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Nyhet: 2015-08-10

Niklas Persson, Flagged Fool’s Gold. Foto: Hendrik Zeitler (2013)

Akademin Valand utökar med tio nya forskningsanställningar. Totalt är det sex doktorander, två assistenter och två professorer som har anställts. De nya tillskotten ska stärka institutionens forskningsmiljö och förbättra kopplingen mellan forskning och övrig utbildning. 

PROFESSORER 

Andrea Phillips is a PARSE Professor of Art and Head of Research at the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg.

Dr Andrea Phillips lectures and writes about the economic and social construction of publics within contemporary art, the manipulation of forms of participation and the potential of forms of political, architectural and social reorganization within artistic and curatorial culture.
 

Dave Beech is a PARSE Professor of Art at the Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg (starting in September 2015).

He is an artist in the collective Freee (with Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan), as well as a writer and curator. He studied painting at Leicester Polytechnic and Cultural Theory the Royal College of Art, where he researched the historical development of the concept of philistinism from Romanticism to Postmodernism.

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AMANUENS/ FORSKNINGSASSISTENTER

Ram Krishna Ranjan is a film based visual artist. He holds a degree in Media and Cultural Studies (MA) from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

He has worked on several self-initiated and self-sustained documentary films. In July 2011 he received a scholarship from the Central European University, Budapest to participate in their Documentary Workshop where he co-produced Our Ground, a short film on shrinking playgrounds and gentrification in the District Eight of Budapest.

Through his films Ram Krishna Ranjan has explored various themes, such as memory and the nation, migration, gentrification and intersectionality of caste and gender. His most recent project is on traditional midwives from the Dalit communities in rural Bihar. 

Kanchan Burathoki is an artist from Kathmandu, who works primarily with text in her practice. She completed her M.F.A of Fine Art from Valand Academy in June 2015. Between 2009 and 2013, she worked as freelance writer, journalist and illustrator in Kathmandu.

Kanchan Burathoki is interested in using text in written, visual and spoken forms as ways of sharing, telling stories and speaking out. Her MFA thesis was an autobiographical work that explored socio-cultural and political and challenges of being raised by a single and divorced mother within a patriarchal social and legal structure such as Nepal's.

DOKTORANDER

Andre Alves is a visual artist born in Lever (PT). His artistic and literary research observes the reorganization of discourses, representations and situations involving different understandings of instability. Most of his work takes the forms of installations, text-based work and wall-drawings.

Andre Alves studied at the University of the Arts Helsinki, holds an MFA in Drawing from the University of Cincinnati (2011) under a Fulbright fellowship, an MA in Art Education (2009) and a BFA (2005) both from the University of Porto.

Andjeas Ejiksson is an artist, writer and editor, living in Stockholm, Sweden. His practice is based on the interim spaces and transformations of language and the experiences that emerge in moments of translation, between situations and between media. Two special fields of interest are the relationship between bureaucracy, textuality and life, and how political change is manifested in public memory. The work is mainly text- and performance based, exploring different forms and expressions of instruction and the role of the audience and the reader.

The current focus of practice is Ejiksson's research under the title The Theatre of Bureaucracy, which he will develop within the PhD program at the Valand Academy in the coming years. Ejiksson has also been a researcher at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2014), before that at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (2008–2009), and he was the editor of the art magazine Geist (2002–2009).

Kerstin Hamilton is a photography-based visual artist and pedagogue living in Gothenburg. Her research project Nanosocieties and Beyond, will be developed as part of the PhD program at the Valand Academy.

It is an exploration of the (micro)scopic, architectural, economic and human landscapes of science laboratories, connecting molecules to larger societal structures. Terms such as choreography, speculation and proposition will be highlighted in this investigation of nano technological environments. 

Hamilton is especially interested in how materialities and processes can be caught using a camera, exploring the photographer’s reach both physically and ethically. Nanosocieties and Beyond will be carried out using a method of field work and interdisciplinary collaborations with natural scientists. Previous works by Hamilton include ethnographically inspired projects, tracing global capital flows and labour practices in a Sri Lankan fishing village and in a Swedish mining community, as well as charting the routines at a maternity hospital in Dublin. Hamilton holds a BA in Photography (2007, Dublin Institute of Technology) and an MFA in Photography (2010, the School of Photography at University of Gothenburg).

Eva La Cour is a Danish visual artist. She holds a degree in visual arts from The Jutland Art Academy in Denmark, as well as a degree in media and visual anthropology from Freie Universität in Berlin. As part of her masters thesis she conducted fieldwork on Svalbard with a particular interest in build environments in the Arctic region. This has formed the basis for her continued concern about and artistic exploration of the relationship between planetary raw materials and the landscape-as-image.

Eva La Cour's work is often anchored in a conceptual appropriation of mediating processes and maneuvers in culture, while exploring temporal and narrative dimensions within audio-visual and spatial forms of montages, performances and texts. La Cour was recently a artist-in-residence at Global High Schools in Denmark (2013-2014) and is a former fellow of the SoundImageCulture program, BE (2012), the Arctic Circle program, US/NO. (2010) and the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, US (2009).

Khashayar Naderehvandi is a poet, writer, and literary critic. He is also an editor at the small publishing house Lublin press. His writing – which stretches over a wide range of genres, including prose, essayistics and poetry – has explored various fundamental literary notions, such as narrativity, subjectivity, and memory. Naderehvandi brings these themes into his research in order to investigate theoretical problems that have emerged from within this writing practice.

In the research conducted within the PhD program at Valand Academy, special focus is given to defining a point of departure in literature that can be classified as “ambivalent exile” (here understood as racialized alienation in want of an original abode). Through this, as well as a series of literary works, he attempts to make clear the mechanisms in language involved in transforming subjective and anecdotal biography into shared experience. Naderehvandi holds a BA in Philosophy and a MFA in Literary Composition.

Eva Weinmayr is an artist, writer and publisher based in London. Her work focuses on politics of authorship and the hierarchies and the exclusion mechanisms of art as an enterprise. Her long-term interest in self-publishing as critical art practice have increasingly led her towards a collaborative and discursive and art practice.

In 2009 she co-founded AND, a publishing platform exploring the immediacy and social possibilities of digital print. Since 2010 she runs together with artist Andrea Francke The Piracy Project, an international exhibition and publishing project analyzing the philosophical, legal and social implications of book piracy and forms of unruly dissemination. Weinmayr’s current research “One Publishes to Find Comrades” looks at activist publishing practices and radical pedagogy from a feminist perspective. She graduated from Art Academy Munich and teaches since 2007 at Central Saint Martins in London, where she conducts a pedagogical research "Why Publish?".

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