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 forty 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 with Professor Su Baker AM, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director of the Centre of Visual Art, received in 2008 a Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) grant to undertake research into the PhD in creative arts in Australian universities and numerous other grants. He is the editor of several publications with John Conomos and they include 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); (with Andy Dong), Ecologies of Invention (SUP, 2013); Erasure: The Spectre of Cultural Memory (Libri Publishing, 2015) and Who Runs the Artworld: Money, Power and Ethics (Libri Publishing, 2017). His most recent publication is A Companion to Curation, Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, US (2020).

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