Dr Bram Arnold

Job title
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Bram Thomas Arnold is an artist who started with walking and kept going, into performance; installation; drawing; academia; broadcasting and writing. His trans-disciplinary practice was instigated under Shelley Sacks at Oxford Brookes University before studying an MA in Arts & Ecology at Dartington College of Arts. Alongside a transient upbringing, moving from Switzerland through Belgium and Holland into England and Wales, his approach to study has manifested itself into a practice that does not restrict itself to traditional notions, boundaries, mediums or modes of practice: an ecological form of practice that is conceptual in its methods whilst being romantic in its outcomes.  

As an artist, he has built a piece of road in a forest, learned to translate Lithuanian, carried 60 English novels to New York, and set out to walk from his home in London to the place of his birth in Switzerland. His ecological practice has been exhibited broadly in the UK as well as abroad in exhibitions from New York to St. Petersburg. Most recently his practice based PhD was published by the University of the Arts London in 2016. Elements of this work have been published in Digital Creativity Journal, Ways To Wander (Triarchy Press) and his text/drawing series How To Walk (2009-2015) won the Plymouth Contemporary Open 2015. He is currently Research Fellow in Digital Arts & Ecology at Falmouth University as well as a practicing artist.  

Previous exhibitions include: This is The Future, Chiltern Sculpture Trail 2003; British Art Show 6, Newcastle, 2006; Deptford X Festival, London 2006; Conflux festival of Psychogeography, New York 2008; Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia 2012; Performance Writing 12, Arnolfini, Bristol 2012; Sideways: a festival of walking, Belgium 2012; Remote Performances, Scotland 2014; HIDE, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge 2016; Hermitage / Taking My Own Advice, Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall 2016.  

Previous presentations include: Being [In] Landscape, The Exchange, Penzance, 2013; Sensing Site, Parasol Unit, London 2013/14; Performing Grief, Sorbonné University of Paris, 2014; Story’s Place in Our Lives, Mansfield College, Oxford University, 2015.


YearQualificationAwarding body
University of the Arts, London
Dartington College of Arts

Research interests

Research topics

Performance Installation
Digital Arts & Ecology
Ecological Impacts
Fine Art
Practice based Research