Staff profile

Professor Ang Bartram


Professor of Contemporary Art

Ang Bartram reading book about dog theory to Oscar the dog

Subject

Art and Design

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

School of Arts

Research centre

Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre

ORCiD ID

0000-0001-9001-4630

Campus

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Email

a.bartram@derby.ac.uk

About

I am Professor of Contemporary Art and Head of Arts Research in the School of Arts within the College of Arts, Humanities and Education. I also lead the Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre (DMARC) in the School of Arts, and co-lead the animal research group with Professor Steve Baker.

Since 2017 I have been a member of Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands (CVAN EM) Steering Group, which I now Chair (from 2019); from 2018 an elected Executive Board member of the Society for Artistic Research (SAR); from 2020 a selected member of the CHEAD Research Alliance Strategy Group; and an appointed Collaborations Champion for the National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange (NCACE) since 2021. 

I gained a PhD in Fine Art practice and theory from Middlesex University and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I work as an External Examiner to the undergraduate programmes in Fine Art at Oxford Brookes University, and University of the Creative Arts: Farnham (theory), and to MA Fine Art at De Montfort University.

Teaching responsibilities

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Professional interests

Research interests

I work as an artist and artistic researcher. My research focuses on documentation as an act of ephemeral art process, and with animality and empathy (as acted and/or intuitively behaved) in human-animal companion-species relationships. These subjects are analysed through live art, video, sculpture and published texts.

The research with companion species is specifically with dogs (and more recently horses and cats) and the critical and social contexts in which they have relevance. I led the research project, The Alternative Document (2015-2020), which includes exhibitions, published texts and symposia seeking appropriate strategies for the legacies of experiential and transient art practice. My work with interspecies interconnectivities informs animal, an interdisciplinary research group that I co-lead with Professor Steve Baker. 

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Recent conferences

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2015

Experience in industry

Recent art exhibitions and shows

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International experience

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Recent publications