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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
www.akademinvaland.gu.se
info@akademinvaland.gu.se
Fax: +46(0)31786 51 19

Visiting Address: Vasagatan 50 , 411 37 Göteborg

About Jason Bowman

I am an artist with a curatorial practice, educator 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, I have specific interests in the agency of artists, socially-engaged art that addresses complexes of relationality, participation and coercion; the curatorial and the exhibitionary as extended forms of artistic practice; critical heriatge and contemporary art, and performativity. I am informed by Queer thought and intersectional approaches.

As an artist I work primarily by commission and develop longitudinal 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.

Commissioners 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 art commission for 2018, which departs from questions of Queer time and radical education.

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 Contemporary Arts in December 2017.

My curatorial work has often focused on commisioning or surveys of obscured or intentially marginal practices. This has included the official presentation from Scotland at the Venice Biennale (2005), the first European career survey of the practices of Yvonne Rainer (Tramway, 2010), Monica Ross' Anniversary: acts of memory (2009-11) and Adhocracy (2012), which took an intersectional and incremental approach to the reprsentation of art within CND, the BLK Art Group, OUTrage and the Scratch Orchestra among others.

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).

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

I frequently present at seminars, panel discussions and conferences and have written widely on art and edited monographs and anthologies.

Latest publications

In Case There’s a Reason: The Theatre of Mistakes
Jason E. Bowman
2017-06-30 until 2017-08-06 Raven Row
, 
London  http://www.ravenrow.org/, Artwork 2017
Artwork

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

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

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

What is at Stake in Community Practice? What Have We Learned?
Jason E. Bowman
Stages: Journal of the Liverpool Biennial, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

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

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2015

Stretched: An Overview
Jason E. Bowman
Valand Academy Research Day 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

PARSE Journal Issue #2 The Value of Contemporary Art
Jason E. Bowman
http://www.parsejournal.com/issue/2/, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Other 2015
Other

De-Imagining Critical Communities
Jason E. Bowman
Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists' Social Initiatives Conference, Liverpool, 1st of nov, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Elements of Performance Art
Jason E. Bowman
PARSE Conference, Universitty of Gothenburg, 3-6 November, Conference paper 2015
Conference paper

Exhibition/Non-exhibition: Stretched Out. A Seminar.
Jason E. Bowman, Julie Crawshaw, Mick Wilson
Saturday 27 June 2015 Venue: Inaugural Research Pavilion: Experimentality Venice Bienniale Collateral Programme Sala del Camino, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Scavenging Surveillance
Jason E. Bowman
WATCHED! Symposium 7-8 oktober. Surveillance Art & Photography in Europe post 9/11' , Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Expert Pannelist
Jason E. Bowman
Visible Award Parliament, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Scavenging in the Archive to Out the Obscure.
Jason E. Bowman
Archives, Art and Activism: Exploring Critical Heritage Approaches to Global Societal Challenges, symposium 3-5 September 2015, at University College London., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Symposium: Trust and Dialogue
Jason E. Bowman
Valand Academy, 3rd and 4th of June, 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

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