Gillian Wylde

Job title
Senior Lecturer, BA Fine Art
01326 255899 Ext: 5899

Gillian Wyde is an artist and researcher. She is a senior lecturer in Fine Art and is currently course coordinator for the 1st year. Central to Gillian's practice is a critical engagement with contemporary art practices and critical theory with particular reference to technologies, writing, video and film, sound, feminisms and intersectionalities, the internet, queerness, philosophy and popular culture. Working mainly performatively, works tend to get made in response to contexts of location and place, encounter and dialogue(s). Works comment on some of the social and political implications of new technology and practices, often challenging traditional ideas of the art object and means of production or productivity. Processes of appropriation and post-production are constants through most of the work, like perhaps a wild smell or hairy logic.  

Recent projects include: Praxis 10 performance/video collaboration with Redell Olsen Cafe OTO project Space, London [2018]
Code Liberation screenings/installation British Film Institute [2018],  The Book Dispersed Casa das Artes Porto Portugal (2017), Corrupting Data screening Falmouth Art Gallery (2017), Will Internets eat Brain?? Commissioned by MAP, Glasgow Film Festival at CCA Gallery Glasgow (2017), The Day The World Turned Day Glo Arnolfini Gallery Bristol (2016), Because Internets ISEA2016 Hong Kong 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art (2016). Queer, The Space' (2012).
Recent publications include: The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, Intellect Books (2017),  Inna-deno pudenda membra Issue 7 | The Interior published by Eros Press (2015) Will Internets eat brain? 'The Nabokov Project' (2013), an experiment in how to do and, perhaps especially, how to teach literary criticism today.

Work has been shown nationally and internationally including: Transmodern Live Art Action Festival, Baltimore; Videotage, Hong Kong; Alytus Biennial, Lithuania; Tau Scene, Norway; ICA London.

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Video and film, performance, projection, feminisms and intersectionalities, speculative fictions, Afrofuturism, installation, dirt, textual practices, bookworks, digital media, net art, nowotony, sculpture, trashure, animal magic, critical aesthetics, writing, sound, poor imagery, pop, glitch and noise, GIFs, queer practices, failure and mistakology, collaborative activities, entanglements, things and stuff.  

Visiting Artist/ Mentoring:
, Plymouth University [2017], Glasgow School of Art [2017], Chapter Art Centre Cardiff (2013), Theatre Academy Helsinki (2011),
 York St John University (2010),
 South Hill Park, Bracknell (2007),
 University of Leeds (2005),
 University of Exeter (2005),
 Dartington College of Art, Devon (2000), 
Festival of Live Arts, Aarhus Denmark (2000), City and Islington College of FE London (1998-99)   
2013 Videotage Hong Kong 2010 Bluecoat Gallery/Metal Liverpool 2007 South Hill Park Bracknell 2006 Tou Works, Stavanger, Norway 2004 Artsadmin London 2004 PV A Media Lab/Vivid Birmingham 2002 ‘Minute by Minute’ London Film and Video Development Agency 2000 Artist in Residence ‘Scenekunst 2000’ Festival of Live Arts Aarhus Denmark 1998 Goat Island Summer School, CCA Glasgow Scotland 

2017 Will Internets eat brain? The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, Intellect Books
2015  Inna-deno pudenda membra Issue 7 | The Interior published by Eros Press
2013  The Nabokov Papers published by Information as Material
2012 'Aphoristic Reflections', On Sinéad O’Donnell’s Performance Work (peer reviewed), Total Art Journal
2011 'A Response to the Work of Artist Sinéad O'Donnell' commissioned by Artsadmin
2008 'Spaces of Palpable Memory: Somewhere between the cinematic AND the photographic' commissioned by Picture This
2004 'The Erotics of Horror/Libidinal Pleasures' commissioned by ACE  

Curatorial Projects:
2017 FOMO Falmouth art publishing fair in collaboration with Falmouth Art Gallery, Tate St Ives
2012 These Will Attend You May, collaboration between Kurator, Highwire, Lancaster University, University College Falmouth, Exeter University

2012 Contexture Degree Show, Fish Factory/Boat Shed Falmouth Cornwall

2010 Collaboration between MA Visual Performance: Time Based Practices, Dartington (UK) and MA Live Art and Performance Studies, Theatre Academy Helsinki and Ptarmigan Art and Performance Space, Helsinki, Finland.
2010 The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow documentation of symposium, performances and exhibition in conjunction with Marina Abramović, and Plymouth Art Centre
2010 'Open Process', Dartington Art Gallery, Devon
2009 'Deferred Success',Dartington Art Gallery, Devon

2008 1.442.666 Steps, Dartington/Frankfurt, collaboration with Atelier Rafi Frankfurt, Germany & Dartington College of Arts, UK

Grants & awards
2010 Royal Holloway University Creative Campus Commission
2005-06 Live Art Development Agency Individual Artist Award
2004 Arts Council England Individual Artist Award
2002 Artsadmin Artists Individual Bursary Award    

Research Programme Affiliations

Research topics

Critical Aesthetics
Queer theory


Areas of teaching

BA Fine Art

Courses taught

BA Fine Art