Professor Brad Buckley

Professorial Fellow
Victorian College of the Arts


Brad Buckley is an artist, urbanist, activist and is a Professorial Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts. He was previously Professor of Contemporary Art and Culture at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney. His work, which has been shown internationally for over thirty-five years, operates at the intersection of installation, theatre and performance, investigates questions of cultural control, democracy, freedom and social responsibility. Buckley’s work has been included in the 4th Construction in Process (Poland), the 5th Construction in Process, (Israel), and the 9th Biennale of Sydney, and in exhibitions at the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), Franklin Furnace (New York), Artspace (Sydney), Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (Adelaide), the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), the Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax), the Tsukuba Art Gallery (Japan) and Plato’s Cave (New York).He is the recipient of the prestigious P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center Fellowship (New York 1990 – 91) from the Australia Council for the Arts and numerous other grants. He is the editor, with John Conomos, of Republics of Ideas: Republicanism, Culture, Visual Arts (Pluto Press, 2001), Rethinking the Contemporary Art School: The Artist, the PhD, and the Academy (NSCADU Press, 2009) and with Andy Dong and Conomos, Ecologies of Invention (SUP, 2013) and (with Conomos) Erasure: The Spectre of Cultural Memory (Libri Publishing, 2015). His most recent publication (with Conomos) is Who Runs the Artworld: Money, Power and Ethics (Libri Publishing, 2017).

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