Professor Dr.
Beryl Graham


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Professor of New Media Art

I am Professor of New Media Art, and co-founder and editor of CRUMB, the resource for curators of new media art. I curated the international exhibition Serious Games for the Laing and Barbican art galleries, and have also worked with The Exploratorium, San Francisco, and San Francisco Camerawork. I have been an invited speaker at conferences including Navigating Intelligence (Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada), Decoding the Digital (Victoria and Albert Museum), and Cultural Value and the Digital (Tate Modern).

Teaching and supervision

Programme Leader, MA Curating
Art and Design Research Training programme
Research Student Manager, Art and Design
Supervising research students: 11 completions
I also supervise Post-Doctoral Creative FUSE NE Suzy O’Hara

Current supervisions, including 5 AHRC-funded students:

  • Dani Admiss, World-building in Art and Design Curating
  • Dawn Bothwell, Intermedia Art Curating
  • Ed Carter, Scale, Architecture and Sound Art
  • Carl Gregg, Generative Software
  • Liam Jefferies, Augmented Reality in Art, Design and Curating
  • Jo Joelson, A Library of Light
  • Stamatis Schizakis, Plugged In: The Introduction of New Media Practices in Greece

 

 


Research interests for potential research students

My major areas of research interest are: curating new media art, with a particular interest in interactive and participatory art, and concepts of audience. Recently, my research has concentrated on systems of collecting new media art:

  • Curating new media art
  • Interactive and participatory art
  • Collecting new media art
  • Digital art
  • Photography and other lens-based media
  • Creative Industries
  • Net Art
  • Software Art

Research

I am Professor of New Media Art at the University of Sunderland, and co-founder of CRUMB resource for curators of new media art. I curated the international exhibition Serious Games for the Laing and Barbican art galleries. My books include Digital Media Art (Heinemann 2003), Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (MIT Press 2010 with Sarah Cook), and New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences (Ashgate 2014 ed.) I have written for periodicals including Art Monthly, Leonardo, and the Journal of Curatorial Studies. I have been an invited speaker at conferences including Navigating Intelligence (Banff Centre for the Arts), Decoding the Digital (Victoria and Albert Museum), and Cultural Value and the Digital (Tate Modern).

My major areas of research interest are: Curating new media art, with a particular interest in interactive and participatory art, and concepts of audience. Recently, my research has concentrated on systems of collecting new media art.

I have particular experience in supervising art and design practice-led research, and my own PhD concerned audience relationships with interactive art in gallery settings.

Leading the MA Curating course, the Professional Development Course in London means that my research feeds into academic and professional education at all levels.

I have raised over £1million from AHRC for research grants where I was Principal Investigator, and been involved in successful applications for 2 AHRC studentship collaborations worth over £2million.

I was involved in the Creative FUSE NE bid and I am a named Investigator, and line manager of Post-Doctoral worker and AHRC student alumna, Suzy O’Hara.

Publications

Number of items: 53.

Article

Graham, Beryl and Smithsonian Institution Time-Based Media Art (TBMA) Working Grou, TBMA (2013) Interview with Beryl Graham by Crystal Sanchez and James Smith. Report on the Status and Need for Technical Standards in the Care of Time-Based Media and Digital Art..

Graham, Beryl (2013) Exhibition Histories and New Media Behaviours. Graham, Beryl (2013) “Exhibition Histories and New Media Behaviours.” Journal of Curatorial Studies, 2 (2 (summer)). ., 2 (2). pp. 242-262. ISSN 2045-5836

Graham, Beryl (2012) Self-Institutionalisation: Who, in what kind of system? On-Curating. Institution as Medium. Curating as Institutional Critique? Part II (13). pp. 8-10. ISSN 0803-0391

Graham, Beryl and Cook, Sarah (2009) New Media and Digital Art Overview. China-UK: Connections Through Culture. Arts Overview. British Council.

Graham, Beryl and Gfader, Verina (2008) Curator as editor, translator or god? Edited CRUMB discussion list theme. Vagueterrain (11).

Book Section

Graham, Beryl (2016) New Media Art Exhibition Histories and Futures: Participation, audiences, documentation, collection. In: A Companion to Digital Art (). New York:. Blackwell Companions to Art History . Wiley-Blackwell, New York, pp. 575-596. ISBN 978-1-118-47520-1

Graham, Beryl (2016) Collecting New Media Art: The importance of audiences and exhibiting. In: Post-Screen: Intermittence + Interference. Edicoes Universitarias Lusofonas, Lisbon, pp. 20-27. ISBN 9789898771568

Graham, Beryl (2016) Invited Think Tank keynote and participant in published debates. In: Art Institutions of the 21st Century. (From the think tank Media in the Expanded Field, Mexico 2016). Montabonel Foundation, London. ISBN 978 1 68418 354 8

Graham, Beryl (2016) Ken Goldberg. In: Grove Dictionary of Art Online. Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN 9780195170689

Graham, Beryl (2015) Right Where, Right When? In: Right Here, Right Now. Salford: The Lowry, pp. 39-46.

