Dr Natasha Lushetich


Contemporary Art Practice, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

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Professor Natasha Lushetich is an artist and theorist. Both her practice and her theoretical work are interdisciplinary; they unfold in the extended fields of intermedia, performance, interventionism and site-specificity exploring the status of sensory experience in cultural knowledge, hegemony, biopolitics, and more recently, disorder and complexity. A founder member of subRosa, she is the recipient of numerous fellowships and residencies such as Fulbright (NYU, New York), Steim (Amsterdam), Noorderzon (Groningen), and ArtsLink (Cleveland & NYC). Her artistic work has been shown in a range of conventional venues such as museums, film and performance festivals in Europe, Asia and the USA, in less conventional venues such as banks and mines as well as supported by the Arts Council of England; The Mondrian Foundation; The VSB Foundation; The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts; and The Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts, among others.

Professor Lushetich holds a PhD from the University of Exeter and is the author of two books: Fluxus: the Practice of Non-Duality (Rodopi 2014) and Interdisciplinary Performance (Palgrave 2016). She is also editor of The Aesthetics of Necropolitics (Rowman and Littlefield 2018); Beyond Mind, a special issue of Symbolism, the International Annual of Critical Aesthetics (De Gruyter 2019); and Big Data – A New Medium? (Routledge 2020). Her recent writing has appeared in such cross-disciplinary journals as Artnodes; Body, Space & Technology; Contemporary Aesthetics; Environment, Place, Space; Media Theory; Performance Research; Text and Performance Quarterly, TDR, The Philosophical Salon and Total Art Journal and in a number of edited collections. Professor Lushetich has also led three interdisciplinary research projects, the Bridging the Gaps-funded Critical Gaming (2012-13); the HASS- and Maudsley-funded Spaces of the Mind (2013-16); and the LaSalle- and NAC-funded Imaginations of Disorder (2016-18). She is a member of the international advisory board of Contemporary Aesthetics and research assessor for NWO and FNSNF. She has taught internationally, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and the recipient of three teaching awards. Alongside guest teaching at the Berlin University of the Arts; Nanyang Technological University; Ohio State; and the University of Westminster, Professor Lushetich has lectured extensively on intermedia, contemporary art, biopolitics and hegemony at her ‘home’ institutions, the most recent of which are the University of Exeter; LaSalle, Singapore; and the University of Dundee.

Her current AHRC-funded research project is entitled The Future of Indeterminacy: Datification, Memory, Bio-Politics