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Past Events

Our past events include open lectures, seminars, workshops, and symposia, organised by the members, associates, and students at the UAL Transnational Art, Identity and Nation research centre.

globe shaped polymorph, white on black
A grainy black and white image showing the back of a man steering a boat downriver
On a Suriname River by Ahron de Leeuw
Cartographic painting
Arjan Martins, Atlântico. 2016. Acrílica sobre tela [acrylic on canvas]. 200 x 390 x 4 cm [78 3/4 x 153 1/2 x 1 5/8 in]. Photo: Pepê Schettino. Courtesy: Galeria Gentil Carioca.

Postsocialism and Art

Event and masterclass series led by Dr Nela Milic and Ewelina Warner.

Beyond (post)communism

Professor Madina Tlostanova

In this talk, Professor Madina Tlostanova will focus on the works of several artists originating from the former Soviet national republics and their artistic ways to decoloniality.

Anticolonial representation

Ana Sladojević

In this talk, Ana Sladojević will discuss anticolonial representation in the Museum of African Art in Belgrade

TrAIN Open Live Event Series

Virtual events programme organised by TrAIN members, associates, and invited scholars, hosted online.

Pablo Lafuente and Keyna Eleison

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro

Keyna Eleison and Pablo Lafuente discuss ideas, impressions and feelings after the initial months as Artistic Directors of the Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. This event was moderated by Dr Michael Asbury.

Artist Talk


Gluklya’s presentation was followed by a discussion with Dr Djurdja Bartlett and audience Q&A.

How Art Can Be Thought

Professor Allan deSouza

This event is based on Allan deSouza’s book, How Art Can Be Thought (Duke, 2018), which looks at how art is taught and how it functions as politicised culture within a global industry. It was followed by a discussion with Professor Paul Goodwin and audience Q&A.

TrAIN Open Lecture Series

Regular events programme organised by TrAIN members, associates, and invited scholars, hosted at Chelsea College of Arts.

Historiographies of the Contemporary

Michael Asbury

Michael Asbury's 'Historiographies of the Contemporary: Modes of Translation in and from Conceptual Art,' lecture launched the activities of the Contemporary Art and Latin America thematic strand at TrAIN. Followed by a response to paper by Dr Fabrizio Poltronier.

Future Assembly

Artists’ Platforms, Diaspora and Transnational Exchange in the Digital Age

Artists Logo Oluwamuyiwa, Junior Boakye-Yiadom and Isaac Kariuki explore transnational exchange in the digital age. Chaired by Professor Paul Goodwin.