Dr Mark Ingham

Senior Lecturer, Contextual & Theoretical Studies Coordinator Spatial Communication & Contextual & Theoretical Studies Programme

London College of Communication

Biography

Mark completed an AHRB funded practice-led PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2005. He studied BA Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art and Design and then went to the Slade School of Fine Art for his postgraduate studies. He was then awarded the Henry Moore Foundation Fellowship at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.

He is a visiting lecturer and a PhD Director of Studies and Supervisor at CCW/UAL and at Ravensbourne. He was the Masters Programme Leader in the Architecture, Design and Construction School at the University of Greenwich. He is the External Examiner for the BA Design Cluster and BA Animation at London Metropolitan University, and External Examiner for the Visual Cultures Department at Middlesex University.

He has exhibited widely, most recently and installation at Dilston Grove for Cafe Gallery Projects called ‘Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae’. This was funded by an individual grant from the Arts Council of England. He has also exhibited in a group show organised by Curating Video, EPISODE at temporarycontemporary, London, which travelled to Leeds and Miami. His current work, ‘120 Days and Nights of Staggering and Stammering’ continues his interest in the projected image and autobiographical memory.

Research interests

Installation art, conceptual art, graphic design, photography, autobiographical memory, memory, fiction, sculpture, slide projections, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Rhizomes.

Research statement

My current art research includes: relationships between autobiographical memory and photography, Deleuzian and Guattarian ideas of ‘becoming rhizomatic’, and the documenting of public sculpture.

My pedagogical research over the past 17 years into the relationships between theory and practice and their roles in art and design disciplines has made me acutely aware of the importance of an holistic approach to art and design education. I have been able to use my knowledge of art and design technical skills, including design and multimedia software, in combination with my practical and theoretical knowledge to give students a full and rounded educational experience. I have an extensive knowledge of art and design practices within historical and contemporary visual and multi-sensory communication cultures and I have used this knowledge to include them into all my practical and theoretical academic disciplines.

Students

Current students & thesis titles

Angela Hayward, Taxomomies of the affordances of the iPad with a particular focus on those exploited by women artists to devise and create artworks in order to record, document and disseminate artworks.

Completed students & thesis titles

Sara Andersdotter, Choking on the madeleine: encounters and alternative approaches to memory in a contemporary art practice.

Vasileios Kantas, Ungrouped layers: Unfolding the act of photography.

Selected research outputs