Bio

Biography

Stephen Partridge is an artist and academic researcher. He is the Principal Investigator on research projects REWIND and REWINDItalia which have been awarded successive grants in 2004, 2008 and 2011 from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, and in 2012 the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Currently is Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded research project, European Women’s Video Art (EWVA) and Demarco | The Italian Connection, both  led by his colleague Prof Elaine Shemilt.

 

He was in the "landmark" video shows of the 1970s including the Video Show at the Serpentine in 1975 the Installation Show at the Tate Gallery in 1976, The Paris Biennalle in 1977 and the The Kitchen in New York in 1979. His seminal artwork Monitor (1974) was acquired by TATE Britain in December 2014 and is in the current re-hang of the collection in A Walk through 500 years of British Art.

During the eighties he exhibited widely and also became interested in works for broadcast television and was commissioned by Channel 4 television to produce Dialogue for Two Players in 1984. With Jane Rigby, he formed Fields and Frames - an arts projects and television production company - which produced the innovative Television Interventions project for Channel 4 in 1990, with nineteen works by artists for television (including his own piece in the series - The Sounds of These Words. He also co-produced a short series of student and artists work Not Necessarily with BBC Scotland for BBC2 network television in 1991.

He has also curated a number of influential video shows: Video Art 78 in Coventry; UK TV New York; National Review of Live Art 1988-90; 19:4:90 Television Interventions; and the touring tape packages Made in Scotland I,II, Semblances , Passages. 

He has worked with the artist and composer David Cunningham, whose soundworks and structural approach has enriched many of his works since 1974. Other major collaborations include the artist Elaine Shemilt on a series of works including the installations Chimera, Rush, Quattro Minuti di Mezzogiorno, and the digital prints and etchings series Intangible Bodies

He has lectured since 1975 in a number of art colleges, and established the School of Television & Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (University of Dundee). He is presently Professor of Media Art and Dean of Research, responsible for the research leadership of the College and the Visual Research Centre and Exhibitions Department. He has experience of peer review or evaluation for the Arts Council, Channel 4, the Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Screen, SACLottery, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaf, European Research Area, Creative Scotland Awards, REF2014, and the AHRC.

Research

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Publications

European Women’s Video Art : European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s
4/2019
Research Output: Book Anthology > Book

3 Generations of Women Artists Perform: Screening, Performances, Talk_Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall
3/2018
Research Output: Non Textual > Exhibition

The Time is Right for...Screening_Summerhall, Edinburgh_20th September 2017
9/2017
Research Output: Non Textual > Exhibition

The Time is Right for... Exhibition, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2 August - 24 September 2017 : KETTY LA ROCCA, MARIKKI HAKOLA , GINY VOS, ELAINE SHEMILT
8/2017
Research Output: Non Textual > Exhibition

EWVA - European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s
7/2017
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Poster

Monitor (1974) and Sounds of These Words (1989) in CURRENT: Contemporary Art From Scotland (Phase Two), at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, China
12/2016
Research Output: Non Textual > Exhibition

Self/Portraits: Relating Narratives, Symposium at Centrespace, Visual Research Center, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 9th December 2016
12/2016
Research Output: Other Contribution > Other contribution

REWIND researchers Stephen Partridge and Adam Lockhart in conversation with Maeve Connolly : Archiving Irish and British Artists’ Video
12/2016, The Moving Image Review & Art Journal
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Quattro Minuti di Mezzogiorno. Hi Definition Film. Exhibited in "Dall'oggi al domani. 24 ore nell'arte contemporanea", at MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Italy, April 29th 2016- October 2nd 2016
4/2016
Research Output: Non Textual > Exhibition

EWVA Screening at MAF Media Art Festival, MAXXI, Rome, 13-17 April 2016
4/2016
Research Output: Non Textual > Exhibition

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Press

Review of REWINDItalia Book on Media-N

Laura Leuzzi & Stephen Partridge

1/12/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



Review of REWINDItalia Book edited by Laura Leuzzi and Stephen Partridge on Neural

Laura Leuzzi & Stephen Partridge

2/11/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



Review of RewindItalia Book on Neural

Laura Leuzzi & Stephen Partridge

2/11/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



£1/2m for REWIND project

Stephen Partridge

10/02/12

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



£209,000 grant to take REWIND forward

Stephen Partridge & Anna Notaro

7/02/11

2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Research



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Activities

Richard Demarco: Italy, Scotland, Europe

Laura Leuzzi (Invited speaker), Stephen Partridge (Invited speaker), Elaine Shemilt (Invited speaker), Adam Lockhart (Invited speaker), Richard Demarco (Invited speaker)
4 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

Émergence de l'art vidéo en Europe: historiographie, théorie, sources et archives (1960-1980) Séminaire de recherche 3 at the Bibliothèque Nationale François-Mitterand, Paris, France

Stephen Partridge (Speaker)
22 May 201823 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Activity Type: Attendance

Material Futures

Laura Leuzzi (Speaker), Stephen Partridge (Speaker), Elaine Shemilt (Speaker)
30 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Shemilt & Partridge's installation 'Quattro Minuti di Mezzogiorno' (2010) in the Exhibition 'Dall’oggi al domani. 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea', curated by Antonella Sbrilli e Maria Grazia Tolomeo, Museo MACRO, Roma, Italy, 29th April – 2nd October 2016.

Stephen Partridge (Contributor)
29 Apr 20162 Oct 2016

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

Activity Type: Other Activity

REWIND Italia Book Launch - British School at Rome

Stephen Partridge (Speaker)
19 Apr 2016

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

Activity Type: Other Activity

REWIND Italia Book Launch, Letherby Gallery, CSM London

Stephen Partridge (Speaker)
12 Feb 2016

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

Activity Type: Other Activity

REWIND Italia Book Launch Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow

Stephen Partridge (Speaker)
18 Dec 2015

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

Activity Type: Other Activity

Typemotion. Type as Image in Motion. Themed exhibition includes two works by Partridge: Sentences (1988-1993), The Sounds of These Words (1989); Easy Piece (1974).

Stephen Partridge (Contributor)
21 Mar 201531 May 2015

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

Activity Type: Other Activity

IMAL

Stephen Partridge (Participant)
19 Mar 201526 Apr 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition

Activity Type: Attendance

Now That's What I Call Pluralism!

Stephen Partridge (Keynote/plenary speaker)
19 Mar 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

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