Prof Beryl Graham
Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, University of Sunderland, and co-founder and co-editor of CRUMB. She is a writer, curator and educator with many years of professional experience as a media arts organiser, and was head of the photography department at Projects UK, Newcastle, for six years. She curated the international exhibition Serious Games for the Laing and Barbican art galleries, and has also worked with The Exploratorium, San Francisco, and San Francisco Camerawork.
Her book Digital Media Art was published by Heinemann in 2003, and she coauthored with Sarah Cook the book Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media for MIT Press in 2010. She has chapters in many books including New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (University of California Press) and Theorizing digital cultural heritage (MIT Press). Dr. Graham has presented papers at conferences including Navigating Intelligence (Banff), Museums and the Web (Vancouver), and Decoding the Digital (Victoria and Albert Museum). Her Ph.D. concerned audience relationships with interactive art in gallery settings, and she has written widely on the subject for books and periodicals including Leonardo, Convergence, and Art Monthly.
Home page: http://www.berylgraham.com
New media art and how it is exhibited, documented, collected and archived.
Prof. Graham runs the CRUMB research area along with Dr. Sarah Cook, and has raised over a million pounds of external research funding. CRUMB Research partners have included BALTIC, University of Lancaster, and Eyebeam (New York). The research group includes PhD students and international postdoctoral researchers, who all curate exhibitions, lecture and publish widely on the subject, including in London, Sydney, Montreal and Singapore. The CRUMB discussion list has over 1,000 subscribers, over half of whom are from outside of the UK and the resource has an audience that is both academic and professional. Her own outputs include authored books and book chapters, and she is a frequent invited speaker or keynote speaker at international conferences (see home page). She has undertaken consultancy work for Arts Council England, and has sat on Arts Council and Arts Foundation panels, and academic symposium review panels including the International Symposium of Electronic Arts. She is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, sits on the University Research Committee and is also Research Student Manager for Art and Design, including running subject-specific research training. She has acted as external examiner for over 10 PhDs including 2 in Australia. Prof. Graham is also Programme Leader of the MA Curating course, which benefits from research into teaching.