Graham, Beryl (2014) Modes of Collecting in New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art. In: New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art. Ashgate, London. ISBN 978-1-4724-0643-9

Graham, Beryl (2014) Histories of Interaction and Participation: Critical Systems from New Media Art. In: Performativity in the Gallery: Staging Interactive Encounters. Peter Lang, Oxford, pp. 65-83. ISBN 978-3-0343-0966-0

Graham, Beryl (2013) Open and closed systems: new media art in museums and galleries. In: Museum and Media [Online edition]. International Handbook of Museum Studies Series (5 Volumes) . Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken and Oxford, pp. 1-22. ISBN 9781118829059

Graham, Beryl (2011) Museums, New Media Art, Documentation and Collection. In: EVA London 2011: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. BCS, London, pp. 109-110. ISBN 9781906124885

Graham, Beryl (2011) Amplification: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. In: Singapore Bienniale 2011 Catalogue. Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, pp. 244-245. ISBN 978-981-08-8050-7

Graham, Beryl (2010) Delicate Controls. In: Recorders: Rafael Lozano Hemmer. Manchester Art Gallery, pp. 15-19. ISBN 978-0-901673-78-7

Graham, Beryl (2010) Tools, Methods, Practice, Process … and Curation. In: Art Practice in a Digital Culture. Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities . Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 165-174. ISBN 978-0-7546-7623-2

Graham, Beryl (2010) What kind of participative system? Critical vocabularies from new media art. In: The 'Do-it-Yourself' Artwork: Participation from Fluxus to New Media. Rethinking Art's Histories . Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 281-305. ISBN 978 07190 8144 6

Graham, Beryl (2010) Fabulous un-live post-hype behaviours. In: The future isn't what it used to be. Postmasters and Centrum Sztuki, pp. 31-34.

Graham, Beryl (2009) The ironic heirs to serendipity: British new media art 1980s to now. In: White Heat and Cold Logic: British computer arts 1960-1980. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., pp. 401-420. ISBN 9780262026536

Graham, Beryl (2008) Serious Games - case study. In: New Media in the White Cube and Beyond: Curatorial Models for Digital Art. University of California Press, Los Angeles, pp. 191-206. ISBN 0520255976

Graham, Beryl (2007) Redefining digital art: Disrupting borders. In: Theorizing digital cultural heritage: A critical discourse. MIT Press, pp. 93-112. ISBN 0262033534

Cook, Sarah and Graham, Beryl (2004) Curating new media art: Models and challenges. In: New media art: Practice and context in the UK 1994-2004. Arts Council of England, pp. 84-91. ISBN 0948797886

Graham, Beryl (2004) A dialogue with an idiot? Some interactive computer-based art. In: Bakhtinian Perspectives on Language and Culture: Meaning in Language, Art and New Media. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 217-232. ISBN 140391690X

Conference or Workshop Item

Graham, Beryl (2017) In conversation: Gary Zhexi Zhang 'Erotics of the Interface'. In: Iniva Research Network Event. London: Iniva, 28 June, Iniva, London.

Graham, Beryl (2016) Collecting New Media Art. In: 14 July Media in the Expanded Field: Curators and museum professionals’ Think Tank, July 12-18, Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Graham, Beryl (2015) Collecting New Media Art. In: CI Dialogues, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, November 2015, Istanbul.

Graham, Beryl (2015) Collecting After New Media panel. In: ISEA 2015 Symposium, 16-19 August, Vancouver.

Graham, Beryl (2015) Equal Partnerships. In: Policy Priorities for the Creative Industries - A Manifesto for the New Government, 9 July, London.

Graham, Beryl (2014) Art, Media, and Museums: The Word Art. In: Cultural Value and the Digital, 7 July, Tate Modern, London.

Graham, Beryl (2014) Catalogues and Exhibitions. In: Curating the Digital: Spaces for Art and Interaction, 26th- 27th April, Toronto. (Unpublished)

Graham, Beryl (2014) Exhibition Histories of Critical Participatory Systems”. In: AAH 2014, 10th -12th April 2014, Royal College of Art, London. (Unpublished)

Graham, Beryl (2013) “Exhibiting new media and digital art: Interactive audiences and arts administrators/curators.”. In: Giving up the archive?: Reflections on the creation, examination and dissemination of arts organisations´ archives, 1st July 2013, White Cube Gallery, London. (Unpublished)

Graham, Beryl (2013) Exhibiting new media and digital art: Interactive audiences and arts administrators/curators. In: Giving up the archive? Reflections on the creation, examination and dissemination of arts organisations’ archives, 1 Jul 2013, London, White Cube Gallery.

