Senior Lecturer

Gillian is an artist and researcher. Central to Gillian's practice is an engagement with technologies, the internets, queerness, and performativity. Gillian's art practice and research contributes greatly to her teaching. Her portfolio as an artist includes international exhibitions, commissions and residencies. Gillian's work responds to contexts of place and situation, feels and dialogue(s). Dissent, re-subjectivity and post-production are constants through most of the work.

Recent exhibitions include: John Hansard Gallery, Arnolfini, British Film Institute, Café OTO and ICA, MAC Birmingham, Kulturhus Århus' festival & SceneKunst Denmark, Transmodern Live Art Action Festival, Baltimore; Videotage Hong Kong; Alytus Biennial Lithuania, and Tou Scene Norway.

External Links

Contact details

Telephone 01326 255899

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Between 2001 and 2010 Gillian taught on the BA (Hons) Visual Performance course at Dartington College of Art. She was Award Leader for the MA Visual Performance (Time Based Practices) course and Pathway Leader for BA Fine Art: Contemporary Practices. The programme merged with Falmouth University in 2011.

Research Topics

  • Collaboration
  • Decolonising art & institutions
  • Digital
  • Internet
  • Intersectionalities
  • Performance
  • Poetry
  • Pop
  • Queer Black Feminisms
  • Text
  • Transdisciplinary
  • Video

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2019), 'The Animal Gaze', In: The Animal Gaze Constructed, 6-7 March 2020, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design in Aldgate, London (UK)., (Unpublished)
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2018), "A as in Animal”, In: Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices, January 23-25th, 2019, Linnæus University, Sweden
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2018), ?Will Internets eat brain?, In: ReFrag #4 Cradle-to-Grave, 28 March -1 April 2018, Parsons Paris
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2018), Will Internets eated brain??, In: Artistic Research Will Eat Itself 9th SAR - International Conference on Artistic Research, April 11th 4pm - 13th 6pm 2018, University of Plymouth
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2016), Because Internets, In: ISEA2016 Hong Kong 香港, Monday 16 to Sunday 22 May 2016., City University’s Creative Media Centre, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Cattle Depot Artist Village., (Submitted)
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2016), Intertextually Ignored Sapphic Vapours, In: Environments, 11 May 2016, London
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2016), Topologies of Writing, Text and the Moving Image, In: International Conference on Artistic Research, The Hague Society for Artistic Research, 28-29 April 2016, The Hague
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2015), 'The Dark Precursor' International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research 2015, In: International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research 2015, 9-11 November 2015, Belgium, USA, London, Glasgow, The Hague., pp. 61-61
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2015), ‘Le Charisme Inverse’, In: Dark Sound: Destructive Pop 2015, Thursday 23 April 2015 18.00 to Saturday 25 April 2015 23.00, Falmouth
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2013), DIRT TIME: 9.Theorem 7.Debacle, In: DIRT TIME: 9.Theorem 7.Debacle, 7 April, 2013, Hong Kong
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2011), Golden Fulvous, In: POLYply 13, October 13th 2011, The Centre for Creative Collaboration, London
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2019), ‘Intertextuel Sapphic Vaporwave’, In: Resist: be modern (again), 25 May–17 August 2019, John Hansard Gallery Southampton
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2018), Gillian Wylde - Will Internets Eated Brain?, In: Women With a Movie Camera festival., June 16th, 2018, London
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2017), Will Internets Eat Brain?, In: 'Will internets eat brain', 15 to 26 February 2017, Glasgow School of Art Glasgow Film Festival - Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2017), 'Motor Soul', In: EYECATCHER, 28 January to 23 April 2017, Focal Point Gallery, Southend
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2016), Aasinanimal, In: Picture This, 19 November -7 January, Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2016), The Day the World Turned Day Glo, In: THE DAY THE WORLD TURNED DAY GLO, Friday 29 July 2016 to Sunday 11 September 2016, Arnolfini Gallery Bristol, Item availability may be restricted.
  • Wylde, Gillian

    Chapman, Neil, (2015), Enflamma Diagra, In: ICA, 20 Aug 2015, ICA London video install Screenings: Glasgow, Falmouth, Ghent, The Hague
  • Averill, Simon

    (2014), 'Splitter', In: Splitter, February 2014, Anima Mundi St Ives
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2013), Blond Antediluvian, In: Bivouac 2013, October 31st and November 21st 2013, Victoria, Australia
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2012), Humbly Through the Dust, In: Humbly Through The Dust, October 4, 2012 - November 3, 2012, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2012), Velvety Nap, In: Velvety Nap, 4 Aug - 30 September 2012, Peckham London, Ilkeston Derbyshire, (Unpublished)
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2011), Rank, In: Empty Orchestra, 13 to 26 October 2011, Birmingham,
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2011), Amerikan Tan: The Way of the Sausage, In: Amerikan Tan: The Way of the Sausage, 1-10 September 2011, Helsinki, (Unpublished)
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2011), The Penis Show, In: The Penis Show, 21 September-23 Ocotber 2011, London
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2011), IΩS▼NT GRLL, In: Stroud Valleys Artspace, 1st - 30th April 2011., Stroud, (Unpublished)
  • Wylde, Gillian, Dollimore, Tim, Whalley, Joanne and McKeown, Siobhan

