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Jason Bowman

Senior lecturer

Jason Bowman
Senior lecturer
jason.bowman@akademinvaland.gu.se
+46 31 786 5128

Room number: B612
Postal Address: Box 132, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 50 , 41137 Göteborg


Valand Academy (More Information)
Box 132
405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address: Vasagatan 50 , 411 37 Göteborg

About Jason Bowman

I am an artist with a curatorial practice, writer and researcher. Raised in a working-class family during Margaret Thatcher's attempts to evict the working class from intellectual life, I was the first person in my family to attend Higher Education.

MFA: Fine Art Programme Leader at Valand Academy, in 2017 the Univeristy of Gothenburg selected me as a future research leader. I am a board member of Paradox: the European Forum for Fine Art in H.E., a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and was a member of the working group that established PARSE (Platform for Artistic Research Sweden).

I have specific interests in the agency of artists, socially-engaged art that adresses complexes of relationality, participation and coercion, the curatorial and art's institutions and performance.

In 2014 I was awarded a Swedish Research Council grant to develop Stretched – a research project that seeks to contribute new knowledge on how artistic practice is assembled, expanded and stretched within the cultures of ‘artist-organisaton’. The project is co-researched with Mick Wilson and Julie Crawshaw. It has had multiple conference, seminar and publication outputs. In 2017 In Case There's a Reason: The Theatre of Mistakes opened at London's Raven Row and a further exhibition will take place with Baltic in December 2017.

Until June 2015, I was affiliated as a researcher to the EU project, NEARCH (New Scenarios for a Community Involved Archeology). I was co-researcher on the Swedish Research Council Funded Project, Trust and Unfolding Dialogue in Contemporary Art and editor of the publication, Esther Shalev-Gerz The Contemporary Art of Trusting Uncertainties and Unfolding Dialogues

As an artist I work primarily by commission and developlongitudinal projects that emanate from questions relating to social engagement, participation and coercion of 'publics'.  I work with others who ultimately become responsible for the implementation of their fantasies of my work. This has included gravediggers, HIV+ Catholic priests, court artists, town criers and palantypists.

Commissions include: Tramway (Glasgow), Institute Francais (Paris), Proboscis (London), ICA (London), Franklin Furnace (NYC), Situations (Bristol) and the Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester) by curators such as Claire Doherty, Francis McKee, Martha Wilson, Lois Keidan and Charles Esche among others. I recently contributed work to Watched! Art, Photography and Surveillance in Europe post 9/11, which toured. I am now working on a new museum commission for 2018.

Previous curatorial work includes the official presentation from Scotland at the Venice Biennale (2005), the first European career survey of the practices of Yvonne Rainer (Tramway, 2010).

I was a commissioner for public art for both temporary and permanent works. As a consultant I have informed strategy and policy development and undertaken evaluation projects. Clients in the public sector have included: Artquest, Arts Council England (Head Office), Manchester City Council, British Council, Scottish Arts Council, Space Studios, Salford University, The Artist Information Company, The Public, Tamasha Theatre, Invisible Dust, The East Midlands Arts Officers Consortium, National Galleries (UK).

I frequently presents at seminars, panel discussions and conferences and have written widely on art.

Latest publications

Accidentally on Purpose: Curating Aleatoric Certainties
Jason E. Bowman
Goldmsmiths College Choreographic Seminar Series, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

There's a Reason: A Case for the Theatre of Mistakes
Jason E. Bowman
Exhibition Catalogue Publication: GOING/IN CASE THERE'S A REASON, London, Raven Row Gallery, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Curating Artist-Organisation: The potential of inter- and intra-organisational practices as exhibition-making.
Jason E. Bowman
Artistic Research Week Conference, Oslo National Academy of the Arts. 24-27 January 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Coming of Age: Deveron Arts at 21
Jason E. Bowman
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Deveron Arts, UK., Report 2016
Report

Being Art School
Jason E. Bowman
Published in New Art West Midlands Exhibition 2017 (Catalogue), Birmingham, UK., Birmingham Museums Trust, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Untitled (Chalk Board)
Jason E. Bowman
Meaning Making Meaning Exhibition A-Venue, Gothenburg, Artwork 2016
Artwork

Untitled (on a day unknown…)
Jason E. Bowman
Watched! Art, Photography and Surveillance in Europe after 9/11, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg (SE) then touring to Kunsthall Aarhus (DK), and published in an exhibition catalogue., Artwork 2016
Artwork

“Towards a Purposeful Accident: Elements of Performance Art via The Ting: The Theatre of Mistakes”
Jason E. Bowman, Anthony Howell
PARSE Journal # 4 Times (online and in print), Artwork 2016
Artwork

Correspondence between Jason E. Bowman and Kirsteen Macdonald
Jason E. Bowman, Kirsteen Macdonald
Living Out Ideas, self-published by Curatorial Studio, Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, Curatorial Studio, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Curating as Care Making?
Jason E. Bowman
Deep in the Heart of Your Brain Symposium, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (UK). November 4 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

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2017

Accidentally on Purpose: Curating Aleatoric Certainties
Jason E. Bowman
Goldmsmiths College Choreographic Seminar Series, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

There's a Reason: A Case for the Theatre of Mistakes
Jason E. Bowman
Exhibition Catalogue Publication: GOING/IN CASE THERE'S A REASON, London, Raven Row Gallery, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Curating Artist-Organisation: The potential of inter- and intra-organisational practices as exhibition-making.
Jason E. Bowman
Artistic Research Week Conference, Oslo National Academy of the Arts. 24-27 January 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

2016

Coming of Age: Deveron Arts at 21
Jason E. Bowman
Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Deveron Arts, UK., Report 2016
Report

Being Art School
Jason E. Bowman
Published in New Art West Midlands Exhibition 2017 (Catalogue), Birmingham, UK., Birmingham Museums Trust, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Untitled (Chalk Board)
Jason E. Bowman
Meaning Making Meaning Exhibition A-Venue, Gothenburg, Artwork 2016
Artwork

Untitled (on a day unknown…)
Jason E. Bowman
Watched! Art, Photography and Surveillance in Europe after 9/11, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg (SE) then touring to Kunsthall Aarhus (DK), and published in an exhibition catalogue., Artwork 2016
Artwork

“Towards a Purposeful Accident: Elements of Performance Art via The Ting: The Theatre of Mistakes”
Jason E. Bowman, Anthony Howell
PARSE Journal # 4 Times (online and in print), Artwork 2016
Artwork

Correspondence between Jason E. Bowman and Kirsteen Macdonald
Jason E. Bowman, Kirsteen Macdonald
Living Out Ideas, self-published by Curatorial Studio, Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, Curatorial Studio, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Curating as Care Making?
Jason E. Bowman
Deep in the Heart of Your Brain Symposium, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (UK). November 4 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 57

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