collaborative Art in the Twenty-First Century, New York: Routledge.

Bartram, A. & O’Neill, M. (2016) ‘Here and There: Two Works, Ten Countries’ in Michelkevic, L. (ed.) Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis / 80 2016.

Bartram, A., El-Bizri, N., Gittens, D. (Eds.) (2014) Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook, Farnham: Ashgate.

Bartram, A. (2012) ‘Between Bodies: an artist’s account of the oral connection between human and dog’, in

Chatzichristodoulou, M. and Zerihan, R. (eds.) Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance, London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Bartram, A. & O’Neill, M. (2012) ‘ Response Oral / Response’ in Loveless, N. (ed.) Total Art Journal, Volume 1, Number 2, Fall 2012, online at: http://totalartjournal.com.

Bartram, A. (2011) ‘One Woman and Her Dogs’, in Meynell, K. (ed.) Mutual Dependencies, London: Artwords Press, pp.120-127.


Recent conferences


7th Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference: Animal Intersections, University of Adelaide, Australia 

Living with Animals 3: Co-Existence/Seeing with Animals (presenter, session chair, and reviewer for artists portfolios), Eastern Kentucky University, USA 


Originator and organisor of The Alternative Document, University of Lincoln


The Body: Out of Time and Without a Place, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius 

TaPRA annual conference, University of Worcester

Experience in industry

Steering Group board member for CVAN EM.

Peer reviewer for Project Anywhere exhibition programme (University of Melbourne).


Exhibitions and shows (since 2014)


Documents, Alternatives #2, curator and exhibitor, Verge Gallery, Sydney


Documents, Alternatives #1, curator and exhibitor, Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent

Santa Dogs, Airspace Gallery (24/7 ‘In the Window’ artwork), Stoke on Trent

Perspectives 2012 - 2017, ONCA Gallery, Brighton

ABBA (On Tour): the practice of process by Angela Bartram and Andrew Bracey, ProjectSpacePlus, Lincoln

Animal Intersections, Peanut Gallery and Nexus Arts, Adelaide


Be Your Dog, KARST Plymouth (and in conjunction with the Live Art Development Agency)

The Alternative Document, ProjectSpacePlus, Lincoln

Midpointness, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

Imagistic, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC

In Midpointness, Transart Triennial online project


Performance Ephemera, Practice Gallery, University of Worcester


Performance at Bauhaus, Dessau

In Dialogue, Nottingham Contemporary

GRARLfest, Sound Spiral, University of Lincoln

Where’s the Art? Modern Art Oxford

Bartram O’Neill solo event at Gray Zone for Performance Art, Kingston, NY

Miami Performance International Festival 14, Miami, USA

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