Mick Wilson

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affiliated institution Valand Academy

bio | Mick Wilson is a Professor of Art and Director of Doctoral Studies at Hdk-Valand, University of Gothenburg, and currently visiting professor at SVA, New York and at the Latvian Academy of Art, Riga. He has previously been Head of Valand Academy, Gothenburg (2012–18); founder Dean of the Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media, Ireland (2008–12); and editor-in-chief of PARSE Journal (2015–18). His teaching and research interests are situated at the intersection of questions of art, knowledge, curating and the political imaginary. Recent work has focussed on such themes as constructions of public-ness, the social and the state; political community with the dead and the question of the body count; the rhetorical dynamics of knowledge conflict; the exhibition as a mode of enquiry; and the aesthetics of foodways. Recent edited volumes include Exhibitionary Acts of Political Imagination (2021), with Cătălin Gheorghe; Curating after the Global: Roadmaps for the Present (2019); How Institutions Think (2017); and The Curatorial Conundrum (2016),  MIT Press, variously with Paul O’Neill, Lucy Steeds, and Simon Sheikh; and Public Enquiries: PARK LEK and the Scandinavian Social Turn, Black Dog Publishing (2018), with Helena Selder, SOMEWHERE Giorgiana Zachia.

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