Fine Art and Illustration

Andy Weir

Senior Lecturer – Fine Art

MFA (Goldsmiths), MA distinction (Goldsmiths), MA 1st Class (Edinburgh)

Biography

Andy Weir is an artist and writer regularly exhibiting and publishing work internationally. He is currently completing his PhD in the Art Department at Goldsmiths (University of London), where he also graduated from the Fine Art MFA and Contemporary Art Theory MA. Previously he completed a PGDip in Sonic Cultures (University of East London) and an undergraduate degree in Literature & Philosophy at University of Edinburgh, and co-founded artist group allsopp&weir.  

More info. below and at: http://andyweir.info , http://goldsmiths.academia.edu/AndyWeir    

Professional practice

– PGCert in the Management of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 2014

Andy leads and co-ordinates Level 4 of the Fine Art BA, including studio / workshop teaching and designing / delivering the contextual lecture and seminar programme. He also teaches across other levels of the Fine Art BA and MA. This includes specialist teaching within Fine Art MAP (video, sound, performance) and art theory. Previously to this role, he has taught studio practice and critical/contextual studies on the BA Fine Art, BA Fine Art & Art History, MFA Fine Art, Art Writing and Curating at Goldsmiths, and on the BA Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts (2011-2013). He is currently external examiner on the Fine Art MFA at University of Reading.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (2014)

Research Specialism

Andy’s current research concerns temporalities of deep time as they enfold at sites for long-term storage of nuclear waste. He approaches this through writing and through practice, where he is currently developing a speculative plastic demonology using 3D printed artefacts, video, sound, performance and installations. He has recently shown this work at exhibitions including Perpetual Uncertainty, Malmo Art Museum, Sweden (2018), and published writing including Deep Diachronic Decay in PARSE Journal for Fine Art Research. 

http://parsejournal.com/article/deep-decay-into-diachronic-polychromatic-material-fictions/ http://www.bildmuseet.umu.se/en/exhibition/perpetual-uncertainty/22269  

 

Research Supervision

Fine Art

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