    (2010), The Live Documentation Lab: The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow, In: The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow, January 2010, The Slaughterhouse/Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK
  • Wylde, G, Olsen, Redell, Worth, Libby, Livesey, Ruth and Milne, Drew

    (2010), The Lost Swimming Pool, Jane Holloway Hall, Royal Holloway, University of London, London
  • Wylde, Gillian and Olsen, Redell

    (2018), Verdant Scent, In: Praxis 10, June 2018, London
  • Wylde, Gillian

    Christoforidou, Maria and Chapman, Neil, (2017), FOMO: Falmouth Art Publishing Fair 2017, Falmouth Art Gallery and Library
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2017), Will Internets Eat Brain?, In: Journal for Writing in Creative Practice: Art Writing, Paraliterature and Intrepid Forms of Practice, Intellect, Oxford, 10 (1), pp. 137-158, ISSN: 17535190, Item availability may be restricted.
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2015), Inna-deno pudenda membra, In: Issue 7 | The Interior, Eros Press, 9 Noel Rd, London, N1 8HQ, 2015 (7), pp. 91-96, ISSN: 2048-8353
  • Wylde, Gillian

    Chapman, Neil, (2015), Diagramma Enflamma, In: Plague of Diagrams, 20th - 23rd August 2015, ICA, Mall Gallerys, London.
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2015), 'Are you a doctor, sir?', In: Are you a doctor, sir?, 21 May 2015, artefact, Item availability may be restricted.
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2014), Bleu Gouttes, Video installation: Enys House Cornwall Screenings: London, Holland, USA, Glasgow, Belgium.
  • Wylde, Gillian, Jeremiah, Emily and Williams, James

    (2012), Snakes & Funerals, In: Queer, The Space, 24 May 2012, School of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Royal Holloway, London
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2013), Percale Thrip, In: The Nabokov Paper, 26 October - 22 November 2013, Information as material (iam), Acklam, UK, ISBN: 978-1-907468-20-9
  • Wylde, Gillian

    (2004), It’sarealdeadringerforlove (a vile little piece of heart warming fluff), In: Here Are My Instructions, Gefn Press, London, ISBN: 1902596285


Areas of teaching

  • BA Fine Art

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Fine Art
  • BA(Hons) Film
  • BA(Hons) Music
  • BA(Hons) Dance & Choreography
  • BA(Hons) Theatre & Performance

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

Recent Exhibitions
Resist: be modern;(again) John Hansard Gallery [2019]
REFRAG.FESTIVAL #4 CRADLE-TO-GRAVE The New School, Parsons Paris School of Art, Media and Technology [2018]
Verdent Scent with Redell Olsen Cafe OTO London [2018]
Will Internets Eat Brain British Film Institute [2018]
The Book Dispersed Casa das Artes Porto Portugal [2017]
Corrupting Data Falmouth Art Gallery [2017]
Rude Electricity Victoria Baths, Manchester [2017]
Because Internets? Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall [2017]
Will Internets Eat Brain Glasgow Film Festival CCA Gallery Glasgow [2017]
Motor Soul Focal Point Gallery/Big Screen Southend [2017
Bleu Gouttes Experiments In Cinema Albuquerque, NM, USA [2016]
A as in Animal Sector 2337 Chicago, USA [2015]

Videotage Hong Kong [2013]
Bluecoat Gallery/Metal Liverpool [2010]
South Hill Park Bracknell [2007]
Tou Works, Stavanger, Norway [2006]
Artsadmin London [2004]
PV A Media Lab/Vivid Birmingham [2004]
'Minute by Minute' London Film and Video Development Agency [2000]
'Scenekunst 2000' Festival of Live Arts Aarhus Denmark [2000]
Goat Island Summer School, CCA Glasgow Scotland [1998]

Social, community and cultural engagement

Corrupting Data Exhibition Falmouth Art Gallery [2017]
FOMO. Falmouth Art Publishing Fair with Falmouth Art Gallery, Tate St Ives [2017]
Picture This Exhibition. Penwith Gallery Cornwall [2016]
Unsettled Exhibition Enys House Penryn Cornwall [2014]
The Disquiet Image Symposium Falmouth University [2014]
The Dark Rooms Exhibition Passmore Edwards Building, Helston, Cornwall [2013]
Contexture Degree Show, Falmouth Wharfe - guest speakers: Gustav Metzger, Davida Hewlett and Maria Guggenbichler [2012]

Project Managment
These Will Attend You May, collaboration between Kurator, Highwire, Lancaster University, University College Falmouth, Exeter University [2012]
Exchange project MA Visual Performance: Time Based Practices, Dartington (UK) and MA Live Art and Performance, The University of the Arts Helsinki [2010]
The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow with Marina Abramović. Symposium, performances, exhibition and Live Documentation Lab. The Slaughterhouse/Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK [2010]

Visiting Lecturer
Visiting Lecturer
University of the Arts Helsinki [2020]
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]

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Falmouth Art Gallery
Fish Factory
Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

Professional esteem indicators

Year Description

The Lost Swimming Pool Royal Holloway University Creative Campus Commission in association with the Cultural Olympiad


Live Art Development Agency Individual Artist Award


Arts Council England Individual Artist Award