Graham, Beryl (2012) Curating Participation. In: Vrije Universitieit Brussel/ IBBT Masterclass, 1 Mar 2012, Vrije Universitieit Brussel/ IBB, Brussels. (Unpublished)

Graham, Beryl (2012) Histories of Participation and New Media Art. In: Association of Art Historians Conference 2012, 29 - 31 March 2012, Milton Keynes. (In Press)

Graham, Beryl (2012) Exhibiting new media and digital art. In: Dongguk University, Arts Administration course, 23 Oct 2012, Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea.

Graham, Beryl (2012) New Media and Digital Art: Interactive Audiences. In: CAFA Art Museum, Guest Lecture, 12 June 2012., CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China..

Graham, Beryl (2011) Curating Participatory Art. In: Curating Masters, HGDK University Zurich, May 2011, HGDK University Zurich. (Unpublished)

Graham, Beryl (2011) Current: Collecting Digital Art. In: 2011 May Collecting Digital Art,, May 2011, UCLAN, The Harris Museum & Art Gallery and folly, Preston. (Unpublished)

Graham, Beryl (2011) Immaterial Portraits: Across Borders. In: Digital Portraits of Transculturalism, 25 Feb 2011, Centre for Creative Collaboration, Goldsmith’s College, London.. (Unpublished)

Graham, Beryl (2010) Curating New Media Art and Participation. In: 3rd Conference on Innovation and Cultural Dissemination, 29 October 2010, CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. (Unpublished)

Graham, Beryl (2010) Distributing Ourselves: New Media, Curating, Networks, and Collaborations. In: College Art Association (CAA) Conference., 7-10 Feb 2010, Chicago. (Unpublished)

Graham, Beryl (2010) New Media Art. In: Museums Association Conference. Manchester, October 2010, Manchester. (Unpublished)

Graham, Beryl (2005) Taxonomies of new media art: Real world namings. In: Museums and the Web 2005: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics..

Graham, Beryl (2004) Interaction and Audience. In: ISEA 2004 (International Symposium on Electronic Art). Helsinki.

Book

Graham, Beryl and Cook, Sarah (2016) Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media [Chinese edition, in Chinese]. Tsinghua University Press, Beijing. ISBN 9780262013888

Graham, Beryl and Cook, Sarah (2010) Rethinking Curating, Art After New Media. Leonardo . MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.. ISBN 9780262013888

Graham, Beryl and Cook, Sarah (2010) A Brief History of Curating New Media Art: Conversations with Curators. Green Box, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-941644-20-5

Graham, Beryl and Cook, Sarah (2010) A Brief History of Working With New Media Art: Conversations with Artists. Green Box, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-941644-21-2

Graham, Beryl (2003) Directions in art: Digital media. Directions in Art . Heinemann, Oxford. ISBN 978-0431176567

Show/Exhibition

Graham, Beryl (2011) DEmaterial: Electronic Village Galleries. [Show/Exhibition]

Other

Graham, Beryl, Dietz, Steve, Laurenson, Pip, Corcoran, Heather, Taylor, Lindsay, Frieling, Rudolf, Jones, Caitlin, Shannon, Louise, Muller, Lizzie and Cook, Sarah (2014) New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art. Ashgate.

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Areas of expertise

  • Curating new media art
  • Interactive and participatory art
  • Collecting new media art
  • Digital art
  • Creative Industries
  • Net Art
  • Software Art

Further information

I have acted as External Examiner for over 12 PhDs, including in Sweden and Australia.

 

Selected Membership of professional bodies, award and review panels

AHRC Peer Review College

Austrian Science Fund (Arts) research council reviewer.

International Centre for Photography: Infinity Awards. New York. Invited Jury member.

University of Salford Art Collection Peer Review Invited panel member.

Arts Council England creative industries policy Invited to advise by Neil Harris Senior Relationship Manager at Arts Council England

Montabonel Foundation Media in the Expanded Field: Curators and museum professionals’ Think Tank. Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Invited.

European Union project PERICLES (FP7), Tate. Project Advisory Board.

Database of Virtual Art (Berlin Humboldt Univ.) International Advisory Board.
Leonardo Electronic Almanac Editorial Board (USA).

Selected External Scrutineer of Proposed New Courses

2017                 Slade School of Art, UCL, London (Masters)

2017                 University of the West of England, Bristol (Masters)

Selected External Assessor of Courses

2014-17           University of the West of England, Bristol (MA Curating)

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Last updated 30 January 2018