Dr Marcus Jack
I am a curator, art historian and Lecturer in Contemporary Art and Curation at the University of Exeter.
Prior to joining AHVC, I was a SGSAH Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer on the MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) at The Glasgow School of Art. In 2022 I was a visiting researcher with Archive/Counter-Archive at York University in Toronto and gained my PhD with a thesis surveying the history and context of artists' moving image in Scotland. My research looks for counternarratives in visual culture through analyses of infrastructure, statehood and socio-economics, with particular emphasis on artists’ film and video.
I am the guest convenor British Art after Britain, the British Art Network's 2023 Annual Conference, and recently organised CINEMA DESPITE (Tramway, Glasgow, 2023), a major review of artists’ film and video in Scotland featuring the work of twenty-nine artists, filmmakers and collectives spanning a seventy-year period. I regularly develop screening events and publications through Transit Arts (2015–) and am the founding editor of DOWSER (2020–), an open-access serial concerning artists’ moving image in Scotland.
I am a Trustee of Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios SCIO (2020–) and have advised on the Steering Group of the British Art Network (Tate and Paul Mellon Centre, 2019–2022) and submissions panels of Glasgow Short Film Festival (2016–2020; 2021–2022) and Open City Documentary Festival, London (2019–2021).
Recent writing has been published by the Hunterian Art Gallery (Glasgow), Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Square Eyes (Vienna), LUX Scotland and MAP.
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- AHV1012 - Approaches to Art History and Visual Culture
- AHV2016 - Contemporary Art and Curation
- AHVM001 - Institutions and Agencies: the Business of Contemporary Art
- AHVM002 - Arts of the Contemporary World