The UAL Decolonising Arts Institute hosts various events including ongoing series of Conversations, Roundtables and Visiting Speakers.
We develop dialogues with staff and students across UAL, and nurture networks and collaborations with colleagues nationally and internationally.
Find out about our events and how you can get involved.
Visiting Speakers Series
Our Visiting Speakers will take up some of the roundtable questions and themes in a series of public lectures as part of UAL Research Season. Guests include:
- 18 March: Professor Gurminder Bhambra, University of Sussex
- Professor Nick Mirzoeff, New York University
- John Tain, Head of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong
- Dr Zoé Whitley, Director, Chisenhale Gallery
'Curating Nation' workshops
April – May 2021
We're hosting a series of 3 workshops exploring how existing narratives of British art might be expanded through curatorial and art historical interventions.
Conceived by Hammad Nasar and developed in collaboration with the British Art Network’s Black British Art sub-group led by Dr Alice Correia, Dr Elizabeth Robles and Marlene Smith, Curating Nation coincides with the opening of the British Art Show 9 in Wolverhampton.
'Cultural Urgencies' - Roundtable series
We present a series of UAL and public-facing roundtable discussions, convened by Institute Research Fellows and Associates. The first event was guest curated by London College of Fashion.
We present a series of UAL and public-facing conversations introducing Institute researchers and practitioners:
Decolonising British Art - seminar series
In November 2020, we led a British Art Network seminar series with partners including Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Birmingham Museums Trust, and Iniva (Institute of International Visual Art). Our seminars examined recent and historical exhibition practices and curatorial strategies towards decentering, resituating and reviewing artworks and collections.
- Watch and find out more about Decolonising British Art - seminar series
Artists in dialogue
17 December 2020: We're pleased to partner with Gagosian Gallery in hosting a dialogue between Meleko Mokgosi and Isaac Julien. In an online conversation moderated by Dr Zoé Whitley, director of Chisenhale Gallery, London, the 2 artists discussed narrative and montage strategies in their respective practices as painter and filmmaker.
- Find out more about Meleko Mokgosi and Isaac Julien's conversation