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Jason Bowman

Senior lecturer

Jason Bowman
Senior lecturer
jason.bowman@akademinvaland.gu.se
+46 31 786 5128

Room number: B612
Postal Address: Box 132, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 50 , 41137 Göteborg


Valand Academy (More Information)
Box 132
405 30 Göteborg
www.akademinvaland.gu.se
info@akademinvaland.gu.se
Fax: +46(0)31786 51 19
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 50 , 411 37 Göteborg

About Jason Bowman

I am an artist with a curatorial practice, who teaches and conducts research. I have been active as an artist for 30 years and come from a working class background. I teach because I believe in education as a shared, societal force for citical thought and action. I make art because I want to critique and contribute to the world we make. I curate because it also brings me - through proximity to the thoughts and works of others, including artists - a further arena in which to consider how we may organise the potentia and discontents of art within the public sphere. I research because I need systematic processes to understand the possibilities of art; and to respond to, critique and contribute to my areas of concern.

I am especially engaged in questions relating to: artist-organisation, collective and collaborative practices; performance, performativity and the choreological; curatorship, art institutions and non-institutional practices; site and context-oriented art; and social practices, particpation and the production and coercion of publics, and of counterpublics.

I have produced performances, installations, films, video works, text works, photographs, drawings and sculptures. Solo iterations  of commissioned projects have taken place with: the ICA (London); Situations (Bristol); Franklin Furnace (New York); Raven Row (London); BALTIC Contemporary Art (Gateshead/Newcastle); Tramway (Glasgow); de Beweeging (Antwerp); the Whitworth Art (Manchester) and the Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow). Curatorial work has included the first major survey in Europe of the works and practices of Yvonne Rainer and the official presentation of contemporary art from Scotland at the Venice Biennale (co-curated with Rachel Bradley). Work as a film producer led to a BAFTA nomination.

With a background in performance and expanded notions of choreography, my most recent practice-based research departs from the interface between Queer Theory and Institutional Critique and towards a consideration of 'organisation' as a means to identify and consider the implications of curatorial methods, especially when applied by artists.

I have received mutiple grants and research grants including from the Swedish Research Council. In 2015, as a Principle Investigator, I began my current research project, entitled 'Stretched: Expanded Notions of Artistic Practice via Artist-led Cultures', via a research grant from the Swedish Research Council. In 2018, I was selected and trained as a future research leader by the University of Gothenburg. I have conducted peer reviews for journals such as PARSE Journal, The Journal of Visual Culture in Britain and The Journal of Visual Arts Practice, and undertaken pre-publication reviews for imprints including The Manchester Universiy Press.

Previous research secondments include with the EU-funded project, NEARCH interrogating relations between contemporary art and archaeology. I was a co-researcher during - and sole-editor of the culminating publication - of the Swedish Research Council funded project, 'Esther Shalev-Gerz: Trust and the Unfolding of Dialogue'. This included commisisoning and editing texts by: Georges Didi-Huberman, Andrea Phillips, Jacques Ranciere, Jacqueline Rose and James E. Young.

As a visual art consultant I have written strategies and policies for organisations such as: Arts Council England (Head Office),;Optima Housing Association; Arts Council (West Midlands) and Creative Scotland, the latter to which I was an advisor for over 5 years. Other consultancy clients have included: National Galleries, British Council, Tate Britain, SPACE Studios, Castlemilk Environment Trust, a-n: The Artists Information Company; the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Olympic Legacy Company. For artevents, I was responsible for writing the intellectual framework for the Exhibition Road Festival for London's Cultural Olympiad: a partnership between the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Serpentine Galleries.

I am an elected fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (UK); a member of the steering group of PARADOX: The European Forum for Fine Art Education and of an international research group interrogating issues relating to the collecting of performance works by museums. In 2019 I was appointed as an external examiner for Visual Cultures at Edinburgh College of Art and as a PhD supervisor at the same instiution.

 

Latest publications

Panel Discussion; ON THE REASONS OF SCHOOLING
Jason E. Bowman
Panel Discussion, Glasgow, UK., Centre for Contemporary Arts,, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Queer Times School
Jason E. Bowman
BXNU SYMPOSIUM: IN NEED OF EDUCATION, Newcastle-upon-Tyne/Gateshead, UK., Northumbria University/BALTIC Contemporary Arts: BxNU Institute, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

queer timɘs school prints
Jason E. Bowman
Commissioned by the Gallery of Modern Art and Acquired for the Collection of Glasgow Museums., Artwork 2018
Artwork

Setting the Table
Jason E. Bowman
BALTIC 39: PROJECT SPACE OF BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Newcastle/Gateshead. UK., Artwork 2018
Artwork

Queer Times School Prints Panel Discussion
Jason E. Bowman
Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow): Panel Discussion, United Kingdom, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Queer Times School: A Case Study on Socially Engaged Practice and Curatorial Coursing.
Jason E. Bowman
In Need Of Education, United Kingdom, Northumbria University, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

In Case There’s a Reason: The Theatre of Mistakes
Jason E. Bowman
2017-06-30 until 2017-08-06 Raven Row
, 
London  http://www.ravenrow.org/, Artwork 2017
Artwork

There's a Reason: A Case for the Theatre of Mistakes
Jason E. Bowman
Exhibition Catalogue Publication: GOING/IN CASE THERE'S A REASON, London, Raven Row Gallery, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Accidentally on Purpose: Curating Aleatoric Certainties
Jason E. Bowman
Goldmsmiths College Choreographic Seminar Series, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

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2013

Notes on a Return
Jason E. Bowman
Performing Documents Conference, Bristol Univeresity: Friday - Sunday, 12-14 April, 2013, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

The Unknown Student: Emergent Artists and the Art School
Jason E. Bowman
Transition Conference, Barber Institute of Fine Art, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, March 2013 , Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

2012

Notes on Johnston Falls
Jason E. Bowman
Stride Gallery Catalogue 2011-2012, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

Curricular
Jason E. Bowman
Rotor 1, Valand Academy, Artwork 2012
Artwork

2011

A Rally of Speeches
Jason E. Bowman
Adhocracy, 6 and 7 August, 2011, London, UK, London, UK, University of Gothenburg, Artistic research and development 2011
Artistic research and development

Notes on Johnson Falls
Jason E. Bowman
Exhibition by the artist, Shelley Ouellette, Calgary, Stride Gallery, Alberta, Canada, Other 2011
Other

England Revisited
Jason E. Bowman
Nationally in the UK and WWW 2010-2011, Artwork 2011
Artwork

An Intellectual Framework for The Exhibition Road Olympics Festival
Jason E. Bowman
London, UK, For Internal Purposes, Report 2011
Report

Fissure
Jason E. Bowman
Yorkshire Dales, UK, 20 – 22 May 2011, Artwork 2011
Artwork

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