About

Andrea
Phillips

theorist and writer, London

Andrea Phillips is Professor of Fine Art and Director of Doctoral Research Programmes in Fine Art and Curating at the Department of Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, London. She lectures and writes about the economic and social construction of publics within contemporary art and is involved in numerous research projects. She is a collaborator, with Grant Watson and InIVA, London, on the research project “Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures,” initiated in 2013, and was co-curator (with Fulya Erdemci) of Public Alchemy, the public program for the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2013. From 2009–2012, she co-initiated Actors, Agents and Attendants, a research project and set of publications that addressed the role of artistic and curatorial production in contemporary political milieus (in collaboration with SKOR), and between 2006–2009, she directed Curating Architecture, a think tank and exhibition project that examined the role of exhibitions in the making of architecture’s social and political forms. Phillips is also co-director, with Suhail Malik, of the research project “The Aesthetic and Economic Impact of the Art Market,” an investigation into the ways in which the art market shapes artists’ careers and public exhibition. She most recently contributed texts to the following publications: David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material (In press); Cluster: A Dialectionary (2014); Economy: Art and the Subject after Postmodernism (2014); How To Work Together (2014); A Space Called Public (2013); Architecture as Situation (2013); and Esther Shalev-Gerz: The Contemporary Art of Trusting Uncertainties and Unfolding Dialogues (2013). Phillips lives and works in London. [Last updated 2015]

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27-28 February 2015

Who is a “People?” Constructions of the “We”

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16-17 May 2014

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