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Dr Dean Kenning

Lecturer, MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy
Central Saint Martins
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Dean  Kenning


I am an artist and writer. My artworks encompass various media, including kinetic sculpture, sound, posters, video and live performance.

I am part of Capital Drawing Group, and a founding member of DRUGG (Diagram, Research, Use & Generation Group). I have written polemical pieces for journals including Mute, Third Text and Art Monthly. Recently I have focused attention on formal art education, particularly on politically motivated artistic interventions and on the role of gallery education and artists in schools.

I have been involved with community and educational projects at the Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Modern, and helped set up the Portman Gallery in Morpeth School. I am Research Fellow in Fine Art at Kingston University.


The Work in Progress, Reclaim the Mural, London: Whitechapel Gallery [2013]

Dean Kenning, The Dulwich Horror. H.P.Lovecraft and The Crisis in British Housing: Space Station Sixty-Five [2007]

I've edited the following books at Kingston, under our imprint Centre for Useless Splendour (published, with ISBNs etc.):

Stanley Picker Public Lectures on Art, London: Centre for Useless Splendour (2013):

1. Demonic Desires (Enda Deburca & John Russell)

2. Deleuze for Artists (Laura Cull & Simon O’Sullivan)

3. The Local Art School & the Cultural Quarter (John Beck & Matthew Cornford)

Centre for Useless Splendour – A Book [various artists], London: Centre for Useless Splendour (2010)

Stanley Picker Gallery Public Lectures on Art, London: Centre for Useless Splendour (2009):

1. Sex (Cosey Fanni Tutti)

2. Magick (David Burrows and English Heretic)

3. Utopia (Chad McCail and Esther Leslie)

4. Finance (Anthony Davies and Benedict Seymour)


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